Stories by David Downs

An independent journalist based in San Francisco, David Downs has covered, arts, technology and culture since 1996 and appears in Wired, Rolling Stone, and The Onion. He contributes the weekly column "Legalization Nation" to the Express and co-edits the Marijuana Business Report — a twice-a-month trade newsletter from Dealflow Media. Contact him at subscribe to David Downs 's feed

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: East Bay Express

Gavin Newsom also called the war on drugs an abject failure.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: East Bay Express

The plight of the neighborhood pot dealer just got a lot harder in Colorado. In Denver, many think they'll go extinct.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: AlteNet

Colorado's legal weed is proving popular with tourists and locals alike. Here are a few shots of the opening rush.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: East Bay Express

CA cop turned marijuana activist Nate Bradley specializes in changing cops' minds about weed laws.