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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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Oakland Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2018

Heading to Oakland? This guide shows you where to go, what to eat, and what to see in this city known for pioneering cannabis activism.

Check Out These Mouthwatering Dessert Strains Sweetening California Menus

You might be wondering whether to go to a bakery or a dispensary after reading about these crave-worthy strains that taste like your favorite desserts.

Top Tips for Using Hash as a Culinary Ingredient

Want to experiment with hash? Make the perfect spread with these top tips for elevating your next meal using cannabis hash.

7 Excellent NorCal Cannabis Extracts You’ve Got to Try

High quality extracts to check out in Northern California, as recommended by our NorCal expert.

Farm to Bong: See the 3 Winning Veggie Bongs From Outside Lands

From farm to smoking table — here are some veggie bongs to behold.

Looking for CBD in CA? Here Are 5 Options We Love

Looking for great, effective, pure, and potent CBD in California? Here are some options.

Cali’s Best Cannabis Dining and How to Get Invited

California boasts fine options for cannabis dining experiences. Here's a peek inside a few in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and tips on how you can get a seat at the table.

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.

Cannabis Drinks for Staying California Cool

Bring a six pack of these cannabis drinks with you to a friend’s backyard BBQ, and you’ll not only have your own needs covered, you’re pretty much guaranteed to make a few new friends.

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.

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