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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Shopping List: Emerald Cup 2018 Picks for Beginners + Beyond

Here's the best products for all skill levels, selected from 250 vendor booths in five marketplaces.

Where to Find the Best Humboldt County Cannabis Strains & Products

Support farmers who pioneered the modern cannabis industry by buying cannabis flower, extract, and edibles from Humboldt farms.

Balance Your High With These California 1:1 CBD & THC Edibles

These balanced edibles with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC can offer you a great high without the racing thoughts or jittery impulses.

Best Cannabis Candy of California—But Don’t Call It ‘Candy’

Taste the leading cannabis treats, drops, chews, gummies, or lozenges of the Golden State.

San Jose Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2019

2019's guide of what to do and how to do it in the Bay Area's largest city: San Jose.

9 Female-Owned Cannabis Companies Crushing It in California

If you’d like to support the female leaders already thriving in the cannabis space, look for these products designed for women, by women.

Get Blazing With Cali’s Best Prerolled Joints

Don't like rolling joints? These prerolls are packed with high-quality California cannabis so you can enjoy the flavor without the stress.

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.

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