Bailey Rahn
Bailey is an editor at Leafly, specializing in strains and health.
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The Top Trending Cannabis Strains of 2016

Every year, Leafly looks back and recognizes the rising stars of the cannabis world. In 2016, these were the top trending strains per our database.

A Tribute to Franco Loja, the Strain Hunter

Green House Seeds "strain hunter" Franco Loja was researching the benefits of CBD for patients with malaria when he also contracted the disease.

Is a Catnip High Like a Cannabis High?

Learn the similarities and differences between cannabis and cat's favorite herb, catnip.

Why Does Cannabis Produce THC?

Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn't exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Moving to Canada Post-Election? Try These Canadian Strains When You Get There

Does the 2016 election have you eyeballing real estate in Canada? Be sure to check out these Canadian cannabis strains when you get there.

What Is a Grinder and How Do You Use It for Cannabis?

Learn about all the basics of a cannabis grinder, how to use it to grind your buds, and how to clean it when it gets too sticky from kief.

Pair These Washington Edibles With Your Weekend Skyrim Binge

What better way to get lost in the massive world of Skyrim than playing while you’re high? Try these Washington edibles for your next session.

America’s Opioid Crisis: Can High-CBD Cannabis Combat Pain and Reduce Addiction Rates?

Hear one veteran's story, and learn about how high CBD cannabis can help alleviate opioid addiction and help turn around the ongoing epidemic.

Is Cannabis Safe to Use During Pregnancy? New Study Clarifies Risks

Discover new insight on the long weighed question of cannabis safety during pregnancy from a recent review of various studies on the topic.

Behind Tolkien’s Books: Is Hobbit Pipe-Weed Really Cannabis?

J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits love their pipe-weed. What is pipe-weed exactly, and what is its connection to cannabis and counterculture?

I Hired a Guide to Take Me on a Psychedelic Cannabis Journey

A Colorado meditation guide named Daniel McQueen facilitates deep meditation with the aid of cannabis. Intrigued, I flew to Boulder to find out just how powerful cannabis can be when used as a spiritual tool.

Leafly Critics’ Picks: The Best Blue Dream in Washington

Every year we like to look back and recognize the rising stars of the cannabis world. Last year, Gorilla Glue #4, Critical Kush, Candyland, and…

New Study Hints That Cannabis Relieves Pain Better in Men Than Women

Read details about a new study in “Drug and Alcohol Dependence” that suggests men may experience greater pain relief with cannabis than women.

What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

What you use to help nausea may be causing it. Learn about cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a condition that may be caused by chronic cannabis use.

What Are the Side Effects of High-THC Cannabis?

Like all virtually all medicines, cannabis can induce its own unique set of side effects. Although not everyone’s experience comes with a side of adverse reactions, it’s worth knowing what you may be at risk for, especially if you’re a new user.

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