Marijuana

Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid in California

The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be…

Sean Parker is backing a ballot measure that may have the best chance of making marijuana legal for recreational use. (Brent Drinkut/Statesman-Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Photo by Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner.

SFMTA board to vote on drug testing taxi drivers

San Francisco taxi drivers may soon be subject to drug and alcohol…

Photo by Mike Koozmin, SF Examiner.

California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's…

Assemblymember Phil Ting, center, waves from a car in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. (Courtesy photo)

Assemblyman Ting is unsung LGBT hero

Editor’s Note: Joel Engardio’s column will appear on the Opinion page now…

Assemblymember Phil Ting, center, waves from a car in the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is tentatively set to vote on annual drug testing of local taxi drivers at its October meeting. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City may soon drug test taxi drivers, even for medical marijuana

San Franciscans of all stripes can legally obtain medical marijuana cards, but…

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors is tentatively set to vote on annual drug testing of local taxi drivers at its October meeting. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The SF Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support increasing police staffing to at least 2,200 officers. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MIKE KOOZMIN

SF Supes vote 6-5 to boost police officers beyond charter mandate

San Francisco has set the stage to make an even greater investment…

The SF Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support increasing police staffing to at least 2,200 officers. EXAMINER PHOTO BY MIKE KOOZMIN
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

San Francisco prepares for marijuana legalization

If California legalizes marijuana next year, it remains to be seen whether…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

San Francisco prepares for marijuana legalization

If California legalizes marijuana next year, it remains to be seen whether…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
AP Photo/Nick UtLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a public forum on his Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy at UCLA

Concern about legal marijuana and minors aired in California

Members of a commission led by California's lieutenant governor said Tuesday that…

AP Photo/Nick UtLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a public forum on his Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy at UCLA
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium

Sunset abstaining from pot clubs

The cannabis industry is booming in California and nationwide, but it appears…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium
Chris Pizzello/Invision/APWillie Nelson announced Monday he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called Willie’s Reserve that will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington.

Willie Nelson rolling out his own marijuana brand: Willie's Reserve

Country star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/APWillie Nelson announced Monday he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called Willie’s Reserve that will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington.
Juan Pardo/2014 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGolden Gate Park's main thoroughfare will be shut down during the peak evening commute hours Monday due to the annual 4/20 celebration in the park.

Street closures could make 4/20 commute slow going

Police plan to shut down Golden Gate Park’s main thoroughfare during the…

Juan Pardo/2014 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGolden Gate Park's main thoroughfare will be shut down during the peak evening commute hours Monday due to the annual 4/20 celebration in the park.
Jeff Chiu/ap file photo

Despite nebulous legal status, pot growers hire lobbyists

California's marijuana farmers have existed in a legal gray area in the…

Jeff Chiu/ap file photo
AP Photo/Mark ThiessenIn this Feb. 20

Alaska quietly becomes third state to legalize marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational…

AP Photo/Mark ThiessenIn this Feb. 20
Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoThe International Cannabis Business Conference on Sunday

Pot legalization backers discuss next steps in California

Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear…

Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoThe International Cannabis Business Conference on Sunday
Courtesy SF EVERGREENSF Evergreen

SF’s only marijuana-focused print publication launches

California's most valuable cash crop is neither wine grapes nor almonds. At…

Courtesy SF EVERGREENSF Evergreen
cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.

SF medical marijuana industry expansion on hold

San Francisco is saying no to a medical marijuana green-light district. Cannabis,…

cindy chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoA medical marijuana dispensary looking to add a location in the Excelsior was put on hold due to concerns from the neighbhorhood about the types of people the businesses attract.
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Prosecutors want Adrian Peterson's bond revoked

Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson's bond and…

AP Photo/Houston Chronicle

Sobering facts on marijuana

With clever names like Peace of Mind, Girl Scout Cookies, Train Wreck…

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski

Colorado high court considers pot firing case

DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can…

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski