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.

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.)

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.

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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‘A Lot of Eyes on Us’: A Q&A With LA’s City Council President

LA City Council President Herb Wesson shares his thoughts on LA's legal cannabis rollout—and what still needs to happen.

Los Angeles Files Charges Against Dozens of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

City Attorney Mike Feuer said his office has filed 36 criminal cases against a total of 140 defendants associated with 32 cannabis shops and one delivery service.

Cannabis Legalization Is Shaking Up America’s Glass Market

Chinese outsourcing, vape pens, and electronic dabbing devices are upending the traditional glass market. How are America's glass artists surviving?

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.

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