David Hodes
David Hodes is a business and lifestyle writer based in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is the former editor of seven different business magazines, and has contributed feature articles to several general business/lifestyle publications as well as a number of national cannabis magazines. He is member of the National Press Club, and deputy booking agent for the National Press Club Headliners Committee.
Most Popular Articles

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

When the Senate vote failed, the budget expired and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections vanished. So what's next?

Senate Revives Gov’t, and Medical Marijuana Protections, Until Feb. 8

Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell struck a deal that will keep the government open, and MMJ protected, for 17 days.

Now Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment Is Affecting Medical Marijuana

The president's outburst blew up immigration talks that were key to the budget, which is where MMJ protections live.

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

Articles Contributed to Leafly (by most recent)

Does the Farm Bill Legalize CBD, Too? Not Exactly

If hemp is legal, then help-derived CBD must be legal. Right?

How the American Legion Became a Medical Cannabis Advocate

The American Legion isn't known for taking bold stands. But it's come out as a leader on medical cannabis—because military veterans are demanding it.

Budget Deal Extends Medical Marijuana Protections, but Only Temporarily

After a brief government shutdown—and another moment of angst for the cannabis industry—a key protection for state-legal cannabis will live another day.

Senate Revives Gov’t, and Medical Marijuana Protections, Until Feb. 8

Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell struck a deal that will keep the government open, and MMJ protected, for 17 days.

What the Federal Shutdown Means for Medical Marijuana

When the Senate vote failed, the budget expired and the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer medical marijuana protections vanished. So what's next?

Now Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comment Is Affecting Medical Marijuana

The president's outburst blew up immigration talks that were key to the budget, which is where MMJ protections live.