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David Downs
David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for Leafly.com. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns
Most Popular Articles

Here’s How to Buy and Review Vape Carts

The best disposable cartridges for cannabis extract vaporizers share a few common characteristics. Learn how to buy and review quality marijuana vape carts.

Stock Up Now, California. A Lot of Cannabis Is About to Disappear From Stores

California consumers are encountering steep discounts this June of 30 to 90 percent at recreational cannabis stores in the run-up to a July 1 deadline for non-compliant products to be purged from retail shelves.

What’s Legal With Cannabis on July 1 in Massachusetts and Vermont

We're still waiting for Massachusetts stores to open, but Vermont and Bay State residents can pack super legal bowls starting Sunday.

World’s First Cannabis Bank Advances in California

A bill to create a state-charted bank serving the cannabis industry passes a crucial vote in Sacramento.

Lagunitas Brewing’s Hi-Fi Hops Is a Stoney, Hoppy La Croix

Leafly gets an exclusive hands-on taste-testing with Lagunitas Brewing and AbsolueXtracts’ game-changing THC bevvie.

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5 Must-See Cannabis Business Talks in San Francisco This Friday

The International Cannabis Business Conference brings a heady whirlwind of key panels to San Francisco all day Friday—sponsored in part by Leafly. Here's what you should not miss.

Legalization Hits a Tipping Point in Congress This Year

Voters should rally behind the STATES Act to end prohibition in 2019, says Neal Levine, longtime activist and head of the Cannabis Trade Federation in a chat with Leafly.

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Testing System Flunks State Audit

No one is watching the watchmen in Oregon — where lax cannabis lab oversight drew official censure this week.

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts

Strict new lab tests have revealed that vaporizer cartridges might sometimes pass toxic lead into cannabis oil, and then consumers' lungs.

How to Buy Original Glue Seeds & Clones

Learn where Original Glue seeds & clones are sold online worldwide, as well as in adult-use and medical states like California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and even Oklahoma.

How to Buy Gelato Seeds & Clones

Learn where Gelato seeds and clones are sold online worldwide, as well as in adult-use and medical states like California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and even Oklahoma.

How to Buy Blue Dream Seeds & Clones

Learn where Blue Dream seeds are sold online worldwide, as well as in adult-use and medical states like California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and even Oklahoma.

Introduction to Buying Popular Cannabis Genetics

Learn where the most popular cannabis seeds are sold online worldwide, as well as in adult-use and medical states like California, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and even Oklahoma.

Perspective: California Legalization Is Lumbering to Life

Let’s be honest about how long it’ll take to stamp out the illicit market.

Washington Teens Smoked Less Pot Amid Legalization, Study Concludes

Teen marijuana use flat or falling in a current, non-partisan survey analysis published in JAMA pediatrics today.

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