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Lisa Rough

Lisa is a former associate editor at Leafly, where she specialized in legislative cannabis policy and industry topics.

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8 ways to counteract a too-intense cannabis high

There are ways to help come back down when you feel too high, overwhelmed, or uncomfortable from excessive cannabis consumption. Here are eight suggestions.

Lisa Rough - August 18, 2015

Which US states accept out-of-state medical marijuana authorizations?

Some medical marijuana-legal states accept out-of-state authorizations. The number is small right now, but we'll continue to update this list as more states follow suit.

Lisa Rough - July 27, 2015

Who is Rick Simpson and what is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?

Learn about the story of Rick Simpson and how his cannabis oil, known as RSO, came to be renowned for its medicinal benefits.

Lisa Rough - May 12, 2017

Can Cannabis Help Repair Arthritic Joints?

A treatment alternative that's gaining popularity among arthritis sufferers is the use of cannabis to get full-bodied pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lisa Rough - July 15, 2015

This Everyday Household Item Could Counteract Your Cannabis-Induced Paranoia

You probably have a simple solution stocked in your kitchen that can subdue cannabis-induced paranoia and help bring you back to a state of stress-free euphoria.

Lisa Rough - December 3, 2014

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Watch This: Woody Harrelson Got High to Survive Dinner With Trump

Woody Harrelson stopped by "Real Time With Bill Maher" to share stories of his cannabis-inspired past, including a very memorable dinner with the future president of the United States.

Lisa Rough - November 5, 2017

New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition

A new petition could add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in New Mexico, but will the Health Secretary allow it?

Lisa Rough - November 3, 2017

Poland Legalizes Medical Cannabis

After much debate, the Polish lower house of parliament voted to legalize cannabis for medicinal use, starting November 1, 2017.

Lisa Rough - November 2, 2017

DCMJ Activists Protest Outside HUD for Public Housing Rights

DCMJ protested outside the Department of Housing & Urban Development in opposition of cannabis evictions from public housing, handing out cannabis to federal employees.

Lisa Rough - October 31, 2017

‘It Was a Good Old Shakedown!’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

This week sees a change in heart from an NBA commissioner, an arrest of a famous child celeb, and an ominous warning from—who else—Jeff Sessions.

Lisa Rough - October 27, 2017

From to the Cannabiz: Stormy Simon’s Big Pivot

Stormy Simon left her post at, to jump feet first into the cannabis industry.

Lisa Rough - October 26, 2017

Peru Approves Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Peru's Congress voted 66-5 in favor of legalizing the cultivation and production of medical cannabis products. Will the president sign it into law?

Lisa Rough - October 20, 2017

‘There Is a Massive Injustice Being Done’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

Jeff Sessions and Orrin Hatch debate MMJ expansion, Cory Booker fights for legalization, MassRoots sees a big change, and we celebrate some Canadian cannabis heroes, gone too soon.

Lisa Rough - October 20, 2017

A Guide to Federal Drug Rescheduling (And What It Means for Cannabis)

A brief history and guide to the process of rescheduling cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (and who can make it happen).

Lisa Rough - October 19, 2017

4 Best Practices When Designing Your Cannabis Business Website

Here are some tips on how to make your cannabis company pop with a dynamic and intelligently designed website.

Lisa Rough - October 17, 2017