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War on Marijuana

Matt Ferner

Obama Won't Legalize Pot Just Because The New York Times Said He Should

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

The White House has responded to New York Times editorials this week supporting marijuana legalization, saying ending U.S. pot prohibition isn't the "...

Matt Ferner

Drivers Got High On Federal Weed For Stoned Driving Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

For several months in 2013 and 2014, federal researchers administered free marijuana and alcohol to a group of people and set them loose in a driving ...

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New Measure Would Protect States' Medical Marijuana Patients, Physicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patien...

Matt Ferner

Oregon Voters Will Be Next To Decide On Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

This November, Oregon voters will get to decide whether they want to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. "Initiative Petition 53 has qua...

Colorado Voters Are Cool With Creating Members-Only Marijuana Clubs

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

When it comes to marijuana use, Colorado voters want it legal but they want it kept private. In a Quinnipiac poll released Monday, state voters str...

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

Matt Ferner

Why It May Be Difficult To Get Your Favorite Weed Edible In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business

Washington state regulators on Wednesday approved the sale of cannabis-infused treats by marijuana dispensaries, with one exception: nothing that may ...

Matt Ferner

If Legal Marijuana Was Supposed To Cause More Crime, It's Not Doing A Very Good Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

When Colorado legalized weed more than a year ago, opponents of the move warned that crime would rise. But half a year after the first sales of recrea...

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House Votes To Allow Banking For Marijuana Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Signaling growing acceptance of cannabis legalization nationally, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to allow banks to provide traditiona...

Colorado Shops Are Selling A LOT Of Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

In the first five months of legal retail sales, Colorado dispensaries sold about $90 million worth of recreational marijuana, The Denver Post reported...

Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty In Marijuana Trial

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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...

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...

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...

Matt Ferner

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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...

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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:...

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

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. ...

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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 ...

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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...

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...

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GOP Megadonor Funds Both Anti-Weed Amendment And Pro-Weed Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

While casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly poured millions into the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida, hi...