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Missouri Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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Oregon Wedding Featuring Weed Bar Was A Huge 'Hit' With Guests

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.29.2015 | Weddings

This wasn't your typical weeding... er, wedding.  For their matrimonial ceremony this summer, Oregon couple John Elledge and Whitney Alexander de...

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l...

These Influential Marijuana Users Defy The Stoner Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Now that nearly one out of every two Americans admits to having tried marijuana at some point in their lives, more than half of all states have ...

Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A Year For Schools

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate t...

Judge Says Video Allegedly Showing Cops Eating Marijuana Candy Can Be Used As Evidence

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a controversial surveillance video allegedly showing three police ...

Marijuana Conviction Overturned By Colorado Appeals Court

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

A state appeals court has overturned the marijuana conviction of a Colorado woman who was sentenced and convicted for marijuana possession just days ...

This Man Is Serving More Than 13 Years In Prison For Two Joints' Worth Of Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

This summer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill that significantly decreases criminal penalties for marijuana possession in the ...

Push To Permit Pot In Denver Bars Gains Momentum

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

Backers of a Denver ballot initiative that would allow adults to consume marijuana in some bars and other venues say they have collected more than 10,...

New DEA Chief: 'Heroin Is Clearly More Dangerous Than Marijuana'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

The new Drug Enforcement Administration chief has finally made it clear: Marijuana is safer than heroin.  DEA head Chuck Rosenberg told rep...

Cops Sue Over Video That Allegedly Shows Them Eating Weed Candy During Raid

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

Three unidentified Santa Ana Police Department officers -- allegedly caught on a surveillance video eating weed-infused candy and mocking a disabled w...

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into DOJ's Continued Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Two congressmen behind a federal provision protecting state-legal medical marijuana operations are seeking an investigation into the Department of Ju...

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 ...