Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
Tobias is a freelance journalist based out of Seattle. His work has appeared in Vice, Broadly, The Stranger, and GreenState.
Most Popular Articles

How Brand Licensing Allows Cannabis Companies to Expand Across State Lines

Some of the country's most successful cannabis brands are looking to expand to other states. Here's how they're doing it.

Where Does Donald Trump Stand on Cannabis? It’s Anyone’s Guess

His love for legalization, full blown back in 1990, has been reduced to hemming and hawing in 2016.

Where Can I Smoke Legally in a Legal State?

If you want to find a legal place to smoke some of your newly-purchased cannabis, the situation can shift from amazing to confusing in a hurry.

What’s in a Strain Name? A Lot, Actually—but Only if It’s Accurate

A new study finds that lab standardization could give consumers a clearer picture of what they’re buying.

A Top Cannabis Lawyer on What Losing the Cole Memo Means

“This is a significant change. It’s important to make sure people are aware of the impact of the Cole memo.”

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On (Legal) Main Street USA, Old Fears Slow Cannabis Progress

For businesses that have spent time and money to obtain state cannabis licenses, local bans and moratoria can render them useless.

With State Senate Bid, Cannabis Pro Leaps Into Politics

The 2016 presidential election helped launch cannabis-industry veteran Jessa Lewis into politics. Now she's running for state Senate.

Cognitive Effects of Cannabis on Youths Are Short-Lived, Meta-Analysis Finds

“Results indicate that previous studies of cannabis in youth may have overstated the magnitude and persistence of cognitive deficits associated with use.”

What’s in a Strain Name? A Lot, Actually—but Only if It’s Accurate

A new study finds that lab standardization could give consumers a clearer picture of what they’re buying.

Did Jeff Sessions Cause a Washington Cannabis Lab to Lose Its Loan?

Cannabis testing laboratory Confidence Analytics had a good working relationship with Banner Bank, its owners say. Then Jeff Sessions was appointed.

Washington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry

Industry members are complaining that the new tracking system, Leaf Data, is riddled with bugs that have disrupted business operations.

A Top Cannabis Lawyer on What Losing the Cole Memo Means

“This is a significant change. It’s important to make sure people are aware of the impact of the Cole memo.”

Washington State Vows to Defend Cannabis From Federal Crackdown

From Governor Jay Inslee to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Washington state politicians are coming out swinging against the rescinding of the Cole memo.

Washington’s Cannabis-Tracking Snafu Could Disrupt Sales

With US Attorney General Jeff Sessions already critical of the state's cannabis program, failure of its track-and-trace monitoring could be devastating.

What Can Canada Learn from US Legalization?

From underage access to enforcement costs, Canada’s swimming in concerns around legalized cannabis. Drawing on data from the US, Leafly addresses each of Canada’s primary fears.

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