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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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Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania House

Democratic Rep. Jake Wheatley has brought forward an adult-use cannabis bill to the Pennsylvania House. He describes it as the state’s most comprehensive bill on the matter and “a bold call to...
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California Bill Seeks To Exclude Compassionate Care Marijuana From Excise Tax

A new emergency bill has been introduced in the California Senate that would ensure cannabis donated to compassionate-care patients for medical use is excluded from commercial tax arrangements. Proposition...
Andrew Cuomo policy statement influenced by marijuana companies

Marijuana Companies Encouraged Governor To Prohibit Home Grows, Document Reveals

New York-based marijuana businesses urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in a policy statement to ban home cultivation of recreational cannabis around one month before he announced the details of his legalization proposal,...
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Alabama Health Officials Warn Against “Potentially Dangerous” CBD Products

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has stressed the importance of ensuring that products labeled cannabidiol (CBD) are sourced from reputable sellers. CBD oil products are untested and...
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State-Level Marijuana Reform Increases Pressure On Congress To Legalize

All across the U.S., an unparalleled number of states are deliberating bills that would enable licensed sales of cannabis or at least allow medicinal use. However, at the federal level, marijuana is...

Indiana Family Push For Cannabis Legalization After Death Of Six-Year-Old Daughter

Indiana parents Heidi and Dave Curtis’ six-year-old daughter, Charly, died last month after her heart stopped due to an intense seizure. The girl had autism and suffered from epilepsy.
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FDA Flooded With Public Comments Supporting Rescheduling Of Marijuana

More than 1,000 people have submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of rescheduling marijuana ahead of a United Nations meeting on global drug policy.
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New Hampshire Lawmakers Vote For Recreational Marijuana Legalization

New Hampshire could soon join neighboring states Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont in legalizing recreational marijuana after lawmakers gave preliminary approval to the measure on Feb. 27, 2019. The House...
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Hawaii Dispensaries Now Permitted To Serve Out-Of-State Marijuana Patients

Access to medical marijuana in Hawaii just got easier for out-of-state patients. The state Department of Health announced this week that visitors to Hawaii eligible to receive medical marijuana...
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Medical Marijuana Bills Die In The Wyoming House

Wyoming legislators failed to consider bills for introduction that would have paved the way for legalizing medical marijuana. House Bill 278: The Medical Cannabis Act