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War on Marijuana

Matt Ferner

Americans Want States With Legal Marijuana Protected From Federal Prohibition

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

A majority of Americans want each state to decide its own marijuana laws and don't want federal interference with those that legalize cannabis. A r...

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Houston Police Chief Says Drug War Is A 'Miserable' Failure, Feds Need To Step Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

The drug war is a "miserable" failure and the federal government needs to take the lead on reforming marijuana policy, Houston Police Chief Charles Mc...

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All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2...

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Official Bob Marley Weed Will Be For Sale Next Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

The family of reggae superstar Bob Marley, whose public embrace of marijuana made him synonymous with cannabis culture, has joined a private equity fi...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Medical Marijuana Fails In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Although polls have found almost 90 percent public support for medical marijuana in Florida, a state measure that would have legalized cannabis for me...

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The War On Drugs Is On The Ballot In These States

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, voters in several states have the chance to deal significant blows to the United States' decades-long failure of a drug war. State and loc...

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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 ...

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Marijuana Industry Would Be Worth A Fortune Under Full Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be w...

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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...

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Alaska Law Enforcement Backs Legal Weed In New Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

In a series of television and radio ads released in Alaska Wednesday, active and retired members of the state's law enforcement community are backing ...

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GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Thinks Colorado Voters Should Consider Repeal Of Legal Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

During a gubernatorial debate Thursday in Fort Collins, Colorado, between incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez,...

Carl Sagan's Drug War Questions From 24 Years Ago Are Still Spot On

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Carl Sagan, a titan of scientific thought and communication, assumed many different roles in his life -- from science's "gatekeeper," to television st...

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Colorado Governor Walks Back 'Reckless' Weed Legalization Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Tuesday his state's recreational marijuana law is not "reckless," as he called it a day earlier, but "risky."...

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Colorado Governor: Legalizing Marijuana Was 'Reckless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), a vocal opponent of his state's legalization of marijuana, said Monday that recreational marijuana laws are "reck...

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Eric Holder Signals Support For Marijuana Reform Just As He's Heading Out The Door

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

Just as Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to step down from his post, he appears more open than ever to the argument for rescheduling marijuana as...

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

Adam Stites | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
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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.

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...

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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...

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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...

Terminal Cancer Patient Sentenced To Probation, Not Prison, For Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

A terminal cancer patient who faced up to 15 years in prison for growing marijuana that he says was used to treat his tumors was instead sentenced to ...