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Matt Ferner

Federal Judge Says No To Family's Medical Marijuana Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A federal judge won't allow a family of a medical marijuana patients from Washington state to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by ar...

For These Medical Marijuana Users, Weed Is More Than A Drug

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Secret-sharing app Whisper gives users the ability to confess to anything, anonymously and without fear of being publicly shamed. Some confess about l...

Sanjay Gupta Honored With New Strain Of Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.13.2014 | Media

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's recent op-ed that described his "doubling down" on support for medical marijuana has inspired a Colorado dispensary to honor CNN's ...

Gupta 'Doubles Down' On His Support For Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.06.2014 | Media

Although it has been about eight months since Sanjay Gupta last wrote about his support for medical marijuana -- when he apologized for misleading the...

Matt Ferner

Major Group Announces Support For Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The Epilepsy Foundation has recognized medical marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy, calling for better access to the drug and more research into it...

Feds Open Banks for MMJ Business

The 420 Times | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.

Court: Smoke Pot? No Job Protection For You

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 06.25.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but employers in the state can lawfully fire workers who test positive for...

Colorado's Medical Pot System Plagued By Woes: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver

(Refiles to change dateline to DENVER) By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 26 (Reuters) - The agency charged with regulating...

No Medical Marijuana For PTSD? Then Just Legalize It

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.27.2012 | Denver

A group of Colorado veterans are forming a pro-marijuana legalization group after state health officials denied a second petition to allow medical mar...

Medical Marijuana Ad Ban Good For The Industry, Pot Group Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.30.2012 | Denver

Last week, Denver City Council voted unanimously to ban all outdoor medical marijuana ads -- from billboards, posters and bus benches to windshield le...

Medical Marijuana Ad Ban Gets Final Approval In Denver

Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver

All outdoor medical marijuana ads are officially banned in the City of Denver. On Monday night, the Denver City Council voted unanimously 12-0 to b...

City Council Votes Unanimously On Medical Marijuana Ad Ban

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.14.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and si...

Should Denver Ban Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ads?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Denver

Should the City of Denver ban outdoor medical marijuana ads? That's the question that Denver City Council is set to debate Monday evening during a pub...

Jason Linkins

Feds Shut Down Medical Marijuana Shop To Preserve The Pristine Students At Boulder

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

The war on drugs: it's mostly hard, and frequently inane. But fortunately for modern-day drug-battling bureaucrats, there is a superbly easy target to...

Cancer Patient Busted For Medical Pot Found Not Guilty

Posted 07.03.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: It’s been 14 months since the police swarmed Bob Crouse‘s Colorado Springs House, confiscated h...

Easing Of Pot Law Poses Challenge For Parents

AP | DAVID CRARY and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. Now he's got three boys, the...

The Pot Vote Could Affect Obama-Romney Race In Colorado

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. -- Voters in this presidential battleground state won't just decide whether to go red or blue this fall but also green – as in we...

Hemp Industry Leaders Back State's Pot Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver

The majority of California voters may not support pot legalization for recreational use, but one of its residents sure supports its legalization in Co...

Matt Ferner

Obama's War On Pot Ramps Up In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

In its official party platform, the Denver County Democratic Party endorses the legalization of marijuana and the Colorado Democratic Party has announ...

Colo. Dems Endorse Marijuana Legalization Amendment

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

On Monday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that the Colorado Democratic Party announced that it officially supports Amendmen...

Great Marijuana Debate, Round 2: Should Pot Be Fully Legalized?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.04.2012 | Denver

On March 19, The Huffington Post hosted the Great Marijuana Debate and asked readers if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. On the...

25 More Dispensaries Threatened By Feds: Move Or Shut Down

Posted 03.24.2012 | Denver

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's office issued letters to the owners of 25 medical marijuana dispensaries located within 1,000 feet of a school notifyin...

Debate: Should Marijuana Be Legalized For Recreational Use?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver

Marijuana. This little plant sure generates a lot of drama. And it seems these days everyone has an opinion about what should be done about it, from a...

Is There A Stoned Driving Epidemic?

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.18.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Angeline Chilton says she can't drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman says she'd never get behind the wheel right afte...

No 'Safe Harbor' For Any Colo. Pot Shops

Posted 03.05.2012 | Denver

On Friday, John Walsh, the U.S. Attorney in Colorado, said that there is no "safe harbor" for any medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, accordi...