The Consumer

  • Personal Finance: Dollars & Sensamillia
    By: Shelly K. Schwartz|Special to
    Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET

    Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.

  • Health Debate Still Burning
    By: Chris Taylor, Special to
    Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:02 AM ET

    Is marijuana a harmless giggle, as John Lennon once called it, or a dangerous and illicit addiction? The debate has once again been pushed to the forefront, thanks to a couple of timely factors.

  • The Drug-Free Workplace vs. Medical Marijuana
    By: Shelly K. Schwartz, |Special to
    Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    Employers who operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero-tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.

  • Wall St: Buy, Sell Or Hold (It In)
    By: Chris Taylor, |Special to
    Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    You may associate marijuana culture with snowboarders, surfers, artists, musicians and college students, but it also suits some suits on Wall Street looking for an antidote to the high-octane workplace.

  • What's It Like to Be a Medical Marijuana Critic?
    By: Rob Reuteman,|Special to
    Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:04 AM ET

    William Flowers is a one-of-a-kind journalist. He's totally involved in what he covers. He has a license to smoke pot to ease his own medical condition, but it's also his job for the local weekly newspaper.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Marijuana? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • Pot Sans High Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:02 AM ET
    Pot Sans High

    A new strain of medical marijuana relieves pain without the high caused by other kinds of pot, with NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez.