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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.

Federal Memo On Marijuana Leaves Many Questions For Washington State

Justice Department was a policy shift more nuanced than bold, more a flashing caution signal than a green light. The departments long-awaited statement on legalized marijuana in Washington and...

As Feds Acquiesce On Marijuana, Might The South Legalize? (+video)

(+video) Now that the Department of Justice has said it wont interfere with state regulation of cannabis in Washington and Colorado, a number of other states are moving forward...

Marijuana legalization passes in Colorado, Washington

But it's still illegal, according to the feds. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday to legalize marijuana for recreational use, the biggest victory...

Why the Elderly Should Get Marijuana

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/CREATISTA Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Those who stand to benefit most from medical marijuana have the hardest time getting...

Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference coming to Ann Arbor this weekend

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Conference this weekend will include workshops for marijuana growers and panel discussions on the impact of the substance on society. Ryan J. Stanton | AnnArbor.com...

Pingree backs bill legalizing marijuana

Chellie Pingree has signed onto a bill that would legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol at the federal level. Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree has signed onto a...

The sober way to legalize marijuana

Credit: Reuters/Nick Adams By Reihan Salam Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:26pm EDT As a general rule, Americans don't give much thought to Uruguay, a small South American republic with...

Thanks—Medical Marijuana, Inc Investors Accept Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Apology!

Sanjay Gupta's Apology! Sanjay Guptas recent apology about misleading America by not looking hard enough for the benefits of medical marijuana. The shares soared as high as 60% before...

Uruguay’s marijuana bill could produce ripple effect across Latin America

In fact, across Latin America, citizens seem generally reluctant to legalize pot, even as their governments (and the Organization of American States) increasingly call for at least discussing it...

Americans agree: Marijuana shouldn’t be criminalized

Despite decades of propaganda from marijuana prohibitionists, a majority of the American public has indeed said "enough" to the policies of cannabis criminalization. And no amount of fear-mongering is going to change this fact. Writing in a just-published report by the Brookings Institute, "The New Politics of Legalization," authors E.J. Dionne and William Galston conclude, "In less than a decade, public opinion has shifted dramatically toward support for the legalization of marijuana.