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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Shutdown Averted, but Medical Marijuana Protections Still at Risk

A stopgap measure may fund the government (and protect patients) through Dec. 22. But after that it's anybody's guess.

Did Honolulu Police Break Law With ‘Surrender Your Guns’ Letter?

Verifying a medical cannabis patient's registration is allowed. But trawling to find gun owners, and ordering them to surrender firearms, may cross the line.

Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana Patients

Honolulu police cross-checked the state MMJ patient list and firearms purchase registry. If you're on both: Choose one and lose one.

Did Past Harassment Allegations Finally Catch Up To MPP’s Rob Kampia?

In the #MeToo moment, the passage of time doesn't let leaders off the hook.

Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road

Researchers found drunk drivers 17.8 times more likely to cause a fatal crash than sober drivers. Cannabis-influenced drivers were 1.65 times more likely.

Can The Standard Hotel Really Open a Cannabis Shop in Its Lobby?

Well...nothing in the new California regulations says they can't. But announcing it is one thing. Opening it is another.

The Haymaker: Sending Sessions Back to the Senate Could Boost Legalization

If Jeff Sessions steps down to re-take his old Senate seat, the move could carry legal cannabis over the finish line.

New Study Finds CBD Products Still Dogged by Labeling Errors

Researchers tested 84 CBD products ordered online in 2016. Only 31% were accurately labeled.

Liberty, Jobs, & Freedom: How Cannabis Became a Conservative Issue

Ten years ago legalization was a liberal's issue. Today, a new generation of conservatives are embracing the cause. Here's what brought them into the big tent.

The Haymaker: This Halloween Let’s Kill Some Cannabis Stereotypes

Cannabis consumers aren't lazy, they're not disposable, and they're damn sure not giving edibles to kids.

‘Corona, Lime, & Cannabis, Please’: Big Brewer Enters Marijuana Biz

Constellation Brands, distributor of Corona, Svedka vodka, and Mondavi wines, buys 9.9% of Canada's Canopy Growth.

Thanks for Making Canada a Little More Strong and Free, Gord

The Tragically Hip frontman Gordon Downie wasn't just a cultural force and a national treasure. He moved Canadian cannabis forward, too.

3 Out of 4 Americans Oppose Federal Crackdown on Legal Cannabis

New data show more Americans opposing Jeff Sessions' wrongheaded views on legal cannabis. The tide is running against him.

Senate Stunner: Orrin Hatch Passionately Defends Medical Marijuana

His new bill pushes research, and his Senate floor speech was a shocking turnabout for a longtime prohibitionist.

Trump–Dem Budget Deal Extends MMJ Protections to Dec. 8

The surprise deal ended a House bid to scuttle the MMJ shield--at least for another three months.

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