Marijuana

11:13pm

Thu July 26, 2012
Around the Nation

L.A. Council Bans Pot Shops After Regulation Struggle

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 9:44 am

Pedestrians walk past a medical marijuana dispensary in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles Tuesday. The City Council voted that day to ban marijuana shops outright.
Damian Dovarganes AP

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to shut down all of the medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. That's no easy task. There are more than 800 of them — more than the number of Starbucks coffee shops in Los Angeles. But after years of struggling to regulate pot shops, city officials have decided to prohibit them altogether.

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1:16pm

Mon June 4, 2012
Politics

Ballot Proposals: Water Rights and Marijuana Legalization

It’s signature gathering time for backers of several initiatives that may or may not appear on this November’s election ballot.

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11:25am

Fri May 25, 2012
It's All Politics

Inhale To The Chief: More Details Of Obama's Pot-Smoking Youth Revealed

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:37 pm

A Punahou School yearbook class photo from 1976 that includes the 9th grader who would grow up to become President Obama, but not before he smoked a lot of pot first.
Anonymous AP

The first sneak peak a few weeks back inside journalist David Maraniss' highly anticipated biography of President Obama served up glimpses of the president as a young man in romantic relationships, with information gleaned from early girlfriends.

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12:52am

Thu May 24, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medical Marijuana 101: You Can't Smoke That On Campus

Originally published on Thu May 24, 2012 8:02 am

Even if students have a prescription for pot, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Colleges that let students self-medicate on campus could jeopardize their federal funding.
Jeff Barnard AP

Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states, and that number is expected to grow. But these state laws put colleges in a bind. That's because under federal law, marijuana is still illegal. So colleges that let students make use of their pot prescription on campus risk losing their federal funding.

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8:25am

Mon May 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Four Tons Of Marijuana Found Floating Off California Coast

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 11:33 am

It would take a lot of marijuana plants such as these to make four tons.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Who dumped the dope?

That's the question of the day along the coast of Southern California as authorities try to figure out how four tons of marijuana — more than 150 bales — got into the Pacific Ocean near Orange County's Dana Point Harbor. They were found this weekend about 15 miles out to sea.

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