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Lukas Hurt

Lukas Hurt is Leafly’s central and eastern Europe correspondent. Originally from a small town outside Prague, he studied history and English at university. After a stint as a bartender in Ireland, he returned to his home country in 2010, where he now works as a translator, journalist, and editor focusing on cannabis issues. He has advocated for patients and recreational consumers, publishing articles and translating books and scientific studies. He is one of the main contributors to the highly popular Czech cannabis magazine Legalizace.

Articles contributed to Leafly

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cannabis on the Streets of Prague

All cannabis sales in the Czech Republic are technically illegal, but some are safer than others.

Lukas Hurt - October 31, 2016

Welcome to Czechia: A New Yorker’s Cannabis Experience in Bohemia

How does cannabis culture in the Big Apple compare to the scene in Central Europe?

Lukas Hurt - October 19, 2016

CBD Is Booming in Central Europe…But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

Interest in cannabidiol has skyrocketed in Europe in recent years, but laws and the available products haven't quite managed to keep up.

Lukas Hurt - October 12, 2016

Prague Prepares for Cannafest, One of Europe’s Biggest Cannabis Festivals

The Czech capital is already gearing up to host this year’s three-day fair, set to kick off Nov. 11.

Lukas Hurt - October 11, 2016

European Pet Owners Find Cannabis Can Benefit Their Furry Friends, Too

More and more Europeans are recognizing that cannabis can also work wonders for their friends on four legs — like Laborador retriever Nicholas.

Lukas Hurt - October 4, 2016

Rectal Suppositories Could Be the Future of Medicinal Cannabis

Suppositories go to work quickly and offer diminished psychoactive effects, making them increasingly popular among medical patients.

Lukas Hurt - September 21, 2016

Is Europe Finally Ready to Embrace Hemp Again?

After decades of relying on imports from China and Canada, Europe is rekindling its long-lost hemp industry.

Lukas Hurt - September 20, 2016

Summer in Review: Cannabis News From Central and Eastern Europe

A Polish politician treats his brain cancer with illegal cannabis, research steps up in the Czech Republic, and Macedonia begins sale of high-THC extracts.

Lukas Hurt - September 16, 2016

How Autoflowering Cannabis Strains Became So Popular in Central Europe

European seed banks introduced the first commercial autoflowering strains, but the innovation has only recently caught on with home growers.

Lukas Hurt - September 1, 2016

How It Feels to Get Lost in a Hemp Maze

An unusual travel destination in Central Europe features an artificial Jamaican beach, an array of exotic animals, and a towering cannabis labyrinth.

Lukas Hurt - August 31, 2016