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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.

Articles contributed to Leafly

An Oral History of ‘Up In Smoke’ on Its 40th Anniversary

The trio behind the granddaddy of all stoner movies recall how it got made. Lettuce was required.

Ed Murrieta - March 30, 2018

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

Going to Burning Man? Stock Up in Reno First

Make the most of your time in the Biggest Little City in the World.

Ed Murrieta - August 24, 2017

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?

Ed Murrieta - August 8, 2017

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.

Ed Murrieta - July 3, 2017

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

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

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

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.

Ed Murrieta - May 27, 2017

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.

Ed Murrieta - May 12, 2017