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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...

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...

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...

Congressman Urges Oregon To Follow Colorado's 'Excellent Example' On Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's f...

Matt Ferner

Coalition Of Cops Support Legal Weed In Oregon

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

A coalition of law enforcers has come out in support of marijuana legalization in Oregon, less than a week before voters will decide the issue at the ...

Matt Ferner

Alaska Marijuana Legalization Would Generate Millions In Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

If Alaska voters decide in next week's election to legalize marijuana, sales to adults will generate millions in state tax revenue. That's accordin...

Alaska's Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The specific concern about hash oil is reflective of a larger question about the measure -- one on which the campaigns disagree: When it comes to the rule-making process outlined in the initiative, how much room is there for adding limitations?

3 Reasons Why Oregon Should Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

Adam Stites | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Adam Stites

I've got my fingers crossed for our neighbors to the south to join us in a legal weed wonderland, and it's not for the reasons you might think.

Matt Ferner

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...

Pot In Your Pantry? Marijuana Use In Toddlers And Teens

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Growing concern (and evidence) finds accidental ingestion of pot among children, often in the form of edibles, is also accelerating. In social channels I've heard some argue that marijuana legalization is to be thought of like alcohol but the packaging and delivery of the drug really are far different.

Matt Ferner

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...

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Different U.S. Marijuana Laws: Legal vs. Life Sentence

Adam Stites | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Stites

Texas and Washington State both have hundreds of miles of coast line and no income tax. However, when it comes to marijuana laws, the two states couldn't be more different.

Prosecutors Object to War on Weed

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of all the pro-legalization arguments, this could perhaps be the strongest one. The laws don't work.

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...

Matt Ferner

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...

Matt Ferner

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...

Matt Ferner

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...

Matt Ferner

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...

Emily Thomas

Forget Edibles; Weed-Infused 'Drinkables' Have Arrived In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.03.2014 | Taste

"Couch, meet butt."

Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to ...

Sam Levine

Terry McAuliffe Weighs In On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said that he was open to legalizing medical marijuana in his state during a radio interview on Wednesday. He added ...

Matt Ferner

Colorado's Marijuana Black Market Is More Complicated Than It Looks

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Depending on whom you ask, Colorado's marijuana black market has either vanished or expanded since weed was legalized in the state. Mexican pot farmer...