Gains, Growing Pains Mark California's 1st Year Of Legal PotAt year's end, California's effort to transform its longstanding illegal and medicinal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry remains a work in progress. It's a mix of success stories, struggles and crashes.
Weed Buyers Beware: Distributors Eager To Get Around Cannabis TestingNow that pot is fully legalized in California, more of the industry is being regulated, which is beneficial for buyers but an extra cost for sellers.
Funding Increased For Prosecution Of DUI Cases Involving Marijuana, Other DrugsA $981,124 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was approved this year to pay for the program.
NorCal Kindergartner Can Bring Marijuana Drug To School, Judge RulesThe 5-year-old girl uses the drug as an emergency treatment for a rare form of epilepsy.
Dallas Police Search Slain Man's Apartment, Find Pot; Internet FumesAt a press conference Friday, Botham Jean's lawyers blasted authorities for issuing the search warrant in the first place.
Elon Musk Smokes Pot In Joe Rogan Interview; Tesla Shares TumbleTesla chief executive Elon Musk, already under scrutiny for his public outbursts, appeared to smoke marijuana during a live interview with comedian Joe Rogan.
Police Find Booby-Trapped Marijuana Grow Operation Inside Riverbed Homeless EncampmentPolice in the Inland Empire stumbled upon a marijuana grow operation inside a homeless encampment in the Santa Ana riverbed.
Cypress Hill Rapper B-Real Opens Cannabis Dispensary In SylmarSylmar is going up in smoke thanks to Cypress Hill's B-Real.
California Could Reshape Pot Rules As Legal Market StrugglesA Los Angeles hearing Tuesday provided a window into the state's emerging cannabis economy, in which early enthusiasm for broad legal sales has been followed by anxiety and frustration across a swath of the industry.
Leading Democrat Calls For Legalized Marijuana In All 50 StatesThe democrat's argument was heavily based on the belief that arrests for marijuana possession have become a punishment that doesn't fit the crime.
Marijuana Dispensaries Must Now Sell Products That Meet New State Standards"I got an ounce for like $11, it was ridiculous, it was actually the most amazing day of my life, it felt like Black Friday," quipped Stephanie Labiada.
LA Voters To Weigh In On City-Owned Bank IdeaIn November, voters will be asked whether Los Angeles should form the first ever city-owned bank in the United States.