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.
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California’s Limit on Big Growers Just Vanished. Here’s Why

The abrupt shift comes on the heels of costly, intensive lobbying on behalf of some of the state’s most powerful cannabis businesses.

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.

Don’t Blame Wildfires for Rising California Cannabis Prices

The North Bay wildfires devastated California cannabis country—but other factors are far more responsible for recent swings in price.

San Francisco Almost Certainly Won’t Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1

Amid infighting and delays, the Board of Supervisors pushed back a key vote. Now a bigger battle is brewing.

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.

California Is Still Arresting Too Many People of Color for Cannabis

2016 arrest data reveals the persistence of racial bias, even though the law is changing.

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?

California Bill Aims to Protect Seasonal Cannabis Workers. Will It Help?

Emerald Triangle farmers doubt the law’s efficacy on isolated farms, where reports of rape and human trafficking emerged last year.

Proposed California Rules Have the Teamsters Hoppin’ Mad

Gov. Brown's reconciliation proposal scuttles a separate distributor requirement--and lots of union truck driving jobs.

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.

California’s Great Cannabis Unbanning

How (and why) the state's conservative bastions are learning to stop worrying and accept the cannabis industry.

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."

Why Is California Running a Cannabis Campaign Without the Cannabis?

Some of the Prop. 64 campaign’s most visible endorsers are officials who “can’t stand” cannabis and “don’t advocate” its consumption. What gives?