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Matt Ferner

Colorado Asks Supreme Court To Toss Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Anti-Pot Neighbor States

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

The Colorado Attorney General's Office on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Co...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Spend Millions On Marijuana For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The federal government announced Monday that it is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars on marijuana research through the University of Missi...

Matt Ferner

Charges For Pot In Colorado Have Plummeted

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

It should come as no surprise that when Colorado legalized marijuana, criminal charges connected to the plant would be reduced. But a comprehensive ne...

Police Raid Pot Club Of Reporter Who Quit Her Job On TV

Posted 03.22.2015 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police served search warrants at marijuana activist Charlo Greene's Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports ...

Matt Ferner

Survey Finds Strong Majority In Support Of Marijuana Legalization And Decriminalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

A new national survey of American voters has found a strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and an even larger majority in support of de...

Matt Ferner

Legal Marijuana In Colorado Has Already Generated More Than $15 Million For Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

Legal marijuana in Colorado has already generated more than $15 million in tax revenue that is specifically earmarked for public schools, according to...

A Leaf Got A 6th Grader Suspended For A Year -- Because It Looked Like Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

A Virginia 6th grader was arrested and suspended from middle school for a year because of a leaf found in his backpack that an assistant principal tho...

Matt Ferner

Obama: If Enough States Decriminalize Marijuana, Congress May Change Federal Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama said if enough states reform their marijuana laws, Congress may change federal law that continues to make the drug illegal. ...

Matt Ferner

Senate Bill Would Effectively End The Federal War On Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

A sweeping Senate bill introduced Tuesday seeks to significantly roll back the federal government's war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Acc...

Matt Ferner

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in stat...

Matt Ferner

Rhode Island Considers Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed...

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...

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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...

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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...