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Elise McDonough
Elise McDonough is a cannabis edibles expert and author of the Bong Appétit cookbook and The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, and Leafly's Product Specialist for Northern California. A veteran of the cannabis industry since 2002, McDonough has sampled over 500 edibles as a judge for the Cannabis Cup.
Most Popular Articles

California Dreamin’: 11 Cannabis Options for the Best Sleep of Your Life

Could cannabis provide a safer way to secure a natural, restful night's sleep? We sure think so, and so does science.

The Best Single-Origin Vape Cartridges in California

The best vape cartridges contain full-spectrum oil with original terpenes intact. Here’s where you can find pure strain-specific oil cartridges in California.

7 New Gadgets That Make Dabbing a Whole Lot Easier

Want to transform an ordinary vape pen into a dab rig? Ever wondered, "What if Swiss Army made a dab tool?" Check out these ingenious new gadgets that make dabbing much easier for the casual cannabis consumer.

Vegan? Sugar-Free? Yep! Healthy Edibles for That California Life

Tired of cannabis being the healthiest ingredient in your edibles? Enjoy these sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo & vegan edible options in California.

7 Classic Strains You Can Still Find in California

The most sought-after heirloom strains are as hard to track down as rare vinyl records. But that makes the search more fun and the rewards all the sweeter.

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Beer Brewers on New Cannabis Beers: ‘They Should Just Stop’

Lagunitas’ Hi-Fi Hops takes first place in a blind taste test of five cannabis drinks.

Meet the Women Leading America’s CBD Wellness Revolution

Aliza Sherman and Dr. Junella Chin want you to know that yes, CBD is cannabis, and it can help you.

Father’s Day 2019 Gift Ideas for the Cannabis-Loving Dad

New gardening books, vape pods, joint rollers, and humidors for cool dads.

Utopia Shines Bright Like a THC Diamond in California

Making hash from 300 pounds of cannabis per day, Utopia distills the essence of cannabis, “THC diamonds,” for aficionados only.

These Investors Are Looking for Women-Led Cannabis Companies

By adding organic-culture superstar Maria Rodale, Treehouse Global Ventures expands its mainstream cannabis clout. Meet the women funding the next cannabiz breakouts.

How This Expert Pairs Cannabis with Wine and Cuisine

Pinot Gris and Master OG. Syrah and Golden Lemons. Candyland with Rose. Jamie Evans inspires your inner ‘Herb Somm’.

Where to Buy More Emerald Cup-Winning Cannabis, Edibles, and Extracts

Om Edibles, Do Si Dos, and Double OG Chem #15 for the win! Reserve your cut right now.

Shopping List: Emerald Cup 2018 Picks for Beginners + Beyond

Here's the best products for all skill levels, selected from 250 vendor booths in five marketplaces.

Where to Find the Best Humboldt County Cannabis Strains & Products

Support farmers who pioneered the modern cannabis industry by buying cannabis flower, extract, and edibles from Humboldt farms.

Balance Your High With These California 1:1 CBD & THC Edibles

These balanced edibles with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC can offer you a great high without the racing thoughts or jittery impulses.

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