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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

The Best California Dispensaries to Buy Cannabis Seeds & Clones

Get started growing a pound of your favorite strain this year by shopping the world’s biggest legal genetics market — the Golden State.

Elise McDonough - January 15, 2019

California Athletes’ Best Cannabis Topicals, Patches, and Edibles

Stick to your New Year’s fitness goals with cutting-edge treatments for soreness, stiffness and inflammation.

Elise McDonough - January 11, 2019

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’.

Elise McDonough - December 24, 2018

Best in State: The Top Cannabis Locations, Products, and Activities in Northern California in 2018

Take a look at the best cannabis dispensaries, products, companies, and activities of 2018 that Northern California has to offer.

Elise McDonough - December 20, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - December 19, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - December 13, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - December 7, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - November 20, 2018

Best Cannabis Candy of California—But Don’t Call It ‘Candy’

Taste the leading cannabis treats, drops, chews, gummies, or lozenges of the Golden State.

Elise McDonough - November 1, 2018

San Jose Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2019

2019's guide of what to do and how to do it in the Bay Area's largest city: San Jose.

Elise McDonough - October 26, 2018