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Based in San Francisco, Matt is a journalist who has specialized in marijuana policy for more than five years. He provides regular news coverage on marijuanaandthelaw.com and californiamarijuanamarket.com.
Thailand legalizes medical marijuana

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Adding to the growing list of countries that have recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis, the Southeast Asian country of Thailand has legalized the use of cannabis and kratom for both research...
New Hampshire could legalize marijuana

New Hampshire Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana Despite Opposition

It seems that because the list of U.S. states that have legalized medical and recreational cannabis is rapidly lengthening, the debate over U.S. cannabis policy is evolving at an accelerated pace.
Marijuana dispensaries increase house prices

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Increase Nearby Property Values

According to a new study published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy, having your home located near a cannabis dispensary could actually boost the value of your home.
Connecticut State Senate

Connecticut Set To Legalize Cannabis In 2019

Despite continued federal prohibition, 10 U.S. states have legalized recreational cannabis, and Connecticut may soon join the list. There are four key reasons why recreational cannabis may soon become legal in Connecticut. A New Pro-Cannabis Governor The...
Big Booze Fighting Cannabis Legalization

Big Pharma to Big Booze: The Industries Fighting Reform

The push to legalize marijuana across the United States gained speed with new wins in California and elsewhere Nov. 8. But those victories won't be enough to stop opponents from trying to stop legal...
Arkansas Supreme Court

Arkansas Court Kills Legalization Initiative

Voters in Arkansas will have one less path to legalizing medical marijuana use in the November election. The state Supreme Court in October struck down one of two medicinal cannabis proposals that were slated to...
Facts about cannabis

A Few Little-Known Facts About Pot

If you're a stoner, you know plenty about marijuana. You know how to find it, you know how to use it, and you know how it makes you feel. But there are plenty of things...
Massachusetts Marijuana Advert

Ad Paints Dark Picture of Legal Marijuana

An anti-marijuana group in Massachusetts is offering voters an especially dystopian perspective on legalization. The state's voters will decide Nov. 8 whether they want to make cannabis legal for recreation. If this year's ballot initiative...
Voting on legalization

Legalization Support Reaches 60 Percent

Backing for legalizing marijuana in the United States has reached new levels, according to a poll in October that found the highest levels of support in 57 years. The poll, released by the Gallup Organization...
Marijuana Plants Burned

700 Pounds of Weed Burned in Colorado

Authorities in rural Colorado burned about 700 pounds of illegal marijuana plants in October, they said. The plants were burned Oct. 11 in Penrose, in Central Colorado, by officials with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office....