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Ben Adlin

Ben Adlin is a Seattle-based writer and editor who specializes in cannabis politics and law. He was a news editor for Leafly from 2015-2019. Follow him on Twitter: @badlin

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‘Things Have Changed’: Rhode Island Gov. Proposes Legalization

Gov. Gina Raimondo has proposed an end to cannabis prohibition in the Ocean State. It was hardly a ringing endorsement.

Ben Adlin - January 14, 2019

‘Better Than Ever’ Cannabis Coalition Hits the Ground Running

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer says 2019 will be a big year for cannabis. On Wednesday, he introduced new legislation and announced the lawmakers who will lead the charge.

Ben Adlin - January 9, 2019

A Gift Guide for Joint Rollers

Glass nerds will always appreciate a pretty pipe or one-hitter. But what do you give the person who needs little more than some cannabis and a tiny sheet of paper?

Ben Adlin - December 14, 2018

What Trump’s New AG Pick Could Mean for Cannabis

As attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, William Barr was a staunch supporter of the drug war. What role will he play under Trump?

Ben Adlin - December 7, 2018

Mexico Greenlights Country’s First 38 Cannabis Products

Products including gummies, capsules, topicals, and even an infused energy drink will be available to consumers and medical patients—no prescription necessary.

Ben Adlin - November 30, 2018

New Bill Would Legalize Cannabis in New Jersey

Lawmakers across the Northeast watched this week as cannabis sales kicked off in Massachusetts. Judging from their reactions, it seems the state won’t be alone for long.

Ben Adlin - November 21, 2018

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis, the first two retail stores are set to open next week in Leicester and Northampton.

Ben Adlin - November 16, 2018

Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate

A week after Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down prohibition, a senator has submitted a bill to legalize cannabis and allow its commercial sale.

Ben Adlin - November 8, 2018

Blumenauer: Congress Will Be ‘Better Than Ever’ on Cannabis

The top cannabis ally in Congress sounds downright giddy about what the midterm election results could mean for cannabis reform at the federal level.

Ben Adlin - November 7, 2018

Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter?

Now Utahns just have to wait and see what their elected officials do.

Ben Adlin - November 6, 2018