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Carly Schwartz
Carly Schwartz is Deputy National Editor of The Huffington Post. In 2011, she founded HuffPost San Francisco, where she spent two years as editor. Before joining HuffPost, Carly ran new media efforts for California Governor Jerry Brown. She graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and lives in Brooklyn.

Entries by Carly Schwartz

Gavin Newsom: California Is The 'Worst Of All Worlds' When It Comes To Marijuana

(129) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 10:01 AM

California has the oldest and largest legal marijuana market in the country, bringing in $1.3 billion a year. It's also the least regulated, allowing for local governments to enforce their own rules at their whims and a thriving underground industry to smuggle the product to other...

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Top Brits Call On The U.K. To Decriminalize Drugs

(15) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 12:04 AM

British businessman Richard Branson and U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have advocated for drug policy reform in the past. But experts say their op-ed calling on the U.K. to end the war on drugs, published Tuesday in The Guardian, is especially noteworthy as British elections near.


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Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

(142) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:20 AM

Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years. Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms.

"I was able...

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Antonio Zambrano-Montes' Death Isn't The First 'Ferguson Moment' For Latinos

(224) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 8:24 AM

The New York Times this week called the videotaped police killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican migrant fatally shot in Washington state after throwing rocks at officers, the Latino community's "Ferguson moment."

The Feb. 10 killing of Zambrano-Montes, 35, in Pasco, Washington, gained national attention as cell...

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Members Of Congress Stand Up For California Medical Marijuana Dispensary

(50) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:52 PM

Three congressional lawmakers from California are accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of overreach in an ongoing crackdown against Harborside Health Center, widely considered to be the largest and one of the most well-respected medical marijuana dispensaries in the nation.

"We believe DOJ has overstepped its bounds in...

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Yoga In A Club With A Live DJ Will Make You Feel Like An Actual Warrior

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 9:16 AM

This story is part of HuffPost Healthy Living's We Tried It series.

What We Tried: Deep House Yoga, a vinyasa class taught to the soundtrack of a live techno DJ.

Where: On the dance floor of Verboten, a nightclub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

For How Long: The...

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Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of California's Oldest Marijuana Dispensary

(150) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 9:39 AM

A federal judge has signaled support for a medical marijuana dispensary in Berkeley, California, despite numerous attempts by U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag to shut it down.

Judge Jon S. Tigar of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order on Friday stating that Berkeley Patients Group, a 15-year-old...

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Justice Department Continues To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana In California

(142) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 7:23 PM

Lawyers for U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag appeared in court Tuesday in an effort to shut down a medical marijuana collective in Oakland, California, despite federal guidance discouraging U.S. prosecutors from going after state-legal cannabis operations.

"There was quite a bit of head-scratching," Tamar Todd, director of marijuana law and policy...

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Metro-North Train Crash North Of New York Kills 6

(89) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 7:18 PM

At least six people were killed and 15 others hospitalized when a commuter train loaded with rush-hour passengers struck at least one vehicle and caught fire north of New York City.

The fiery crash happened Tuesday evening near the town of Valhalla, along Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line. Five...

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More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana

(99) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:32 AM

More than 100 Native American tribes have reached out to FoxBarry Farms, a management firm building the nation's first marijuana facility on tribal land, over the past month to express interest in the cannabis industry.

FoxBarry CEO Barry Brautman, whose company also works with tribes to build and operate casinos,...

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Richard Glossip Reacts To News That He Won't Be Executed This Week: 'It's So Unbelievable'

(46) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:10 PM

McALESTER, Okla. -- Death row inmate Richard Glossip described Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court order suspending his impending execution as "so unbelievable."

"I've felt amazing today," Glossip said hours after he heard the news, sounding elated and buoyed by hope.

Glossip laughed easily during a conversation with The Huffington Post, talking...

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Death Penalty Opponents Make Last-Minute Plea To Save Richard Glossip's Life

(35) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:37 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dozens of death penalty opponents gathered in the Oklahoma state Capitol building Tuesday as part of a last-ditch effort to save the life of Richard Glossip, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday.

"Richard Glossip’s case cries out for deeper, moral consideration, because it raises the specter...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Asks The Supreme Court To Suspend Richard Glossip's Execution

(71) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed Monday to stay the executions of three death row inmates, including Richard Glossip, who is scheduled to die Thursday, in light of recent news that the U.S. Supreme Court will review their case on the use of lethal injections.

Glossip and two...

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California Chefs Face Death Threats For Serving Foie Gras

(74) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 12:19 PM

Less than one week after a federal judge overturned California's ban on foie gras, chefs who serve the fattened duck or goose liver at their restaurants have received death threats from animal rights activists.

"There are some describing the way they're hoping I will die," Ken Frank,...

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Oakland's New Mayor Has Been Driving Around Town In A Giant Burning Man Snail Car

(31) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 11:54 AM

Libby Schaaf may very well be the first mayor of a major American city to ride around town in a flame-shooting Burning Man art car shaped like a giant snail. She notes that she may also be the only mayor of a major American city to have gone to Burning...

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Barbara Boxer's Retirement Marks Beginning Of 'A Big Shakeup' In California

(17) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 5:40 PM

Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) announcement Thursday that she won't seek re-election when her term ends in 2016 will ignite a scramble among prominent California Democrats eager to fill the role, some analysts said.

But the retirement of Boxer, 74, also marks the beginning of a massive...

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Maconha encolhe drasticamente forma agressiva de câncer no cérebro, aponta estudo

(4) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 2:37 PM

Nos últimos anos, pesquisas têm revelado que a maconha é capaz tanto de destruir certas células cancerígenas quanto de reduzir o crescimento de outras.

Agora, um novo estudo, realizado em um grupo de ratos, descobriu que quando combinada com um tratamento de radiação, a maconha...

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Another Anti-De Blasio Banner Flies Above New York City

(454) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 6:19 PM

A banner flew above New York City's skyline bashing Mayor Bill de Blasio on behalf of the NYPD for the second time in less than a week Wednesday afternoon.

"De Blasio: Apologize to the NYPD!!" the sign, which flew up and down the Hudson River for about an hour and...

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How To Stage A Secret Play On New York City's Most Festering, Polluted Waterway

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2014 | 3:06 PM

Actor E. James Ford, clad as a fuzzy, steampunk version of the Greek demigod Charon, dips a mason jar into the stewing Gowanus Canal. He raises it toward the dark sky, reflecting yards of concrete and chain link fence and the logo of a nearby Whole Foods in the murky...

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Protesters Mourn Antonio Martin, Shut Down Missouri Highway On Christmas Eve

(568) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 11:29 PM

BERKELEY, Mo. -- Minutes before Christmas Day officially started, a few dozen activists stood outside the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, Missouri, with lit candles and posters in memory of Antonio Martin, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer Tuesday night in the St. Louis suburb...

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