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Leafly’s Top 10 Articles of 2014

It’s been a crazy year here at Leafly — we’ve experienced rapid growth, won an App of the Year award, run the country’s first consumer cannabis advertisement in The New York Times, and witnessed firsthand the legalization of recreational cannabis in four states and Washington, D.C. Throughout the year, we’ve written about news updates, legislation and legalization efforts, medical studies, recipes, events, strains, lifestyle tips, offbeat weirdness, and more. Come stroll down 2014’s Memory Lane with us and revisit our top 10 articles from the past year — you may be surprised by what you find!

1. What Does One Gram of Cannabis Look Like? A Visual Guide to Cannabis Quantities

Our visual guide to cannabis quantities serves as a helpful aid for what a gram, 1/8th ounce, ounce, and other common quantities of cannabis looks like.

2. Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid: What’s the Difference Between Cannabis Types?

For those of you who were scratching your heads wondering how sativa, indica, and hybrid cannabis strains differ from one another, we created this handy resource to help you out.

3. Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana by State

Each medical marijuana state has a unique set of qualifying conditions, so we put together a list outlining them.

4. Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Giving Cannabis Cash Back to the Voters

Colorado’s recreational cannabis market has been so incredibly successful that Governor Hickenlooper announced a $30.5 million rebate for the state’s taxpayers. How’s that for progress?

5. How to Make Basic Cannabis-Infused Butter

Like our recipe for cannabis cooking oil, this how-to for making cannabis-infused butter is a great starting point for creating all sorts of delectable cannabis-infused food.

6. High-CBD Products for Medical Marijuana Patients

High-CBD cannabis strains and products exploded in popularity in 2014, with more patients looking at CBD and its therapeutic benefits to offer relief for their debilitating medical ailments and conditions.

7. The Great Wide World of Cannabis Oil and Concentrates

Cannabis isn’t just all about the plant flower — there are numerous cannabis delivery methods and types. In this guide, we walk you through cannabis oils and concentrates such as hash, butane hash oil, CO2 oil, and more.

8. Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Tea

Cannabis-infused edibles, or “medibles,” as they’re also called, are becoming increasingly popular as the plant continues to permeate the mainstream. But today’s edibles aren’t reduced to the stereotypical pot brownie or sweet treat — this recipe for cannabis-infused tea offers up a tasty and healthy delivery system that warms both your belly and your mind on a cold day.

9. The Vaporizer Buyer’s Guide: 4 Things to Consider

Looking into buying a vaporizer? We highlight four important considerations to keep in mind as you shop for a slick and innovative vaporizer to call your own.

10. 5 Frustrating Misconceptions About Cannabis

Yes, we’ve made considerable progress in opening people’s minds about cannabis in 2014, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. Our list of 5 Frustrating Misconceptions About Cannabis touches upon the inaccurate, incorrect, and just plain infuriating talking points anti-cannabis people love to bring up over and over again.

We hope you enjoyed checking out our top 10 articles from 2014, and thank you so much for reading and supporting our News & Culture section this past year. We can’t wait to bring you more great content in 2015!

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