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Crime Still Isn't Devouring Denver 4 Months After Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Four months after recreational marijuana sales were legalized in Denver, crime still hasn't gone up, according to the city's latest data. Overall v...

Ryan Grim

DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky's legal hemp industry followin...

Anti-Pot Group Excitedly Rushes To Fundraise Off 3-Year Old Obama Quote

Reason.com | Jacob Sullum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

This morning I received a fundraising appeal from the anti-pot group Project SAM that opens with "huge news!" Apparently "the President just stated, p...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Collects More Than $20 Million From Marijuana Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Colorado has raked in nearly $22 million from marijuana taxes, licenses and fees this fiscal year, according to state Department of Revenue data relea...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Group To Provide Free Marijuana To Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A new group in Colorado plans on providing cannabis to U.S. military vets as an alternative to using narcotics to treat physical or mental illness sus...

Matt Ferner

Federal Judge Says No To Family's Medical Marijuana Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A federal judge won't allow a family of a medical marijuana patients from Washington state to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by ar...

Matt Ferner

The Federal Government Just Ordered A Thousand Pounds Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

The federal government just ordered all the marijuana it wants -- something it would send most Americans to prison for doing. On Monday, the Drug E...

Matt Ferner

This Family Of Medical Marijuana Patients Could Go To Prison For Growing Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Four family members and a close family friend in a rural town in northeastern Washington are facing years in federal prison for growing marijuana for ...

Matt Ferner

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn't Lead To More Teens Smoking Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Parents and lawmakers concerned about legalizing medical marijuana in their states may find solace in a new study showing that it doesn't lead to more...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Now Has A Pot-Friendly Property Rental Service. Yes, It's Called airTHC

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, tourists have been flocking to the state, curious about the new pot laws. But, there's only one ...

Matt Ferner

Nobody Tell Chris Christie, But Colorado Might Have A Better 'Quality Of Life' Than New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

On a recent radio program, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed Colorado's recreational marijuana laws, which was not a surprise -- Christie has...

Chris Christie Slams Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), a vocal opponent of marijuana legalization, said he thinks Colorado's recreational pot law has heralded a "quality...

Newspaper Article Accidentally Sums Up The Marijuana Legalization Debate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media

Is it time for Ohio to legalize marijuana? That was the question posed by the Dayton City Paper, an independent alternative weekly in Dayton, Ohio...

Matt Ferner

Scientist Blasts Report Linking Casual Pot Smoking With Brain Abnormalities

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living

A study claiming that marijuana has negative effects on the brains of casual users made waves earlier this month. But at least one scientist claims th...

Matt Ferner

The 11 Stupidest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

Just say no to these 11 arguments against legalizing marijuana.

Matt Ferner

4/20 May Be Legal Federally Before The End Of The Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

A version of this story was first published earlier in April. Two states with legal recreational use. Twenty-one that allow medical use. Record-hig...

Marijuana Has Come A Long Way Since Last 4/20

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner and Nick Wing | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

What a difference a year makes. From 4/20, 2013, to 4/20, 2014, marijuana has taken big steps out of the shadows of the black market and into the ligh...

50 Successful Marijuana Users Who Prove The Person Matters More Than The Plant

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly & Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

A version of this story was first published in 2013. These guys just blew pothead stereotypes up in smoke. Though marijuana opponents have long...

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Weed Next. Will You Have A Happier 4/20 In 2015?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A version of this story first appeared in January. For the first 4/20 ever, people will gather in Colorado this weekend to show support for fully l...

4/20 Easter Treats Give 'Sugar High' A Whole New Meaning

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.19.2014 | Taste

Something seems unholy about 4/20 falling on Easter. Mostly, this.

Matt Ferner

Christian Leaders Call For Ending Drug War, Mass Incarceration

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

As the Easter holiday approaches, several Christian leaders called for the U.S. to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration of offenders. The faith...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Pot Shops Raided By The Feds May Be Shut For Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Four Denver-area medical marijuana businesses may be permanently shuttered after federal officials reportedly probing links with Colombian drug cartel...

Matt Ferner

This Is What The World's Most 'Perfect' Marijuana High Would Feel Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Marijuana users really enjoy strong weed, but would prefer that it came without paranoia, memory loss and impaired ability to function. That's accordi...

WATCH: Why Germans May Start Seeing Pot Plants Hanging Around Town

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

On the heels of Uruguay's recent decision to legalize the sale of marijuana, some Germans are arguing for their own high times. More than 120 crimi...

U.S. Legal Pot Sales To Hit $8 Billion A Year By 2018: Report

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

Combined sales of legal recreational and medical marijuana in the United States is projected to reach more than $8 billion in 2018. That's according t...