“American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino is backtracking from what sure looked like an anti-gay rant on Instagram: “I Rise ABOVE IT ALL!!! THE WORLD IS GONE MAD. KIDS, THE GOVERMENT, THE church House… It’s a lot that going on that the Bible speaks about we should Not be doing. Weed legal in some places, Gay Marriage Legal BUT YET IM JUDGED!!!!” Read More
President Barack Obama’s recent comments about marijuana give one reason to hope he may be shifting his perspective. In an interview last week, the president said that the federal government would not pursue pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that legalized marijuana through voter-approved measures in November.
But Obama has a lot of proving left to do on the issue. Read More
As the closing date for two popular San Francisco medical marijuana dispensaries approaches, patients took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to "mourn" the loss.
Hundreds gathered at Haight and Steiner streets at 4 p.m. to protest the closure of the Vapor Room and HopeNet before marching down Haight Street toward City Hall.
All participants wore black and some carried empty coffins to represent the death of the dispensaries. Read More
Two San Francisco medical cannabis dispensaries praised as models for their industry will close under federal Justice Department pressure at the end of business today.
HopeNet, on Ninth Street in South of Market, and the Vapor Room, on Haight Street in the Lower Haight, will be the seventh and eighth San Francisco dispensaries to close under federal pressure since a coordinated statewide crackdown began last fall. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office asked the California Supreme Court Monday to overturn a lower court’s ruling last year that could potentially threaten the permitting of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state.
The city of Long Beach is petitioning to overturn a decision by the Court of Appeal last October that found city’s law permitting dispensaries invalid and preempted by federal law. Read More
Eager to back up District Attorney George Gascón’s recent public support for medical marijuana, prosecutors from his office plan to meet soon with San Francisco medical marijuana providers to flesh out a set of rules agreeable to both sides. Read More
A San Francisco medical marijuana collective plans to fight the law after receiving a shutdown notice from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
A plumber with a valid medical marijuana prescription was denied work on a city project after testing positive for the drug, prompting a prominent San Francisco union boss to demand changes to a labor agreement. Read More
A prominent Mission district businessman is leaving the restaurant and real estate industries for the medical marijuana trade. Read More
It's not easy to open a medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, but it's very easy for patients to purchase their medicine from the comfort of home — even if the service is illegal.Delivery services operating in seeming violation of city law advertise in print and on the Web, and operate in full knowledge of city officials, who say their hands are tied. Read More