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Tobias Coughlin-Bogue

Tobias is a freelance journalist based out of Seattle. His work has appeared in Vice, Broadly, The Stranger, and GreenState.

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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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - March 1, 2016

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - July 19, 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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - June 10, 2016

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - March 14, 2018

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.”

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - January 5, 2018

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Leafly’s 2018 Midterm Election Update

We’ve updated our state-by-state election information with the latest news, polling information, and financial contributions.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - October 30, 2018

Cannabis Gummies, Hard Candies to Be Pulled From Washington Shelves

Regulators announced a major change to the way they view cannabis-infused edible products, effectively banning all hard candies, fruit chews, and gummies.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - October 4, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - June 1, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - May 21, 2018

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.”

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - April 19, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - March 14, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - February 27, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - February 6, 2018

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.”

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - January 5, 2018

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.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue - January 4, 2018