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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...

Matt Ferner

Florida Republican Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

A top Florida Republican filed a bill Monday that would legalize medical marijuana in the state, just months after a similar ballot measure received a...

Matt Ferner

Report: Legal Weed Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could be...

Matt Ferner

Obama Predicts Bright Future For Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said during a YouTube interview Thursday that he believes more states will consider legalizing recreational marijuana, citing h...

Matt Ferner

Bill Aims To End Federal Ban On U.S. Hemp Production

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill in the House on Wednesday that aims to put an end to the federal ban on hemp production in the Unite...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Guesses It Will Cost $420, Of Course, To Pull Marijuana PSA Records

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

A recent records request targeting a new series of Colorado public service announcements on legal recreational marijuana has turned up the perfect cos...

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Patient Facing Prison For Growing Pot Has Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

A Washington state man who is facing at least 10 years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing medical marijuana for person...

Cancer Patient Dies After Conviction In Medical Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

A cancer patient from Iowa whose conviction for growing medical marijuana made national headlines died from the disease on Monday. Benton Mackenzie...

Matt Ferner

Senators Rip Obama's 'Flexible' Interpretation Of International Drug Controls

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana, anti-pot Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), have teamed up t...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) submitted the District of Columbia's new marijuana legalization initiative to Congress Tuesday, ignoring an e...

Matt Ferner

Peter Thiel's Venture Capital Fund Places Major Bet On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business

A marijuana investment company has received millions from Founders Fund, the high-profile venture capital firm headed by famed investor Peter Thiel, m...

Matt Ferner

Oklahoma Republicans Don't Want To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are calling for state Attorney General Scott Pruitt to drop his lawsuit against Colorado over its legalization of recreatio...

Matt Ferner

Former Senator To Run Pot Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) is the new CEO of a marijuana company that produces cannabis-infused products for both recreational and medica...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Funds Multiple Studies On Marijuana's Medical Possibilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

The Colorado state Board of Health approved nearly $8 million in grant funding Wednesday for eight separate studies investigating the potential medica...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Pols Fight GOP Pot Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring an effort among congressional Republicans to block marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia in the recently passed ...

Matt Ferner

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains ...

Matt Ferner

Pelosi Says Legal Weed Still Has A Chance In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are trying to thwart legal weed in the District of Columbia, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thinks the pl...

Matt Ferner

Congress Just Gave Historic Support To Medical Marijuana, Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill re...

Arthur Delaney

Andy Harris, Anti-Pot Republican, Glad Congress Overruled D.C. Residents On Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican congressman who has crusaded against the District of Columbia's ever-liberalizing pot laws cheered a new congressional sp...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Marijuana Law Blocked By Congress, But There May Be A Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., appears to be blocked in the spending bill Congress released late Tuesda...

Matt Ferner

Americans Want States With Legal Marijuana Protected From Federal Prohibition

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

A majority of Americans want each state to decide its own marijuana laws and don't want federal interference with those that legalize cannabis. A r...

Rand Paul Hints At Previous Marijuana Use

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) maybe, probably, could have smoked some pot in college. "Let's just say I wasn't a choir boy when I was in college and that...