Marijuana

Love from San Francisco holds onto a large bong she made out of newspaper and chicken wire to celebrate 420 at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

First legal 4/20 celebration

Dispensaries held special events and thousands flocked to Hippie Hill in Golden…

 

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

 

Medical cannabis opponents hold up signs while lined up outside of the Board of Supervisor Chamber at  San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ahead of an appeals hearing for the Apothecarium's medical cannabis dispensary planned to be opened in San Francisco's Sunset District. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF supervisors reject marijuana dispensary in the Sunset

Sunset residents afraid marijuana will hurt their children successfully prevented the cannabis…

 

Zach Randolph getting arrested for allgedly having two pounds of marijuana on him was dumb. But not as dumb as the way pro sports leagues treat the drug. (Courtesy Sean Davis/Flickr)

Pro sports leagues should learn to love marijuana legalization

Zach Randolph — formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies,…

Zach Randolph getting arrested for allgedly having two pounds of marijuana on him was dumb. But not as dumb as the way pro sports leagues treat the drug. (Courtesy Sean Davis/Flickr)
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Pot’s legal in California, so why are people still getting busted in Yosemite?

Think pot is now legal in California? Try telling that to the…

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Top stories of the week: New D8 supervisor, court contraband, Muni 'fleet of the future'

Top stories of the week: New D8 supervisor, court contraband, Muni ‘fleet of the future’

Had a busy week? Here's a roundup of our top stories for…

Top stories of the week: New D8 supervisor, court contraband, Muni 'fleet of the future'
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New Senate bill would ban smoking pot while driving, closing Prop 64 loophole

A new bill was been introduced by State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember…

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Marijuana legalization may be put on hold in San Mateo County

California voters passed Proposition 64 in November to legalize recreational marijuana, but…

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Steve Kerr (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr makes a lot of sense when explaining why he used marijuana

OAKLAND — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made waves throughout the NBA…

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Interim agricultural zoning laws introduced in wake of marijuana legalization

City Hall took steps Tuesday to change current laws around marijuana, in the wake…

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Danyol Leon (left), a patient consultant at The Apothecarium, assists Kevin Clark at the dispensary’s new Castro neighborhood location Tuesday, October 11, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters aim to kill buzz around marijuana legalization

In what some may consider an ironic twist, a small group of…

Danyol Leon (left), a patient consultant at The Apothecarium, assists Kevin Clark at the dispensary’s new Castro neighborhood location Tuesday, October 11, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Emergency personnel respond to a party at the Women's Building on 18th Street in the Mission District, where 19 people were sickened by gummy candy on Saturday night. Health officials said Monday that the lab work of 12 hospitalized patients was positive for THC. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Marijuana-laced candy sickens kids at SF quinceanera

Gummy candy that sickened nearly two dozen people, including children, at a…

Emergency personnel respond to a party at the Women's Building on 18th Street in the Mission District, where 19 people were sickened by gummy candy on Saturday night. Health officials said Monday that the lab work of 12 hospitalized patients was positive for THC. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Toking up while working out: Pair plan gym allowing pot use

NOVATO — A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete…

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Rolland Gregg, right, and his fiance Sarah England pose for a photo at their home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Looming marijuana ruling could limit federal prosecutions

Rolland Gregg and his family have fought federal marijuana charges for more…

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Rolland Gregg, right, and his fiance Sarah England pose for a photo at their home in Kirkland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Backers: 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act ballot measure in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

4/20 cleanup costs SF $25K

It cost $25,000 to clean up 11 tons of garbage in San…

Golden Gate Park's Hippie Hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee faces criticism for opposing supervised injection facilities

From a needle exchange program to supporting the distribution of naloxone to…

Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A new analysis released Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. Instead, the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of some other problem that is really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Study questions link between teen pot smoking and IQ decline

NEW YORK — A new analysis is challenging the idea that smoking…

A new analysis released Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, is challenging the idea that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to declines in intelligence. Instead, the new study says, pot smoking may be merely a symptom of some other problem that is really responsible for a brainpower effect seen in some previous research. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
From left, Cannabis State Legislation Task Force members Barbara Fugate, Laura Thomas, Terrance Alan and Sarah Shradar attend the group's first meeting Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pot panel sets high ambitions, seeks to build broad political support

The architects behind the vision of San Francisco when marijuana is a…

From left, Cannabis State Legislation Task Force members Barbara Fugate, Laura Thomas, Terrance Alan and Sarah Shradar attend the group's first meeting Wednesday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

San Francisco prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana use

Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco…

Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner