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Best of the Bay 2012 Readers Poll: Shopping

July 24, 2012
Best of the Bay 2012 Readers Poll: Shopping BEST OVERALL BOOKSTORE GREEN APPLE506 Clement, SF(415) 387-2272www.greenapplebooks.com BEST USED BOOK STORE GREEN APPLE506 Clement, SF(415) 387-2272www.greenapplebooks.com BEST COMIC...

Best of the Bay 2012 Editors Picks: Food and Drink

July 24, 2012
BEST OF THE BAY 2012: EDITORS PICKSFood and Drink BEST COOKBOOK CHEFTIVIST In this era of Paula Deen-Anthony Bourdain warfare and endless glossy spreads of...

Best of the Bay 2012 Editors Picks: City Living

July 24, 2012
Editor's PicksCity LivingBEST VOICE OF VICTORY Whether it's Pablo Sandoval stepping into the box or a struggling rookie trying to catch a break, the...

President or no president, medical marijuana shows up in Oakland

So the President was late. Around the time the "Fire Melinda Haag" press conference (as it had been called in emails I'd received from...

Medical marijuana patients demand an end to federal raids as President Obama arrives in Oakland

July 23, 2012
As President Obama arrives in Oakland for a fundraiser today, medical marijuana activists have already made a point with a rally on the steps...

Spark that joint, Barry

Another closed dispensary, another sexist pot movie -- at least we've got an Obama protest to look forward to

Herbwise radio: Catch Caitlin Donohue today on Cannabis Cuts

July 17, 2012
Our culture editor-cannabis columnist Caitlin Donohue interviewed Cannabis Cuts' Vaperonica Dee and Merry Toppins for her weekly Herbwise rant-and-rave back in June and now the on-air...

Oakland councilperson responds to Harborside Health Center targeting by feds

Have you heard the news about our most Hollywood dispensary getting put on notice by the feds? Harborside Health Center staff, stars of everyone's...

Meanwhile, in Uruguay

Another cannabis dispensary closure? Time to move to South America, where the president has just proposed a legalization plan 

Faces of feminism

As the War on Women rages, Bay Area feminism comes to the fore

Cash your bowl

Cash-only cannabis, the Vapor Room closes -- this week, we're scraping for good news 

Seeking local control

news@sfbg.comAs a potentially troublesome court decision threatens the existence of cannabis dispensaries in cities throughout California, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera submitted an...

Announcing the weed winners of this weekend’s High Times Cannabis Cup

June 25, 2012
While thousands took to the streets this weekend to celebrate SF Pride, over in the East Bay an event was taking place that celebrated...

Dueling pot protests precede rejection of a permit appeal

Dueling demonstrations in front of City Hall yesterday afternoon – with one side supporting medical marijuana dispensaries and the other protesting the city's February...

After the raid

Oaksterdam update: A hero is honored, a new president is forged 

High Times magazine presents: Medical Cannabis Cup

June 19, 2012
The San Francisco Bay Area's Third Annual Medical Cannabis Cup is the world’s ultimate marijuana awards and returns to California for High Times’ homegrown...

This toke’s for history

A counterculture icon captures the imperfection of weed's hippie renaissance

Welcome back to SF President Obama! Now, say Supevisors, give us our marijuana

Not that it's ever a good idea, but avoid driving downtown today like the plague -- President Obama's in town! And, (as reported by...

In the air

Thousands of downloads a week and counting -- the newest voices in cannabis news are female

Wall down, joints up

A journey through Berlin's burgeoning weed scene

Outer Mission opposition

HERBWISE: "People who are ignorant assume we're all a bunch of hoodlums or stoners looking to get high"

Obama: gay OK, pot not

Obama's sudden nod to "states' rights" somehow doesn't include medical marijuana

The capital of cannabis?

An interview with the "Republican-leaning Independent corporate lawyer-type" behind the new DC cannabis regulations

GUEST OPINION: The politics of retribution

May 7, 2012
By Debra Walker and Krissy KeeferWe have been shocked and saddened by the perpetual attack on Ross Mikarimi and his family.To Ross’s credit, he...