Updated at the bottom: A group of current and former law enforcement officers has urged the lawmaker to withdraw this bill. First posted at 7:03 a.m.
The problem with lawmakers is that they feel the need to make laws, even when they're unneeded or unfair.
The pro-marijuana group NORML is up in arm ... More >>
You know what Sacramento's about.You, the people, are in favor of laws that make it easier for medical pot users to keep their jobs and that make growing weed a possible misdemeanor.
But the reality of politics in Sacramento often has little to do with your will. Business lobbyists and polic ... More >>
Don't blame this guy.As we've noted, marijuana advocates are mad at President Obama.
An Occidental College-educated lefty, Obama's supposed to be one of them. But when his U.S. Department of Justice cracked down on pot dispensaries in California, essentially saying that all weed shops are il ... More >>
The Weed BlogWeed advocates want Obama to hear them.During Monday's Obamajam on the Westside marijuana advocates will be out in force to protest the U.S. Justice Department's crackdown on cannabis dispensaries in California.
California NORML is staging a demonstration outside the downtown Fe ... More >>
northstoneorganics.comMatt Cohen.Updated at the bottom: The DEA gives us a cryptic response. First posted at 1:02 p.m.
A Northern California pot farm that delivers cannabis all the way to Los Angeles was raided by DEA agents today, according to an announcement from California NORML.
NORML s ... More >>
Your buds.Marijuana advocates are fuming -- and not the good kind of fuming, either -- after an L.A. judge said a medical pot grower couldn't have her seized weed back.
Now, normally that might be a big deal: Confiscated pot is sometimes the cost of doing business in a country where cannabis ... More >>
Marijuana supporters say a California bill that would ban pot shops from residential areas is a buzz kill.
SB 847 faces a crucial vote in the state assembly's Health Committee on Tuesday and the activists are reaching out to supporters in hopes they'll call key legislators and urge them to b ... More >>
LASDGrow weed, go to jail.In California, it's okay to grow weed for yourself and your collective under medical marijuana law. Unless you're caught. Then you could see felony charges.
Strange, huh? Liberal state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a pro-pot force if ever there was one, tried to change t ... More >>
1ncognitoMarijuana advocates filed a suit in a U.S. Circuit Court today to force the Obama administration to answer a petition that seeks to have the federal government recognize cannabis as a drug with acceptable medical uses.
The suit wants the court to order the administration to answer t ... More >>
1ncognitoAnother legalization effort likely in 2012.Full legalization for marijuana in California was voted down in November. But it was close enough to give pot backers hope for another try.
And that try is officially coming in 2012, at least by all appearances. The Coalition for Cannabis P ... More >>
Michele M. Leonhart.The administration of President Obama has told federal law enforcement to stand down when it comes to raiding legitimate pot dispensaries in states where medical marijuana is legal. But last week the president quietly nominated Bush-era Drug Enforcement Administration offi ... More >>