Chris Roberts
Based in San Francisco, 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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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.

Crash or Cash: What’s Happening to California Cannabis Prices?

Tumbling wholesale prices and reports of epic oversupply are fueling fears of a cannabis crash in California. But there may be more stability to the market than we know.

UK Parliament Members Blame Own Party for Blocking Medical Cannabis Vote

“To my shame, my party … voted to sabotage this bill today,” MP Paul Flynn, who introduced a medical marijuana measure, told reporters.

California City Cuts Cannabis Taxes, Others Expected to Follow

Berkeley was the first California city to cut its effective tax rate on marijuana businesses, just six weeks into the age of commercial marijuana sales. Experts predict more will follow.

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