Medicinal

A medical marijuana patient smokes marijuana during a protest outside of the State of California building on July 18, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chemical Compound Blamed For Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations

A powerful and potentially harmful chemical compound has been found in synthetic marijuana tested in several states that saw a huge spike in the number of people hospitalized because of the drug last month.

05/08/2015

City of Clearlake. (CBS)

Town Of Clearlake Takes Center Stage In Emotional Battle Over Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

The town of Clearlake in Lake County is now center stage in an emotional legal battle over medical marijuana, and patients say a complete ban on all cultivation is putting lives at risk, and are filing a suit to stop it.

03/18/2015

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still Running

Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.

03/17/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s Founders Would Consider Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream, When It’s Legal

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream say they would consider selling a cannabis-infused flavor, when it’s completely legal.

02/26/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Vallejo Rejects $50,000 In Tax Money From Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, City Seeks To Limit Them

The city of Vallejo no longer accepts sales tax money from medical marijuana dispensaries. City officials rejected $50,000 in taxes from dispensaries last week.

02/24/2015

Medical Marijuana in various forms. (CBS)

Reporter Mike Sugerman Puts Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Products To The Test

Medicinal marijuana is legal in California. But what are patients really buying when they shop at their local dispensary? Reporter Mike Sugerman conducted a random test.

11/17/2014

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/Getty Images)

Bay Area Venture Capitalists Attracted To Legalized Marijuana’s Growing Industry

The growing legal-cannabis industry is attracting Bay Area investors who want to take advantage of what they think will be a growing business.

08/11/2014

Eaze marijuana ordering page display on a mobile phone, alongside details about the service.

Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Hits Streets Of Bay Area

It’s being hailed as the ‘Uber’ of medical marijuana.

07/29/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Jose City Council Considering Strict Cannabis Club Regulations

The San Jose City Council will once again take up the thorny issue of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday evening, including an ordinance that could severely limit where the cannabis clubs can operate.

12/10/2013

A vial of medical marijuana

Armed Robbers Take Jars Of Medical Marijuana From SF Dispensary

Twenty jars of medical marijuana were taken in an armed robbery in San Francisco’s Mission District on Thursday, according to police.

08/09/2013

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