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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.

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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Guess What Product Cannabis-Friendly Colorado Buys the Most on eBay?

Online retailer/auction item site eBay recently culled through their data to determine which product each state purchases the most and created an infographic that highlights its findings.

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Is the NFL Changing its Policy on Cannabis?

Is the NFL Changing its Policy on Cannabis?

ESPN reported that a source has indicated the NFL plans to "significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and reduce the punishments for violations involving that drug."

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Academy Award Vaporizers and Marijuana Magicians: The Leafly Weekly News Roundup

Time's moving too fast these days, I tells ya, which is why I urge you to take a breather and catch up on this rundown of cannabis news and updates from the past week.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Leafly Herbalizer Contest!

Last week, to kick off Seattle Hempfest, we partnered with Herbalizer to bring you an opportunity to win your very own state-of-the-art Herbalizer vaporizer. Here are the winners!

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Doctors and Universities, It's Your Turn to Start Thinking About Medical Marijuana Differently

It's time for not just physicians and universities, but everyone in general, to open their minds and sympathize with those who aren't as fortunate to have good health.

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Barcelona Cracking Down On Its Cannabis Clubs, Closes Over 50 Locations

Recently the cannabis climate in Barcelona has somewhat clouded over. Barcelona City Hall has ordered the closure of at least 50 cannabis clubs that failed to pass inspection.

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Illinois Finally Making Progress On Its Medical Marijuana Program

Last August, Illinois legalized medical cannabis, with the law going into effect January 1, 2014. A year later, the state is finally starting to get some momentum going.

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Now's Your Chance to Win a State-of-the-Art Herbalizer Vaporizer

To celebrate this year's Seattle Hempfest, Leafly has partnered with Herbalizer, the world's first "smartvape," to offer you a chance to win one of their sleek, state-of-the-art units.

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New York City Spreads Knowledge of the Compassionate Care Act Through Cannabis Education Luncheon

Last week, New York continued its efforts to educate residents on the Compassionate Care Act and the benefits of medicinal cannabis by holding a cannabis education luncheon on August 7.

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Leafly Partners with Americans for Safe Access on NFL-Focused Chronic Pain Ads

Leafly has partnered with Americans for Safe Access to release a series of NFL-targeted ads promoting medical cannabis as a treatment option for chronic pain.

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