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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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LGBTQ, Cannabis Cultures Unite in These Pride Products for 2019

Buying select cannabis joints, gummies, bath bombs, and vape pens this June supports the LGBTQ community.

Father’s Day 2019 Gift Ideas for the Cannabis-Loving Dad

New gardening books, vape pods, joint rollers, and humidors for cool dads.

2 Chainz, Sublime, The Game, Post Malone Battle for Your Cannabis Dollar

Major and minor celebrities have new flowers, pre-rolls, edibles and extracts for you.

Utopia Shines Bright Like a THC Diamond in California

Making hash from 300 pounds of cannabis per day, Utopia distills the essence of cannabis, “THC diamonds,” for aficionados only.

Smoke Good, Do Good With These Cannabis Products That Give Back

Feed the needy, help veterans, heal cancer patients, and more with these vape pens, flower buds, and edibles.

California’s 6 Sweetest Edibles Under $5

Sample Dollar Dose lozenges, Altai chocolate coins, Soul Sugar jellies, and Lazy 8 caramels without denting your bank account.

Quitting Cigarettes? Joints Rolled With CBD Might Help

Mellow pre-rolls from Toast, Prism, Willie’s Reserve, Marley Natural, Herba Buena, and Henry’s Originals could blunt nicotine cravings.

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.

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