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Tom Angell

Friday Talking Points -- How Bad Laws Get Made

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How do bad laws get made? Quickly, for the most part. No, that's not a joke. The worst laws nearly all have one thing in common: They are rushed through very quickly, usually because Congress is facing some self-imposed deadline.

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

Matt Ferner

Ex-White House Drug Advisor: 'Trickery' Led To Colorado Legalizing Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.08.2013 | Denver

During a recent HuffPost Live segment debating whether or not Colorado is ready for Amendment 64 -- which legalized marijuana for recreational use in ...

Anna Almendrala

Huge Victory For Medical Marijuana Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- An appeals court released a Southern California father who is a medical marijuana user from court-mandated parental supervision, making...

California Marijuana Proposition Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The federal government is going to have limited legal options, at best, if it tries to overthrow the "will of the people" (assuming, of course, that Proposition 19 actually passes), as evidenced best by the fact that the medical marijuana laws still stand.

If California Legalizes Marijuana, How Will Obama React?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

California legalizing marijuana seems to have become a very real possibility, and how Obama's going to handle it will be important. The state could become a "test-case" in challenging federal laws on the matter.