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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.

Articles contributed to Leafly

Smoke Good, Do Good With These Cannabis Products That Give Back

Feed the needy, help veterans, heal cancer patients, and more with these vape pens, flower buds, and edibles.

Elise McDonough - April 26, 2019

California’s 6 Sweetest Edibles Under $5

Sample Dollar Dose lozenges, Altai chocolate coins, Soul Sugar jellies, and Lazy 8 caramels without denting your bank account.

Elise McDonough - April 26, 2019

Quitting Cigarettes? Joints Rolled With CBD Might Help

Mellow pre-rolls from Toast, Prism, Willie’s Reserve, Marley Natural, Herba Buena, and Henry’s Originals could blunt nicotine cravings.

Elise McDonough - April 24, 2019

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? We Asked 12 Cannabis Leaders

Holiday or protest? Too commercial or nicely turnt up? Cannabis luminaries weigh in on this year's fragrant celebration.

Elise McDonough - April 16, 2019

Tasted It! Leafly Tries the World’s Hottest Cannabis Debut

Go grab Orange Creamsicle, Velvet Purps, Double OG Chem, and more from Flow Kana’s Limited Edition this April.

Elise McDonough - April 5, 2019

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.

Elise McDonough - April 1, 2019

Hot New Cannabis Products Promise Precise Effects

Choose your own adventure with these futuristic, effect-specific must-buys from OLO, Level, and other Cali brands.

Elise McDonough - March 22, 2019

Here’s the 5 Hottest New Cali Cannabis Stores

Sorry, Barneys New York, California beat ya’ll to luxury ganja retail. New stores March & Ash, Vapor Room, and ECO stylishly serve connoisseurs this week.

Elise McDonough - February 27, 2019

Now You Can Fight the Flu — With Cannabis!

Atlas Edibles drinks, infused HoneyPot, Jade nectar tinctures, and more products to survive the ravages of flu season.

Elise McDonough - February 21, 2019

Hot Cannabis Valentine’s Day Gifts of California

Grab cannabis aphrodisiac sprays, edibles, lubes, and more for Valentine’s Day with this product guide to California.

Elise McDonough - February 13, 2019