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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Love the Drug, Hate the Driver: Canada’s Pro-Cannabis/Anti-DUI Ad Campaign 

“We wanted to be really careful that our message wasn’t anti-marijuana, but was very anti-driving-while-impaired,” says BBDO creative chief Denise Rossetto.

How to Be High in Las Vegas: Let’s Gamble!

Casinos forbid it, but cannabis and gambling go together like black and jack.

How to Be High in Las Vegas: Eat Food

From sensuous dining experiences to hardcore munchie indulgences, Las Vegas is loaded with seriously pleasurable experiences for people who eat.

How to Be High in Las Vegas: Go See a Show

The entertainment capitol of the world is now home to legal recreational cannabis. Here's how to make the best of both.

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.

Stanford Study Confirms Cannabis Users Have More Sex

“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. It’s associated with increased coital frequency.”

Alberta’s Cannabis Guidelines: 18 to Buy, Liquor Commission in Control

Unlike Ontario, which plans to create retail stores run by the provincial government, Alberta will allow private retailers to enter the market.

6 Takeaways From Dr. Ethan Russo’s ‘Cannabis: An Unconventional Solution to the Opioid Crisis’

Earlier this month, internationally renowned neurologist and psychopharmacologist Ethan Russo joined forces with Americans for Safe Access to address the surprising history of cannabis and opioids, highlighting the efficacy of mitigating the problems of opioids with cannabis.

This Medical Cannabis Researcher Explains How Marijuana Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic

In a new study, researcher Philippe Lucas lays out the variety of roles cannabis could play in fighting the opioid epidemic.

Ontario Hypes Penalties for High Driving While Awaiting a Reliable Test

Ontario's harshest penalties for driving while high are reserved for young drivers, novice drivers, and commercial drivers.

New Brunswick Announces $90 Million Cannabis Buy

Organigram Holdings will supply the province with five million grams of cannabis a year, and Canopy Growth Corp. will provide an additional four million grams per year.

Ontario Shocker: Province to Restrict Legal Cannabis Sales to 150 Government-Run Stores and One Website

A newly released plan would completely outlaw the province’s thriving and beloved independent dispensaries.

At BRNT Designs, Four University of Alberta Students Aim to Build a Better Bong

For many people, college is where they first encountered and learned to properly handle a bong. But for a quartet of UAlberta students, college is where they hatched their plan to Build a Better Bong

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 a ‘Social Marijuana Use’ License in Denver

Denver's program allows public consumption of cannabis at everything from yoga studios to coffee shops to street fairs—if applicants can manage the application process.

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