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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

Hemp-Infused Beers a Hit Among European Palates

Cannabis and beer: Can they go together? In the heart of Europe, definitely.

Lukas Hurt - August 13, 2016

How the Czech Republic Became a Leader in Cannabis-Infused Topicals

Why are so many top-shelf cannabis-infused ointments, shampoos, and body creams made in the Czech Republic?

Lukas Hurt - August 4, 2016

Targeting Cannabis, Czech Republic Takes Aim at… Gardening Stores?

Michal Otipka's grow stores sell cultivation supplies, which are entirely legal in the country. That hasn't protected him from becoming a prized target for police.

Lukas Hurt - August 2, 2016

Tenerife: Is This Canary Island a Cannabis Travel Destination?

The Spanish island of Tenerife has panoramic vistas and cannabis aplenty. But think twice before planning your vacation.

Lukas Hurt - July 15, 2016

Europe Update: The Latest Cannabis News From the Continent

European attitudes toward cannabis are changing at a breakneck pace. Catch up on the most recent updates.

Lukas Hurt - July 9, 2016

Meet Dusan Dvorak, High Priest of the European Cannabis Church

The story of Dvořák and his longtime fight for more sensible cannabis laws would make for a blockbuster Hollywood movie.

Lukas Hurt - July 7, 2016

Croatia Makes Medical Cannabis History. How Did It Happen?

The ancient Romanesque village of Groznjan, Croatia, witnessed a historic moment this month: the first-ever legal shipment of cannabis extract from North America to Europe. Here's the story behind the headline.

Lukas Hurt - June 24, 2016

Tilray 1st Company to Legally Export Medical Cannabis Products From North America to EU

Global medical cannabis leader proud to help Croatian patients in need.

Lukas Hurt - June 10, 2016

Poland Is Slowly Warming to the Healing Properties of Cannabis

Many Poles have long considered cannabis a dangerous drug, like heroin or meth. Now its success as a medical treatment is changing minds.

Lukas Hurt - June 2, 2016

Macedonia Set to Become Next European Country to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The government of Macedonia, a small country in the Balkan region of southeastern Europe, announced this month that it will legalize cannabis for people suffering from serious illnesses.

Lukas Hurt - May 23, 2016