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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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Cannabis Exec Gary Johnson Launches Presidential Bid… We Think

The former New Mexico governor's website proudly makes, um, absolutely no mention of his work with cannabis.

Bruce Barcott - January 6, 2016

Fourth Corner Loss Could Be a Gain for Banking Reform

The Colorado credit union’s defeat in federal court yesterday could end up having positive implications for the political fight over cannabis banking.

Bruce Barcott - January 6, 2016

WTF, DC? Council OKs Cannabis Clubs, Then Bans Them

Washington, D.C. dropped its ban on cannabis use at private establishments, then minutes later outlawed it once again.

Bruce Barcott - January 6, 2016

Shh! Here’s How Cannabis Companies Are Banking Legally on the Down Low

Did you think all cannabis businesses were cash-only? You thought wrong. Learn how legal markets such as Colorado, Washington, and Oregon handle their banking.

Bruce Barcott - December 30, 2015

Meet the Guy Who Gave Away 1,000 Joints on Christmas Eve

How do you give away 1,000 joints? It’s tougher than you might think. Because first you have to roll 1,000 joints.

Bruce Barcott - December 29, 2015

‘Stoner Sloth’ Creators Defend Hapless Three-Toed Critter, Tell Haters They’re Too Old to Get It

After watching the social media world mock their anti-drug campaign, the creators of Australia’s infamous Stoner Sloth PSAs are defending their quirky creation.

Bruce Barcott - December 28, 2015

Report from the Front: The Trouble with Cannabis in Indian Country

Leafly traveled to Flandreau, South Dakota, to find out why the Santee Sioux tribe burned the crop intended for the world’s first cannabis resort.

Bruce Barcott - November 18, 2015

Can You Overdose or Die From Consuming Cannabis?

One of the most persistent questions about cannabis is: Can you die from overconsuming cannabis? The short answer is no. Here's why.

Bruce Barcott - August 7, 2014