Rob Hoffman

Rob Hoffman is a health and drug policy reporter at Herb. His work has also appeared in Politico, ThinkProgress, and Fusion.

rob@herb.co


He’s running for re-election in November.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Vows To Veto Recreational Marijuana Legislation

Rumors bubbled up last night that President Trump wants to let VA Secretary David Shulkin go. Will his replacement be more open to marijuana for veterans?

Will The VA’s Attitudes Toward Marijuana Change If Secretary Shulkin Gets Fired?

Nearly half of all drug arrests are for marijuana.

Lawyers Team Up To Clear Pot Possession Charges Nationwide

There’s been a whole lotta fear-mongering happening.

Jeff Sessions Says The Feds Don't Have The Resources To Crackdown On Legal Marijuana

States that arrest a lot of people have the same rate of drug use as states that don’t.

Drug Arrests Do Not Decrease Drug Use, Pew Report Finds


Child Protective Services accused the parents of abusing their daughter because they give her marijuana to stop her from hurting herself.

Texas Judge Rules Parents Who Treat Their Daughter's Autism With Marijuana Are 'Fit' For Guardianship

The much-anticipated opening of dispensaries quickly turned to frustration and disappointment.


Alaska, California, and Massachusetts are trying to pass bills that would give cannabis sanctuary status and prohibit state resources from being used to enforce prohibition.

An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot


After the media caught wind of the poll, it suspiciously disappeared from the group’s website.

Pro-Trump Group, America First Policies, Finds Most Voters Don't Support The President's Anti-Pot Plans

The Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act would ensure that states’ marijuana laws are respected.

Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act

Senator Kristen Gillibrand publicly stated that pharmaceutical companies are only opposing medical marijuana for fear of competition.


Finally, a testing system that distinguishes between consumption and impairment.

AlertMeter Is A Drug Test That Will Prevent People From Being Unfairly Fired

Between 2015 and 2016, Maine experienced a 35.4 percent increase in its drug overdose death rate, exceeding the number of yearly deaths from car accidents.

The First Cannabis and Kratom-Based Opioid Recovery House Opens In Maine

By January 15th, 15 companies had been awarded 10% of all licenses in the state.

99% Of California's Growers Are Still Unlicensed As Corporate Cannabis Takes Over

Currently, when NFL players injure themselves, they’re met with two options: power through it and stay on the field, or recover and risk slipping into obscurity.

Hawaiian State Senators Pressure The NFL To Allow Players To Use CBD

Representative Pete Sessions has control over what bills make it to the floor of the House for a vote.

Rep. Pete Sessions Is The Reason Marijuana Bills Haven't Progressed For Two Years

Canada postponed weed legalization and now Justin Trudeau can’t sit with us at lunch.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at the Royal York Hotel about "Liberty in a culturally diverse society." while addressing the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

The family has moved to the Netherlands to become medical marijuana refugees.

The UK Denies A 6-Year-Old With Epilepsy Cannabis For His Seizures

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