Will California legalize it in order to end pot-related racial profiling?It's getting close to election day, and California's legalization effort is against the ropes. We were expecting an October surprise -- you know, those scandal-driven, last-minute, tabloidy headlines designed to change a ... More >>
themadpothead via FlickrWashington's telling California how to vote on marijuana?So President Obama finally put his foot down. He's okay with medical marijuana and the kind of retail pot sales you see in L.A. (well, sort of). But this Prop. 19 business takes things too far.
So his Attorney G ... More >>
Eric HolderAttorney General Eric Holder has announced that the U.S. government will "vigorously enforce" federal law against marijuana if California voters elect to legalize the drug next month.In a letter to former administrators of the DEA, Holder stated that the Department of Justice "strongly ... More >>
Legalizing marijuana in California would cause only a modest drop in revenues for Mexican drug cartels, according to a Rand Corporation study released today.Proposition 19 could also lead to a short-term increase in Mexican drug violence, as warring cartels fight over a diminished market, the rep ... More >>
Smoke a joint, get a ticket. That's the deal in California now that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law making possession of an ounce or less of pot an infraction.
SB 1449 was intended to make holding cannabis a $100 ticket instead of an offense that would send you to court and possibly ... More >>
These numbers are too high.A look at booking stats for California's 25 most-populated areas finds that in Los Angeles County African-Americans have a marijuana-possession arrest rate that's 332 percent higher than that for whites.
The report, "Targeting Blacks For Marijuana," was released th ... More >>
Oh will the ironies ever cease? Mexico has turned up its nose at the United States' sudden infatuation with medical marijuana -- what with New Jersey and possibly even New York approving the drug for medicinal purposes.
The administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon apparently feel ... More >>
Backers of a state marijuana initiative say they have enough signatures for it to qualify for the ballot, and that a green light will likely be announced today. The ballot measure would treat pot like alcohol -- allowing it for the over-21 set, taxing it and opening the door to cultivation fo ... More >>