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Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts writes about business, technology, and natural resources. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The (UK) Guardian, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, and other national publications. His latest book, "The Impulse Society," was published in 2014. He lives in Washington state.

Articles contributed to Leafly

Do Farmers Have a Legal Right to Grow Cannabis?

Fed up with cannabis cultivation bans, growers are fighting back by using laws meant to defend farmers. Because...they are farmers.

Paul Roberts - December 22, 2016

Gavin Newsom: Here’s How Prop. 64 Passed

California's lieutenant governor, a champion of Prop. 64, explains how the law passed—and what to expect going forward.

Paul Roberts - November 9, 2016

A Wary Adaptation: Cannabis and the Small-Town Cop

How police officers are living with legalization in small town America.

Paul Roberts - October 20, 2016

Bud Farming Backlash: Rural America’s Uneasy Embrace of Cannabis Farming

Legalization brought jobs and profitable farming to the country. Now some small towns are bristling at the fences, the floodlights, and the smell. Are the concerns legit or just a new form of prohibitionism?

Paul Roberts - September 13, 2016