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A Stunning Overreach from the DEA Is Playing Out in Eastern

In federal court, there's no such thing as medical marijuana—so a rural family of medical marijuana patients is being treated like drug traffickers.
The Stranger  |  Heidi Groover  |  03-02-2015  |  Features

Weed Whacking Californianew

The federal crackdown that shredded medical marijuana this year looks like it'll last at least until the 2012 presidential election.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  12-21-2011  |  Drugs

This Bud's For Who?new

Feds give the finger to medical marijuana.
Eugene Weekly  |  Dante Zuñiga-West  |  11-28-2011  |  Drugs

Obama's War on Weednew

In a strange about-face, President Obama tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Phoenix New Times  |  Ray Stern  |  10-25-2011  |  Policy Issues

Lil Wayne's DEA Bustnew

The agency comes up empty-handed when searching the rapper.
Miami New Times  |  Kyle Munzenrieder  |  02-28-2011  |  Music

San Francisco Pot Club Ban Stems From Typonew

Plus, DEA says it hasn't changed marijuana enforcement.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  01-28-2011  |  Drugs

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Legal Limbonew

Federal prosecution of local medical marijuana dispensaries continues, despite pledges from the Obama administration to stop.
East Bay Express  |  Charlie Mintz  |  09-28-2010  |  Drugs

Valley Smokers Buy, Steal, and Inhale JWH-018 to Get Highnew

The herb on the counter resembles sage mixed with crumbled marijuana, but it's fuzzier and fluffier, filled with tiny brown hairs and minuscule crystals. It smells like dry leaves and black licorice and it's being sold in head shops as an "herbal incense blend."
Phoenix New Times  |  Niki D'Andrea  |  02-09-2010  |  Drugs

Another DEA 'No' for Medical Marijuananew

As the Bush administration sputters to its end, the DEA has taken a parting shot against science.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  01-16-2009  |  Drugs

After 15 Years, Medical Marijuana Pioneers Face the End of a Dreamnew

Because of a perfect storm of factors -- plummeting donations, the DEA raid of the property in 2002, death and taxes -- Valerie and Michael Corral can no longer afford to stay in her home, and the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana is losing its iconic garden.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Jessica Lussenhop  |  11-13-2008  |  Drugs

Clayton Roueche, the Last King of Potlandnew

In the typically futile annals of the War on Drugs, the takedown of a Canadian scrap dealer's son was a major score.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  09-15-2008  |  Drugs

Canada's Most Picturesque Province is Also the Center of an Underground Pot Explosionnew

Prince Edward Island is still largely a bastion of clean-cut, yesteryear values. A number of island communities remain defiantly dry. But it is also home to a thriving cottage industry that includes both indoor hydroponic pot production, and a more daring coterie of growers who take advantage of the island's perfect summer climate and endless fields of spuds, soybeans, and corn to pursue small-scale cultivation en plein air.
Boston Phoenix  |  Alan R. Earls  |  08-14-2008  |  Drugs

Medical Marijuana Dealer Convicted on Federal Trafficking Chargesnew

Charles Lynch was found guilty in federal court on five charges related to growing and distributing marijuana, despite California law that authorized his business, and testimony by local officials who welcomed the dispensary.
San Luis Obispo New Times  |  Kylie Mendonca  |  08-11-2008  |  Drugs

Details of the Big SDSU Drug Bust Emergenew

The District Attorney conveyed the impression that the DEA had uncovered a single huge drug ring, led and organized by Kenneth Ciaccio and centered in six fraternities. The reality, as it turns out, was a little different.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Eric Wolff  |  05-28-2008  |  Drugs

The DEA Hooked a Big Fish, but Can They Reel It In?new

Rayo Montano is accused of smuggling some 47,000 kilos of cocaine, but taking down the Rayo organization didn't cause so much as a hiccup in the global drug trade.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Thomas Francis  |  02-26-2008  |  Drugs

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