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Matt Ferner

Colorado Funds Multiple Studies On Marijuana's Medical Possibilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

The Colorado state Board of Health approved nearly $8 million in grant funding Wednesday for eight separate studies investigating the potential medica...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Pols Fight GOP Pot Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ignoring an effort among congressional Republicans to block marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia in the recently passed ...

Matt Ferner

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains ...

Matt Ferner

Pelosi Says Legal Weed Still Has A Chance In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are trying to thwart legal weed in the District of Columbia, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thinks the pl...

Matt Ferner

Congress Just Gave Historic Support To Medical Marijuana, Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill re...

Arthur Delaney

Andy Harris, Anti-Pot Republican, Glad Congress Overruled D.C. Residents On Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican congressman who has crusaded against the District of Columbia's ever-liberalizing pot laws cheered a new congressional sp...

Matt Ferner

D.C. Marijuana Law Blocked By Congress, But There May Be A Loophole

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., appears to be blocked in the spending bill Congress released late Tuesda...

Matt Ferner

Americans Want States With Legal Marijuana Protected From Federal Prohibition

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

A majority of Americans want each state to decide its own marijuana laws and don't want federal interference with those that legalize cannabis. A r...

Rand Paul Hints At Previous Marijuana Use

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) maybe, probably, could have smoked some pot in college. "Let's just say I wasn't a choir boy when I was in college and that...

Matt Ferner

Houston Police Chief Says Drug War Is A 'Miserable' Failure, Feds Need To Step Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

The drug war is a "miserable" failure and the federal government needs to take the lead on reforming marijuana policy, Houston Police Chief Charles Mc...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take s...

Matt Ferner

Veterans May Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. The Veterans Eq...

Legal Pot In Washington Bringing In Even More Tax Revenue Than Predicted

AP | By RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's legal recreational marijuana market is bringing in more tax revenue to the state than originally predicted, state...

Grandmas Smoke Pot For The First Time, And It Is The Best Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Three grandmas recently smoked marijuana for the first time and got high. It is the best thing ever. And don't worry, they didn't break the law -- Cut...

Matt Ferner

All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...

Matt Ferner

Official Bob Marley Weed Will Be For Sale Next Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

The family of reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose public embrace of marijuana made him synonymous with cannabis culture, has joined a private equity fi...

Matt Ferner

Global Drug Survey Explores The Safest Ways To Get High -- Or Not

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

This year's Global Drug Survey asks why users quit, why they use a potent form of hash oil made with volatile butane and how they obtain substances th...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was m...

Ryan Grim

The Dark-Horse Policy Reform That Has Both Obama And Some GOPers Optimistic

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

With Democrats holding the White House and Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, it's been suggested that the odds are slim of any major ...

Matt Ferner

Shrinking Majority Of Americans Supports Marijuana Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

A new Gallup poll shows that while a majority of Americans still support legalization of marijuana, that majority has thinned out significantly in onl...

Hunter Stuart

Weed Entrepreneurs In Oregon And Alaska Celebrate Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business

On Tuesday, marijuana prohibition suffered another defeat. Voters in Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska followed Colorado and Washington in votin...

Matt Ferner

Alaska Becomes 4th State To Legalize Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Alaska legalized recreational marijuana for adult use on Tuesday, becoming the fourth state in the nation to do so. The state joined Oregon and Was...

Matt Ferner

OREGON LEGALIZES WEED

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

The reformation of marijuana laws across the nation took another step forward Tuesday when voters in Oregon approved a measure to legalize the drug fo...

Matt Ferner

Weed Is Now Legal In The Nation's Capital

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

In yet another blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs, the nation's capital has legalized recreational marijuana, NPR and USA Today repo...

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Fails In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Although polls have found almost 90 percent public support for medical marijuana in Florida, a state measure that would have legalized cannabis for me...