A key part of the marijuana debate is the impact cannabis has on developing brains. And when reaching for a weekend tonic, teenagers have a choice -- to reduce their brain tissues' health with alcohol, or to keep their brains unharmed with marijuana, according to a new study.Researchers at the Unive ... More >>
Is marijuana a medicine, or is it a vitality-sucking, life-destroying devil weed? Cannabis advocates and law enforcement don't exactly see eye-to-eye on this crucial point -- but for the first time, a judge will be called in to decide.A federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C., late last week ag ... More >>
One great thing about Northern California: Whatever your foodie pleasure, there's always more of it out there than at first seems possible. We've lately discovered yet another great cheese out there in the hills: Fat Bottom Girl, spring cheese from Bleating Heart in Sonoma. Like so many pursuing th ... More >>
A common critique of medical cannabis is that there's no way anything "smoked" can be beneficial to someone of ill health. This simple and convenient theory -- smoking (tobacco) is bad, therefore anything that can be smoked must also be bad -- was recently repeated by former White House drug czar Jo ... More >>
No College for YouUC president Mark Yudof told the Board of Regents yesterday that the university system is facing a crippling $1 billion budget shortfall next year, leaving the UC system no other choice but to stop educating students. The Chronicle sums up the debacle: The university has alrea ... More >>
Back Againâ€‹Well, as predicted, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom isn't making news in Sacramento, which is maybe why he came back down to San Francisco today to take the stage. To his credit, Newsom did start out sitting in the audience at the America's Cup press event this morning, but it wasn't long before ... More >>
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
It's not news that marijuana may have healing qualities: after all, medicinal cannabis has been (sort of) the law of the land since 1996, when California voters passed Proposition 215 . Still, it was a very big deal when the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research released the results last Wednesday ... More >>
The Jade Shader gives San Diego's washed-up scene its moment in the sun
Sensational headlines coupled with fearmongering public health reports have HIV-positive men in San Francisco running scared. It doesn't have to be that way.
A bitchy academic fight within SFSU's College of Ethnic Studies puts the future of the program in question
Whistling mufflers, car maniacs, and KRON-TV spawn an Internet icon
... the medical establishment doesn’t want you to have. Yet.
Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony save the whale campaign
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
Bay Area researchers are using a particular cancer to produce neuronlike cells that, when injected into the brain, seem to reverse the effects of stroke. Is the treatment a historic medical breakthrough, or a reckless ploy to attract investors?
Retrofitting the Bay Bridge will take five years, hundreds of workers, a million bolts, and 19 million pounds of iron. The hardest part? Making sure no one notices.
A critical guide to week one of the Mill Valley Film Fest
How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care