Hayley Fox
Hayley Fox is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She writes about cannabis legalization, news, crime, and culture in Southern California and beyond. Her work has been published online and in print for Leafly, Rolling Stone, Playboy, VICE, LA Weekly, and others.
Most Popular Articles

At This LA Rehab Center, Cannabis Is an ‘Exit’ Drug

At High Sobriety, an innovative addiction treatment center in Southern California, cannabis isn't just tolerated—it's provided as part of recovery.

5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets

A growing number of veterinarians believe cannabis can effectively treating an array of ailments—but laws make it nearly impossible to discuss.

How Rachael Leigh Cook’s Famous Frying Pan Ad Got Rebooted

Recipe for a viral video: eggs, a frying pan, and a new lesson about racist drug policies.

These Are the 10 Best and Worst States for Medical Cannabis

Best is...Illinois?! Really? And you'll never guess the worst state. (It isn't Mississippi.)

Will ‘Microbusiness’ Licenses Let Craft Cannabis Flourish in California?

This special license allows small-scale operators to build the cannabis equivalent of microbreweries.

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California Co-Working Licenses Could Help Further Equity in Cannabis

Type S licenses were designed to reduce the barriers to entering California's legal cannabis market. But so far, not a single one has been issued.

California Assemblyman Shares Vape Pen With Melissa Etheridge

Rep. Reggie Jones-Sawyer says public officials need to start doing their part to destigmatize the drug, whether that means talking about personal use or—in this case—openly consuming.

Equity Efforts Could Go Statewide Under California Bill

Some California cities have already introduced equity programs designed to give a leg up to communities hit hardest by the drug war. A new bill in Sacramento would expand the effort statewide.

CBD Craze Hits LA’s High-End Juice Bars

Move over, blue spirulina. Cannabidiol is an emerging trend on Southern California’s stylish self-care scene.

Women Hold Fewer Than a Quarter of LA’s Cannabis Licenses

Women-owned businesses make up roughly 13% of licensed retailers and distributors in LA, according to a Leafly analysis. Another 12% are co-owned by women.

Can LA’s Expanded Cannabis Staff Bring Equity to the Industry?

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to scale up the city’s cannabis staff eightfold in order to speed what some critics are calling a slow rollout.

California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

LA’s Cannabis Office Is Woefully Understaffed, Chief Says

“We have many responsibilities and not a lot of capacity,” the department’s director told Leafly. “We’re going to at least need to quadruple our team.”

LA Cannabis Industry: Jeff Sessions ‘More Bark Than Bite’

Many in LA's cannabis industry believe the declaration was more symbol than substance, adding they aren’t too concerned with the specter of a federal crackdown.

LA Customers Line Up for West Hollywood Cannabis Opening

A total of four shops, all located within a roughly two-mile section of Santa Monica Boulevard, are now open for business.

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