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Meg Hartley

Meg Hartley is an Alaska-grown cannabis writer and advocate who now lives and loves in Long Beach, California.

Most popular articles

Cannabis can make you more creative—but it’s complicated

Is the link between cannabis and creativity authentic? Here’s what current science has to say about it.

Meg Hartley - May 3, 2019

How cannabis helps ‘spoonies’ soothe the symptoms of chronic illness

Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.”

Meg Hartley - May 17, 2019

Does endocannabinoid deficiency play a role in these common illnesses?

Dr. Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system.

Meg Hartley - June 7, 2019

The ‘sleepy’ cannabinoid CBN might not actually be sedating

The cannabinoid CBN is popularly believed to be sedating and is commonly marketed as a sleep aid. But is there research to back this claim up?

Meg Hartley - June 25, 2019

What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis.

Meg Hartley - June 14, 2019

Articles contributed to Leafly (by most recent)

Why this author wrote a book about cannabis for parents and children

Author Susan Soares wanted parents to have a tool to help them talk to their children about "grown-up" matters like cannabis. So, she wrote a book based on her own experience.

Meg Hartley - January 21, 2020

What it’s like to be a kid who medicates with cannabis

We talked to families with children who medicate with cannabis to get a picture at what this lifestyle is like, what kinds of challenges they face, and how cannabis has transformed their lives.

Meg Hartley - January 15, 2020

Why isn’t the endocannabinoid system taught in medical schools?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a bodily system that works with all other systems to maintain optimal functionality. But did you know that this vital system isn’t covered in medical school?

Meg Hartley - January 10, 2020

Why ‘marijuana’ should have always been called ‘the gage’

Cannabis has gone through a hell of a journey to accomplish legal-ish status—but we’re still calling it by the name beloved by those who banned it: "marijuana."

Meg Hartley - November 14, 2019

End-of-life hospital care in California could soon include cannabis

The California State Legislature unanimously approved SB305, titled “Ryan’s Law.” It’s now on its way to Governor Newsom, who is expected to sign it in the coming weeks. If all goes as predicted, it will come into effect on January 1, 2020.

Meg Hartley - October 3, 2019

Endometriosis is painful as hell. At least there’s cannabis

Learn more about how cannabis is helping fighters of endometriosis, and how research is catching up to anecdotal reports of its efficacy.

Meg Hartley - September 23, 2019

Cannabis Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor

Cannabis legalization will be a hot ticket item in Indiana's election next year. This cannabis activist is throwing in his bid for Governor.

Meg Hartley - September 4, 2019

Are we turning CBD into snake oil?

CBD (cannabidiol) has become a trend before scientists have even fully figured out how it works with our bodies. What will that mean for its future medical use and perception?

Meg Hartley - August 1, 2019

The ‘sleepy’ cannabinoid CBN might not actually be sedating

The cannabinoid CBN is popularly believed to be sedating and is commonly marketed as a sleep aid. But is there research to back this claim up?

Meg Hartley - June 25, 2019

What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis.

Meg Hartley - June 14, 2019