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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

Delaware Marijuana Reform: What to Expect in 2019

New bills could be on their way to the legislature in Delaware for consideration that would widen access to medical marijuana and introduce more lenient punishments for illegal possession.
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Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Reports Majority Support for Legal Marijuana

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman embarked on a statewide listening tour to hear from voters on the issue of legalizing adult-use marijuana. Since February, he has...
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Oregon Senate Votes To Temporarily Limit Cannabis Production

The Senate in Oregon voted in favor of a bill that would limit the supply of cannabis in the state. In a 18-10 vote, lawmakers approved a 2-year temporary freeze on marijuana...
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Report: New York Legal Cannabis Industry Could Stimulate Economy by $4.1 Billion

An adult-use cannabis industry in New York State could lead to $4.1 billion of economic activity and create short-term spikes of investment in areas of cannabis cultivation, according to a new study...
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Trump Administration: State-Legal Marijuana Use Makes Immigrants Ineligible for Citizenship

Using cannabis or involvement in marijuana-related businesses – even in states where it is legal – makes applicants for naturalization ineligible for citizenship, a federal immigration agency clarified last month.
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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Alabama

Marijuana reform proponents in Alabama enjoyed a second victory within a week as a state Senate committee voted in favor of legalizing medical cannabis. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved...

Lawmakers Push for Legal Protections for Universities Researching Cannabis

A bipartisan group of representatives on Capitol Hill has appealed to the House to ensure that universities conducting studies on cannabis do not get penalized under federal law. Democratic...
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Biden Announces Candidacy For President: Where Does He Stand On Marijuana Reform?

Former Vice President Joe Biden has confirmed his third run for the White House in an announcement made at the end of April. After months of speculation and in...

Mexico Plans for Legal Recreational Marijuana by October

Momentum for marijuana legalization is growing not only in the U.S., but also south of the border. After Uruguay and Canada, Mexico is the next country that could see cannabis legalized for...
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Kentucky Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Bill

Kentucky is on the way to become the 34th state to approve medical marijuana. The bill allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis for the treatment of certain conditions has just passed out of...