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Matt Ferner

A Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization. Here's How Much That Support Has Grown.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

More than 40 years ago, a social science research group started asking Americans if they support the legalization of marijuana. For the first time, th...

Matt Ferner

Washington Medical Marijuana Trial Ends With Acquittal On All But 1 Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Top Conservatives Are Totally Confused By Marijuana Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

When pressed at an annual conference for conservative activists this week about their stances on marijuana legalization, several members of the Republ...

Dave Jamieson

The Washington Post May No Longer Make Job Seekers Pee In A Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

If you've ever been offered a job at The Washington Post, you know there's one undignified step in the hiring process that just about everyone goes th...

Matt Ferner

Virginia Governor Signs Law Protecting Patients Who Use Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed into law Thursday a measure that shields patients who use marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy fro...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday -- at least according to the city ...

Matt Ferner

DC Mayor Vows To Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization Despite Republican Threats Of Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

In the final hours before marijuana possession is scheduled to become legal in the nation's capital, House Republicans have warned District of Columbi...

Matt Ferner

Federal Trial Begins Against Family That Grew Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Study: Marijuana May Be Least Dangerous Recreational Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be...

Matt Ferner

Weed Is Now Officially Legal In Alaska

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Marijuana is now legal for adults in Alaska. Alaska on Tuesday becomes the third U.S. state to end prohibition of marijuana, officially putting int...

Matt Ferner

House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years In Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Two More Lawsuits Seek To Stamp Out Legal Marijuana In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Two lawsuits filed in federal court Thursday aim to shut down Colorado's regulated marijuana industry, claiming that the state's recreational marijuan...

Matt Ferner

Vermont Could Be Next State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

Vermont could become the first state in history to legalize recreational marijuana via state legislature with a new bill submitted Tuesday that aims t...

Matt Ferner

'I'm Facing 10 Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana -- For Me, That's A Death Sentence'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

STUDY: Stoned Drivers At Far Lower Risk Of Crash Than Drunken Drivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

A government study on impaired driving released last week found that drivers who had used marijuana were at a far lower risk of getting into a car acc...

Matt Ferner

Drug Czar Supports DC's Ability To Legalize Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli, though banned from supporting marijuana legalization due to federal law, says that the nation's capital should be a...

Matt Ferner

Surgeon General: Marijuana 'Can Be Helpful' For Some Medical Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's new surgeon general, says that marijuana "can be helpful" for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate pol...

Colorado May Have To Refund As Much As $30 Million In Pot Taxes

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

If this isn't a good enough reason to legalize it, we don't know what is.

Matt Ferner

Veterans May Get Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana...

Matt Ferner

Obama Budget Would Allow D.C. Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nearly $4 trillion federal budget plan unveiled Monday includes fine print that may have major consequences for marijuana leg...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Company Rolls 12,000 Joints For Super Bowl

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2015 | Sports

"We still have about 3,000 left to roll before the Super Bowl."

Here's How Fast The Marijuana Industry Is Growing, In 5 Charts

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

The marijuana industry is booming, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down in the near future. Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing indust...

Matt Ferner

Loretta Lynch Says She Doesn't Support Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Loretta Lynch, the nominee for attorney general, said Wednesday during her confirmation hearing that she does not support the legalization of marijuan...

Matt Ferner

Doctors Call On DEA To Reschedule Marijuana For Medical Research Purposes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana as a less harmful substance in order to...