Leafly.com Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott is a Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction and the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. A nationally recognized journalist, his features and cover stories have appeared in TIME, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones and other publications. Barcott’s previous award-winning books include The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mt. Rainier. As a science writer for more than 20 years, Barcott has covered topics ranging from global warming to risk calculus to the science of camouflage. He led National Geographic’s coverage of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and accompanied James Cameron’s 2012 expedition to dive the deepest spot in the ocean, the Mariana Trench in the South Pacific. He lives on Bainbridge Island, across the water from Seattle, with his wife, the memoirist Claire Dederer, and their two children.