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Jacqueline Havelka

Jacqueline Havelka is a contributing writer for Leafly. She's a rocket scientist turned writer, having worked in the space program for many years managing experiments on the Space Station and Shuttle. Jacqueline currently owns her own firm, Inform Scientific, specializing in technical and medical writing and research program management. When she’s not writing, she is likely watching college football.

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Is vaping safe? The differences between vaping vs. smoking cannabis

Cannabis vaporization continues to grow in popularity, but what exactly is vaping, and is it safe? We’ll help separate fact from fiction.

Jacqueline Havelka - April 27, 2017

You may want to avoid these ingredients in cannabis oil vape cartridges

Cannabis oil vape cartridges are made with varying strains, solvents, and additives. Which ingredients are safe, and which ones should be avoided?

Jacqueline Havelka - July 31, 2017

What is CBG (cannabigerol) & what does this cannabinoid do?

Learn about cannabigerol (CBG), a lesser known cannabinoid with emerging research on its medical benefits for specific systems.

Jacqueline Havelka - March 22, 2017

What Is CBC and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

Learn more about cannabichromine, or CBC, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that's showing promise in the lab for a myriad of conditions.

Jacqueline Havelka - December 6, 2017

How Cannabis Is Used for Nausea and Vomiting Relief

Get a glimpse at the science of cannabinoids found in cannabis to better understand why it works to suppress nausea and vomiting.

Jacqueline Havelka - July 26, 2017

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What is CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) & what are the benefits of this cannabinoid?

Learn more about CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), one of many compounds produced by cannabis and hemp.

Jacqueline Havelka - September 16, 2019

What is CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid) & what does this cannabinoid do?

Learn more about the cannabis compound CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) and how this cannabinoid eventually creates the many other cannabinoids we know and love like THC and CBD.

Jacqueline Havelka - September 9, 2019

What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do?

CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of many molecules derived from cannabis. Learn more about this little-known cannabinoid and its potential promise in medicine.

Jacqueline Havelka - August 5, 2019

Does CBD help or hinder sleep?

They say cannabis helps with sleep, but what if you'd rather not get high? Learn more about the differences between THC and CBD for sleep, with expert weigh-in on strains to try out.

Jacqueline Havelka - June 13, 2019

Can You Donate or Receive a Kidney If You Use Cannabis?

Despite the incredible need for donor organs, recipients and donors who are also cannabis consumers have traditionally been turned away, but new research and state legislatures are changing that.

Jacqueline Havelka - March 28, 2019

The US Government Is (Finally) Funding More Cannabinoid Research

The federal government recently issued its intent to study the effects of minor cannabinoids and terpenes to investigate their effectiveness for treating pain.

Jacqueline Havelka - December 11, 2018

Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

Israeli researchers have found improvement in autistic children treated with high concentrations of CBD. Learn more about their study here.

Jacqueline Havelka - August 8, 2018

Study: Legalization Reduces Crime in Border Towns

Recent data shows that violent crime rates are reduced in border towns that have legalized cannabis. Read more about the study here.

Jacqueline Havelka - May 3, 2018

What Is CBC and What Are the Benefits of This Cannabinoid?

Learn more about cannabichromine, or CBC, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that's showing promise in the lab for a myriad of conditions.

Jacqueline Havelka - December 6, 2017

You may want to avoid these ingredients in cannabis oil vape cartridges

Cannabis oil vape cartridges are made with varying strains, solvents, and additives. Which ingredients are safe, and which ones should be avoided?

Jacqueline Havelka - July 31, 2017