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Legal Weed Market Is Heating Up For Vape Shops

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

(Repeats for additional subscribers) By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - When Matt and Jen Osmun opened thei...

Chris Christie Vows Crackdown On Legal Weed As Soon As He's Prez

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is once again threatening marijuana users in states that have legalized the drug, telling them to "enjoy it"...

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Oregon adults will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana beginning Oct. 1, about a year earlier than had been expected.   Gov....

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

Marijuana Ingredient Can Help Heal Broken Bones, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists in Israel are exploring another medical use for marijuana: Their research indicates that a compound in the plant helps heal bone fractures...

Colorado Rejects Giving PTSD Patients Access To Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

Colorado rejected adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana on Wednesday. Aft...

Elizabeth Warren Urges Feds To Support Research On Medical Marijuana's Benefits

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

 The federal government has a "responsibility" to facilitate sensible research into marijuana's medical benefits, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass....

Oregon's Portland International Airport Allows In-State Travelers To Carry Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Portland International Airport will allow travelers within Oregon to carry amounts of marijuana legalized by the state's recreational marijuana law, ...

Indiana's Marijuana Church Sues State, Claims Pot Prohibition Infringes On Its Religious Beliefs

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Indiana's First Church of Cannabis -- a religion that embraces marijuana as a holy sacrament, newly born under the state's recently enacted and ...

Majority Of Denver Voters Support Marijuana In Bars

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

A majority of Denver voters support recreational marijuana smoking in bars and other public venues in the city, according to a new survey, boosting a...

The Truth About Where Your Pot Comes From

Mike Sweeney | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Not to be a buzz kill, but if you light up a joint or unwrap that edible, chances are your weed came from an illegal grow farm in Northern California where forests were cleared, rivers were sucked dry or tainted with chemicals, and animals were poisoned.

New Proposal Could Make It Easier To Research Medical Benefits Of Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

  Marijuana supporters and opponents have teamed up on a new amendment that would create a new federal sub-category for the plant -- and th...

Matt Ferner

Washington Rakes In Millions From Pot Taxes In First Year Of Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor ...

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...