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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The Haymaker: Solving the Roger Stone Dilemma

What do you do when the dirtiest man in politics adopts your cause?

The Haymaker: Which Patients Will Sessions ‘Come After’ First?

The AG considers medical marijuana a crime. Here are the mothers, veterans, nurses, kindergartners and Congressmen he'd arrest.

Introducing ‘The Haymaker,’ Leafly’s Politics & Culture Column. This Week: Sessions Out?

In his new weekly column, Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott dreams of the Justice Department after the departure of Jefferson Beauregard.

How Many of These DEA ‘Cannabis Slang’ Terms Do You Know?

The DEA just updated its "drug slang" list, and it makes us wonder if somebody's punking the agency. Seriously, "Smoochy Woochy Poochy"?

High Times Sold to Industry Investor Group

The new owners, led by Los Angeles investment firm Oreva Capital, include Damian Marley and Denver Relief's Ean Seeb.

Expungement Day: Get Help Clearing an Old Cannabis Arrest

With help from an industry program, people convicted of nonviolent cannabis crimes are going through process that allows them to expunge past charges.

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Reboot Will Fail

The American public is embracing legalization, and it may help the opioid crisis. So why is Jeff Sessions still hating on cannabis?

Did Trump Just Fire Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino?

The would-be drug czar is now the won't-be drug czar, according to a report in U.S. News.

An Insider’s Guide to California’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

Don't have time to read 200+ pages of legal regs? Here's everything you need to know.

West Virginia Gov’s Defense of Medical Marijuana Has Us All Verklempt

Before making West Virginia the 29th legal MMJ state, Gov. Jim Justice made a surprisingly moving speech about the value of compassion.

No Risk Please, We’re Canadian: New Ad Rules May Be a Challenge

Rules aimed at reducing teen use will make it tough to produce any cannabis ads at all.

Trump Taps Tom Marino as Drug Czar. That’s Good (and Bad) for Legalization.

The Pennsylvania Congressman voted against drug reform, but he isn't an anti-cannabis obsessive.

LA Votes on Licenses Today, Raids Tomorrow. Confused?

City residents vote on Prop M today. County supervisors vote on raiding dispensaries tomorrow. We explain all.

If Sessions Resigns, Who’s Next in Line?

The Attorney General may have saved himself with that press conference. But if he doesn't survive, here's who might replace him.

South Dakota House Blunts GW Pharma Bill

The bill would have given GW a temporary monopoly on CBD in the state. New language moves all forms of CBD to Schedule IV.

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