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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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The Attorney General rescinded 25 previous Justice Department guidance documents late Thursday.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.

Cannabis Report Tops National Academies’ 2017 Bestseller List

The federal science advisory group put out 323 publications in 2017. 'The Health Effects of Cannabis' was their #1 download.

Which Is Cheaper: Walmart’s ‘Weed Christmas Tree’ or Actual Weed?

The world's largest retailer is selling a fake 7-foot canna-Christmas tree for $249. We asked a farmer: What's an actual 7-foot cannabis plant cost?

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 Deadlier 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, and 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.

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