Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
Tobias is a writer based out of Seattle. His work has appeared in The Stranger, Broadly, and Real Change News.
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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.

Lab Test Finds 77% of California Clones Contaminated With Pesticides

The Steep Hill Labs project lends credence to growers who say they're not using banned pesticides--yet still find residue in their plants.

Washington Labs Launch Effort to Address Credibility Crisis

In the wake of allegations that Washington's top cannabis lab was inflating THC test results, some labs are taking matters into their own hands to win back public trust.

Will Washington State Finally Get Homegrow?

Green-thumbed enthusiasts might not want to get their hopes up just yet.

Leafly Investigation: Is Washington’s Top Cannabis Lab Inflating THC Numbers?

A complaint lodged with state regulators suggests the lab may be exaggerating THC potency—and OKing dirty cannabis—in order to win business.

Exclusive: Seattle Officials Crafting Bill to Legalize Cannabis Delivery in Washington

Still in its early stages, the plan would revive a failed effort to legalize delivery during the state's previous legislative session.

If You’re Pro-Cannabis, Why Would You Not Vote for Prop. 64?

Still on the fence about Prop. 64? Here's why one of Washington's biggest critics says you should vote yes.

The Greenhouse Revolution: How Old-School Structures Are Changing Cannabis Cultivation

Greenhouses aren’t exactly new technology, but they could play a key role in reducing cultivation's financial and environmental costs.

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.

Cannabis Use Won’t Prevent You From Getting Insurance, But It Might Cost You

The insurance industry and cannabis community have some reconciling to do.

Washington State Leaker Says Canna-Data Breach ‘Not What I Was Going For’

Who is 420Leaks founder John Novak, how did he end up with a trove of sensitive data, and what’s he planning to do with it?

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.

‘Cheap Pot!’: What’s the Deal with the $6 Gram?

Forget that nonsense you’ve heard about cannabis being so much more expensive in legal states than the black market: Grams for just $6 are increasingly common at state-licensed shops.

To Combat Inconsistency, Washington Testing Labs Turn to Self-Policing

With state regulators taking a less aggressive stance on testing than in other markets, Washington testing labs want to hold each other accountable. Not everyone is convinced.

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