Chris Roberts
Based in New York City, Chris Roberts has been writing about cannabis since spending a few months in Humboldt County in 2009. His work has been published in SF Weekly, Cannabis Now, The Guardian, High Times, and San Francisco Magazine, among others.
Most Popular Articles

Under Trump, Legal Cannabis Is a Deportable Offense 

More and more, those who admit to having ever used cannabis are being refused entry into the United States—or deported if they’re already here.

Leafly Investigation: California Has a Dirty Cannabis Problem

Pesticides, molds, and other pathogens are turning up in medical cannabis across California. Rules are coming, but until then it's "buyer beware."

California’s New Edibles Limits Will Ban Popular Products

Restrictions on the amount of THC in cannabis-infused edibles kick in next year and will outlaw some of the state's most popular products.

Crowdfunding Site Cancels Aid to California Wildfire Victims—Because Cannabis

Rejection by third-party payment processors is a familiar story in cannabis, but abruptly ending an aid effort during a dire emergency somehow feels different.

The Great Cannabis Clash of Calaveras County

California’s Gold Country is dying. The marijuana industry has arrived, offering tax revenue and job opportunities. So why are locals rejecting it?

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From Stalemate to Stampede: Inside the UK’s About-Face on Medical Marijuana

Patients may still have to wait awhile for access, but it appears medical cannabis is finally coming to the UK.

New York Cops Still Making Cannabis Arrests, Despite Mayor’s Policy

State law says THC oil isn't marijuana—so cops are arresting people for it.

Labor Day Blues: Why Legal Cannabis Can Still Get You Fired

Only 11 of 31 states where cannabis is legal protect workers from being fired for off-duty use. And there are virtually no protections for recreational consumers.

First Cannabis Recalls Hit California as Testing Rules Bite Down

Bloom Brands and Lowell Farms pull vapes and pre-rolls for potential pesticide contamination. Labs under scrutiny.

Your 2018 Cannabis Buyer’s Guide for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival

This weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, you can shop legal cannabis and order ahead for when the Outside Lands is done.

Major US Music Festival ‘Outside Lands’ to Host Cannabis Pavilion

Call it a bong-watershed moment for the music biz — 200,000 Outside Lands festivalgoers could visit ‘Grass Lands’, featuring 14 cannabis brands

The Curious Case of the Cannabis Aphid

The first confirmed sighting of the cannabis aphid in North America was in 2016. Since then, the hungry bug has spread rapidly across the continent.

Is This the UK’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Moment?

Shamed into action by the suffering of an epileptic child whose only relief came from cannabis oil, law enforcement and health authorities in the United Kingdom will begin an “unprecedented” review of the country’s cannabis policy.

Confiscation of CBD Oil Sparks Backlash, Putting Pressure on UK Officials

Observers say law enforcement's confiscation of CBD oil used to treat a boy's epilepsy could prove to be a tipping point for legalization.

British Seize CBD From 12-Year-Old Epilepsy Patient at Heathrow Airport

His family had traveled to Canada to obtain the seizure-calming medicine. But CBD was banned in Britain in 2016.

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