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Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca Kelley is the Senior Content Marketing Manager for Leafly. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Leafly's News & Culture and Knowledge Center sections and also leads content responsibilities for Leafly's internal projects, website, and social media accounts.

Is Kentucky Getting More Progressive Towards Cannabis?

Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth is co-sponsoring the Charlotte's Web Act that would legalize the use of cannabis oil on a federal level.

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Tailgate the Leafly Way By Entering to Win Our Fall Tailgating Giveaway!

At Leafly, we don't just aspire to elevate the conversation about cannabis, we want to elevate your tailgating time, too. That's why we're bringing you the Leafly Tailgating Giveaway!

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate But Still Faces Hurdles

The Pennsylvania state senate voted in favor of a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualified patients. Unfortunately, the bill has a ways to go before it becomes law.

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Mayor of Chicago Calls for Cannabis Decriminalization in Illinois

It appears that Illinois is exploring additional cannabis-friendly opportunities, including decriminalizing cannabis statewide -- at least, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way.

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill to Face Senate Vote

Pennsylvania is on the verge of potentially legalizing medical marijuana with Senate Bill 1182, which will face a vote in the full Senate tomorrow.

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Connecticut Finally Makes Its First Medical Cannabis Sales

Yesterday was the dawn of a new era for Connecticut, as the state finally made its first legal medical marijuana sales via six operating dispensaries.

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Alaska Reporter Quits During TV Segment to Support Cannabis Legalization

Ms. Charlo Greene, a reporter for KTVA-TV, a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, quit her job during a live segment to support the upcoming recreational cannabis legalization measure.

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Arrrr, Matey! 10 Seafaring Strains to Help Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

To celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day, we figured we'd get into the marauder spirit and highlight 10 swashbuckling strains that will help ease you into that pirate state of mind.

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Latest Polls Show Support for Recreational Cannabis in Washington D.C. at 65%

A poll asking whether Washington D.C. voters would support Initiative 71 is sitting at 65%, the strongest support to date for a recreational cannabis legalization initiative.

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Illinois Receives Over 2,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Applications

Once Illinois' medical marijuana program's patient application date opened up, over 2,000 people submitted applications within the first few days of registration.

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Leafly State of the Leaf Cannabis Infographic

Leafly State of the Leaf Cannabis Infographic

Leafly's State of the Leaf infographic summarizes legalization efforts, price trends, popular strains, and other key industry intel in an easily understandable visual format.

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Colorado Capping Production of Cannabis to Try and Curb Trafficking to Other States

In an effort to keep cannabis from crossing into states that have not legalized, Colorado revised rules to place a production cap on cannabis being grown.

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Chile to Grow Its First Cannabis Farm for Medical and Research Purposes

Chilean authorities have granted approval of the country's first farm dedicated to growing cannabis for both medical and research purposes.

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Study Finds Female Cannabis Consumers Could Be Both More Sensitive to and More Tolerant of THC Than Males

When analyzing male and female rats' reactions to cannabis use, researchers found that females are at least 30% more sensitive to the pain-relieving qualities of THC than males.

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Clinical Trial of Cannabis' Effects on Epilepsy Patients is Underway

A clinical trial is officially underway to study the genes of Dravet Syndrome sufferers who are being treated with the Charlotte's Web cannabis strain.

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The Surefire Way to Beat a Cannabis DUI Charge

Cannabis DUIs are becoming more common as more states legalize cannabis, yet much of the public is still unaware that cannabis can impair your ability to drive.

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Cannabis Accounts for Half of the Drug Arrests Made in West Virginia

West Virginia's 5 News reported on FBI data showing that of the 8,000 drug arrests made in West Virginia from the year 2012, 4,000 were for cannabis.

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Domestic Violence Less Likely in Couples Who Consume Cannabis Together

Another study receiving attention this week has found that couples who consumer cannabis together are much less likely to engage in domestic violence.

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States with Legal Medical Cannabis Have Seen a 25% Decrease in Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A study that was published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that medical marijuana states have seen a reduction in deaths from prescription painkiller overdose by an astounding 25%.

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Happy Independence Day, Uruguay!

Happy Independence Day, Uruguay!

Today is Uruguay's Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia. The South American country has most recently become the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis.

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