Ed Murrieta
Ed Murrieta is a veteran lifestyle journalist and multimedia producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Cannabist, Wired.com, Leafly, and broadcast on the syndicated public radio show The Splendid Table.
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How to Beat a Cannabis Ban? Buy a Ghost Town

American Green's purchase of a California ghost town got hyped as a tourism story. But is it really a bid to beat a county cannabis ban?

Leslie Bocskor: Nevada ‘Best Regulatory Framework in the World’

That's the word from investor Leslie Bocskor, who expects Las Vegas visitors to see 'common sense' legalization in action.

Leafly Interview: Dirty Trickster Roger Stone Talks Cannabis Legalization & Trump

The notorious Republican operative, a player in the Trump Russia investigation, just formed a cannabis legalization group. WTF?

Las Vegas Casino Bans MassRoots CEO For Cannabis Ties

Wynn Las Vegas booted MassRoots CEO Isaac Dietrich when they discovered he ran a cannabis media company. Is this now policy on t he Strip?

Why More Seniors Are Using Cannabis to Sleep

It's safe, it's mild, you don't have to smoke it, and doesn't give you that morning-after grogginess. Bonus: In many states it's legal.

50 Years Ago: What Was the Summer of Love Like, Grandpa?

By summer 1967, marijuana was blossoming in its pubescent prime, reflected increasingly, if not downright presciently, in magazines, music, literature, and television.

Will California’s New Drugged Driving Device Finally Get It Right?

A new device tests for active THC, not metabolites, which may yield a more accurate result.

Meet Shanya Schonauer, California’s First State-Certified Budtender

This 27-year-old Sacramento dispensary manager just became the first state-sanctioned cannabis expert.

Industry Bristles at California Regs on Potency, Closing Hours

Who's opening a dispensary at 6 a.m.? Sounds like California's draft regs could use some tweaking.

Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations

Half of the city's cannabis licenses will be reserved for those impacted by the war on drugs.

Where to Find the Best Legal Cannabis Lounges

Denver will be licensing them soon. But they're already open in San Francisco, LA, Vancouver, Toronto, and Colorado Springs.

Tick Segerblom Wants Cannabis Stores in Las Vegas by Summer

And the state senator just might make it happen. Meet the driving force behind Nevada's embrace of cannabis legalization.