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Ben Adlin
Ben Adlin is an 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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World Health Organization Calls for Cannabis Rescheduling

It’s the latest sign that the world is warming to the health benefits of a plant that for decades has been dismissed as a dangerous drug.

Mother Jones Admits it ‘Overstated’ Cannabis Mental Health Risks

Despite the early media attention for his book 'Tell Your Children,' some outlets are increasingly skeptical of author Alex Berenson's conclusions.

Try, Try Again: Washington Lawmakers Introduce Homegrow Bill

Past efforts to legalize home cannabis cultivation have withered in Olympia, but supporters say this year is different.

‘Things Have Changed’: Rhode Island Gov. Proposes Legalization

Gov. Gina Raimondo has proposed an end to cannabis prohibition in the Ocean State. It was hardly a ringing endorsement.

‘Better Than Ever’ Cannabis Coalition Hits the Ground Running

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer says 2019 will be a big year for cannabis. On Wednesday, he introduced new legislation and announced the lawmakers who will lead the charge.

A Gift Guide for Joint Rollers

Glass nerds will always appreciate a pretty pipe or one-hitter. But what do you give the person who needs little more than some cannabis and a tiny sheet of paper?

What Trump’s New AG Pick Could Mean for Cannabis

As attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, William Barr was a staunch supporter of the drug war. What role will he play under Trump?

Mexico Greenlights Country’s First 38 Cannabis Products

Products including gummies, capsules, topicals, and even an infused energy drink will be available to consumers and medical patients—no prescription necessary.

New Bill Would Legalize Cannabis in New Jersey

Lawmakers across the Northeast watched this week as cannabis sales kicked off in Massachusetts. Judging from their reactions, it seems the state won’t be alone for long.

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis, the first two retail stores are set to open next week in Leicester and Northampton.

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