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Matt Brooks

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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.
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Chronic Pain Is Most Common Condition For Which U.S. Patients Get Medical Marijuana

Almost two-thirds of U.S. patients prescribed medical marijuana are using it as a treatment for chronic pain, according to a new study. Published in Health Affairs last month, the...
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Teens In Medical Marijuana States Smoke Less Cannabis

Teens living in states that allow medical cannabis are less likely to use the drug compared to those in non-legal states, according to a new large-scale study. The results,...
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European Parliament Joins WHO In Supporting Medical Cannabis

The European Parliament voted last month in favor of a resolution that would help advance medical cannabis in the countries that form the European Union (EU). In the statement...
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California Clamping Down On Illicit Cannabis

Criminal, civil, and tax law enforcement of commercial-scale cannabis operations in California is becoming more robust in 2019, judging by a flurry of recent arrests and closures across the state.
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Baltimore Prosecutor Files Petition To Erase Marijuana Convictions

Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition in order to vacate 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of...
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Virginia Medical Marijuana Bills Clear Senate Committee

Students in Virginia who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil are set to enjoy greater protection thanks to legislation unanimously passed by the Senate. SB 1632, brought forward by Sen. Glen...
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Missouri House Advances Expungement Bill For Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical marijuana patients in Missouri may soon be able to have their criminal records expunged for misdemeanor cannabis offenses. A bill introduced by Rep. Ron Hicks (R) providing for...
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Wisconsin Governor Planning Marijuana Reforms In Next Budget

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) wants to introduce a raft of marijuana reforms in his forthcoming budget, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will seek legislation that...
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Vermont Senate Panel Approves Retail Marijuana Bill

A regulated retail cannabis market may be coming to Vermont under legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Possession, cultivation, and consumption of marijuana for adults 21...
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Patients In Louisiana Growing Frustrated Over Continued Medical Marijuana Delay

Louisiana patients seeking medical marijuana for their conditions received updates last week on the lengthy regulatory and testing process, but little indication as to when it will become available.