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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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Cannabis Drinks for Staying California Cool

Bring a six pack of these cannabis drinks with you to a friend’s backyard BBQ, and you’ll not only have your own needs covered, you’re pretty much guaranteed to make a few new friends.

Elise McDonough - July 25, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - July 23, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - July 10, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - June 28, 2018

Chill Out: Products for an Epic Spa Day

Tips for integrating cannabis into your relaxation and rejuvenation regimen.

Elise McDonough - June 27, 2018

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.

Elise McDonough - June 13, 2018