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Jay Lassiter
Jay has been covering New Jersey politics since 2005, when he founded a political journalism site and became the first credentialed statehouse blogger in America. He currently reports on politics for Leafly and the New York Observer.
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All the Cannabis Legalization Measures in Play Right Now

Most of this year’s cannabis-related politicking involves laying the groundwork for 2018, when at least a half-dozen medical and adult-use measures may go up for a vote.

Loss of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Boost for Cannabis Legalization

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's cannabis antipathy is evidenced in word, deed, and voting record. And that could cost her at the polls.

How Did Cannabis Legalization Stall in New Jersey?

Gov. Phil Murphy’s inauguration raised the expectations of many cannabis advocates to new heights—maybe a bit too high.

Is This ‘DA Group’ Really Advising Trump on Cannabis?

Headlines out of Colorado made it sound like the President had formed an advisory group. We looked into it. It ain't so.

State of the Leaf: Congressman Urges Trump to Respect State Cannabis

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

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Cannabis Collapse: New Jersey Lawmakers Call Off Legalization Vote

“We’ll be back at this," Senate President Steve Sweeney said at a news conference Monday after the vote was called off. "Anybody who thinks this is dead is wrong.”

Legalization Coming ‘Within Weeks,’ New Jersey Advocates Say

Lawmakers tussle over taxes, home growing, expungements, and equity in a greener Garden State.

What’s the Holdup, New Jersey? Squabbles Delay Legalization, Again

The governor and state leaders are 90% in agreement on a bill to end prohibition. That final 10% is stubborn, though.

Rival Democrats Hold Up Cannabis Progress in New Jersey

The New Jersey Legislature meets again on January 15, when they’ll have another opportunity to fix what ails the state’s MMJ program or kick the can down the road. Again.

How Did Cannabis Legalization Stall in New Jersey?

Gov. Phil Murphy’s inauguration raised the expectations of many cannabis advocates to new heights—maybe a bit too high.

In Maryland, Products and Patients Are Flowing to Dispensaries

Supply was tight during the first week, but patients are finding more products on the shelves at month's end.

All the Cannabis Legalization Measures in Play Right Now

Most of this year’s cannabis-related politicking involves laying the groundwork for 2018, when at least a half-dozen medical and adult-use measures may go up for a vote.

New Jersey’s Primary Was a Huge Win for Legalization. Here’s Why

The Democratic nominee, Phil Murphy, is all-in on adult use legalization. Even the Republican is for decrim.

New Jersey Pols Ready to End Prohibition When Christie Exits

State Sen. Nick Scutari introduced an adult-use legalization bill this morning, with an eye on Jan. 2018.

State of the Leaf: California Has New Regs, Arkansas Has Reciprocity, and Florida Allows No Leaf

Meanwhile, in Georgia, Rep. Allen Peake dispenses CBD oil out of his office.

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