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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.

Counties Can Kidnap Your Baby Legally

Counties Can Kidnap Your Baby Legally Posted by Ed Rosenthal on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment  I’m not what you would call a sentimental guy. It takes a lot for me to become...

I-502 has flushed out the medical cannabis industry

Strangers to marijuana politics might assume that the drug’s champions would be cheering a ballot measure designed to legalize marijuana in Washington. Follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland, though, and it turns out that the...

Burlington council puts bonds, bike path tax and pot on the ballot

Voters in Burlington will make the final decisions in November on two bond issues: a half cent tax increase dedicated to the bike path and an advisory referendum on the legalization of marijuana and...

Pot-Smoking Driver Raises Issues

  The recent acquittal of a Saskatchewan driver on impaired driving charges — even though she admitted using marijuana before hitting the road and bungled a number of coordination tests —...

Marijuana Backers Raise 3 Million in Two US States

  Campaigns to become the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Washington and Colorado have raised $3 million ahead of a November vote, far outpacing the opposition. Proponents...

Ryan Claims To Be OK With Medical Marijuana States

 The opening salvo in disinformation regarding medical marijuana has been fired by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Yesterday, in an interview with a Colorado radio station, KRDO – TV Ryan stated that he...

Washington and Colorado Raise $3 Million to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

As the battle rages throughout the United States - between those that would like to have marijuana legalized… and those that believe jailing people over growing and consuming a plant is the right thing...