Tommy ChongBy Michael Goldstein
Tommy Chong is perhaps the biggest celebrity on this list, as a longtime comedian, movie star and half of the still-working duo Cheech & Chong. He is both a hero, as a longtime marijuana advocate, and a martyr, as a veteran of nine months in federal prison for ru ... More >>
The Left Coast is rejoicing today after President Obama announced that same-sex couples should be able to marry. And it wasn't lost on us that he made the statement on the eve of a fundraising trip to George Clooney's house tonight in the hills above Studio City.
Maybe the timing was intended to he ... More >>
Thanks to President Obama and the federal crackdown on medical marijuana in California, gray-market weed prices are plummeting.
That might be good for you guys who don't have your doctors' recommendations yet, but cannabis growers in the weed-cultivation capital of the nation, Humboldt County, are ... 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 >>
Could the L.A. City Council be any more out-of-touch with its half-lidded constituents this fine 4/20?
In a move reminiscent of Invisible Children declaring April 20, 2012 "Kony Day" (the looney Evangelical charity apparently expects us to do activism and stuff while stoned), councilmembers are cho ... More >>
Okay, pot people.
You like to complain a lot about how bad Obama's been treating you lately, sending his feds in to bust Oaksterdam University and other California-legal marijuana establishments.
But you didn't have enough buds to pass full legalization in 2010 in California, and you haven't exact ... More >>
April 20, a.k.a. 420, is the stoner's holiday -- almost as big as Cinco de Mayo in L.A.
But this time around, marijuana decriminalization activists want you to turn it into "a day of action," a time to voice displeasure with the Obama administration's crackdown on dispensaries in California.
Dale ... More >>
Monday's federal marijuana raid on Oaksterdam University in Oakland happened on the same day that a man opened fire at a nearby college campus, killing 7.
That fact hasn't been lost on critics, who are railing against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the IRS f ... More >>
The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.
The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Adm ... More >>
The California initiative process is your bud.If you look at the marijuana dispensaries around L.A., you might conclude that the pot-shop game is a far cry from the laws voters approved in order to allow the "seriously ill" to share homegrown, nonprofit weed.
It has become, even by some of m ... More >>
This is the competition.For more images from HempCon 2011, visit "Medical Marijuana, Booth Babes and Glass Bongs."
HempCon 2011 came to the L.A. Convention Center this weekend, and with it Rasta hats, glass pipes, bong coasters, vintage posters and 420-friendly onlookers.
Experts took turns ... More >>
Richard Lee.If using and possessing marijuana, doctor's note or not, becomes legal in California, one man more than any other would be able to take credit: Medical cannabis entrepreneur Richard Lee, who owns a pot-business school in Los Angeles. He's been the main financial backer of the Tax ... More >>
Medical marijuana workers affiliated with a pot-business school Oaksterdam University, which has a Los Angeles outpost, and employees at several other Bay Area-based cannabis businesses have voted to join the UFCW Local 5. It appears to be a first for California's medical marijuana industry.
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West Hollywood city Councilman John Duran.A West Hollywood city councilman says he's the first politician in Southern California to support a statewide initiative that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. The ballot measure, which appears to have enough signatures but which has not ... More >>
As medical marijuana becomes part of the fabric of life in California it probably comes as no surprise that a school, Oaksterdam University, is cashing in on interest in the Golden State's biggest cash crop.
At the Los Angeles campus, near the Beverly Center, students are learning about the ... More >>