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The Weed War Undermines Sciencenew

A Columbia professor argues that research that exaggerates the effects of marijuana is spurring people to reject other types of research as well.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  02-14-2015  |  Drugs

We Test Eaze App's Promise of Pot in Ten Minutesnew

Veteran techies are disrupting the medical marijuana industry with Eaze; and SB 1262 contains a game-changing surprise.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  08-14-2014  |  Drugs

Do Or Die for Mystery Pot Lawnew

A landmark bill to regulate medical pot in California is speeding through Sacramento, but no one knows for sure what will be in it.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  07-30-2014  |  Drugs

Back In the Closetnew

California medical cannabis patients are increasingly being forced to hide behind closed doors as bans on dispensaries and home cultivation sweep through the East Bay.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  05-01-2014  |  Drugs

Police Lobby Wants to Gut Medical Pot in Californianew

Proposed legislation would clamp down hard on medical cannabis, but weed activists are pushing for saner reforms.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  03-26-2014  |  Drugs

Rebranding Weednew

The media's depiction of pot use is biased and god-awful. So a leading marijuana law reform group is planning to provide something more appealing and realistic.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  03-18-2014  |  Drugs

A Fatty's Chancenew

Why it looks like California will not legalize pot this year.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  02-18-2014  |  Drugs

The Year in Weednew

Uncle Sam made a historic posture change, Colorado and Washington wrote their pot industry rules, the California Crackdown rolled on, dabs exploded, and the strain Girl Scout Cookies sold out.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-27-2013  |  Drugs

Some Basic Weed Warningsnew

The San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner suggests that female heart patients, drinkers, and gang-bangers may want to lay off pot.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  10-29-2013  |  Drugs

Greenwashing the War on Drugsnew

Law enforcement is now pointing to the environmental harms caused by illegal pot farms to justify the ongoing Drug War. But it was the Drug War that sent growers into California's forests.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  10-10-2013  |  Policy Issues

Feds' Medical Pot Fishing Expedition Hits Mendocino Chopnew

A federal subpoena for all registered growers in Mendocino could be narrowed or quashed — setting a national precedent.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  04-07-2013  |  Drugs

The 2012 Legalization Nation Indexnew

A look back at a glorious, ignominious year — in numbers.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-25-2012  |  Drugs

When Will California Legalize Pot?new

Now that Colorado and Washington have done it, California reformers are eyeing 2014 or 2016 for another ballot initiative — but their optimism is laced with caution.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-12-2012  |  Drugs

GDP and Seven Stars, Rebornnew

Richmond's GDP Collective is barren of décor but packs the best strains in the region, while Seven Stars hides in plain sight in a small mall.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  09-29-2012  |  Drugs

Marijuana: Gateway To Health?new

Bay Area journalist and cannabis activist Clint Werner has found self-publishing success with a medical marijuana research reference book.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  09-26-2012  |  Drugs

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