Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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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.

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.

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