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Matt is a journalist from San Francisco who has specialized in marijuana policy for more than five years. He provides regular news coverage on marijuanaandthelaw.com and californiamarijuanamarket.com.
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Oklahoma To Launch Cannabis Breathalyzer Pilot Program

Oklahoma looks set to become one of the first states in the country to launch a pilot program of roadside marijuana breathalyzer tests. The state’s legislature approved a bill...
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Cannabis Banking Support Included In House Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Democrat-led US House of Representatives passed a second coronavirus relief bill that contains provisions to shield banks from federal interference for providing financial services to state-legal cannabis businesses.
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Feds Issue Subpoena In California Cannabis Industry Probe

Federal prosecutors in California issued a grand-jury subpoena to Weedmaps, a popular online cannabis-retail directory, demanding wide-ranging records held by the company on its own operations as well as those of dozens...
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DEA Receives Minimal Feedback on Expanded Marijuana Research Proposal

Only a small number of individuals and organizations have taken up the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) request for public input on its proposed rule change to allow expanded marijuana cultivation for scientific...
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Vermont House Speaker: Retail Marijuana Bill Will Be Reconsidered After Coronavirus Response

The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives said the legislature will look again at a bill to tax and regulate marijuana sales later this year, but that for now lawmakers must...
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New Mexico Governor: Legal Marijuana Could Have Helped Mitigate Impact Of Coronavirus

The governor of New Mexico expressed regret that her administration were unable to legalize cannabis this year as it would have led to a much-needed tax windfall amid an economic downturn prompted...
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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Campaign to Push Ahead With Ballot Signature Drive Using Facemasks and...

Nebraskan medical marijuana advocates plan to relaunch their signature drive to put a medical cannabis question on the 2020 ballot having suspended operations last month in response to coronavirus social distancing guidelines.
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Cannabis Research Secretly Blocked By Trump Administration, Memo Reveals

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) released a previously undisclosed memo which sheds light on why the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has repeatedly delayed approving applications from scientists to cultivate...
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New Zealand Reveals Details of Cannabis Legalization Measure for 2020 Ballot

New Zealand citizens will have their say on whether the country should legalize adult-use marijuana through a referendum on the issue held alongside a general election this September. And lawmakers have now...
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Kansas Gov: Medical Marijuana Legalization on 2020 Legislative Agenda Despite Coronavirus

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly maintains that passing medical marijuana legislation could still happen this session even though the legislature is currently indefinitely suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov....