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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Trump ‘Often Jokes About Killing Drug Dealers’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From promising HIV proclamations to the mouth-droppings of Louis Farrakhan, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

‘Dear God…So Crazy…COUGHCOUGH’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Seth Rogen's gravity-bong-inspired proclamations to US senators slamming the pharmaceutical industry for opposing legalization, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotes.

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.

Alberta’s Cannabis Plan: Private Retailers With Strict Government Oversight

Today's announcement brought a wealth of specific information for Alberta’s would-be cannabis retailers.

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.

‘Trading a Constitutional Right for Pain Relief’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to enlightened gun lovers, here are the week's notable cannabis quotables.

‘Democracy Dies in Dankness’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Trumpy typos to expunged convictions, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

‘You Can’t Roll a Joint on the Cover of a Digital Download’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From philanthropic entrepreneurs to neo-soul royalty, here's a roundup of the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

Vancouver Crackdown: Cops Bust Open-Air Cannabis Market Outside Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver authorities’ laissez-faire attitude toward the city’s bustling grey-market cannabis scene has long been the stuff of legend. Does 'Project Apprentice' signal the end of an era?

Ontario: Want Licensed Cannabis Lounges? Weigh in Now!

The existing draft of Ontario’s Cannabis Plan sees cannabis consumption forbidden in all public places—essentially restricting legal use to private residences—but the new proposals could open things up considerably.

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