Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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In White House’s Quest to End Opioid Crisis, Where’s Cannabis?

Cannabis has been conspicuously absent from the White House’s discussion of the opioid crisis despite growing evidence it that the plant could help reduce overdoses.

State Lawmakers’ Group Urges Feds to Deschedule Cannabis

Removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act would respect states' rights and encourage public safety, the National Conference of State Lawmakers says.

A Brief Guide to Massachusetts’ New Cannabis Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping cannabis bill into law, marking a milestone in a battle that began when voters approved adult-use legalization in November.

Lawsuit Takes Big Swing at Prohibition. Can It Connect?

At its core is the assertion that the government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” as to be unconstitutional.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

San Francisco Creates Centralized ‘Office of Cannabis’

Ahead of legal, adult-use sales kicking off next year, San Francisco has created a new office to serve as a hub for all things cannabis.

You Can’t Fire Cannabis Patients Just for Using Cannabis, Massachusetts High Court Rules

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employees can’t be fired simply for using medical cannabis.

Jeff Sessions’ (Unfounded) Love Letter to DARE

At the anti-drug organization's 30th annual conference, Sessions sang the group's praises. One problem: DARE didn’t work.

John Morgan Sues to Overturn Florida’s Smokeable-Cannabis Ban

Florida attorney John Morgan is taking aim at the Legislature’s recently imposed ban on smokeable forms of medical cannabis.

Congressmen Slam Anti-Cannabis Group’s ‘False Claims’ on MMJ Protection

One of the nation’s leading anti-cannabis groups issued a press release announcing the “elimination” of a crucial federal protection for state-legal medical cannabis.

California Bill Would Ban Cannabis-Branded Hats, T-Shirts, Other Merchandise

Senate Bill 162 would ban advertising through "clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.”

California Lawmakers Pass Changes to Cannabis Rules

"We are building the airplane as we’re flying it," Sen. Mike McGuire said at a Senate hearing Tuesday, "and we are going to make some mistakes."

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

LA’s New Proposed Cannabis Regs: Here’s What You Need to Know

After more than a year of community meetings and sometimes bitter industry infighting, the City Council released its draft cannabis regulations Thursday.

ACLU, DPA Sue California City Over Restrictive Homegrow Rules

The groups allege that rules imposed by the city of Fontana make it “virtually impossible” for residents to grow cannabis at home.

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