A record ten US states have legalized adult use of cannabis, but that does not mean voters in those states live with easy access to herb. About 50% of cities and counties in legal states ban cannabis stores. But why?
Over the past few weeks, I dove into this issue with, Bruce Barcott, deputy editor at Leafly, as well as a research team. Last week, we released our findings in a white paper called Debunking Dispensary Myths, which got picked up by outlets including Rolling Stone, Benzinga, and many others.
In this episode, my co-host Max and I detail what’s actually going on in neighborhoods across the country that sell legal cannabis, and which common assumptions are straight up wrong.
The Hash, Season 4, Episode 18: David Downs, Leafly California Bureau Chief
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- The Hash is NPR’s “All Things Considered”—on cannabis. It’s top-shelf journalism tracking marijuana’s crossover into the mainstream; weekly on Tuesdays.
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Each ten-minute Hash episode is co-hosted and produced by Leafly California editor David Downs, and Max Savage Levenson (Pitchfork, NPR). The reported, scripted podcast’s guests this season include rapper/mogul Berner, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Laganja Estranja, New York State Sen. Diane Savino, and more.
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