California

vaping

A 40-year-old Californian is 7th Person to Die from a Vaping Illness

Tulare County, located south of Fresno, said it has seen at least three vaping-related illnesses
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
private prisons

California Just Banned Private Prisons, Including ICE Detention Facilities

The Mesa Verde facility costs taxpayers $119.95 per detainee per day for the first 320 people detained there, according to an advocacy group
Gaby Del Valle
9.16.19
abortion

California Is Set to Require Public Universities Offer On-Campus Abortions

A bill heads to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, and he's pledged to sign it.
Carter Sherman
9.16.19
prisons

Pregnant Woman Says Her Baby Died After Prison Guards Stopped at Starbucks on the Way to the Hospital

Three women are suing the Orange County jail for substandard care while they were pregnant.
Emma Ockerman
9.11.19
News

Southern California Was Just Hit With Its Biggest Earthquake In Years

It’s still too early to tell the amount of damage caused by the quake.
Mack Lamoureux
7.4.19
Weed

How the 1 Percent Gets High

Wealthy stoners are skipping $750 bongs in favor of cannabis consultants and heirloom weed.
Cole Kazdin
5.31.19
psychedelics

The Movement to Make Shrooms Legal Is Gaining Momentum

Denver just decriminalized the drug, and Oakland could be next.
Harry Cheadle
5.29.19
Weed

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor

Craig Gross launched a new website to have a conversation with other evangelicals about using pot.
Alex Norcia
5.1.19
Weed

When You're a Weed Trimmer, Everything You Eat Tastes Like Weed

The job means you’re removed from society and have to cook with limited resources—and you never quite get all the kief off your fingers.
Andrea Aliseda
4.23.19
Weed Week

The 'Wild West' of Weed Is Dying Out. Here's What's Replacing It

Working in cannabis used to be a crime, but now it's looking like a real career, complete with benefits.
Danielle Simone Brand
4.23.19
Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
Drugs

For $1,000, These 'Sitters' Will Save You from a Bad Acid Trip

Yes, being a professional trip sitter is actually a job.
Cole Kazdin
4.3.19
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