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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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New Jersey Legalization Question To Be Put Before Voters In 2020

New Jersey citizens will vote on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana next year, following Senate President Steve Sweeney's admission that he did not have enough votes to get the bill...
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New Study Debunks Theory Dispensaries Increase Crime and Teen Marijuana Use

Contrary to widespread fears, cannabis dispensaries improve public safety, health and even increase nearby property values, according to a new literature review published by Leafly. Sadly, imagined fears all...
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Marijuana Legalization Loses Momentum in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to be backtracking on his pledge to support recreational marijuana legalization in the state. After the failure to include adult-use legalization in the...
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D.C. Mayor Introduces Measure to Legalize Retail Marijuana Sales in the Capital

Residents of Washington D.C. could soon be able to legally purchase cannabis, following an announcement by Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) earlier this month. Home cultivation and possession of small...
Kim Reynolds Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Vetoes Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Law

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is not ready to sign changes to the state’s medical marijuana program into law just yet. Gov. Reynolds vetoed those changes Friday in a letter,...
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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Reform Bills

A raft of new legislation awaits Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' signature after Colorado lawmakers approved multiple marijuana reform bills before the end of the legislative session. Colorado already has...
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Residents of St. Kitts and Nevis Legally Permitted to Use Marijuana At Home

St. Kitts and Nevis, a dual-island country in the Caribbean, will allow its adult residents to use marijuana in private within three months, following a court decision that found some of the...
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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...