Articles by Matt Laslo
House Passes Historic Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
"This bill is historic. We've never gotten this far, and I’m proud of it."
Matt LasloDecember 4, 2020
Head of Cannabis Caucus Optimistic About Agenda After Election
“It was a terrific evening for our efforts to eliminate the failed prohibition of cannabis. It was continuing the trend where people speak and make the changes that are so critical”
Matt LasloNovember 4, 2020
AOC, Progressives Up in Arms with Dems for Pulling Marijuana Bill
Many Democrats from districts President Donald Trump won in 2016 were the cause of the kerfuffle.
Matt LasloOctober 13, 2020
SAFE Banking for Cannabis Businesses on Life Support
"...the banks are tired of dealing with these rooms full of dirty cash that you have to Febreze, because they don't want to be subject to the liability," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told Wikileaf
Matt LasloOctober 7, 2020
Progressives Vow to Push Biden on Cannabis
This year, even as polls show more support for cannabis, Democrats are merely calling for decriminalization; not outright legalization.
Matt LasloAugust 5, 2020
Lawmakers Call for Cannabis and Police Reform
Pro-cannabis proponents on the Hill are flummoxed because they can’t comprehend how drug policy reform was left out of policing reform
Matt LasloJuly 6, 2020
Amid Protests and Civil Unrest, Drug Policy Enters the National Debate
As the country has an honest discussion about police brutality and systemic racism, the fifty-year War on Drugs enters the debate.
Matt LasloJune 16, 2020
Coronavirus & Cannabis Don't Mix, at Least to the Feds
The pandemics revealing just how important cannabis now is to millions, including increasingly cash-strapped state and local governments.
Matt LasloMay 8, 2020
Amid a Global Pandemic, the Cannabis Industry Adapts
"People need access to legal, regulated cannabis, and if they don't get it from legal, regulated stores, they're going to get it from somewhere else..."
Matt LasloMarch 30, 2020
Congress’ Coronavirus Bailout Screws Cannabis Companies
Even in these desperate times, one industry is being left out of Uncle Sam’s grab bag of goodies: Cannabis companies of all stripes.
Matt LasloMarch 26, 2020