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


Previously, getting your record cleared was a tiring and complicated process.

Handcuffed hands open and outstretched holding key

This is just the latest development in a nationwide debate over whether athletes should be allowed to use medical cannabis.

CJ Harris posing with Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn

It’s incredibly difficult for cannabis studies to get the funding they need.

Person undergoing a CAT scan in New Mexico

The federal agency joins a community of health experts who think smoking is not a good way to consume weed.

FDA Scott Gottlieb testifies during a Senate hearing

UK officials have decided to no longer permit 12-year-old Billy Caldwell to use cannabis oil for his life-threatening seizures.

The UK Changes Its Mind About Allowing Epilepsy Patient Billy Caldwell Access To CBD

Thomas Jefferson University and ioVita are creating a database that aims to empower medical marijuana patients by building a community.

woman uses a herbalizer to fill a bag with cannabinoid vapor. Now Jefferson University is creating the larges medical marijuana patient database ever.

While there are 29 states with medical marijuana, only four currently allow students to take it on school property.

Ashley Surin standing in a office with a bow in her air

Governor Jerry Brown is launching an initiative to crack down on illicit pot operations in the state.

Federal Agents Raid Medical Marijuana Club in 2005

Not only is it nearly impossible to access CBD in Texas, but, once patients do, it’s often prohibitively expensive.

Cannabis oil made at the Compassionate Cultivation Texas facility is refined into special formulations that contain precise amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) and low amounts of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (Photo by Compassionate Cultivation via Facebook)

They’re setting up in other parts of the state.

A worker tends to cannabis plants growing at the Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California, on March 24, 2017. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Men who smoke cigarettes and younger parents are also more likely to light up.

Parents With Children Living At Home Are Smoking More Cannabis: Study

If your lawmaker isn’t on this list, they are not supporting cannabis legalization by co-sponsoring the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 and the REFER Act of 2018.

If you don't live in one of these area's, your local lawmaker isn't supporting cannabis legalization

The majority of physicians in the U.S. feel completely unprepared to talk marijuana with their patients.

Most Physicians Don't Know About Cannabis And Medical Schools Are To Blame

The products are being marketed at Lidl as a more ‘relaxing’ alternative to tobacco.

Swiss Supermarket Lidl Sells Rolling CBD Next To Tobacco To Help People Quit Cigarettes

Despite research showing otherwise, Dr. Nora Volkow still believes legalization increases harmful teen use.

The Director Of The National Institute on Drug Abuse Claims Weed 'Dumbs You Down'

The research on cannabis for opioid use disorder is growing rapidly.

Yet another study suggests that cannabis could help solve the opioid crisis

Patient stories are driving progress, even if there’s little research to back them.

Compassion Is Driving Cannabis Reform. Is That A Good Thing?

Most med schools still don’t teach physicians about medical marijuana.

Most Oncologists Recommend Medical Marijuana Even Though They Don't Know About It: A Study

It’s putting money behind candidates for governor, Congress, and state legislatures.


The rally was a part of the global “Marijuana March,” with similar events taking place around the world.

100,000+ Colombians Participated In The Global Marijuana March To Call For Cannabis Reform

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