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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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FDA Commissioner Resigns, Leaving CBD Status Uncertain

The FDA commissioner sought a way to appropriately label and regulate CBD. Now... who knows?

Bruce Barcott - March 5, 2019

As of 2019, legal cannabis has created 211,000 full-time jobs in America

An estimated 64,000 jobs were added in 2018, making cannabis the nation's fastest-growing industry. Download Leafly's report and state-by-state analysis.

Bruce Barcott - March 4, 2019

This Canadian Cannabis Advisory Ad Is Full-On Trippy

A provincial government breaks new ground in the "Just Say No" tradition. Seriously, you gotta watch this.

Bruce Barcott - January 25, 2019

Leafly’s 2018 Doobious Achievement Awards

Who had the worse year: Elon Musk or Florida Man? Leafly crowns the cannabis clowns of 2018.

Bruce Barcott - December 20, 2018

The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2018

CBD went mainstream, Jeff Sessions went bye-bye, Canada (and California and Massachusetts) went legal. How did this year's stories rank?

Bruce Barcott - December 19, 2018

Landlord Lets Evicted Medical Marijuana Patient Return Home

But John Flickner, 78, got dumped by his health care coordinator due to the dustup.

Bruce Barcott - December 12, 2018

Patients Line Up for Dispensary Openings in Iowa

The state's first dispensaries opened over the weekend in Sioux City, Des Moines, and Davenport.

Bruce Barcott - December 3, 2018

What to Expect When Your State or Nation Legalizes Cannabis

Relax. It’s not failing. A well-regulated market doesn’t arrive perfectly formed. It takes effort and time.

Bruce Barcott - November 19, 2018

‘Cannabis Saved My Life’: Veterans Share Stories of Healing and Recovery

Leafly teams with the Red Badge Project to publish stories from seven veterans who use art and cannabis to cope, heal, and thrive.

Bruce Barcott - November 9, 2018

Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The move came one day after the midterm elections, and an hour after a hugely contentious Trump press conference.

Bruce Barcott - November 7, 2018