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Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty In Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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...

Washington State Next to Set Great Example for Legalized Marijuana

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Not only would legalization save billions and empty half of our jails, it would also save tens of thousands of lives around the world from the vicious drug cartels. And the proof is in Colorado thus far.

Terminal Cancer Patient Can't Use Illness As A Defense In Iowa Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

An Iowa terminal cancer patient showed up to court Tuesday wrapped in a blanket, still wearing hospital identification wristbands, to testify at his t...

PHOTO: Washington's First Day Of Legal Weed Looks Pretty Fun

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

If you're 21 years or older and live in Washington state, congrats! Starting Tuesday, you can legally buy weed without a prescription. It's a big day ...

Hunter Stuart

One-Quarter Of Washington's Towns Still Ban Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business

The small group of Christian protesters first showed up outside Tim Thompson's new marijuana shop in rural Washington about three weeks ago, holding s...

Matt Ferner

2 States Now Allow Marijuana Sales To Adults -- And Our Minds Are Blown

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Washington state joins Colorado Tuesday in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana to adults, delivering another sharp blow to the federal governm...

Terminal Cancer Patient Rushed To Hospital During Felony Trial For Medical Pot (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

A 48-year-old terminal cancer patient was rushed to the hospital from an Iowa courthouse Monday during his trial over felony charges for growing marij...

Matt Ferner

Former Congressman Catches 'Contact Buzz' As Filmmaker Smokes Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) may have lost the GOP gubernatorial primary in Colorado this year, but he did get a major role in a new documentary...

Matt Ferner

Washington State Is Low On Weed For Retail Marijuana Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Washington state's new recreational marijuana shops will open next week for the first time to legally sell marijuana to adults. But there's a problem:...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Introduces Major Shift In Its Marijuana Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Want to get in on the Colorado green rush? If you're a resident of the state, you finally can. Starting Tuesday, for the first time, any adult Colo...

Matt Ferner

Don't Worry, Parents, Teens Still Can't Buy Weed At Colorado Dispensaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Parents concerned about their teens buying marijuana illegally from one of Colorado's licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries can rest easy -- th...

USDA Tells Staffers It Will Continue To Drug-Test For Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture who live in states where recreational or medical marijuana has been legalized, be warned. Your employe...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Consider Reclassifying Marijuana As Less Dangerous Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

The feds could actually soften their stance a little when it comes to weed. The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surr...

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Patients Can't Bring Up Drug's Medical Use In Federal Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A family of medical marijuana patients in Washington state will not be able to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by presenting eviden...

Matt Ferner

Why Supporters Of Legal Marijuana Should Worry About A Chris Christie Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), campaigning Friday with New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein, offered a glimpse of how...

Police Department Sued For Allegedly Seizing Pot Plants

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Crime

A group of medical marijuana patients on the Big Island of Hawaii are suing to get back pot plants that were allegedly seized wrongfully by police. ...

Matt Ferner

Senate Measure Seeks To Protect Gun Rights Of Medical Marijuana Patients

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment offered in the Senate Wednesday would block the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from targeting ...

The Limits of the Criminal Law

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

It is one thing to pass a law, it is another to enforce it. If only a few people disobey it, they can be prosecuted. If many do, the capacity of the courts and, if necessary, the prison system, can be overwhelmed.

Matt Ferner

Senate Could Follow House In Blocking DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate could soon follow the House in banning the Drug Enforcement Administration from using its budget to crack down on states that...

Hillary Clinton Leaves Door Open On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she supports medical marijuana "for people who are in extreme medical conditions" and wants to "wait and see" how recreat...

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Demand Increased Access To Marijuana For Research Purposes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Thirty members of Congress, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)...

Denver Still Not Overrun By Lawless Zombie Stoners, After 5 Months Of Legal Weed Sales

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

It's been five months since residents and tourists alike could buy their first legal bags of marijuana in Denver, and despite the fears of many law en...

Matt Ferner

New Ad Targets GOP Congresswoman Over Opposition To Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates are on the attack in a new ad against House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) for her rece...