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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cannabis on the Streets of Prague

All cannabis sales in the Czech Republic are technically illegal, but some are safer than others.

Welcome to Czechia: A New Yorker’s Cannabis Experience in Bohemia

How does cannabis culture in the Big Apple compare to the scene in Central Europe?

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.

Prague Prepares for Cannafest, One of Europe’s Biggest Cannabis Festivals

The Czech capital is already gearing up to host this year’s three-day fair, set to kick off Nov. 11.

European Pet Owners Find Cannabis Can Benefit Their Furry Friends, Too

More and more Europeans are recognizing that cannabis can also work wonders for their friends on four legs — like Laborador retriever Nicholas.

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