Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law.
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Colorado Governor Signs PTSD Cannabis Bill Into Law

After a hard-fought effort by veterans groups and patient advocates, Colorado has added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

California Assembly OKs Bill to Prevent Cooperation With Feds on Enforcement

Despite pushback from law enforcement groups, lawmakers moved forward with a bill to prevent police from assisting with a federal cannabis crackdown.

Like Peas in a Pod: Startup Aims to Bring Co-Working to Cannabis

A Florida-based startup aims to create what it calls the first-ever “co-growing and co-working space for cannabis entrepreneurs.”

San Diego Cannabis Festival Will Keep Trying After Venue Loss

A festival billed as the county’s largest-ever medical marijuana expo is in jeopardy after Del Mar Fairgrounds officials voted to toss the event's contract.

Fearing Hash Oil Explosions, California County Restricts Butane Sales

In an effort to curb injuries linked to illicit cannabis extraction, Sacramento County is taking a tough new stance on butane—one that could soon be adopted across all of California.

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.

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