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War on Marijuana

Denver Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana For 18-21 Year-Olds

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Denver City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ensure that as legal recreational marijuana sales begin on Jan. 1 for adults 21-and-over, th...

High-Tech Legal Weed Tracking System Introduced In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Colorado marijuana regulators introduced a new high-tech tracking system this week that will allow every legally grown plant or produced marijuana pro...

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Pot Panic! Colorado Dispensary Owners Worry They Might Run Out Of Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

On January 1, adults ages 21 and over in Colorado will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana for the first time in U.S. history. The anti...

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It's Legal To Smoke Marijuana On Your Front Porch In Denver

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The Denver City Council overwhelmingly voted to allow adults to smoke marijuana on their front porches and private property -- even if the pot smoking...

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Here's How Many Pot Shops Will Open In Denver After Weed Is Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business

As few as five to ten Denver-area pot shops may be allowed to start selling recreational weed when Colorado's landmark law goes into effect on January...

'People Should Not Be Punished For Possessing Small Amounts Of Any Drug'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

What may very well be the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the United States has already begun. Colorado marijuana dispensaries are...

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Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Denver City Council gave initial approval to a new controversial city ordinance that would effectively ban smoking pot on private property if it h...

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Colorado Pot Shops Raided In The Face Of Historic Marijuana Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

Federal agencies raided multiple Denver-area medical marijuana shops and grow operations Thursday morning, in the largest federal enforcement action o...

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World's First Recreational Pot Business License Issued In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business

The world's first recreational marijuana retail license was granted to a dispensary in Colorado this week -- so start saving up, because the Rocky Mou...

THE GREEN RUSH: Pot Prospectors Seek Fortune In Legal Weed

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawi...

Go Ahead, Get Baked In Your Front Yard: City Council

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News

After an overreaching proposed ordinance last month which would have made the smell of marijuana illegal in Denver, the city council has given prelimi...

Investigators Use Smelloscope To Crack Down On Pot Smokers

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

When there's some strange smell in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? The Nasal Ranger! That's who. "Futurama's" Professor Farnswort...

Rules For Legal Industrial Hemp Farming Set In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The beginning of a new legal industrial hemp industry may have been born on Wednesday in Colorado with the release of new hemp farming regulations. ...

Colo. Gov.: 'Marijuana, Cheetos and Goldfish All Legal' Now

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Last night, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved special taxes on legal recreational marijuana sales with 65 percent of the vote. When the results ...

18 Milestones That Led To Our Marijuana Tipping Point

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

At a recent speech in Denver, Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann declared that we've hit "the tipping point" on marijuana policy....

We 'Have Reached The Tipping Point' In Marijuana Policy Reform

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Last week, more than 1,200 drug reformers from around the world gathered in Denver at the International Drug Reform Conference to talk about policy re...

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Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A scientist in the United Kingdom has found that compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells found in people with leukemia, a form of ca...

Too Stoned To Drive? Marijuana Breath Test Could Help

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Can a person be too stoned to drive? That's a question that many states -- including Colorado and Washington, both of which now have recreational mari...

This Is What The End Of Hemp Prohibition Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Farmers in Colorado made history this month when they harvested a hemp crop -- the first in the United States since the late 1950s. Led by Springfi...

City Ordinance Could Make Smell Of Marijuana Illegal

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.11.2013 | Weird News

A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it ...

Denver Mayor Wants To Ban Free Pot Giveaways, But 420 Lives

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wants to make the Mile High City decidedly less high -- by banning free joint giveaways in the city. UPDATE: Mayor Han...

Govs Push For More Banking Flexibilty For Pot Businesses

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) are urging federal banking regulators to make federal banking regulations more ...

America's First Hemp Crop Harvest In Nearly 60 Years Begins

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

In the 1700s, American farmers were required by law to grow hemp in Virginia and the other colonies. It was a widely used crop for hundreds of years i...

Your Genius Idea For A 420-Friendly Lazer Tag Arena Could Soon Become Reality In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Your dreams of a 420-friendly lazer tag arena or black light poster viewing space/roller skating rink took another step forward to becoming a reality ...

State Becomes First To Finalize Rules For Legal Weed Sales

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Colorado officially became the first state in the country to finalize and adopt the rules for recreational marijuana sales. The 136-page...