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Janet Burns
Janet Burns is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who finds drugs, tech, labor, and culture extremely interesting, among other things. She also hosts the cannabis news and conversation podcast The Toke.
Most Popular Articles

Tests of CBD Oils Reveal Three Surprise Chemicals, One Big Problem

Lab testing of popular CBD products found synthetic cannabinoids—also known as K2 or Spice—a popular cough syrup chemical, and a whole lot of melatonin.

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

After legalizing medical marijuana, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has become a test case for how cannabis could drive down the cost of diabetes care.

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

Could Trump’s Next Attorney General Actually Be Worse Than Jeff Sessions?

William Barr fed America's mass incarceration crisis in the 1990s. Did he learn from that debacle, or will he double down on failure?

There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything?

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There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything?

This Dispensary Staffed Up 3,000% Last Year—and They’re Still Hiring

A year ago, Philadelphia's TerraVida dispensary had 3 employees. Now it has nearly 100. The secret? Good pay, benefits, and work environment.

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

Could Trump’s Next Attorney General Actually Be Worse Than Jeff Sessions?

William Barr fed America's mass incarceration crisis in the 1990s. Did he learn from that debacle, or will he double down on failure?

Tests of CBD Oils Reveal Three Surprise Chemicals, One Big Problem

Lab testing of popular CBD products found synthetic cannabinoids—also known as K2 or Spice—a popular cough syrup chemical, and a whole lot of melatonin.

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

After legalizing medical marijuana, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has become a test case for how cannabis could drive down the cost of diabetes care.