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Bruce Barcott
Bruce is Leafly’s deputy editor. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.
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New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil Is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

The agency released a notice this morning clarifying the rules around CBD oil. It's still a federally illegal Schedule I substance, even if it comes from hemp. But is the new rule legal?

Here’s What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the World

There are bargains to be found in Montevideo. Value shoppers, stay away from Tokyo.

Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome: How to Ease the Symptoms

If you're on a tolerance break, you may experience insomnia and other issues. Here's how to combat them.

In Rebuke to Sessions, Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Protections

The Attorney General asked Congress to reject the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. Senators said: Nope.

Cannabis Science 101: The Complex Chemistry of the Bong

What is the science behind the water pipe? Are those bubbles actually making your toke any healthier? It’s complicated.

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How Cannabis and Hempfest Are Driving the Politics of Pleasure

We advocate for legalization for many reasons, but rarely argue in favor of pleasure. What's wrong with fun?

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21%

It's not just legalization, say researchers—it's access to legal cannabis dispensaries that helps the most.

Study Finds Youth Cannabis Use Not Linked to Adult Brain Structure

An Arizona State University examined 200 brain scans from adults who used cannabis in their youth. They found 'no lasting effects.'

Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically

Customers at adult use stores often use 'recreational' cannabis for pain and insomnia, researchers discover.

Pro Tip: Stop Mailing Cannabis to China

Beijing calls legalization a 'threat to China,' says visiting Chinese students are using express mail to send souvenirs home.

2,500-Year-Old Bong Suggests Ancient Chinese Got High at Funerals

Cannabis was burned in a wooden brazier to comfort the bereaved at an ancient burial site in China's Eastern Pamir region.

JAMA: Most Doctors Know Nothing About Cannabis

His med school refused to acknowledge the legality of medical marijuana. So a young doctor must learn from his patients.

Racial Arrest Disparities Got Worse After Legalization, Study Finds

Overall arrests plummeted. But black people in Washington are now five times more likely to face arrest than white people, mostly for illegal sales.

Biden Pledges Tepid Support for Cannabis Half-Measure

The career-long drug warrior dips his toe into decriminalization while the rest of America dives into full legalization. Catch up, Joe.

Hey, Officer! Stop Arresting Grandma for Her CBD Oil

Yes, CBD laws are confusing. No, police aren't bound by law to arrest grandma at Disney World. It's time we demanded some common sense from the cops.

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