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Lisa Rough

Lisa is a former associate editor at Leafly, where she specialized in legislative cannabis policy and industry topics.

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Melissa Etheridge’s Cannabis Mugshot Is Amazing

Melissa Etheridge was arrested for cannabis at the US–Canada border, giving us what may be the greatest mug shot of all time.

Lisa Rough - October 16, 2017

Blumenauer Calls for Cannabis Research to Combat Opioid Crisis

Rep. Earl Blumenauer took the floor during a Committee hearing to make an impassioned plea for medical cannabis research.

Lisa Rough - October 11, 2017

Can You Get Evicted for Legally Using Cannabis?

Leases are often vague when it comes to cannabis, so we talked to a lawyer to find out if you can get evicted for cannabis use and what your rights are as a tenant.

Lisa Rough - October 11, 2017

Meet the People Who Sent Cannabis Into Space

Herban Planet sent one pound of marijuana into the upper atmosphere, and now the team is working with scientists to see if anything has changed at a molecular level.

Lisa Rough - October 9, 2017

Cheech Marin Chats Cannabis, Chicano Art, and Which Actor Is ‘The Oddest F*cking Guy’

With a new line of cannabis products coming out, Cheech Marin opens up about his career, cannabis, and the most interesting person he's smoked with.

Lisa Rough - October 9, 2017

She’s Got a Golden Ticket: Meet One of the Five Licensed Cannabis Producers for New York

Leafly chats with Hillary Peckham, COO and Founder of Etain, the only women-owned family-run medical cannabis company in New York.

Lisa Rough - October 3, 2017

Mary Jane’s Last Dance: A Tribute to Tom Petty

The ineffable Tom Petty left us with a legacy of incredible music and had no problem telling the world that he was "a reefer guy."

Lisa Rough - October 3, 2017

12 Minority-Owned Cannabis Businesses That Are Shaping the Industry

This is far from a complete list, but here are some great cannabis companies that are owned and operated by minority business owners.

Lisa Rough - September 29, 2017

Remembering Hugh Hefner’s Passionate Support for Cannabis Legalization

Hugh Hefner left an indelible impression on the US with his financial and vocal support for cannabis legalization.

Lisa Rough - September 28, 2017

Philippines Health Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

The Filipino House Committee on Health voted to move forward on a bill to legalize cannabis for medicinal use in the Philippines.

Lisa Rough - September 27, 2017