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


With the growing legalization of marijuana, many communities are resisting dispensaries in their neighborhoods. A new study finds their attention should be elsewhere.

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The 420 Games is proving that stoners are a lot more than couch-locked.


The packages were intended for a PO box in the Parcel Plus store next door.




Travelers have gotten years in prison for crumbs of marijuana at the bottom of their luggage or stuck to their clothing.

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Now, you can have pancakes cooked in freshly infused canna-oil within minutes.

Cannabutter LEVO Weed-Infuser

Cannabis could hurt the planet if cultivation practices don’t change. One husband and wife are leading the charge.

Pot Zero

Drug overdoses in 2016 alone claimed more American lives than the entire Vietnam War.


These findings challenge the long-held association between marijuana and schizophrenia.

CBD has benefits for schizophrenia a double blind

One expert compared the quality of corporate weed to PBR: cheap, but terrible.

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The findings could also have exciting implications for brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Marijuana and HIV study

The definitive guide on everything indica from what it treats to which strains are the best for home grows.


The “synthetic marijuana” is now approved for prescription by the feds while real marijuana remains completely banned alongside drugs like heroin.


CBD, a cannabis compound which does not make users high, helps with chronic pain, anxiety, and more. But it’s still ranked alongside heroin as a dangerous drug with no medical benefit.

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The reasons to support the legalization of cannabis are seemingly innumerable, but this is a good place to start.

50 reasons to legalize weed

Filmmakers are ignoring half of the community.

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Opponents of legal marijuana love to use “the safety of children” as a primary reason for why marijuana should remain federally prohibited. Turns out, they are wrong.

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The answer isn’t so simple.

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Keeping marijuana away from children and teenagers has long been a rallying cry of prohibitionists. But now there’s data to show their argument doesn’t hold up.

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