Bruce Barcott
Bruce is Leafly’s deputy editor. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.
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GW Pharma Responds: ‘Not Creating a Monopoly’

The pharmaceutical developer says it's pioneering markets, not elbowing out competitors.

Leafly Exclusive: GW Pharma is Moving CBD Bills on the Down Low

The proposed state measures would give the British pharma company's new drug--but not other CBD products--legal status.

Trump: Cartel Drugs Are ‘Cheaper Than Candy Bars’

In his news conference this afternoon, the president doubled down on his call to stop the flow of drugs over America's southern border.

Did Chris Christie Just Interview for a Job with Trump?

His Valentine's Day lunch at the White House may have been more than just lunch.

AG Nominee Sessions Headed to a Full Senate Vote

Though the ultimate outcome—passage out of committee—was expected a week ago, few expected such a close tally.

How to Find a Job in the Cannabis Industry

There are more than 122,000 jobs in the cannabis industry. Employers are creating more every day. Want one? Take these steps.

Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal

15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by--get this--Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

The agency released a notice this morning clarifying the rules around CBD oil. It's still a federally illegal Schedule I substance, even if it comes from hemp. But is the new rule legal?

‘Time To Move’ on 18+ Legalization, Says Canadian Task Force

A long-awaited government report advises Prime Minister Trudeau to move on 18+ cannabis legalization in early 2017.

Survey: More Cannabis Consumers Seek Wellness, Not Intoxication

Research by Miner & Co. finds most brand-conscious consumers, age 25 to 39, use cannabis for self-care and wellness, not just to get high.

Chill, America. Obama’s Rolling Stone Comments Mean Nothing.

The President told Jann Wenner that continuing to criminalize cannabis is not "the smarter way to deal with it." Pardon me if my eyes start to roll.

Post-Election Interest Overwhelms Sold-Out Las Vegas Biz Show

The conference kicked off Wednesday with enthusiasm and hope. It ended two days later, on Friday, tinged with anxiety.

25 Things to Expect in Newly Legal States

The excruciating wait for stores to open. The wonder of the first-time shopping trip. The smell. Funny texts from your mom. And more.

Data Dive: Legalization No Longer a Partisan Issue, 2016 Election Data Show

Voters in extremely conservative counties supported cannabis legalization measures this election—in some cases by wide margins.

Welcome to a New America

We wake to a changed nation. The cannabis legalization battle has shifted significantly, but an uncertain future is still ahead.

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