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Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is a senior editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law. Follow him on Twitter: @badlin
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What Is Shake?

Is it a bad thing? We talked to budtenders, dispensary managers, and cannabis connoisseurs to find out.

What’s in a Pre-Roll?

A joint is cheap, discreet, disposable, and easily shared among friends. Pre-rolled cannabis joints, on the other hand, sometimes get a bad rap, but they don't always deserve it.

The Shake: British Liberals Back Legalization and the High-Tech Future of Cannabis

In today's cannabis news: Oregon cops eye impaired driving, Israel explores exports, and a grandma tries her first dab.

Consider the Spliff

What's the appeal of a spliff? Why take ground cannabis and mix it with tobacco, a known carcinogen, especially if you're not a cigarette smoker?

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.

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Cannabis Smell Isn’t Probable Cause, Maryland Court Rules

If you’re lighting up in Maryland, you can forget the Febreze. The state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that smelling cannabis isn't grounds for police to search and arrest a person.

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

Wildfire season is coming. A newly introduced bill in Congress aims to limit cost of fires and other disasters by expanding insurance coverage to the cannabis industry.

Why Hacktivists Say You Should Invest in Zig-Zags

The financially minded faction of the hacker group Anonymous, which has a history of upending major companies, has turned its attention to the cannabis industry.

Can Washington Fix Its Broken Cannabis Lab Testing System?

Pesticides aren't caught and loopholes are huge. Things are so bad that the state just punted oversight to a different agency.

Eaze Hit With Lawsuit Over Credit Card Payments

New lawsuit claims Eaze sidestepped restrictions on credit card transactions for cannabis purchases in order to gain an unfair advantage over competitors.

This 2020 Presidential Hopeful Actually Has a Legalization Plan

Amid a crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, nearly all of whom have said they support ending federal cannabis prohibition, few have laid out a plan to do it.

Ben & Jerry’s ‘Can’t Wait’ to Make CBD-Infused Ice Cream

“We are committed to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer,” the company said Thursday. But don't head for the freezer aisle just yet.

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

The findings suggest a role for CBD “in helping to break the cycle of addiction,” researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital said.

Buyer Beware: Is It Legal to Pick Up Cannabis for a Friend?

It might seem silly to be paranoid about a mundane errand in states where cannabis is legal, but in most states, the practice still rests on shaky legal ground.

329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy

In an open letter ahead of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective.

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