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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.

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...

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 ...

Friday Talking Points -- Always Twirling for Freedom!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.

Matt Ferner

New Bill Would Force Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come together to back a bill that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting individuals and businesses...

Here's A Glimpse Of Who Celebrated 4/20 In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Marijuana lovers everywhere celebrated weed on the unofficial holiday of pot: 4/20. Photographer Matthew Reamer was on hand in San Francisco to cap...

Campaign Begins In Arizona To Make Recreational Marijuana Legal

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, April 17 (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday ...

Matt Ferner

These Photos Of Legal Marijuana Users Shatter Stereotypes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

The stereotypical marijuana user -- the "stoner" -- hasn't adequately represented the actual people who responsibly enjoy marijuana for some time. But...

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

Matt Ferner

Foes Of Marijuana Legalization Can't Like These New Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Opponents of legalizing marijuana can't be happy about several new polls released Tuesday. Majority support for making cannabis legal is holding stead...

Alaska House Passes Marijuana Regulation Bill

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state House Thursday afternoon passed a bill that would clarify municipal regulation of marijuana businesses and define the number of plants allowed per household.

Matt Ferner

The First Annual Huffington Post Weedvent Calendar

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

It's that time of year again, HuffPost readers, and we know for some of you the anticipation of the national 4/20 holiday is almost too much to bear. ...

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...

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Sam Stein

The Country Is Learning To Love Legalized Weed. So When Will Congress?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

Weed. It's become serious business. No longer stigmatized as the drug of the unambitious and basement-ridden (ok, it still has some of that stigma), i...

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

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

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...

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...

Matt Ferner

STUDY: Stoned Drivers At Far Lower Risk Of Crash Than Drunken Drivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

A government study on impaired driving released last week found that drivers who had used marijuana were at a far lower risk of getting into a car acc...