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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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Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative

The 'Smart and Safe Arizona Act' would legalize for adults 21+, allow home growing, and expunge past cannabis convictions.

Bruce Barcott - August 9, 2019

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21%

It's not just legalization, say researchers—it's access to legal cannabis dispensaries that helps the most.

Bruce Barcott - August 8, 2019

Kentucky Gov. Floats a Bunch of Batshit Crazy Cannabis Theories

Welcome to Gov. Matt Bevin's cannabis fantasyland. He's saying this nutty stuff today, but in five years he'll be singing a different tune.

Bruce Barcott - August 1, 2019

Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure

An Arizona State University examined 200 brain scans from adults who used cannabis in their youth. They found 'no lasting effects.'

Bruce Barcott - July 31, 2019

‘Wild West’ Days in Oklahoma Get a Little Too Wild

One dispensary owner busted for meth, another sued for copyright infringement, in the same week. Slow your roll, OK.

Bruce Barcott - July 26, 2019

FDA puts America on notice: Stop touting CBD claims

The FDA's warning letter to Curaleaf wasn't about the CBD products. It was about the CBD health claims.

Bruce Barcott - July 24, 2019

Courting Crapo: Today’s Senate Banking Hearing Was All for One Man

The SAFE Banking Act won't pass until Senate banking chair Mike Crapo allows it. So today's hearing was aimed at swaying his vote.

Bruce Barcott - July 23, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand Explains Cannabis Privilege and We’re Here for It

The Democratic presidential candidate stands and delivers on a difficult question in a tough room.

Bruce Barcott - July 19, 2019

Coalition Wants Social Justice Baked Into Cannabis Legalization

On the eve of tomorrow's a Congressional hearing on legalization, civil liberties and human rights groups call for justice reform.

Bruce Barcott - July 9, 2019

Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds

New research discovers an 8% decrease in youth cannabis use in states that legalize for adult use.

Bruce Barcott - July 8, 2019