Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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Washington Sees Declines in Teen Use, Treatment Admissions Since Legalization

For legalization opponents eager to see regulated cannabis markets fail, a new government report out of Washington state doesn't yield much in the way of talking points.

California Won’t Ban Cannabis Ads, for Now

California lawmakers have backed away from a plan to impose significant restrictions on cannabis advertising, agreeing to kill a bill that would have banned ads on clothing and other merchandise.

How to Roll a Better Crutch for Your Joint or Spliff

It takes a bit of practice to master, but the end product will keep those pesky flecks of cannabis out of your mouth and ensure a smooth, consistent draw.

San Diego Sets Sights on Illegal Delivery Services

After a year and a half of going after unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, San Diego authorities are stepping up enforcement against illegal delivery services.

Vermont’s Supreme Court to Consider Cannabis ‘Sniff Test’

Vermont’s highest court is set to consider a case involving whether the simple smell of cannabis constitutes legal grounds to search and seize a driver’s vehicle.

We Made Dabs With a $299 Walmart Rosin Press

A few weeks ago, one of our writers noticed something odd: Walmart.com was selling a rosin press. We bought one and gave it a whirl.

Beyond Aluminum: In Search of the Best Stainless-Steel Grinder

I'm not sure I trust aluminum, so I went searching for a grinder made of stainless steel. I found... one.

Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer

Still need a reason to care about that obscure federal spending provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment? Here’s one.

Nevada Regulators Could Scrap Home Cannabis Delivery

Home cannabis delivery has been allowed since the state's adult-use cannabis market launched July 1. But all that could change in January.

In White House’s Quest to End Opioid Crisis, Where’s Cannabis?

Cannabis has been conspicuously absent from the White House’s discussion of the opioid crisis despite growing evidence it that the plant could help reduce overdoses.

State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis

Removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act would respect states' rights and encourage public safety, the National Conference of State Lawmakers says.

A Brief Guide to Massachusetts’ New Cannabis Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping cannabis bill into law, marking a milestone in a battle that began when voters approved adult-use legalization in November.

Lawsuit Takes Big Swing at Prohibition. Can It Connect?

At its core is the assertion that the government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” as to be unconstitutional.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

San Francisco Creates Centralized ‘Office of Cannabis’

Ahead of legal, adult-use sales kicking off next year, San Francisco has created a new office to serve as a hub for all things cannabis.

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