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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Philadelphia DA Drops Cannabis Cases, Joining National Trend

Philly will no longer prosecute cannabis possession cases. Similar policies were recently enacted in Houston and Brooklyn.

White House Official Resigns Over Cannabis Use 5 Years Ago

The latest Trump official to resign apparently did so because he hit a joint in 2013. Seriously? That usually doesn't trigger a clearance hold.

Jim Carroll Tapped as Trump’s Drug Czar

No, not the 'Basketball Diaries' Jim Carroll. This one is a Republican lawyer. And nobody knows much about him.

Bernard Noble, Serving 13 Years for Two Joints, Granted Parole

Arrested for bicycling while black, Noble became one of America's most infamous cannabis prisoners. He'll be free by this weekend.

Trump Pressured Netanyahu to Stop Israeli Cannabis Exports, Reports Say

Israel was to become the second nation, after Canada, to legally export cannabis. Prime Minister Netanyahu just put that on hold.

Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World

There are bargains to be found in Montevideo. Value shoppers, stay away from Tokyo.

America Mourns Passing of Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana

Rebel, nonconformist, American hero: The father of medical marijuana died at age 72, less than a month after California legalized.

Should CBD Be Legal? The United Nations Wants Your Input

The UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs is reconsidering the classification of cannabidiol. And it wants to hear from the public.

Here’s What Vermont’s Legalization Law Allows—and Doesn’t

Gov. Phil Scott just made Vermont the 9th legal cannabis state. But hold on: It's not legal until July 1, and the new law has strict limits.

Prohibitionists’ Poll Backfires, Reveals 83% Support for Cannabis Reform

Project SAM asked 1,000 people what they thought about legalization. The answers were...maybe not what the group expected.

Lee and Khanna Sponsor House Version of the Marijuana Justice Act

The bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and start to repair the damage from the war on drugs.

These Senators Are All Talk, No Action on Cannabis Legalization

Plenty of politicians expressed outrage at Jeff Sessions over his Cole memo decision. But few acted. Here's the data on who has and who hasn't.

Kansas Official Goes 100% Racist to Defend Cannabis Prohibition

We hear a lot of lame excuses for keeping cannabis illegal. But this one, caught on video, made our chins hit the floor.

The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2017: Canada and Jeff Sessions Lead the List

Canadian legalization, Jeff Sessions, the opioid crisis, and tainted products were among the biggest stories in cannabis this year.

Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, for Now

The Attorney General rescinded 25 previous Justice Department guidance documents late Thursday. The Cole memo, which allowed states to move ahead with cannabis legalization, was not among them.

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