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Andy Campbell

HIGH TIME! Oregon Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon ended marijuana prohibition at midnight Wednesday, joining Colorado, Washington state, Alaska and the District of Columbia in...

Matt Ferner

This Mom Lost Custody Of Her Son, Faces Prison Over Medical Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medica...

Matt Ferner

Delaware Decriminalizes Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

Delaware on Thursday became the 20th state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed House Bill 3...

Matt Ferner

Colo. Court: Workers Can Be Fired For Off-Duty Medical Pot Use

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

While medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, employers can still fire patients for using it -- even if they aren't impaired at work. In a landmark...

Matt Ferner

Senate Committee Approves Protections For State Medical Marijuana Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a provision Thursday that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown in states whe...

Matt Ferner

Senator: U.S. Ban On Hemp Makes About As Much Sense As 'A Ban On Portobello Mushrooms'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Thursday called for ending the federal ban on hemp production in recognition of Hemp History Week. “In my view, keepin...

Matt Ferner

Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Monday legalizing the limited use of marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy. The law allows the u...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Their Employees: No Marijuana For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

The federal government wants to be clear with its federal employees that might live in states that have reformed their marijuana laws: Marijuana remai...

Matt Ferner

Anti-Legalization Group Calls For Medical Marijuana Research Overhaul

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

In a groundbreaking move for a group of its kind, a leading organization opposed to marijuana legalization released a report Thursday that seeks a maj...

This State Could Become The 'Atom Bomb' Of The Weed Legalization Movement

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live talks with Ricardo Baca, The Denver Post's marijuana editor, about the future of pot legalization and which state is most prepared to ch...

And The Cheapest State For Weed Is...

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

When it comes to getting high for less, herb-loving Oregonians have reason to cheer. Marijuana prices in the Beaver State rank among the lowest in the...

Why This Activist Wants More African Americans To Push For Legal Marijuana

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

Considering the racial bias in arrests for marijuana possession, it stands to reason that black Americans would benefit from the wave of pot legalizat...

Matt Ferner

Governor Commutes Life Sentence Of Man Serving Time For Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Friday commuted the life sentence of a 61-year-old man who has been jailed two decades for marijuana offenses. The g...

Matt Ferner

Illinois Is Very Close To Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

The Illinois Senate approved a bill Thursday that would remove criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill has alrea...

Matt Ferner

Pioneer Pot States Did The Right Thing, Polls Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Support for legalized marijuana seems to be growing in Colorado and Washington state, which became the first U.S. states to regulate the weed for recr...

Matt Ferner

Bernie Sanders Leaves The Door Open On Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana possession and the legalization of medical marijuana, and...

Matt Ferner

Mock Ad For New DEA Chief Shows What It Takes To Be A 'Real' Drug Warrior

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A leading drug policy reform group has created a satirical ad seeking a new Drug Enforcement Administration chief that skewers the DEA in the wake of ...

Retired Cop: I Never Encountered A Person 'Acting Out Under The Influence Of Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A pro-marijuana ad debuting in Texas on Tuesday showcases a retired police officer who says the state should take a more "sensible" approach to mariju...

Matt Ferner

Rights Groups: It's Time For The UN To Reform Its Global Drug Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

A coalition of more than 100 human rights organizations and drug policy groups is urging the United Nations to reform global drug policies and respect...

Matt Ferner

Here's Where The GOP's 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand On Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

While the federal government maintains a blanket ban on marijuana, recreational marijuana is already legal in four states and the District of Columbia...

Matt Ferner

SCOTUS Seeks Obama Administration's Views On Colorado Marijuana Suit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked for views from the Obama administration on a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Colorado's re...

10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.06.2015 | Taste

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copp...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Encourage Obama To Select A Progressive New DEA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

In a letter sent Friday, a group of lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to select a more progressive head of the Drug Enforcement Administrati...

Matt Ferner

VA Doctors Still Can't Recommend Medical Marijuana To Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

The House of Representatives on Thursday killed a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans' access to medical marijuana. Th...

Matt Ferner

Even Fox News Shows Majority Of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, a Fox News poll revealed Monday. (Yes, that Fox News.) The Fox poll marks the fi...