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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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Amsterdam Mayor Wants To Ban Tourists From Buying Weed

Amsterdam’s mayor is considering banning tourists from buying cannabis as part of a broader plan to improve the quality of life in the overcrowded city center. While little more...
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Launch of Maine’s Recreational Cannabis Market Subject To Further Delays

Four years after approving adult-use marijuana sales through a ballot measure, Maine residents expecting legal cannabis sales to begin this month will now have to wait until at least June.
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Israel PM Netanyahu Expresses Support For Marijuana Legalization

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supports adult-use marijuana legalization and is seeking expungement of low-level cannabis convictions for tens of thousands of Israelis. “I examined the matter...
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Trump Campaign Spokesman Says Marijuana Must Be ‘Kept Illegal’

One of President Trump’s top re-election campaign officials said the administration intends to keep cannabis illegal, as well as other currently illicit drugs. Marc Lotter, Trump’s director of strategic...
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Kansas Rejects Proposal To Reform Cannabis Laws

In a surprise move, Kansas lawmakers voted 7-4 against a bill that would have made low-level cannabis possession a misdemeanor irrespective of the number of times an individual had been convicted of...
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Introduces New Marijuana Legalization Bill

A new adult-use marijuana legalization bill has been introduced by Rep. Jake Wheatley (D) to the Pennsylvania state legislature. House Bill 2050 would permit possession, cultivation and consumption of...
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NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Caught With 157 Pounds of...

Two former NFL players are looking at serious jail time after federal agents said they found a huge load of cannabis in a car he was travelling in through Texas.
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Congressional Candidate Hosts ‘First-Ever Congressional Weed Party’

Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Clark released a campaign video showing what he’s called the “first ever congressional weed party in Chicago.” The video features Clark, a special education...
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New York Gov Cuomo Announces Tour Of Legal Marijuana States

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is embarking on a tour of legal cannabis states to better inform his own plans to reform New York’s marijuana laws. Gov. Cuomo made...
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Kentucky House Votes To Approve Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Kentucky House voted in favor of a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The bill, the first piece of cannabis legislation either Kentucky chamber has voted on, was approved...