Topic: Paul Armentano
Four US Attorneys in California said Friday they are targeting growers and distributors who use California's medical marijuana law as a cover to engage in illegal drug trafficking.
10/07/2011 07:50 pm
The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo outside Oakland City Hall this weekend includes a spot where medical marijuana cardholders can light up – another round in the fight over legalization.
09/03/2011 02:14 pm
A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
06/24/2011 09:49 pm
If Proposition 19 passes and California legalizes marijuana, the financial hit to Mexican drug cartels would be a loss of 2 to 4 percent of their overall US revenues, says a RAND Corp. study.
10/14/2010 08:42 pm
California's Proposition 19 is generating debate across the country.
08/30/2010 09:57 am
The California Assembly's public safety committee approved a bill to legalize pot on Tuesday. A day earlier, New Jersey became the 14th state to legalize medical marijuana.
01/12/2010 06:21 pm
The first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, California leads the country in decriminalizing the sale and use of cannabis. Other states are considering the issue, too, but critics warn of the impact on young people.
12/18/2009 05:55 pm
Support for medical marijuana - and outright legalization - is increasing across the US. But in some California cities, pot dispensaries have become unwelcome.
12/01/2009 12:00 am
L.A.'s temporary ban on pot dispensaries is invalid, said a judge Monday. That could force the city council to a pass more permanent ordinance to regulate the boom in medical marijuana dispensaries.
10/21/2009 01:00 am
A Justice Department memo issued Monday tells federal prosecutors to ease off medical-marijuana users and sellers in states that have legalized the drug.
10/19/2009 01:00 am
Medical marijuana booms in cities such as L.A., with some eyeing its revenue potential. But there's pushback, too.
07/28/2009 01:00 am
Polls suggest increased support for decriminalizing and taxing the drug, but policy may not change soon.
05/08/2009 01:00 am