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Pot Haters Say California Legalization Is Iffy

A new poll by those fighting against California marijuana legalization suggests that the effort, Proposition 64, is against the ropes. What's worse, the survey takers say that when likely voters are expo...

Nearly 500,000 Pot Arrests in Liberal California

A new Drug Policy Alliance report, "It's Not Legal Yet: Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests in California in the Last Decade," says cops continue to arrest people in the Golden State for cannabis-related offen...

Marijuana Fest Is Postponed After Brush Fire Rages

A hip-hop flavored marijuana festival was postponed because a major Southern California brush fire forced authorities to use its venue, the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, for evacuees. ...

Marijuana Will Not Be Rescheduled, Report Says

National Public Radio got ahead of a long-expected announcement today on the legal status of marijuana. DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told the broadcaster last night that cannabis will not move from its top p...

Pot Arrests Are Way up in New York

New York state has a medical marijuana law, and the Big Apple has enjoyed virtual cannabis decriminalization since 1977. Yet cops in the city continue to arrest minorities at a much higher rate than whit...

$2 Million Pledged to Fight Legalization

Anti-marijuana group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Action says it has more than $2 million aimed at stopping legalization in California and other states. The cash will also be used to attempt to de...

Industry ‘Cannabis Caucuses’ Happen This Week

The California Cannabis Caucuses for marijuana businesses happen this week. One takes place in Santa Monica today. The other happens in Oakland Thursday. They're being organized by the  (NCIA). Schedu...
Smoking a Joint by Chuck Grimmett

Americans Believe Enforcing Pot Laws Isn’t Worth It

Smoking a Joint A new poll says Americans believe enforcing pot laws just isn't worth it. The poll by the website YouGov found that 65 percent of adults in the United States agree that "government effort...

L.A. Pot Retailers Head for the Ballot

The self-proclaimed "largest trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles" wants to change the rules of the game in L.A. A little. The Uni...
Smoking a Joint by Chuck Grimmett

Mixing Tobacco and Weed Isn’t Good, Study Says

Blunt smokers beware. A new study says mixing tobacco and marijuana isn't a good idea: It can make quitting either drug more difficult. The research by the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit of University C...

Legal Marijuana Market in Nevada Could Be Worth $630 Million

They don't call it Sin City for nothing. Prostitution is legal in a few specific areas outside Las Vegas. And partying pretty much happens 24/7 on the strip. So why not add legal, recreational weed to the mi...