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Hunter Stuart
Hunter Stuart is a trends reporter at The Huffington Post.
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Growing Pot Got These Siblings As Much Prison Time As Driving Drunk And Killing Someone

(415) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 11:05 AM

In Missouri, if you kill someone while driving drunk, you could go to prison for -- at most -- 15 years. That's what Natalie and David DePriest are serving -- for growing marijuana.

Police found 12 mature plants and eight sprouts in their condo, and when the pair...

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An Overwhelming Number Of Fast Food Workers Report Getting Ripped Off By Their Bosses: Poll

(835) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Before she got fed up and quit last month, it wasn't uncommon for Darenisha Mills to keep working after her shift ended at the McDonald's in Pontiac, Mich., where she was a cashier.

"They're asking you to clean the bathrooms, sweep the lobby, run the register," the 26-year-old told The...

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Wisconsin May Become Next State To Legalize Marijuana Oil

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM

Wisconsin may soon become one of the first states in the nation to legalize a marijuana extract for treating children who suffer from intractable seizure disorders.

The extract, known as cannabidiol or CBD oil, is low in THC and therefore does not produce a "high." Animal studies...

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Americans Think GM Engineered Devastating Cover-Up, Poll Finds

(118) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:58 PM

General Motors is facing huge public backlash in the wake of a high-profile car recall that has been linked to the deaths of at least 13 people, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

GM announced the recall over ignition switch issues in February. Later-released internal documents...

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No, Connecticut Businesses Aren't Freaking Out About The New $10.10 Minimum Wage

(106) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Bill Iovanne, Jr., isn't worried about Connecticut's new minimum wage hike hurting his bottom line.

"Our full-time employees are all on salary, and our part-time employees already make $20 an hour," said Iovanne, 55, who is the president of Iovanne Funeral Home in New Haven, Conn., which his grandfather...

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Bill Legalizing CBD Oil Advances In Tennessee

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Tennessee could be the next state to legalize cannabidiol, or CBD, a marijuana extract low in THC that may help children with seizure syndromes.

A bill that would allow patients in Tennessee to be treated with CBD oil unanimously passed out of subcommittee in Tennessee's House of...

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These States Are Ready To Break The Marijuana Taboo In The Conservative South

(211) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 10:33 AM

Any day now, Alabama -- which was ranked the most conservative state in the country by Gallup last year -- will become the first state in the South to legalize a type of medicine derived from marijuana.

When "Carly's Law," or Senate Bill 174, arrived...

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PETA Accuses Top Horse Trainer Of Animal Cruelty Following Undercover Investigation

(40) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 10:57 AM

After a four-month undercover investigation, an animal rights group has accused a prominent horse trainer of giving his horses unnecessary amounts of performance-enhancing drugs and using illegal electric shock devices to make them run faster.

The investigation, conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of...

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CVS Sued Over Controversial Wellness Program

(426) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 8:05 AM

A CVS employee is suing the pharmacy chain over its controversial health-screening program.

CVS cashier Roberta Watterson claims the company made her disclose personal information, including her weight and level of sexual activity, threatening to charge her $600 a year if she refused.

CVS' so-called "wellness...

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Man Sues OKCupid After Getting Scammed Out Of $70,000

(92) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:10 PM

A New York man who says he was scammed by an OKCupid user is now suing the online dating site for not properly warning him that he could be duped.

In February 2013, 65-year-old Michael Picciano of Queens, N.Y., met a man on OKCupid who went...

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Cruise Ship Workers Appear To Throw Bags Of Garbage Right Into The Ocean (VIDEO)

(123) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Newly released undercover videos appear to show a cruise ship employee casually tossing bags of garbage straight into the ocean.

The videos (see below) were purportedly filmed aboard the Magnifica, a cruise ship owned by the Geneva-based company MSC Cruises.

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Wastewater Injection By Energy Companies Increases Risk Of California Earthquakes: Report

(16) Comments | Posted March 15, 2014 | 10:21 AM

Many of California's oil industry wastewater injection wells are near recently active fault lines, posing a risk of earthquakes that could damage crucial infrastructure in the state, according to a report by three environmental groups.

The report, released on Thursday, maps the proximity of California's active wastewater disposal...

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Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Following Area Earthquakes

(245) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 5:56 PM

A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to order a local fracking operation to halt while state inspectors investigate whether the drilling is linked to the tremors.

Five earthquakes were felt by residents of Mahoning County in northeastern Ohio on...

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Colorado's Weed Shops Have No Clue How Potent Their Edibles Are

(25) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 4:22 PM

Ever eaten a magic brownie that didn't work at all? Some might expect weak results from a homemade product baked by a friend, but most would expect better from a professionally made weed treat.

Yet that's evidently not always the case in Colorado, where a robust market for...

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I Spent A Day Delivering Weed In New York City

(193) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 9:10 PM

"Abe" and "Brian," the founders of a Brooklyn-based marijuana delivery service, pose alongside their bikes on a recent afternoon in Williamsburg. (Photo: Wendy George)

T wo drug dealers are sitting in my living room, drinking a pot of French-pressed coffee I brewed...

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Marijuana Extract Could Help Epileptic Children In Wisconsin, If It Can Pass

(7) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 6:16 PM

Nic Volker, 9, has an average of 100 seizures a day. "He used to have to wear a helmet all the time," says his mom, Amylynne Santiago Volker. "Because they'd just throw him right off his feet."

Now, Nic has learned to tell when they're coming...

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A Narrowing Global Food Supply Will Make Us All Fat, Sick And Less Safe, Study Says

(22) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 12:10 PM

The world's reliance on narrow range of foods will lead to an increase in diseases like diabetes and a food supply that is more vulnerable to environmental changes like global warming, a new study warns.

Human diets around the globe have become more and more...

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Physicists May Have Found New Way To Turn Earth's Radiation Into Energy

(143) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 6:47 AM

Our planet is warm. Outer space is cold. Can we take that heat difference and turn it into electricity?

Physicists at Harvard University may have found a way to do just that. They've proposed in a new study how to harvest the Earth's...

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Bills Legalizing Cannabidiol Oil Advance In Georgia, Utah

(10) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 2:45 PM

Bills to legalize the marijuana extract cannabidiol were passed by the Georgia House of Representatives and the Utah House of Representatives on Monday.

Both bills passed with overwhelming majorities and now head to the state Senates in both legislatures for approval. If Georgia's...

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