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Matt Ferner

Christian Leaders Call For Ending Drug War, Mass Incarceration

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

As the Easter holiday approaches, several Christian leaders called for the U.S. to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration of offenders. The faith...

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Colorado Pot Shops Raided By The Feds May Be Shut For Good

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Four Denver-area medical marijuana businesses may be permanently shuttered after federal officials reportedly probing links with Colombian drug cartel...

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This Is What The World's Most 'Perfect' Marijuana High Would Feel Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Marijuana users really enjoy strong weed, but would prefer that it came without paranoia, memory loss and impaired ability to function. That's accordi...

U.S. Legal Pot Sales To Hit $8 Billion A Year By 2018: Report

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

Combined sales of legal recreational and medical marijuana in the United States is projected to reach more than $8 billion in 2018. That's according t...

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Marijuana Supporters Worry Colorado Bills Target Pot-Using Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bills recently introduced in the Colorado Senate may criminalize what's now the legal use and cultivation of marijuana by parents, according to some m...

Most People Think Responsible Adults Can Occasionally Smoke Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Most Americans think people can be responsible adults while smoking marijuana now and then, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll released Wednesday. ...

After 3 Months Of Legal Pot Sales, Denver Still Not A Crime-Filled Hellscape

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Three months into Colorado's historic legal recreational marijuana sales, crime hasn't gone up in Denver, according to recent data released by the cit...

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Americans: Alcohol Is A Bigger Danger To Health, Society Than Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By a wide margin, Americans believe that alcohol is more dangerous to a person's health and to society in general than marijuana, according to a Pew s...

Television Now Has Its First Chief Cannabis Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media

Author and journalist Ryan Nerz has the unique distinction of being television's first ever chief cannabis correspondent. Hired by Fusion, Nerz wil...

Majority Of Americans Believe Pot Legalization Is Inevitable

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new p...

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Lawmaker Predicts Marijuana Will Be Legal Within 5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Two states with legal recreational use. Twenty more that allow medical use. Record-high support at the national level for more permissive policies. It...

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

The Secret Lives Of A Drug-Dealing Mom, Soldier And Law Student

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Selling drugs for a living or for some extra cash may seem like a foreign concept to many people. But as a recent collection of anonymous posts on sec...

In The Future, People Will Bring Pot To Dinner Parties Instead Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

If the support for marijuana legalization continues to rise, in the near future you might bring a bag of your favorite cannabis to a dinner party, rat...

Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Pastor

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Despite the increasing nationwide popularity of legalizing marijuana, admitting use for recreational or medical purposes, especially among certain pro...

One Legalization Initiative Is Left in California

The 420 Times | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

After a lot of fuss about California's attempts to legalize recreational marijuana, efforts to get on the 2014 ballot are winding down.

If You Lived In Colorado, You Could Legally Buy And Smoke Weed By Now. Here's How.

Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Curious about legal weed in Colorado, but confused about the new laws and how to best take advantage of them? Well, then according to a new state webs...

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Coloradans Even Happier About Legal Weed After A Few Months Of Retail Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

More than a year after Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, and less than three months after the first...

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These 'Bitcoins For Marijuana' Try To Solve Legal Weed's Big Heist Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

Bitcoin isn't the only digital currency changing the way we pay for things. Two new cryptocurrencies aimed at allowing people to safely buy drugs -- l...

U.S. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes

The 420 Times | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime
The 420 Times

On Thursday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of the United States Sentencing Commission to endorse a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs.

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Republicans Really Want Obama To Keep Arresting People For Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Thursday to force President Barack Obama to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana i...

Bill to Overhaul Medical Marijuana Regulations Passes Senate in Washington

The 420 Times | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Senate in the state of Washington has approved legislation that would basically revamp the current medical marijuana program regulations.

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Americans Spent About A Trillion Dollars On Illegal Drugs In The Last Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Americans spent roughly $1 trillion on illegal substances between 2000 and 2010, a new report compiled for the White House shows. The report, publi...

Even Sugar Is More Harmful Than Marijuana, Americans Say

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Of all the vices a person can indulge in, which is the least bad for your health? According to a new survey from NBC News/The Wall Street Journal, Ame...

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Colorado Recreational Weed Sales Top $14 Million In First Month

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

During the first month of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado's licensed dispensaries generated a total of more than $14 million, putting about $2 ...