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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.

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9 Female-Owned Cannabis Companies Crushing It in California

If you’d like to support the female leaders already thriving in the cannabis space, look for these products designed for women, by women.

Elise McDonough - October 24, 2018

Get Blazing With Cali’s Best Prerolled Joints

Don't like rolling joints? These prerolls are packed with high-quality California cannabis so you can enjoy the flavor without the stress.

Elise McDonough - October 17, 2018

Oakland Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2018

Heading to Oakland? This guide shows you where to go, what to eat, and what to see in this city known for pioneering cannabis activism.

Elise McDonough - October 9, 2018

Check Out These Mouthwatering Dessert Strains Sweetening California Menus

You might be wondering whether to go to a bakery or a dispensary after reading about these crave-worthy strains that taste like your favorite desserts.

Elise McDonough - September 17, 2018

Top Tips for Using Hash as a Culinary Ingredient

Want to experiment with hash? Make the perfect spread with these top tips for elevating your next meal using cannabis hash.

Elise McDonough - September 10, 2018

7 Excellent NorCal Cannabis Extracts You’ve Got to Try

High quality extracts to check out in Northern California, as recommended by our NorCal expert.

Elise McDonough - August 22, 2018

Farm to Bong: See the 3 Winning Veggie Bongs From Outside Lands

From farm to smoking table — here are some veggie bongs to behold.

Elise McDonough - August 21, 2018

Looking for CBD in CA? Here Are 5 Options We Love

Looking for great, effective, pure, and potent CBD in California? Here are some options.

Elise McDonough - August 17, 2018

Cali’s Best Cannabis Dining and How to Get Invited

California boasts fine options for cannabis dining experiences. Here's a peek inside a few in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and tips on how you can get a seat at the table.

Elise McDonough - August 7, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - July 31, 2018