Strange days when the city's most-outspoken critic of medical marijuana dispensaries does an about face and says 100 or more should be allowed to operate.
L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who's running for reelection, had argued vehemently in the past that California law leaves no room whatsoev ... More >>
If you like drama and marijuana together, then 2012 was the year for you: It was jam-packed with topsy-turvy cannabis news.
As the Obama administration cracked down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, the president himself said pot users in marijuana-legal states shouldn't be prosecut ... More >>
Today the L.A. City Council is scheduled to bust a long-awaited move: To ban marijuana dispensaries or not to ban them? That is the question.
Few on the council, however, seem to be saying 'tis nobler to let pot shops operate in the city. The arguments so far have been over the details of how stron ... More >>
Like Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, the L.A. City Council and local marijuana dispensaries have spent many years grappling with each other and, like that famous rivalry, it might all come to an end this month as our leaders vote on a watertight pot-shop ban.
But don't count on dispensaries just p ... More >>
Can local governments in California ban marijuana dispensaries, as the city of Los Angeles seems poised to do soon?
California's 2nd District Court of Appeal appeared to have said no in what medical access proponents are interpreting as a "landmark decision" this week.
In County of Los Angeles v. ... More >>
Added at the bottom: Americans for Safe Access argues that the decision doesn't outlaw cannabis sales just yet.
Medical marijuana is legal in California. But you can't sell medical marijuana in California?
It's a contentious issue, one that even the author of California's dispensary legislation ar ... More >>
If you think President Obama is a liar for promising to hold back on federal prosecution of medical marijuana and then seeing his feds bust more pot shops than they did under George W. Bush, maybe you're not listening to him carefully enough.
Obama says that, perhaps, you misinterpreted his words w ... More >>
Even though the explosion of marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles happened about 5 years ago, we bet you didn't know this:
The city of L.A. considers pot shops that sell weed to strangers for cash -- and that's pretty much all of them -- illegal. Scary innit?
As such, the LAPD could pretty much s ... More >>
Troy HoldenOne of the rallying cries of those opposed to the proliferation of pot shops in places like Los Angeles is that medical marijuana was never meant to be for-profit in the state of California.
Yet, in L.A., the weed game has clearly become about money and entrepreneurship, so much s ... More >>