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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,, Leafly, and broadcast on the syndicated public radio show The Splendid Table.

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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?

Ed Murrieta - June 16, 2017

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.

Ed Murrieta - March 4, 2017

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.

Ed Murrieta - May 30, 2017

Palm Springs Is California’s Smoking-Hot Cannabis Tourist Destination

A dozen adult-use stores, cannabis-friendly resorts, and massive cultivation make Palm Springs and Cathedral City this weekend's hot ticket.

Ed Murrieta - December 28, 2017

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?

Ed Murrieta - June 12, 2017

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California Governor OKs Way More Cannabis Events

More legal cannabis competitions, farmers markets, and concerts are coming thanks to Assembly Bill 2020.

Ed Murrieta - September 27, 2018

Fall Harvest Highs: Cannabis Makes Fall Fruit More Fabulous

Cannabis makes fall fruit more fabulous and autumn colors more awesome.

Ed Murrieta - September 6, 2018

Alien Labs, Sherbinski, and The Village Run California from Sacramento

Find boutique buds from renowned craft cultivators in California’s quietly cool cannabis capital.

Ed Murrieta - August 29, 2018

The Best Cannabis Clubs & Dispensaries in Sacramento

Sacramento cannabis clubs offer top shelf, locally grown flower. Take a look at where you can find them and what to get when you’re there.

Ed Murrieta - August 16, 2018

Shopping List: What to Buy at California’s Epic ‘Local Sesh’ This Weekend

CBD for beginners, Gas House for aficionados, and everything in between.

Ed Murrieta - August 15, 2018

To Make Dank Beer, Brewers Forced to Get Creative

CBD extracts are illegal for now, but terpenes toast similarities among cannabis and beer as the craft industry thirsts for new consumers—and eventually THC brews.

Ed Murrieta - May 30, 2018

National Music Promoters Want a Slice of the Cannabis Pie

Coming soon to a venue near you: Merch tables and cannabis sales, side by side.

Ed Murrieta - May 7, 2018

Dollar Dabs & Penny Pre-Rolls Fire Up the Sacramento Cannabis Cup

On scene: Great music, mellow vibes, good times and no problems at California's first licensed open-consumption event.

Ed Murrieta - May 5, 2018

Onsite Sales Bring Cannabis—and Scrutiny—Back to the Cannabis Cup

This weekend's Cup in Sacramento will be the first with permitted onsite sales and consumption. If it goes well, it won't be the last.

Ed Murrieta - May 3, 2018

Permit Denial Leaves 4/20 Cannabis Cup Dry, Not High

The last-minute permit denial means the Southern California show will go on without legal sales.

Ed Murrieta - April 19, 2018