Medical marijuana advocates made their case, a lawyer got off the hook for growing pot on his roof, and police announced a two-metric-ton marijuana seizure.
"What I wasn't prepared for," Roland Griffiths says, "is people would come in two months later and I would say, 'Well, so what do you think of the experience?' And they'd say ... 'It was one of the most important experiences in my life.' "
In its most recent National Drug Control Strategy, released last week, U.S. officials promised a more humane and sympathetic approach to drug users and addiction. Out, the report suggests, are "tough on crime" policies.
The store, one of 25 licensed statewide this week, had 11 pounds (4,990 grams) of pot when it opened July 8 and sold out about 5 p.m. local time Thursday, owner James Lathrop said. With taxes, 2-gram bags sold for $46.77, he said.
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A study by the Adolescents Clinic at the National Children's Hospital conducted among 3,373 high school students in the Greater Metropolitan Area indicates that the number of marijuana users increased from 1 percent in 1991 to 10 percent in 2006 and to 15 percent last year, reported the Social Security System, or Caja.