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Matt Ferner

NBC News Editor Leaves To Head Marijuana News Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Media

Veteran journalist Al Olson has left his senior editor position at NBC News to head Marijuana.com, a cannabis news site. “I’ve been a journalis...

Matt Ferner

Colorado's Marijuana Black Market Is More Complicated Than It Looks

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Depending on whom you ask, Colorado's marijuana black market has either vanished or expanded since weed was legalized in the state. Mexican pot farmer...

Oregon Could Generate A Tremendous Amount Of Tax Revenue From Legal Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

If voters in Oregon decide to legalize recreational marijuana this November, the state expects it could generate up to $40 million per year in tax rev...

Matt Ferner

Gavin Newsom Will Back 'The Right Initiative' On Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), who has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, has now said he's prepared to campaign...

Democratic Lawmaker Sampled Some Legal Weed While Visiting Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach (D), a longtime champion of marijuana legalization, went on a fact-finding trip to Colorado last month to see the...

Matt Ferner

Former Top NYT Editor Calls Paper's Drug Testing Policy 'Increasingly Difficult To Defend'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media

The day after the New York Times editorial board finished rolling out their editorial series calling for the legalization of marijuana, the board fiel...

Matt Ferner

Nation's Capital Will Vote On Legal Weed In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Voters in our nation's capital will be the next to decide on marijuana legalization. Wednesday morning, the District of Columbia Board of Election...

Matt Ferner

Former Prison May Be Converted Into A Marijuana Shop

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business

In a fitting encapsulation of how the tables have turned on U.S. marijuana policy, a former correctional facility in rural Colorado may one day be the...

Matt Ferner

Thousands Call For NYT To Stop Drug Testing Staff For Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media

As The New York Times continues to roll out editorials supporting the legalization of marijuana, a Change.org petition has received thousands of signa...

Matt Ferner

Obama Won't Legalize Pot Just Because The New York Times Said He Should

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

The White House has responded to New York Times editorials this week supporting marijuana legalization, saying ending U.S. pot prohibition isn't the "...

Matt Ferner

Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For Stoned Driving Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving ...

Matt Ferner

House Bill Would Legalize 'Charlotte's Web' Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday would legalize a compound in marijuana used to treat severe epilepsy. The le...

Matt Ferner

New Measure Would Protect States' Medical Marijuana Patients, Physicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patien...

Matt Ferner

Oregon Voters Will Be Next To Decide On Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

This November, Oregon voters will get to decide whether they want to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. "Initiative Petition 53 has qua...

Colorado Voters Are Cool With Creating Members-Only Marijuana Clubs

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

When it comes to marijuana use, Colorado voters want it legal but they want it kept private. In a Quinnipiac poll released Monday, state voters str...

Matt Ferner

Why It May Be Difficult To Get Your Favorite Weed Edible In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

Washington state regulators on Wednesday approved the sale of cannabis-infused treats by marijuana dispensaries, with one exception: nothing that may ...

Matt Ferner

If Legal Marijuana Was Supposed To Cause More Crime, It's Not Doing A Very Good Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

When Colorado legalized weed more than a year ago, opponents of the move warned that crime would rise. But half a year after the first sales of recrea...

Matt Ferner

House Votes To Allow Banking For Marijuana Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Signaling growing acceptance of cannabis legalization nationally, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to allow banks to provide traditiona...

Matt Ferner

Researchers Discover How Marijuana Compound Reduces Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have long known that compounds derived from marijuana have some cancer fighting properties, but a recent discovery demonstrates how exactly...

Petition To Reinstate Marijuana Scientist Gets Thousands Of Signatures

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A petition demanding that the University of Arizona reinstate a research scientist fired after she won federal approval to study marijuana for militar...

Matt Ferner

Former Congressman Scores Free, Legal Weed At Movie Screening

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) just scored his first bag of free, legal weed. In Denver on Thursday during a screening of a new documentary tha...

Colorado Shops Are Selling A LOT Of Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

In the first five months of legal retail sales, Colorado dispensaries sold about $90 million worth of recreational marijuana, The Denver Post reported...

Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty In Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

A terminal cancer patient who says he grew marijuana to treat his tumors was found guilty of drug charges Wednesday by an Iowa jury that wasn't allowe...

Saki Knafo

White House Admits Prison Won't Solve The Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won't keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing pu...

Matt Ferner

Washington State Sells Legal Weed, World Does Not End

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business

Washington state completed its first day of legal, recreational marijuana sales -- and the world did not end. Despite fewer than 10 shops opening a...