Ben Adlin

Ben is a writer and editor covering cannabis since 2011, including as a senior news editor for Leafly. He is currently senior editor at Marijuana Moment. He lives in Seattle.

Psilocybin Study: No Change in View of God. Some Change in View of Bugs.

A new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers on the effects of psychedelics suggests that—contrary to some earlier evidence—a single…

May 14, 2024

NH Governor Says He’ll Only Sign Marijuana Legalization on His Terms

With a House-passed marijuana legalization bill now pending in the New Hampshire Senate, Governor Chris Sununu (R) is repeating his…

May 7, 2024

Daily Weed Use Linked to Being “More Motivated,” Compared to Weekly

A new study on effects of frequent marijuana use challenges a number of cannabis stereotypes, with researchers finding no association…

April 30, 2024

Vermont Advances Safe Consumption Site Bill, But Cuts Second Location

Lawmakers in Vermont have formally adopted changes to narrow the scope of a House-passed safe consumption site (SCS) bill, which in…

April 23, 2024

New Orleans Police: Rats Eating Drugs in Evidence Room, “They’re All High.”

At a New Orleans City Council hearing on March 11 about the sorry state of the city’s police headquarters—which faces…

March 13, 2024

Virginia Cannabis Bills on Sales, Parenting, Resentencing Now With Gov. Youngkin

Virginia’s Democrat-led legislature passed a number of marijuana-related bills in recent weeks, sending them to Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin. He…

March 7, 2024

Study Links Cannabis Use to Decreased Odds of Cognitive Decline

Marijuana use is associated with lower odds of subjective cognitive decline (SCD), according to a new study, with people who…

March 1, 2024

Alaska Eyes Psychedelics Task Force in “Anticipation of Federal Legalization”

On February 5, an Alaska Senate panel took testimony on a plan that would create a state task force to…

February 6, 2024

Major Concerns Over Hawaii Cannabis Legalization Bill

A marijuana legalization measure unveiled in draft form by Hawaii’s attorney general in 2023 has now been formally introduced in the…

January 31, 2024

New York’s Proposed Rules for Growing Cannabis in Your Home

New York regulators have released a preview of proposed rules for home cultivation of marijuana by adults ahead of the…

January 23, 2024