Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an 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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Review: Stainless Steel Grinders Are Finally Here!

Aluminum cannabis grinders are the industry standard, but stainless steel may be safer for your herb. Read about stainless steel grinders and where you can find them.

Kamala Harris Finally Endorses the Marijuana Justice Act

The announcement comes as the first significant move the senator has made in favor of cannabis reform despite more than a year of railing against prohibition.

‘Cannabist’ Founder Submits Bid to Buy the Franchise From the Denver Post

Founding editor Ricardo Baca says he's submitting a letter of intent this week to buy The Cannabist. He's also exploring partnerships with traditional media companies.

Court Rejects Challenge to DEA Rule, Leaving CBD Federally Illegal

Lawyers for the hemp industry say they're working to “carefully weigh” the available options, which includes a rehearing that must be requested within 45 days.

Everybody Talks About Expunging Drug Convictions. Here’s How Seattle Did It

Seattle’s move, which could clear convictions for 542 people, comes as cities in other legal cannabis states consider similar action to undo the wrongs of America's drug war.

Denver Post Reportedly Cuts All Editorial Staff at The Cannabist

The pioneering cannabis news vertical 'caught lightning in a bottle,' but hedge fund owners gut it nonetheless.

4/20 Cannabis Sales Break Records but Fall Short of Expectations

Official state sales data isn't yet available, but analysts are already projecting this year’s 4/20 was the biggest on record.

Pennsylvania to Make Whole-Plant Cannabis Flower Available to Patients

The move is expected to lower costs and improve patient access. Cannabis designed to be smoked, however, would still be illegal.

Senate’s Top Republican Introduces Bill to Legalize Hemp Nationwide

McConnell’s bill would remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and effectively treat the crop like any other agricultural product.

Cannabis Scheduling: The FDA Wants to Hear From You

Through April 23, the US Food and Drug Administration is asking for public comment on the classification of cannabis.

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