Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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Bush-Era Attorney General Cautions Against Cannabis Crackdown

“With respect to everything else going on in the US, this is pretty low-priority,” former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in a recent interview.

Michigan Legalization Measure Poised to Qualify for 2018 Ballot

The initiative would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over and would also greenlight industrial hemp under state and local law.

New York Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime, and accidents.

Is Obama Back on the Cannabis Train? We’re Skeptical

A new book's claims that Obama spends his days playing video games and noshing THC-infused gummies sounds more than a little far-fetched.

Are Extracts Illegal in Arizona? Not So Fast

You don’t have to be a botanist to know that cannabis and marijuana are the same thing. But a recent Arizona ruling turns on precisely that distinction.

Keep Tabs on California Wildfires with SF Chron’s Live Map

The so-called Wine Country fires have become some of the most devastating in California history, and cannabis farmers are among those hit hardest.

How to Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

The fires ripping through California’s North Bay region have become some of the most destructive in state history. Here's how to help.

Holder: Sessions’ ‘Almost Obsession’ With Cannabis Puts DOJ in ‘Strange Place’

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at current AG Jeff Sessions this week, saying Sessions has an “almost obsession” with cannabis.

California Wildfires Threaten Thousands of Cannabis Farms

A devastating cluster of wildfires stands to destroy tens of millions of dollars’ worth of cannabis on the outskirts of the state’s famed Emerald Triangle.

California Governor Vetoes Smoking Ban at Beaches and Parks

“If people can’t smoke even on a deserted beach, where can they?” Brown asked in his veto message.

California Unveils Temporary Licenses to Allow Early 2018 Retail Sales

With the launch of the adult-use market just 101 days away, regulators will issue temporary licenses aimed at ensuring a smooth start.

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.

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