Full coverage: The green rush
11:50 PM EST, January 20, 2013
Mendocino County is fighting efforts by federal prosecutors to get records on medical marijuana growers who signed up for a program intended to sanction their businesses under state law.
3:23 AM EST, December 26, 2012
Mexican cartels' role seems smaller than once believed, but the crops and the dangers they pose have proliferated in the last decade.
December 23, 2012
Burgeoning marijuana growing operations are sucking millions of gallons of water from coho salmon lifelines and taking other environmental tolls, scientists say.
8:03 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
Pioneering marijuana cultivators in the hills of Mendocino and Humboldt counties are being pushed to the margins by the legalization they long espoused. Photos
8:25 PM EDT, September 6, 2012
Under increased legal pressure, 'Ricky' closed his dispensaries and resumed selling marijuana — but only to those with a doctor's recommendation.
June 17, 2012
Documents in pot shop cases show a cash-infused world bearing little resemblance to the one pitched to voters for '96 medical marijuana law.
March 25, 2012
A new breed of connoisseur is producing pot that is potent, tastes smooth and has a pleasing aroma -- the kind of product now expected by ever-more discriminating consumers who frequent medical cannabis dispensaries. Photos
February 12, 2012
Few standards apply to quality of marijuana, because the federal government considers all use illegal.
December 2, 2011
An international, countercultural labor force prepares pot on its path to market. Trimmers can make $200 a day plus lodging, sometimes 'with a crazy guy in the middle of the woods with an AK-47.'