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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.

Articles contributed to Leafly

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.

Jay Lassiter - May 3, 2017

State of the Leaf: Sacramento Sees 500% Drop in Cannabis Arrests

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

Jay Lassiter - April 26, 2017

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.

Jay Lassiter - April 19, 2017

State of the Leaf: Colorado Bans Co-ops, May Shelter Cannabis From Feds

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

Jay Lassiter - April 12, 2017

New Jersey Man (Kind of) Wins Medical Marijuana Insurance Coverage

It's workers comp, not health insurance. But the court victory may be a sign of things to come.

Jay Lassiter - April 7, 2017

State of the Leaf: Texas Decriminalization Measure Moves Ahead, MMJ Stalls in SC

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

Jay Lassiter - April 4, 2017

State of the Leaf: Tennessee Halts Decrim in Memphis & Nashville

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

Jay Lassiter - March 30, 2017

State of the Leaf: Rhode Island to (Finally) Hold First MMJ Meeting

Connecticut flirts with adult-use legalization, West Virginia balks at reform, and Kenya mulls loosening bhang restrictions.

Jay Lassiter - March 23, 2017

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.

Jay Lassiter - February 2, 2017

Delaware Advocates Descend on Dover, Call for Legalization Now

Last year the state assembly passed a decriminalization bill. This year advocates want full adult-use legalization.

Jay Lassiter - January 27, 2017