Lisa Rough
Lisa is an associate editor at Leafly, specializing in politics and advocacy.
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Industry, Lawmakers React Swiftly to Spicer’s Cannabis Comments

Some are skeptical. Others say the industry isn't going down without a fight.

Is GOP Leadership Out of Touch With Voters on Cannabis?

As the White House threatens a crackdown, a new poll shows Republican and Democratic voters agree: Don't tread on state cannabis laws.

Trump Considers Eliminating the Drug Czar Position

Trump's new budget director immediately takes aim at the National Office of Drug Control Policy. But what will this mean for cannabis?

State of the Leaf: South Africa Approves MMJ Production

A congressional bill could shield state-legal marijuana businesses, Australia eases import rules, and Colorado gets a cannabis drive-through.

Houston is Getting a New Cannabis Decriminalization Policy

A new push to focus law enforcement resources on more dangerous crimes could pave the way for decriminalizing cannabis in Texas.

What Budtender Qualities Make You Turn Away From a Shop?

We asked our readers what qualities make or break a dispensary visit and they had a lot to say.

House Republicans Vote to Expand Drug Testing

House Republicans voted to expand drug testing for applicants seeking unemployment benefits. Is that constitutional?

State of the Leaf: Peruvian President Wants to Legalize MMJ

From Arkansas to Guam, stay informed on the cannabis legislation and policy news across the globe.

Trump and Sessions Seem Focused on Cartels, Not Cannabis

Rumors are flying about whether the Trump administration will crack down on cannabis, but what's the true story?

Our Top Canna-Crushes of 2017

From lawmakers to activists, we're sending a little love to our favorite canna-crushes for pushing legalization forward and fighting the good fight.

DEA Drops Inaccurate Cannabis Claims From Website

The DEA finally dropped inaccurate and misleading claims from their official website. Next up, rescheduling?

Cannabis Legislation 2017: We’re Tracking All Legalization Bills

Is your state considering changes to its cannabis laws? It's legislature season, and we're watching all the states in play.

California’s Cannabis Testing Regulations Fall Short

California recently legalized cannabis for adult use, but should they be examining their testing regulations more closely before moving forward?

State of the Leaf: Oregon Weighs Cannabis Protections for Workers on Days Off

Minnesota eyes long-shot bid for legalization, Vermont lawmakers sign adult-use petition, and North Dakota advocates gear up for a fight.

NYC Cannabis Arrests Ticked Up in 2016

Not only was there a 9 percent increase in cannabis arrests in 2016, there continues to be a troubling trend of racial disparity for cannabis arrests.

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