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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.

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Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

(92) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 8:17 PM

Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) first introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act, named for 8-year-old Charlotte...

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Stunning Photos Reveal Centuries-Old Shipwrecks In Lake Michigan

(51) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 7:22 PM

Much to the delight of photographers, last winter was particularly frigid for Lake Michigan. Subzero temperatures caused "once in a lifetime" ice caves and gargantuan ice boulders on and around its shores, providing inspiration for magical images like this:

ice cave

And this:

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Ecuador May Become The Next Country To Decriminalize Drug Use

(14) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Ecuador is in the process of considering a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would decriminalize the use of illegal drugs, including marijuana and cocaine, according to GlobalPost.

"Treating the drug phenomenon in a repressive way, as was done in the 1980s and 1990s when prison was the only...

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12 Key People Who Will Influence The Future Of Pot

(127) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 3:47 PM

With 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 19 that have decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot and four that have legalized recreational use outright, pot policy is one of the most fiercely contested issues in America today. Recent polling suggests that support for legal weed is...

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Sanjay Gupta Says It's Time For A Medical Marijuana 'Revolution'

(32) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, has issued his strongest statement on legal weed yet, calling for a full-scale "medical marijuana revolution."

"We should legalize medical marijuana," he wrote in an op-ed published Thursday on CNN's website. "We should do it nationally. And, we should do it...

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Groundbreaking Research Suggests Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Seizures In Children

(96) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Six-year-old Izaiah Ruiz loves football, playing outside and riding on his great-grandfather's tractor. He smiles and laughs all the time, and recently received the citizenship medal at his school for always jumping at the chance to help his classmates when they're in trouble.

"He is the sweetest, most loving boy,"...

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

(173) 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.

"Doing...

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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

(151) 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

(143) 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

(75) 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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