Dave Schmader
Dave Schmader is a Leafly senior editor. He's the author of the book Weed: The User's Guide. Follow him on Twitter @davidschmader
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Is Cannabis a ‘Gateway Drug’?

The “cannabis leads to harder narcotics” argument gets trotted out whenever efforts to normalize cannabis are underway. So let’s settle it once and for all: Is cannabis a “gateway drug”?

How to Get High in Las Vegas

Cannabis is legal in Nevada, but you're not going to find it in a casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Here's what you need to find, purchase, and enjoy an elevated trip to Sin City.

Dear Abby Tells It Like It Is: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From lawyers in landmark cases to sanctuary-friendly mayors to Dear Abby and Chelsea Handler, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest

Being a free-of-charge cannabis festival held in a glorious outdoor locale, Seattle Hempfest is easy to enjoy. But here are a few strategic tips for making the most of it.

Rick Steves Tells Us What He’s About to Tell Congress

In advance of briefing Congress on US marijuana policy, Rick Steves—travel writer, PBS host, and passionate cannabis advocate—shares his views on the problems of prohibition.

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The Cannabis Act in the Senate: The Final Countdown

Today (or possibly tonight), the Senate will conduct its final vote on the Cannabis Act. Here's what's in play and what we know so far.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants to Decriminalize Cannabis. Here’s Why.

Last week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sat down with VICE News to discuss his plan to introduce legislation that would “decriminalize marijuana from one end of the country to the other.” Here are five takeaways.

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors the Marijuana Justice Act

The Marijuana Justice Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, incentivize states to mitigate existing and ongoing racial disparities in state-level cannabis arrests, and expunge federal convictions specific to cannabis possession.

Leafly’s Guide to Coachella: The Cannabis!

If you want to experience the hot new California treat of legal, adult-use recreational cannabis, get off the restricted grounds of Coachella Fest and out into the general Coachella Valley, where numerous legal cannabis adventures await you.

Leafly’s Guide to Coachella: The Festival!

Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your time at Coachella Fest and in the surrounding Coachella Valley-home to Palm Springs, funky art attractions, and, yes, numerous retail cannabis stores.

Philly Cannabis Activist N.A. Poe Gets Probation After Felony Bust

Judge Scott DiClaudio has ordered Poe (whose legal name is Richard Tamaccio Jr.) to serve four years’ probation, perform 100 hours of community service, and pay a $2,500 fine.

‘I Was Wrong and Not Informed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From self-reflective rock gods to hemp-friendly senate majority leaders, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

The Village Bloomery Brings the Old-School Dispensary Vibe Into the Future

Located just south of Downtown Vancouver, the Village Bloomery perfectly encapsulates what so many people love about their (technically illegal) neighborhood dispensaries.

‘The Case for Medical Cannabis Is Overwhelming’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From enlightened zillionaires to accidentally high executives, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

Oscar Winners Light Up, Speak Out: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From out-and-proud Oscar winners to progressive southern Democrats, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

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