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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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Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing

The project by retailer Uncle Ike's is an effort to curb the number of contaminated products that make it to consumers.

Ben Adlin - November 2, 2018

White Castle Is Against a Drug Reform Measure. We Asked Them Why.

Why is the purveyor of mid-quality munchies giving thousands of dollars to fight drug reform?

Ben Adlin - November 2, 2018

FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly

The change leaves Mexico in a strange spot. Prohibition is technically over, yet nothing has replaced it.

Ben Adlin - November 1, 2018

Pacific Island Nation of Vanuatu Legalizes Medical Cannabis

It's the second place in the Pacific in recent months to legalize cannabis in one form or another.

Ben Adlin - October 23, 2018

The White House Wants Your Opinion on Reclassifying Cannabis

The Trump administration is accepting public comment on how cannabis should be classified under international drug treaties. It's bureaucratic, but it matters.

Ben Adlin - October 18, 2018

Washington Pauses Ban on Infused Gummies and Hard Candies

Under a revised plan announced by regulators, the cannabis industry will have 30 days to bring forward alternatives for the agency to consider.

Ben Adlin - October 16, 2018

Support for Cannabis Legalization Grows to 62%

The increase continues three decades of steadily growing support among nearly all demographic groups—and represents double the support found in 2000.

Ben Adlin - October 8, 2018

Yes, You Can Fly With Cannabis in Canada

Just don't try to leave the country with it.

Ben Adlin - October 5, 2018

Massachusetts Issues Cannabis Retail Licenses in Northampton, Leicester

The first recreational cannabis licenses have now been granted—but would-be customers will still have to wait a few weeks before the stores open for business.

Ben Adlin - October 4, 2018

Phoenix City Council Kills Mayor’s Proposed Cannabis Tax

The proposed tax rate so steep that dispensary operators warned it could put licensed shops out of business.

Ben Adlin - October 3, 2018