Tobias Coughlin-Bogue

Tobias is a culture reporter at Herb. His work has also appeared in The Stranger, Leafly News, Vice, Broadly, and—most importantly—Thrasher.

tobias.coughlinbogue@herb.co


The Chicago Police Department changed its policy after having a hard time recruiting people.

Chicago police officers attend a graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cannabis-derived medicines will be available to patients in August.

Billy Caldwell and his mother Charlotte as they return to Belfast on July 5, 2018. Billy's story about CBD for epilepsy spurred a debate in the UK about whether medical cannabis should be legal for prescription. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Nevada’s gaming regulators are notoriously anti-cannabis.

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 18: Michael Mizrachi competes at the third Main Event on the final day of the Epic Poker League Inaugural Season at the Palms Casino Resort on December 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently pulled his cannabis endorsement mid-tournament.

A young boy with epilepsy ignited a conversation in the UK about whether it’s time to legalize.

UK Poll Shows Majority Support for Cannabis Legalization

The pot-dealing dad in “Boundaries” is based on Director Shana Feste’s father.

It Turns Out Hollywood's Latest Weed Comedy is Based on a True Story

Los Angeles comedian Mike Mulloy was recently turned into Uber by his driver for having smoked a blunt before getting into the car.

A passenger holds an iPhone displaying the Uber Technologies Inc. car service taxi application.

A Georgia man was sentenced to a year in jail for possessing less than an ounce of cannabis, following a traffic stop that he believes was racially motivated.

Man demonstrates less than an ounce of weed -- the amount that recently got a Georgia man sentenced to a year in prison

Dr. Rav Ivker is calling for a ban on dabbing which he says serves no medical purpose and increases the risk of addiction.

A budtender displays marijuana "wax," a concentrated form of marijuana. Concentrates are a popular way to consume cannabis. The respected Dr. Rav Iker recently expressed his belief that Cannabis concentrates are only good for "getting really high"


In Medellín, home growers have elaborate setups in their living rooms, bedrooms and even bathrooms.

Inside the Hidden Cannabis Home Grows of Medellín, Colombia

If you buy legal pot in California, your data can be sold without your consent.

Dispensaries in California Can Sell Your Email Address

It’s meant as a resource for law enforcement, but it’s so hopelessly out of touch that it’s only serving people who want a good laugh.

Men pass a marijuana cigarette to each other during a pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park with the Colorado State Capitol Building in the background on April 20, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The DEA just updated its list of drug slang, which includes terms for weed like "pink panther."

The contest might be silly, Nixon said, but cannabis reform is a serious issue.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Cynthia Nixon greets New Yorkers during the petitioning parade for New York State Governor at Union Square Park on June 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

The Texas representative is running on a platform of cannabis legalization to unseat Senator Ted Cruz.

AUSTIN, TX - JULY 04: Beto O'Rourke (L) and Lukas Nelson perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage via Getty Images)

The First Church of Cannabis wanted to light up joints during service.

Indiana's "First Church Of Cannabis" Banned From Using Pot as a "Sacrament"

After two months of separation, David Ray—whose parents were arrested for using cannabis to treat his seizures—was returned to their custody.

Georgia Teen David Ray Reunited With Parents After Medical Cannabis Flap

Lawmakers are pushing for reform so dispensaries can stop operating in all cash.

Las Vegas Police and local authorities look over the strip. A dispensary robbery took place last week in Vegas.

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy could have a cannabis legalization bill on his desk by Labor Day if everything goes according to plan.

Phil Murphy, governor of New Jersey, speaks while Ras Baraka, mayor of Newark, left, listens during a budget press conference in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

South Australia’s Attorney General Vickie Chapman is proposing a war on cannabis.

South Australia Attornery General Vickie Champan (left), and Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall.

The NBA and NFL still ban all cannabis products even though many athletes say they help with pain.

BIG 3 Founder Ice Cube speaking at the 2018 BIG 3 Draft

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