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Elise McDonough
Elise McDonough is a cannabis edibles expert and author of the Bong Appétit cookbook and The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, and Leafly's Product Specialist for Northern California. A veteran of the cannabis industry since 2002, McDonough has sampled over 500 edibles as a judge for the Cannabis Cup.
Most Popular Articles

California Dreamin’: 11 Cannabis Options for the Best Sleep of Your Life

Could cannabis provide a safer way to secure a natural, restful night's sleep? We sure think so, and so does science.

The Best Single-Origin Vape Cartridges in California

The best vape cartridges contain full-spectrum oil with original terpenes intact. Here’s where you can find pure strain-specific oil cartridges in California.

7 New Gadgets That Make Dabbing a Whole Lot Easier

Want to transform an ordinary vape pen into a dab rig? Ever wondered, "What if Swiss Army made a dab tool?" Check out these ingenious new gadgets that make dabbing much easier for the casual cannabis consumer.

Vegan? Sugar-Free? Yep! Healthy Edibles for That California Life

Tired of cannabis being the healthiest ingredient in your edibles? Enjoy these sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo & vegan edible options in California.

7 Classic Strains You Can Still Find in California

The most sought-after heirloom strains are as hard to track down as rare vinyl records. But that makes the search more fun and the rewards all the sweeter.

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What Does 4/20 Mean to You? We Asked 12 Cannabis Leaders

Holiday or protest? Too commercial or nicely turnt up? Cannabis luminaries weigh in on this year's fragrant celebration.

Tasted It! Leafly Tries the World’s Hottest Cannabis Debut

Go grab Orange Creamsicle, Velvet Purps, Double OG Chem, and more from Flow Kana’s Limited Edition this April.

These Investors Are Looking for Women-Led Cannabis Companies

By adding organic-culture superstar Maria Rodale, Treehouse Global Ventures expands its mainstream cannabis clout. Meet the women funding the next cannabiz breakouts.

Hot New Cannabis Products Promise Precise Effects

Choose your own adventure with these futuristic, effect-specific must-buys from OLO, Level, and other Cali brands.

Here’s the 5 Hottest New Cali Cannabis Stores

Sorry, Barneys New York, California beat ya’ll to luxury ganja retail. New stores March & Ash, Vapor Room, and ECO stylishly serve connoisseurs this week.

Now You Can Fight the Flu — With Cannabis!

Atlas Edibles drinks, infused HoneyPot, Jade nectar tinctures, and more products to survive the ravages of flu season.

Hot Cannabis Valentine’s Day Gifts of California

Grab cannabis aphrodisiac sprays, edibles, lubes, and more for Valentine’s Day with this product guide to California.

The Best California Dispensaries to Buy Cannabis Seeds & Clones

Get started growing a pound of your favorite strain this year by shopping the world’s biggest legal genetics market — the Golden State.

California Athletes’ Best Cannabis Topicals, Patches, and Edibles

Stick to your New Year’s fitness goals with cutting-edge treatments for soreness, stiffness and inflammation.

How This Expert Pairs Cannabis with Wine and Cuisine

Pinot Gris and Master OG. Syrah and Golden Lemons. Candyland with Rose. Jamie Evans inspires your inner ‘Herb Somm’.

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