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Bruce Barcott

Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott oversees news, investigations, and feature projects. 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?

Bruce Barcott - December 14, 2016

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.

Bruce Barcott - January 30, 2018

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.

Bruce Barcott - August 8, 2017

In Rebuke to Sessions, Senate Committee OKs Medical Marijuana Protections

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

Bruce Barcott - July 27, 2017

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.

Bruce Barcott - February 11, 2016

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You’re wrong, Governor: Vape bans will only make things worse

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and governors respond by banning buses.

Bruce Barcott - September 30, 2019

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?

Bruce Barcott - August 16, 2019

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.

Bruce Barcott - August 8, 2019