Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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Agenda Glitch Could Delay Nevada’s July 1 Cannabis Start

A complaint filed by a local attorney threatens to delay the launch date by as much as two months.

Robot Budtenders Are Coming to Scan Your Fingerprints

For anyone who’s ever been too anxious or paranoid to interact with a living, breathing human being when purchasing cannabis, one company has a solution.

Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat

An unusual proposal aimed at speeding access to medical cannabis could ultimately land patients in jail—and put medical programs in 29 states at risk.

New Hampshire on Verge of Decriminalizing Cannabis Possession

If the bill becomes law as expected, the Granite State will remove criminal penalties for possession of up to 3/4 oz. of cannabis.

Plan Would Allow Las Vegas Cannabis Sales to Kick Off July 1

The proposal would allow nonmedical consumers—including millions of Las Vegas tourists—to purchase cannabis legally on July 1.

What Are Hügels and Why Are They All Over Instagram?

There's no shortage of cannabis porn on Instagram. But what's with the elaborate piles of dirt?

Anti-Cannabis Group Violated CA Campaign Finance Laws, Commission Finds

A leading anti-legalization group has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in fines for violating California campaign finance laws as it fought Proposition 64.

Is THCV Psychoactive?

As science dives deeper into lesser-known compounds in cannabis, there’s always that voice calling from the sideline: “Yeah, but does it get you high?”

Sessions Calls Cole Memo ‘Valid,’ Says Fed Resources Are Limited

Jeff Sessions might hate cannabis, but he sure seems to like talking about it.

Photos Prove Government-Grown Cannabis Is Basically Ditch Weed

Yes, what you're looking at is, technically speaking, cannabis.

Trump FDA, US Attorney Moves Could Shift Cannabis Landscape

President Donald Trump sent rumbles through the cannabis world with a pair of moves made late Friday.

Yes, Jeff Sessions Could Use RICO. No, It Wouldn’t End Legal Cannabis

Trying to topple a multibillion-dollar industry wouldn't be quite so simple.

California Bill Would Bar Officials From Aiding Federal Crackdown

Lawmakers will weigh legislation to stifle cooperation between US law enforcement and local officials, a key ingredient of past federal enforcement actions.

Gavin Newsom to Trump: ‘Dealers Don’t Card Kids’

The war on drugs has failed, Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom told President Trump. "We can't continue to keep doing what we've done and expect a different result."

White House Plans ‘Greater Enforcement’ Against Legal Cannabis

Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Thursday that the Trump administration will crack down in adult-use states.

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