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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Trump–Dem Budget Deal Extends MMJ Protections to Dec. 8

The surprise deal ended a House bid to scuttle the MMJ shield--at least for another three months.

House Committee Blocks Medical Marijuana Protections

The House Rules committee blocked the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, but it's still alive in the Senate.

First Cannabis Ad Runs on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC

The Hoban Law Group scores an industry first with a national ad running on the top cable channels.

The Haymaker: On OD Awareness Day, Consider a ‘Cannabis Exit’

Kicking pills with cannabis? A once-radical idea goes legit as more and more patients reclaim their lives.

Trump Comments Spark Boycott of LA Cannabis Expo

Inviting Trump advisor Roger Stone, a legalization advocate, was a step too far for some after Trump defended white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up?

The contenders are separating from the pretenders, but there are still plenty of suckers ready to be hooked by a flashy claim.

FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP

The FDA just declared that 'CBD has been shown to be beneficial' in experimental use. Now the agency wants input about how the United Nations should schedule it.

The Haymaker: Polis Party Is a Pivot Point in Canna-Politics

Next-gen candidates for governor are embracing the cannabis industry, not just tolerating it. Jared Polis led the way last night.

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.

The Haymaker: Why Is Jeff Sessions Hiding His Task Force?

The attorney general is acting on a mysterious task force's secret recommendations. But where's the evidence? Where's the report?

Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis

The New Jersey senator wants to fully deschedule cannabis, effectively ending 80 years of federal prohibition.

Trump Commission Calls for ‘State of Emergency’ Over Opioids

The group, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, did not mention cannabis in its report.

In Rebuke to Sessions, Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Protections

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

‘Cool Hispanics’ Billboard Continues Tradition of Horrible Anti-Drug Ads

Is that 'Hispanics Are Cool' ad the worst teen cannabis prevention campaign ever? You decide: Here are some classic awful ads (and a few that got it right).

The Haymaker: Will Trump Fire Sessions by the Time You Finish This Headline?

The President's fury has reached a boiling point. Is a recess appointment in the works?

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