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Jan 22, 2013 at 5:39 PM
A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
Dec 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM
Welcome to the confusing and often conflicting policy on pot in the U.S., where medical marijuana is legal in many states, but it is increasingly difficult to grow, distribute or sell it. And at the federal level, at least officially, it is still an...
Dec 1, 2012 at 1:20 AM
Late next week you can legally possess small amounts of pot in the state of Washington. Voter-approved Initiative 502 goes into effect on Thursday.
Nov 6, 2012 at 9:46 PM
Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
Oct 16, 2012 at 8:08 AM
Britain's government says an English computer hacker won't be extradited to the United States, ending his decade-long campaign to avoid trial there over allegations he broke into sensitive military and NASA computer networks.
May 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Dwight Holton says his rival, Ellen Rosenblum, is wrong to say she'll make marijuana enforcement a "low priority" after taking money from pro-marijuana interests.
Oct 4, 2011 at 9:44 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday announced he would not run for president, refusing to bow to pressure from GOP donors, fans and luminaries clamoring for another option in the search for a strong Republican to challenge President Barack Obama next fall.
Jul 9, 2011 at 1:25 PM
Millions of Americans endured financial calamities in the recession. But for many in the black community, where unemployment has risen since the end of the recession, job loss has knocked them out of the middle class and back into poverty.
Jul 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California, died at age 93, a family friend said late Friday.
May 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM
Welcome to karaoke night at Portland's Cannabis Cafe, a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam.
Oct 20, 2010 at 12:37 PM
Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday.
Oct 12, 2010 at 11:32 AM
Mexico's drug traffickers are likely to lose customers in America's largest pot consuming state if California legalizes marijuana, but they won't lose much money overall, according to a study released Tuesday.
May 11, 2010 at 7:44 AM
President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a revised approach to "confronting the complex challenge of drug use and its consequences," putting more resources into drug prevention and treatment.
Mar 9, 2010 at 8:25 AM
A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers trying to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry is calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to stop raids of medical marijuana operations.
Mar 4, 2010 at 4:48 PM
A gunman coolly drew a weapon from his pocket and opened fire at a security checkpoint into the Pentagon on Thursday in a point-blank attack that wounded two police officers before the suspect was critically shot.