The Obama administration on Wednesday sounded the alarm over rising marijuana use among the nation’s youth, saying that softening attitudes about the perceived risk of the drug are responsible for the increase.
Buoyed by their success at the polls Tuesday, marijuana backers say they’ll now try to get the drug fully legalized in 13 more states by 2017. They’d join Colorado and Washington state, which voted last year to allow pot sales for recreational use.
Seven defendants are on trial for conspiracy to illegally cultivate marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, straight cultivation and stealing electricity from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
In a ruling that gives new momentum to the national push to legalize marijuana, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it would not interfere with plans by the states of Washington and Colorado to sell and tax pot for recreational use beginning next year.
Every year more and more people abandon the use of mail in favor of electronic communication, and the U.S. Postal Service sinks deeper and deeper into the red.
A former Sacramento dispensary operator, who courted the high life as a marijuana entrepreneur with an MTV audition tape and closet full of cash, was sentenced Friday to spend six years in federal prison.
Five people were arrested after a house fire in the 6000 block of Laguna Villa Way in Elk Grove on Saturday morning led investigators to the discovery of three residential marijuana growing operations, Elk Grove police said.
Local governments in California may ban the manufacture, distribution and sale of medical marijuana within their boundaries, even though state law allows those activities under certain circumstances, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.
MEXICO CITY Three former heads of state are urging the United States to engage in a serious discussion of drug legalization, saying its counternarcotics policies are becoming untenable in the wake of voter approval last fall of measures that legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado.
California voters favor legalizing pot for recreational use, strongly support the existence of medical marijuana dispensaries and want the feds to butt out of the California cannabis business.
A challenge by medical marijuana patients to a Tehama County ordinance that regulates marijuana cultivation was rejected Wednesday by a Sacramento-based appellate court.
Inspired by victorious measures to legalize marijuana in Colorado and Washington, California activists are readying a new ballot push to expand legalization in the Golden State but not until 2016.