Polly Washburn, The Cannabist

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Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Polly:

The Cannabist People’s Choice Awards 2017 results: Consumables

The best marijuana strains, cannabis edibles and vapes of 2017, according to The Cannabist's readers. The people have spoken! → Read More

Chris Christie on cannabis: 10 memorable moments as New Jersey gov

Before we turn our eyes to Phil Murphy, let's take a moment to remember Chris Christie's hottest takes on marijuana over the years. → Read More

Americans strongly oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws, few approve of Jeff Sessions: new Quinnipiac poll

Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that legalize medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. → Read More

List of California dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana

Where are the recreational marijuana shops in California near you? It's not available in Los Angeles or San Francisco yet, but check for a place nearby. → Read More

How were Americans looking for weed (or “marijuana” or “cannabis”) in 2017?

As more states legalize cannabis in medical and adult-use forms, how are people across the country searching for information about means of consumption? → Read More

Cannabist Readers’ Choice: Edible of the year

The Cannabist invites readers to weigh in on their favorite cannabis products and people for the year, including the best marijuana strain of 2017. → Read More

Cannabist Readers’ Choice: Vaporizer of the year

The Cannabist invites readers to weigh in on their favorite cannabis products and people for the year, including the best marijuana vaporizer of 2017. → Read More

Update: Weed-leaf Christmas tree removed from Walmart website

In a sign of the mainstreaming of marijuana, Walmart is selling an artificial weed-leaf Christmas tree on its website. → Read More

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis as the Liberal government presented a second reading of Bill C-45. → Read More

In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified to the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, two congressmen used the opportunity to ask him about marijuana policy. → Read More

Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during an interview Thursday. → Read More

Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for "more competition" among growers who supply marijuana for federal research. → Read More

Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again express his opinion that legal sales of marijuana are not a positive development for the country. → Read More

Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a non-profit group opposed to marijuana legalization, has sent a report to Sessions encouraging federal enforcement. → Read More

Oregon gov, police chief say Sessions’ marijuana claims based on flawed, leaked, draft report

Oregon's governor and head of the state police responded to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, critiquing cannabis legalization in the state. → Read More

Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on marijuana regulation in letter to Alaska

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' letter to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states. → Read More

Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters

The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning data cited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding their marijuana regulatory regimes. → Read More

State lawmakers group endorses descheduling of cannabis with eye on banking

An independent national organization that supports state legislatures has again voiced its support for federal descheduling of cannabis. The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) passed a resolution at its annual meeting this week asking the federal government to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. → Read More

Public support for medical and recreational marijuana legalization hits all-time high

Quinnipiac poll: Americans favor national legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, and oppose the federal government enforcing prohibition laws. → Read More

Ann Coulter: Marijuana use is “destroying the country”

At the political panel marathon Politicon this weekend, columnist Ann Coulter made some remarkable claims about marijuana during a debate with Ana Kasparian. → Read More