Medical marijuana dispensaries don't cause crime, studies have shown. In fact, they may prevent it. So why is the federal Justice Department doing everything it can to make pot clubs ideal robbery targets? Last year, the feds told credit card companies to stop doing business with California's legal ... More >>
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward making lots of money. That's Jamen Shively's thesis, anyway. The former Microsoft manager, 45, is embarking on a publicity tour for the marijuana enterprise he's happy to label the "Starbucks" of pot. "Yes, we can" is for Shively "yes, we ar ... More >>
Last week, President Barack Obama informed and entertained pot smokers across the nation with his sorta pro-marijuana comments, claiming (once again) that his administration has bigger problems to tackle than pot. In short, he fed marijuana advocates the same line from when he was elected in 2008 ... More >>
Scapegoats were readily available when California voters missed their chance to live in the first state in the Union to legalize marijuana for adults in 2010. While some blamed the medical marijuana supporters who opposed Proposition 19 -- which led some in some pre-election polls, at 52 percen ... More >>
It is no secret that Harborside Health Center sells medical cannabis. Harborside sells lots and lots of it, according to United States Attorney Melinda Haag, who wants to shut down the dispensary's two locations in Oakland and San Jose, in part because of Harborside's sheer size.Concourse Business C ... More >>
If it makes parents tolerable ... A few common schools of thought persist in the medical marijuana debate -- on one end, doubters point to young men at dispensaries and say that the drug is widely abused by people who are "not that sick." On the other hand, believers say that you don't need to be ... More >>
Harborside Health CenterSteve DeAngelo says greed, for lack of a better word, is not goodSteve DeAngelo cares. The owner of Oakland's Harborside Health Center -- the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States, with some 60,000 patients and counting -- wants to "flip the switch" ... More >>
Who wants some?They shut down the hash bar.High Times shut down HopeNet's hash bar. SF, your hash is too much for High Times (or at least its legal handlers).