Cannabis

Candy bars laced with medical marijuana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Venture Capitalists Look To Cash In On Booming Cannabis Industry

Hundreds of investment firms are looking to get in on the ground floor of what is being called the fastest growing investment opportunity in the country.

01/28/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Big Shots Investing Millions In National Marijuana Company Featuring Bob Marley Products

Founders Fund, the $2 billion San Francisco venture capital firm run by Silicon Valley stars including Peter Thiel, co-founder and former CEO of Paypal, is investing in Privateer Holdings, a marijuana company that owns several pot-related brands.

01/08/2015

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The First Newspaper For Bay Area’s Pot Industry Rolling Out This Month

The Bay Area is home to magazines and periodicals about clothing, lifestyle, boating and hi-tech but now comes one about marijuana—California’s growing cash crop.

01/02/2015

Green Friday Sales

California Tradition Of ‘Green Friday’ Medical Pot Sales Spreads Nationwide

It’s an annual tradition familiar to medical marijuana users in the Golden State. Now, with recreational pot legal in Washington and Colorado, “Green Friday” has gone national.

11/28/2014

Marijuana, pot

Why California Wasn’t The First State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

In the election a few weeks ago, two more states and Washington, D.C. voted to legalize marijuana. The question is: why hasn’t California?

11/17/2014

Ryme Windham smokes marijuana at 4:20 pm outside at Hempfest on April 20, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Meg Roussos/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke As Bad As Tobacco Smoke For Heart Health

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as bad for your heart as tobacco smoke, according to preliminary research from UCSF.

11/16/2014

Marijuana, pot

Police Seize $465K Of Marijuana Plants Growing In ‘Quiet’ San Leandro Neighborhood

Officers arrested three men suspected of participating in an illegal marijuana growing operation in San Leandro Friday.

10/16/2014

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Fremont Police Seize 277 Marijuana Plants And $70,000 In Honey Oil Lab Bust

Police confiscated 277 marijuana plants and nearly $70,000 in cash during the bust of a marijuana grow house and butane honey oil extraction lab in a Fremont home last month.

10/08/2014

A vial of medical marijuana

San Jose Considers Increasing Fines Up To $50,000 For Rule-Breaking Pot Clubs

Pot clubs not following San Jose’s new cannabis club regulations could soon be handed a massive fine.

09/29/2014

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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have Fewer Overdose Deaths From Other Drugs

A new study of states which have implemented medical marijuana laws shows those states also have lower rates of drug overdose deaths.

08/27/2014

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