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Janet Burns
Janet Burns is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who finds drugs, tech, labor, and culture extremely interesting, among other things. She also hosts the cannabis news and conversation podcast The Toke.
Most Popular Articles

Tests of CBD Oils Reveal Three Surprise Chemicals, One Big Problem

Lab testing of popular CBD products found synthetic cannabinoids—also known as K2 or Spice—a popular cough syrup chemical, and a whole lot of melatonin.

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

After legalizing medical marijuana, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has become a test case for how cannabis could drive down the cost of diabetes care.

There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything?

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

How Montel Williams Took Back His Stolen CBD Brand

When a fraudster ripped off the TV star's CBD customers, Williams fought back and won. But it came at a price.

Articles Contributed to Leafly (by most recent)

Why Don’t We Know More About Cannabis and Psychosis?

Some pundits claim cannabis causes psychosis. Scientists aren't so sure. A new study asks why, after years of research, the relationship remains so uncertain.

How Montel Williams Took Back His Stolen CBD Brand

When a fraudster ripped off the TV star's CBD customers, Williams fought back and won. But it came at a price.

There’s a Mess of Legalization Bills in Congress. Here’s What Really Matters

The influx is a good sign for cannabis reform’s prospects in Congress, but it can also be confusing: Why can’t lawmakers work together on a single bill to address everything?

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

Tests of CBD Oils Reveal Three Surprise Chemicals, One Big Problem

Lab testing of popular CBD products found synthetic cannabinoids—also known as K2 or Spice—a popular cough syrup chemical, and a whole lot of melatonin.

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

After legalizing medical marijuana, the Pacific nation of Vanuatu has become a test case for how cannabis could drive down the cost of diabetes care.