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War on Marijuana

Matt Ferner

Influx Of New Hemp Bills Further Signifies America Is Turning A Corner On Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of the year, more than 70 bills related to hemp have been introduced in more than half of the states in the U.S. That's more than ...

Smoke and Mirrors Cloud Medical Marijuana Debate

Akikur Mohammad, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Akikur Mohammad, M.D.

It's time now to change the flawed medical marijuana system by insisting that standard medical procedures be followed in the dispensing of the drug. Let's save our children from the dangers of "marijuana doctors" before all concerns for safety go up in smoke.

The Secret Lives Of A Drug-Dealing Mom, Soldier And Law Student

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Selling drugs for a living or for some extra cash may seem like a foreign concept to many people. But as a recent collection of anonymous posts on sec...

In The Future, People Will Bring Pot To Dinner Parties Instead Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

If the support for marijuana legalization continues to rise, in the near future you might bring a bag of your favorite cannabis to a dinner party, rat...

Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Pastor

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Despite the increasing nationwide popularity of legalizing marijuana, admitting use for recreational or medical purposes, especially among certain pro...

Matt Ferner

Coloradans Even Happier About Legal Weed After A Few Months Of Retail Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

More than a year after Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, and less than three months after the first...

California Lt. Gov. Totally Schools His Boss On Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

During a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made a strong departure from the marijuana p...

We Shouldn't Arrest One More Person for Having Marijuana

Karl 'Dice Raw' Jenkins | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Karl 'Dice Raw' Jenkins

Seriously, what makes one group of people OK to target and demoralize versus another batch of humans who are consuming the same amount of the same substance? That's the question.

Ryan J. Reilly

The DEA Isn't Destroying As Much Weed As It Used To

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration destroyed fewer marijuana plants in 2012 and 2013 combined than it did in 2010 alone, according to n...

Matt Ferner

Republicans Really Want Obama To Keep Arresting People For Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Thursday to force President Barack Obama to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana i...

Even Sugar Is More Harmful Than Marijuana, Americans Say

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Of all the vices a person can indulge in, which is the least bad for your health? According to a new survey from NBC News/The Wall Street Journal, Ame...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Recreational Weed Sales Top $14 Million In First Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

During the first month of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado's licensed dispensaries generated a total of more than $14 million, putting about $2 ...

FDA Moves Forward With Marijuana-Based Drug To Fight Childhood Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation for a cannabis-based drug developed to treat childhood-onset epilepsy, GW Pharmac...

Locking People Up for Public Marijuana Smoking Is Not the Answer

Grant Smith | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Grant Smith

Threatening people who consume marijuana in public with arrest and a 60 day jail sentence will not deter this behavior. It will only perpetuate the harms that we have seen from failed drug war policies.

Matt Ferner

No, Colorado Isn't Releasing People Imprisoned For Pot Crimes. But Why The Hell Not?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- A parody news story went viral earlier this week, claiming that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) had proposed a bill that would release p...

Matt Ferner

Just Say No To These 11 Outrageous Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Nearly 80 years ago, the feature film "Reefer Madness" hit theaters, projecting demonstrably false anti-marijuana propaganda all over the big screen. ...

Rhode Island Governor Offers Amazingly Stoner-Sounding Idea For Pot Revenues

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

During a Monday appearance on HuffPost Live, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) discussed one of the most stoner-sounding ideas for putting marijuan...

Why I Made "I Got That Weed"

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Casey Gane-McCalla

Before marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington, I had written and recorded a song with my band, Knight Blade, called "I Got That Weed." The...

Colorado Voters Support Legal Weed, But Think It's Bad For State's Image

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Registered voters in Colorado remain supportive of the legalization of recreational marijuana. But when asked if legalization has been "good or ba...

Matt Ferner

Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Pot Legalization And Suicide Rates

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

A team of economists' newly published report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests states that have legalized medical marijuana may see a ...

Has Entrepreneurship Gone to Pot?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.06.2014 | Small Business
Lynda Bekore

Like cigarettes and alcohol, marijuana is a perfectly legal, commercial product (in specific states, so far) albeit with restrictions on its growth and distribution, so why shouldn't entrepreneurs benefit from a legal activity?

Matt Ferner

Obama Invited To Weed Tour In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has invited President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to join him on a marijuana tour in Colora...

The War On Weed Was Fading For Five Years Before Anyone Noticed

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Over the past several years, many Americans have become increasingly vocal in their opposition to harsh anti-marijuana laws. But an analysis of data o...

Marijuana Prohibition Was Racist From The Start. Not Much Has Changed.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As the nation's nearly 80-year history of pot prohibition slowly begins to crumble, starting with Colorado's recent implementation of taxed and legali...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Lawmaker: We Sold Legal Weed And 'Guess What? The World Didn't End'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), one of the House Democrats' chief deputy whips, sent an email to her supporters Monday night with glowing praise for her...