Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Home Authors Posts by Matt Brooks

Matt Brooks

594 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

A Few Alaska Mayors Oppose Legalization, Make a Big Deal About It

A group of mayors has announced its opposition to legal weed in Alaska. The Alaska Conference of Mayors said Aug. 28 that its members had voted to oppose the ballot initiative that could legalize pot...

What Are Your Rights?

Marijuana offenses account for nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States, more than any other substance. Unless you spark up in a state where weed is legal or decriminalized, it’s critical...

No More Jail Time for Pot in Philly

Philly residents can toke a bit easier now. The city has officially decriminalized weed, and possession offenses will no longer carry potential jail sentences. The new policy, approved by the City Council in September, will...

MMJ Nowhere Near Ready in Iowa

Medical marijuana is still a long way from reality in some states that have legalized it, especially Iowa, where a form of non-intoxicating cannabis is months if not years from reaching patients. “I feel like...

Minnesota Woman Charged for Giving MMJ to Ill Son

Authorities in Minnesota, a state that has adopted medical marijuana, have charged a mother with child endangerment after she gave MMJ to her severely ill son. Angela Brown of Madison, Minn., said she and her...

Texas Makes Another Big Weed Bust

Authorities in Texas, who recently made one of the state’s biggest pot busts, stumbled on another startling marijuana find in August. The marijuana farm itself was nothing to write home about: 11,500 plants on two...

“Pot Playboy” Sentenced to 27 Years for Drug Crimes

The “Playboy of Pot,” a Canadian marijuana trafficker who supplied weed to the East Coast of the United States, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison, according to prosecutors. Jimmy Cournoyer, 34, was sentenced...

Florida Men Could Get Life Sentence for Weed

It’s happening again. Two Florida men busted in Oklahoma now faces life in prison over marijuana that was purchased legally. Robert Shepard and Andrew Mason were stopped in early July for tailgating while driving through...

Texas Bust Nets $1M in Weed

Police in East Texas raided a marijuana farm with more than $1 million worth of pot in August. The pot field, with plants as tall as 14 feet, was spread over about five acres, police...

Medical Examiner: Michael Brown Had THC in His System

Police in Missouri are raising allegations of marijuana use to disparage Michael Brown, the unarmed man shot eight times by cops Aug. 9 in a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was shot during a...