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Bruce Barcott

Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott oversees news, investigations, and feature projects. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.

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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?

Bruce Barcott - December 14, 2016

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.

Bruce Barcott - January 30, 2018

Cannabis withdrawal syndrome: How to ease the symptoms

If you're on a tolerance break, you may experience insomnia and other issues. Here's how to combat them.

Bruce Barcott - August 8, 2017

In Rebuke to Sessions, Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Protections

The Attorney General asked Congress to reject the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. Senators said: Nope.

Bruce Barcott - July 27, 2017

Cannabis Science 101: The Complex Chemistry of the Bong

What is the science behind the water pipe? Are those bubbles actually making your toke any healthier? It’s complicated.

Bruce Barcott - February 11, 2016

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Can’t find a Christmas tree? Don’t blame CBD

One Christmas tree seller in Texas is blaming farmers for switching from trees to hemp. Hang on. Do the math.

Bruce Barcott - December 2, 2019

The FDA is worried about CBD. Should you be concerned?

Officials say CBD "has the potential to harm you." Here's what they're worried about, and how it relates to over-the-counter products.

Bruce Barcott - November 27, 2019

Is CBD legal in your state? Check this chart to find out

Three states still outlaw CBD, but it's allowed everywhere else. Check our chart to see where your state stands.

Bruce Barcott - November 22, 2019

Congress takes a historic first step on national cannabis legalization

A House committee is scheduled to consider the MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act.

Bruce Barcott - November 19, 2019

Seven ways to make sure you get the CBD you paid for

Step 1: Don't buy it at at gas station. Step 2: Look for test results.

Bruce Barcott - November 19, 2019

Creating the perfect CBD dose: It’s harder than you might think

A new crop, new companies, new production lines: Even the best companies struggle to replicate the same dosage every time.

Bruce Barcott - November 19, 2019

Area man mistreats cannabis plants in stolen van

A Delaware man is accused of driving a stolen van filled with uprooted and trashed cannabis plants—like, roots and all.

Bruce Barcott - October 14, 2019

Jurors revolt, refuse to consider felony charges for cannabis

In New Orleans, jurors refused to try a man for possessing an ounce on Bourbon Street. You can too.

Bruce Barcott - October 14, 2019

You’re wrong, Governor: Vape bans will only make things worse

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and governors respond by banning buses.

Bruce Barcott - September 30, 2019

Why is Chicago’s mayor supporting illegal cannabis sellers?

Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to ban cannabis stores, helping street sellers thrive and continue hawking illegal vape pens.

Bruce Barcott - September 18, 2019