Marijuana

In Washington and Colorado, the Real Fight Will Come Down to Marijuana Businesses

Patrick Leahy has scheduled a hearing next month that advocates hope will finally provide some answers on how the Justice Department intends to handle state-legal pot.

Starting a Marijuana Business in Colorado Will Cost a Small Fortune

Retail pot licensing fees are going to be massive in the state. 

Meet the Conservative Texas Sheriff Who Refuses to Put Potheads in Jail

Sheriff Arvin West doesn't have time for dumb marijuana laws. 

Seattle Police Department Will Distribute Doritos to Stoners

This is public health at its finest.

In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

How a single neighborhood is shaping up to become the city's pot growing district.

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Found Guilty of Selling Cannabis to Foreigners

The country's reputation as a haven of drug tolerance took a knock yesterday.

U.S. Mayors to Obama: Quit Cracking Down on Marijuana

The elected leaders of the nation's largest cities are arguing for the right to "set whatever marijuana policies work best" for them.

Many of America's Worst Counties for Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests Are Urban

Some extraordinarily depressing police statistics.

Today's California Supreme Court Decision Gives Cities the Right to Shut Down Marijuana Dispensaries

The ruling came down to concerns over land use, not weed.

The Next Marijuana Legalization Fight? Copenhagen vs. the Rest of Denmark

The city wants to wrest the soft drugs trade away from criminal gangs, but the national government may not let it proceed.

Meet the Former NASA Scientist Who's Teaching Coloradans How to Grow Marijuana Legally

Dale J. Chamberlain's HASH courses are specifically designed to comply with Colorado's new cannabis law. 

Mapping the Legal Pot Era in Spokane

The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.

To Stay Relevant, Unions Jump Into the Medical Marijuana Business

They have very little to lose by trying to cultivate a new, more labor friendly industry, albeit a highly speculative and technically illegal one.

Will Obama Fight Colorado and Washington's New Pot Laws?

On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.

Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana