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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.

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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

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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

Do Anti-Drug Campaigns Actually Work?

From “This is your brain on drugs” to “Delay, delay, delay,” we look at the importance of anti-drug campaigns, how they’ve failed, and what they’re like today.

Meg Hartley - June 11, 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

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

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