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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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When will your state’s COVID-19 cases peak? Check this chart

The University of Washington's IHME model projects caseloads to peak in many states right around 4/20.

Bruce Barcott - April 2, 2020

How to get a medical marijuana card in Massachusetts

Medical marijuana is available for state residents with a qualifying debilitating condition. Check out our five-step guide on how to get one.

Bruce Barcott - March 24, 2020

Enjoy a daily 420 Chill video: It’s self-care in the COVID-19 era

We all must chill. Do it at 4:20 with these ultra chill videos, posted daily during this time of social distancing.

Bruce Barcott - March 17, 2020

The CDC’s coronavirus failure was predicted by its VAPI response

The agency used to be the USA’s global health leader. Then came Trump’s appointees and their deadly arrogance.

Bruce Barcott - March 10, 2020

Super Tuesday results: What they mean for cannabis

Now its Biden v. Sanders. One boosted the war on drugs, the other wants to end it.

Bruce Barcott - March 3, 2020

Alcohol is killing more Americans than ever. Here’s how to save them

By swapping cannabis for alcohol, patients have been recovering their health since the 1970s.

Bruce Barcott - February 27, 2020

Here’s what’s in Elizabeth Warren’s marijuana legalization plan

The Democratic contender released a detailed proposal to end the war on drugs. It's pretty good. We read it so you don't have to.

Bruce Barcott - February 24, 2020

Can cannabis alone cure cancer? We asked oncologist Dr. Donald Abrams

Early research has shown intriguing results, but this medical cannabis pioneer urges patients: Don't rely on cannabis alone.

Bruce Barcott - February 4, 2020

At year’s end, time to ask: Why did the CDC ignore vaping evidence?

As American public health officials clung to their bias against nicotine vaping, illegal THC cartridges kept killing people.

Bruce Barcott - December 31, 2019

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