Articles by Joel Warner

Joel Warner is a Denver, Colorado-based staff writer covering the marijuana industry. Previously he was a staff writer at Westword newspaper, and his work has also appeared in WIRED, Slate, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Men's Journal, Grantland and elsewhere. He is co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.

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The Era Of Celebrity Marijuana

Bob Marley’s pot line launches on Saturday. Next up could be Jefferson Airplane-themed weed. Are these endorsements the future of marijuana marketing?
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America May Have Hit Peak Weed

Recent developments suggest 2016 could be the year the marijuana legalization movement runs right into an immovable object: federal law.
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This Is Your Democracy On Drugs

Activists have unveiled a well-funded, heavily endorsed pot legalization initiative. Will it be enough to unify California's fractured marijuana movement?
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Up In Smoke

California wildfires destroyed hundreds of marijuana farms this summer. As the fire season ends, marijuana growers are gauging the damage.