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Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is a senior editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law. Follow him on Twitter: @badlin
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What Is Shake?

Is it a bad thing? We talked to budtenders, dispensary managers, and cannabis connoisseurs to find out.

What’s in a Pre-Roll?

A joint is cheap, discreet, disposable, and easily shared among friends. Pre-rolled cannabis joints, on the other hand, sometimes get a bad rap, but they don't always deserve it.

The Shake: British Liberals Back Legalization and the High-Tech Future of Cannabis

In today's cannabis news: Oregon cops eye impaired driving, Israel explores exports, and a grandma tries her first dab.

Consider the Spliff

What's the appeal of a spliff? Why take ground cannabis and mix it with tobacco, a known carcinogen, especially if you're not a cigarette smoker?

We Made Dabs With a $299 Walmart Rosin Press

A few weeks ago, one of our writers noticed something odd: Walmart.com was selling a rosin press. We bought one and gave it a whirl.

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Cannabis Smell Isn’t Probable Cause, Maryland Court Rules

If you’re lighting up in Maryland, you can forget the Febreze. The state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that smelling cannabis isn't grounds for police to search and arrest a person.

Why Hacktivists Say You Should Invest in Zig-Zags

The financially minded faction of the hacker group Anonymous, which has a history of upending major companies, has turned its attention to the cannabis industry.

Can Washington Fix Its Broken Cannabis Lab Testing System?

Pesticides aren't caught and loopholes are huge. Things are so bad that the state just punted oversight to a different agency.

Eaze Hit With Lawsuit Over Credit Card Payments

New lawsuit claims Eaze sidestepped restrictions on credit card transactions for cannabis purchases in order to gain an unfair advantage over competitors.

This 2020 Presidential Hopeful Actually Has a Legalization Plan

Amid a crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, nearly all of whom have said they support ending federal cannabis prohibition, few have laid out a plan to do it.

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

The findings suggest a role for CBD “in helping to break the cycle of addiction,” researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital said.

329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy

In an open letter ahead of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective.

The FDA Is About to Deal With CBD—and Wants to Hear From You

As it tries to determine how to regulate CBD, the FDA is asking for comments about CBD-related health and safety, quality control, product labeling, and other issues.

Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have

The "top 10 must-haves for any state cannabis legalization bill," according to Shaleen Title of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Where’s the Cheapest Cannabis? A State-by-State Comparison

Even as they've developed side by side, state-legal cannabis markets have evolved considerable differences in product pricing.

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