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In the Weeds: Full Archives

In the Weeds: Full Archives

Marijuana in the Golden State and beyond

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 03:40 PM PST

If Illegal Pot Shops Won't Shut Down, LA Wants to Cut Off Their Utilities

If Illegal Pot Shops Won't Shut Down, LA Wants to Cut Off Their Utilities

With hundreds of illegal marijuana shops continuing to operate in the city, a Los Angeles City Council committee will vote Tuesday on an ordinance aimed at cracking down on the businesses by shutting off...

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 at 03:38 PM PST

Higher Education: Colleges Add Cannabis to Curriculum

Higher Education: Colleges Add Cannabis to Curriculum

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating,...

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 04:09 PM PST

Congress Urged to Fully Open Banks to Marijuana Industry

Congress Urged to Fully Open Banks to Marijuana Industry

Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a...

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 12:59 PM PST

Marijuana Can Be Delivered to Your Door, But Some Services Aren't Following the Rules

Marijuana Can Be Delivered to Your Door, But Some Services Aren't Following the Rules

Throughout California, you can now have marijuana delivered to your door within minutes. But the NBC4 I-Team found that some pot delivery businesses are operating illegally and could be delivering weed to...

Friday, Feb 8, 2019 at 10:55 AM PST

States Would Get Free Hand Under Pot Bill

States Would Get Free Hand Under Pot Bill

The proposal would remove federal criminal penalties for individuals and businesses acting in compliance with state marijuana laws.

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'Torture House' Couple Who Shackled Children Face Sentencing for Years of Abuse
'Torture House' Couple Who Shackled Children Face Sentencing for Years of Abuse

The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant.

Mountain Lion Captured in Pasadena Neighborhood, Miles Away From Foothills
Mountain Lion Captured in Pasadena Neighborhood, Miles Away From Foothills

An 80- to 100-pound mountain lion was removed from the backyard of a Pasadena home and taken for medical evaluation, authorities said Friday. The cat was to be medically evaluated, and it could be tagged for...

Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Expanded
Nationwide Recall of Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Expanded

A multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company has expanded its national recall of a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure for the fourth time since December after trace...

Help Us Fund the Shelters From April 9 to May 9
Help Us Fund the Shelters From April 9 to May 9

NBC4 and Telemundo 52 with nonprofit organization Michelson Found Animals are kicking off the inaugural “Fund the Shelters Challenge" to help local animal shelters and rescue groups raise for supplies,...

Plunging on With Mueller Report, House Dems Issue Subpoena
Plunging on With Mueller Report, House Dems Issue Subpoena

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel's Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. "It now falls to Congress...

Pilot Killed in Fiery Small Plane Crash During Takeoff
Pilot Killed in Fiery Small Plane Crash During Takeoff

The pilot of a twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was killed in a crash and fire at Fullerton Municipal Airport, a fire department division chief says.