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Bruce Kennedy

Bruce Kennedy is an award-winning reporter, editor, and producer based in Colorado. He has covered the legal cannabis industry since 2010.

Most popular articles

Dustup Over NIDA-Grown Ditch Weed Leads Johns Hopkins to Ditch PTSD Study

The prestigious research university was all behind the PTSD study. Then NIDA's crappy 'research grade' cannabis arrived.

Bruce Kennedy - March 28, 2017

Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

On the anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Vietnam veterans recall how cannabis helped them survive war and its aftermath.

Bruce Kennedy - April 30, 2018

With Trump’s Support, STATES Act Could End Nationwide Cannabis Prohibition

Sen. Cory Gardner & Sen. Elizabeth Warren outline a legalization bill that President Trump agreed to back in a deal earlier this year.

Bruce Kennedy - June 7, 2018

Cannabis Credit Union Gets Go-Ahead From Federal Reserve

Colorado's Fourth Corner Credit Union can only serve ancillary cannabis businesses, not companies that touch the plant.

Bruce Kennedy - February 6, 2018

Pop Music and Cannabis: A Romance That Began in the 1930s

The relationship between cannabis and popular song can be traced back to at least the 1930s. We reflect upon the vipers who loved their tea back in the day.

Bruce Kennedy - February 12, 2017

Articles contributed to Leafly (by most recent)

Wasn’t the DEA going to let others grow research-grade cannabis?

Yes, it was. So why has the agency delayed applications? Sue Sisley demands an answer, and the courts agree with her.

Bruce Kennedy - August 19, 2019

How ‘National CBD Day’ Became a Thing

It's August 8, but there's no secret 8/8 code. It's the brainchild of a calendar company and a North Carolina CBD manufacturer.

Bruce Kennedy - August 6, 2019

Why Cannabis Buyers Are Uniquely Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Strict state regulations have moved tons of cannabis-related data online, including confidential patient records.

Bruce Kennedy - July 11, 2019

We Gave Maple the Cat CBD for Seizures. Here’s What Happened

Our 18-year-old tabby suffered two seizures a day. Our vet recommended CBD. I was skeptical. Then we tried it.

Bruce Kennedy - June 24, 2019

Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use

A Colorado study finds that nearly half of all seniors enjoyed legal cannabis last year: some medically, some recreationally, some for both.

Bruce Kennedy - June 3, 2019