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Larry Harvey, Famed Washington Medical Marijuana Patient, Dies From Cancer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Larry Harvey, a Washington state medical marijuana patient who had faced 10 years in prison in a high-profile federal pot case, died Thursday at age 7...

Matt Ferner

Washington Medical Marijuana Trial Ends With Acquittal On All But 1 Charge | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

A family of medical marijuana patients who say they grew cannabis for personal use were acquitted on four of five federal drug charges Tuesday by a ju...

Matt Ferner

Federal Trial Begins Against Family That Grew Medical Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

A high-profile federal trial began Wednesday for three family members and a close family friend who have been charged with illegally possessing and di...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years In Prison | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a ...

Matt Ferner

'I'm Facing 10 Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana -- For Me, That's A Death Sentence' | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Larry Harvey, 71, thought he was doing everything right growing medical marijuana for his personal use. His home state of Washington legalized medical...

Matt Ferner

Washington Man Seeks Dismissal Of Medical Marijuana Charges | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

A Washington man who, like his family, faces years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing marijuana, says the feds should ...

So, Who Is Still Going to Jail for Marijuana?

Steph Sherer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Despite repeated public declarations by the Obama administration that it isn't targeting patients growing for their own personal use, the Department of Justice continues to aggressively go after people who are in full compliance with their state's medical marijuana law.

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Patients Can't Bring Up Drug's Medical Use In Federal Trial | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A family of medical marijuana patients in Washington state will not be able to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by presenting eviden...

Matt Ferner

This Family Of Medical Marijuana Patients Could Go To Prison For Growing Pot | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Four family members and a close family friend in a rural town in northeastern Washington are facing years in federal prison for growing marijuana for ...