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Lukas Hurt

Lukas Hurt is Leafly’s central and eastern Europe correspondent. Originally from a small town outside Prague, he studied history and English at university. After a stint as a bartender in Ireland, he returned to his home country in 2010, where he now works as a translator, journalist, and editor focusing on cannabis issues. He has advocated for patients and recreational consumers, publishing articles and translating books and scientific studies. He is one of the main contributors to the highly popular Czech cannabis magazine Legalizace.

Most popular articles

5 Myths About Cannabis in the Czech Republic

Most foreign visitors think cannabis is legal in the Czech Republic but alas, it is not. Here are the five biggest myths you should know before you set out on a trip to Prague.

Lukas Hurt - May 9, 2016

Tenerife: Is This Canary Island a Cannabis Travel Destination?

The Spanish island of Tenerife has panoramic vistas and cannabis aplenty. But think twice before planning your vacation.

Lukas Hurt - July 15, 2016

Rectal Suppositories Could Be the Future of Medicinal Cannabis

Suppositories go to work quickly and offer diminished psychoactive effects, making them increasingly popular among medical patients.

Lukas Hurt - September 21, 2016

Hemp-Infused Beers a Hit Among European Palates

Cannabis and beer: Can they go together? In the heart of Europe, definitely.

Lukas Hurt - August 13, 2016

CBD Is Booming in Central Europe…But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

Interest in cannabidiol has skyrocketed in Europe in recent years, but laws and the available products haven't quite managed to keep up.

Lukas Hurt - October 12, 2016

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Pressure Mounts for Slovenia to Embrace Medical Cannabis

Facing growing pressure from patients and activists, the Central European country could finally see change in 2017.

Lukas Hurt - January 11, 2017

Serbian Cannabis Leader Arrested Ahead of Public Hearing

Scheduled to give public testimony on the plant’s therapeutic powers, Dragan Alargić was jailed before he could make his legalization plea.

Lukas Hurt - January 4, 2017

A European’s Take on Colorado’s Cannabis Market

We talk to Vladan M., a 29-year-old chemist from the Czech Republic who spent a week exploring Colorado’s cannabis market.

Lukas Hurt - January 3, 2017

The Roots of Eastern Europe’s Medical Cannabis Revolution

In recent years, Eastern Europe has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of patients treating themselves with homemade cannabis extracts.

Lukas Hurt - December 30, 2016

Bureaucratic Red Tape Frustrates Czech Cannabis Patients

Medical cannabis is legal in the Czech Republic, but complicated rules and supply issues have ground the system almost to a halt.

Lukas Hurt - December 21, 2016

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

Lukas Hurt - December 13, 2016

How to Make Money Off US Cannabis Legalization Without Leaving Europe

Some inventive European cannabis enthusiasts have already found a way to capitalize on the end of prohibition happening across the pond.

Lukas Hurt - December 7, 2016

Central European Legalization Efforts Gaining Political Support

Both the Czech Republic and the German city of Berlin could see the arrival of legal cannabis next year if efforts supported by political parties there gain traction.

Lukas Hurt - November 24, 2016

Polish Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Reaches Parlimentary Committee

Parliament has begun debate on new legislation that would make cannabis available to tens of thousands of Poles with a wide range of health issues.

Lukas Hurt - November 14, 2016

Czech NGO Distributes Thousands of Free Cannabis Seeds Every Year

In the Czech Republic, where cannabis is widely tolerated, these small acts of of civil disobedience are what locals call “legalization from the bottom up.”

Lukas Hurt - November 11, 2016