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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.

Ben Adlin - March 8, 2016

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.

Ben Adlin - March 3, 2016

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.

Ben Adlin - March 8, 2016

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?

Ben Adlin - March 24, 2016

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.

Ben Adlin - August 24, 2017

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McConnell Urges Faster FDA Regulation of CBD Products

The plan would provide a measure of certainty for both CBD businesses, which operate in a regulatory vacuum, and consumers struggling to find a safe source of CBD in a market flooded with products.

Ben Adlin - September 17, 2019

Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages

Washington state has announced a ban on hemp-derived CBD in food and beverage products. Whether the products are going anywhere is another story.

Ben Adlin - August 28, 2019

Chocolate Edibles Are Vexing Cannabis Labs. Here’s Why

Chocolate can interfere with cannabis testing procedures and lead to inaccurate THC potency results, according to new findings out of California.

Ben Adlin - August 27, 2019

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.

Ben Adlin - August 19, 2019

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.

Ben Adlin - July 10, 2019

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.

Ben Adlin - June 17, 2019

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.

Ben Adlin - June 5, 2019

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.

Ben Adlin - June 5, 2019