iOS app Android app

Legal Weed

Matt Ferner

Washington State Is Low On Weed For Retail Marijuana Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Washington state's new recreational marijuana shops will open next week for the first time to legally sell marijuana to adults. But there's a problem:...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Introduces Major Shift In Its Marijuana Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Want to get in on the Colorado green rush? If you're a resident of the state, you finally can. Starting Tuesday, for the first time, any adult Colo...

Matt Ferner

Don't Worry, Parents, Teens Still Can't Buy Weed At Colorado Dispensaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Parents concerned about their teens buying marijuana illegally from one of Colorado's licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries can rest easy -- th...

USDA Tells Staffers It Will Continue To Drug-Test For Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture who live in states where recreational or medical marijuana has been legalized, be warned. Your employe...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Consider Reclassifying Marijuana As Less Dangerous Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

The feds could actually soften their stance a little when it comes to weed. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surr...

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Patients Can't Bring Up Drug's Medical Use In Federal Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A family of medical marijuana patients in Washington state will not be able to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by presenting eviden...

Matt Ferner

Why Supporters Of Legal Marijuana Should Worry About A Chris Christie Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), campaigning Friday with New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, offered a glimpse of how...

Police Department Sued For Allegedly Seizing Pot Plants

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Crime

A group of medical marijuana patients on the Big Island of Hawaii are suing to get back pot plants that were allegedly seized wrongfully by police. ...

Matt Ferner

Senate Measure Seeks To Protect Gun Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment offered in the Senate Wednesday would block the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from targeting ...

The Limits of the Criminal Law

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

It is one thing to pass a law, it is another to enforce it. If only a few people disobey it, they can be prosecuted. If many do, the capacity of the courts and, if necessary, the prison system, can be overwhelmed.

Matt Ferner

Senate Could Follow House In Blocking DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could soon follow the House in banning the Drug Enforcement Administration from using its budget to crack down on states that...

Hillary Clinton Leaves Door Open On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she supports medical marijuana "for people who are in extreme medical conditions" and wants to "wait and see" how recreat...

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Demand Increased Access To Marijuana For Research Purposes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Thirty members of Congress, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)...

Denver Still Not Overrun By Lawless Zombie Stoners, After 5 Months Of Legal Weed Sales

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

It's been five months since residents and tourists alike could buy their first legal bags of marijuana in Denver, and despite the fears of many law en...

Matt Ferner

New Ad Targets GOP Congresswoman Over Opposition To Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates are on the attack in a new ad against House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) for her rece...

Matt Ferner

GOP Megadonor Funds Both Anti-Weed Amendment And Pro-Weed Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

While casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly poured millions into the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, hi...

Matt Ferner

As More States Legalize Weed, Teen Use Remains Stagnant

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

As marijuana's national popularity continues to grow and more states have legalized either medical or recreational use of it, a new federal survey sho...

Matt Ferner

Casino Billionaire Funds Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Florida legislation that would legalize medical marijuana just got a very wealthy opponent. Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and GOP super donor, has...

Matt Ferner

REPORT: DEA Has Spent 4 Decades Obstructing Science On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been impeding and ignoring the science on marijuana and other drugs for more than four decades, according to a...

Colorado Pot Shops Continue To Rake In The Green

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

According to the latest state tax collection data released Monday, Colorado had another banner month in legal, recreational marijuana sales. In Apr...

Man Charged With Driving High Also Really Drunk

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.08.2014 | Crime

A 23-year-old man who was high when he crashed his car into two police cruisers shortly after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana was also drunk...

Proposal For World's First Marijuana Banking System Signed Into Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Seeking to move marijuana businesses away from cash-only operations, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation Friday that tries to es...

Matt Ferner

Colorado AG Defends Company That Fired Medical Marijuana Patient For Off-Duty Use

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

The Colorado attorney general's office filed a brief last month arguing that employed Coloradans do not have the right to use marijuana outside of the...

New York Needs To Legalize Medical Marijuana Now, Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner & Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

New York is poised to become the 23rd state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The Compassionate Care Act, sponsored by Assemb...

Matt Ferner

New Ads Target Members Of Congress Who Opposed Medical Marijuana Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates are turning up the heat on House lawmakers who last week voted against an amendment to block the Drug Enforcement Administ...