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Matt Brooks

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 and
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Senator Schumer and Representative Jeffries to Reintroduce Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Democratic Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) announced plans to reintroduce legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Freedom...
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Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances In Nebraska

A medical cannabis legalization bill advanced out of Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Friday, May 10. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Anna Wishart (D), would legalize the use, possession and purchase...
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Hemp’s Bright Future In Wyoming

Bill Fortner and Frank Latta have spent the last five years working hard to reduce the taboo surrounding hemp in Wyoming. Latta, director of the National Organization for the...

Delaware Marijuana Reform: What to Expect in 2019

New bills could be on their way to the legislature in Delaware for consideration that would widen access to medical marijuana and introduce more lenient punishments for illegal possession.
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Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Reports Majority Support for Legal Marijuana

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman embarked on a statewide listening tour to hear from voters on the issue of legalizing adult-use marijuana. Since February, he has...
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Oregon Senate Votes To Temporarily Limit Cannabis Production

The Senate in Oregon voted in favor of a bill that would limit the supply of cannabis in the state. In a 18-10 vote, lawmakers approved a 2-year temporary freeze on marijuana...
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Report: New York Legal Cannabis Industry Could Stimulate Economy by $4.1 Billion

An adult-use cannabis industry in New York State could lead to $4.1 billion of economic activity and create short-term spikes of investment in areas of cannabis cultivation, according to a new study...
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Trump Administration: State-Legal Marijuana Use Makes Immigrants Ineligible for Citizenship

Using cannabis or involvement in marijuana-related businesses – even in states where it is legal – makes applicants for naturalization ineligible for citizenship, a federal immigration agency clarified last month.
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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Alabama

Marijuana reform proponents in Alabama enjoyed a second victory within a week as a state Senate committee voted in favor of legalizing medical cannabis. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved...

Lawmakers Push for Legal Protections for Universities Researching Cannabis

A bipartisan group of representatives on Capitol Hill has appealed to the House to ensure that universities conducting studies on cannabis do not get penalized under federal law. Democratic...