Medical marijuana is not making U.S Attorney Melinda Haag's life easy. Among Bay Area cannabis advocates, she's become a loathed figure, scorned and mocked -- and for all we know, burned -- in unflattering effigy. All of this due to her role in the Justice Department's crackdown on state-legal medic ... More >>
What's the adage? One step forward, two steps back? In the case of medical marijuana in San Francisco, it's "five pot clubs shut down by the federal government, three new ones opened up by city government."City planning officials approved three new medical marijuana dispensaries for the city's Ex ... More >>
The SOMA building that caught fire late Tuesday also houses the city's only licensed medical marijuana delivery service, which has, fortunately, been able to continue operations.Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze at a four-story building on 11th Street at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fire disp ... More >>
Times they did a-change.Pressure from the Justice Department is forcing a fourth San Francisco pot club to close early next year, with a fifth closure expected soon thereafter.Market Street Cooperative -- one of the city's lowest-profile cannabis dispensaries, with a modest sign outside its 1884 ... More >>
Blindsided as he was during a "bloodbath" of a House Judicial Committee hearing, in which U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was hung out to dry over the teeny-tiny issue of injecting American-made weaponry into the Mexican cartel wars, you could forgive the Justice Department head for mincing his wo ... More >>
U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D-Carmel) and more than 20 bipartisan co-sponsors introduced legislation today that would allow defendants in medical marijuana cases the ability to use medical evidence at trial, a right they currently do not have.
Due to the 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in G ... More >>