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DEA Raids 2 Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided two legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on Thursday that, accord...

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Marijuana Industry Would Be Worth A Fortune Under Full Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be w...

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Colorado Officials Backtrack On Call For Pot-Edibles Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after their re...

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Colorado Health Officials Call For Ban On Marijuana Edibles

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recrea...

Afroman: 'After Marijuana Is Legalized, I'm Not A Criminal'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Thirteen years after his anthem "Because I Got High" hit the airwaves and highlighted the carefree attitudes of stoners everywhere, Afroman is back wi...

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Alaska Law Enforcement Backs Legal Weed In New Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

In a series of television and radio ads released in Alaska Wednesday, active and retired members of the state's law enforcement community are backing ...

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GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Thinks Colorado Voters Should Consider Repeal Of Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

During a gubernatorial debate Thursday in Fort Collins, Colorado, between incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez,...

Carl Sagan's Drug War Questions From 24 Years Ago Are Still Spot On

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Carl Sagan, a titan of scientific thought and communication, assumed many different roles in his life -- from science's "gatekeeper," to television st...

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Colorado Governor Walks Back 'Reckless' Weed Legalization Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday his state's recreational marijuana law is not "reckless," as he called it a day earlier, but "risky."...

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Colorado Governor: Legalizing Marijuana Was 'Reckless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reck...

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Fired Medical Marijuana Patient Makes His Case In State's Highest Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Employers can still fire employees for marijuana use, even in states where it's legal. But one case heard in Colorado's Supreme Court Tuesday morning ...

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Eric Holder Signals Support For Marijuana Reform Just As He's Heading Out The Door

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Just as Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to step down from his post, he appears more open than ever to the argument for rescheduling marijuana as...

States Would Reap Billions In Taxes From Legal Weed, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Money may not grow on trees, but it apparently does grow on marijuana plants. If all 50 states legalized cannabis today, they'd be collectively raking...

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Nation's Capital Ready To Legalize Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Washington, D.C., voters appear to be ready to legalize marijuana, according to a new poll that puts support at 65 percent. The NBC4/Washington Pos...

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Marijuana Campaign Asks Users To 'Consume Responsibly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

The advocacy group that helped to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado is reminding people to please "consume responsibly." Wedn...

Like Sex And Weed? Then This Is Your Dream Job.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media

Do you like sex and marijuana? Well then this job is for you. Last week, The Denver Post's marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what may be th...

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New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Reg...

Terminal Cancer Patient Sentenced To Probation, Not Prison, For Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

A terminal cancer patient who faced up to 15 years in prison for growing marijuana that he says was used to treat his tumors was instead sentenced to ...

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Colorado Not Suffering Buyer's Remorse Over Legal Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Nine months after Colorado shops opened their doors to sell the first bags of recreational marijuana, a majority of state residents still support lega...

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REPORT: World Leaders Call For Massive Shift In Global Drug Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

In a report to be released Tuesday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a panel of prominent political figures and activists, will call upon governm...

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Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans, Survey Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

A broad new survey shows that a majority of American adults continue to support marijuana legalization in the United States, and that support appears ...

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Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabi...

This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijua...

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Fewer Pain Pill Overdoses In States With Medical Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

States that have legalized marijuana for medical use have lower rates of prescription painkiller overdose deaths than states that have not, new resear...

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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...