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Meg Hartley

Meg Hartley is an Alaska-grown writer who lives and loves in Long Beach, California. Check out more of her work via and by following her on the socials, @howilostallmyfs.

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Cannabis can make you more creative—but it’s complicated

Is the link between cannabis and creativity authentic? Here’s what current science has to say about it.

Meg Hartley - May 3, 2019

How cannabis helps ‘spoonies’ soothe the symptoms of chronic illness

Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.”

Meg Hartley - May 17, 2019

Does endocannabinoid deficiency play a role in these common illnesses?

Dr. Ethan Russo, a prominent cannabis researcher, weighs in on his theory of endocannabinoid deficiency—or the idea that many common illnesses might be caused by an unbalanced endocannabinoid system.

Meg Hartley - June 7, 2019

The ‘sleepy’ cannabinoid CBN might not actually be sedating

The cannabinoid CBN is popularly believed to be sedating and is commonly marketed as a sleep aid. But is there research to back this claim up?

Meg Hartley - June 25, 2019

What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis.

Meg Hartley - June 14, 2019

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Cannabis pioneer launches company to unlock the potentials of the endocannabinoid system

Dr. Ethan Russo launched a new company to explore the potentials of the endocannabinoid system and its potentials for healing.

Meg Hartley - June 29, 2020

How is a cannabis pill made? Its journey from seed to capsule

Ever wonder how a cannabis plant gets into a little pill that you swallow? Follow the story of a plant, from seed to capsule.

Meg Hartley - June 22, 2020

How to prepare for your first psychedelic mushroom trip

New to psychedelics? We talked to the pros at the Zendo Project and tapped into psychedelic culture for tips on how to prepare for your trip.

Meg Hartley - June 11, 2020

Why is it so hard for medical cannabis patients to get high?

Common among medical cannabis users is the feeling of not being able to get high despite consuming all the time. The good news: cannabis can still provide symptom relief.

Meg Hartley - June 10, 2020

Here’s what symptom relief with cannabis feels like for medical patients

Cannabis is medicine for some and can mean the difference between constant pain and life without symptoms. Read how some medical users describe symptom relief with cannabis.

Meg Hartley - May 14, 2020

Can orgasms help your endocannabinoid system?

If you're trying to improve the functioning of your endocannabinoid system (ECS), and thereby related health issues, can orgasms help? We asked two cannabis experts.

Meg Hartley - May 12, 2020

5 medical conditions psychedelics may be able to help treat

Cities are starting to decriminalize psychedelics. Here are some conditions that entheogenic plants may help treat.

Meg Hartley - April 27, 2020

The stoner’s guide to the Wim Hof Method

Popularized by a recent Netflix documentary, the Wim Hof Method involves breathing exercises and exposure to extreme cold. So how does it relate to weed and your body's endocannabinoid system?

Meg Hartley - April 23, 2020

Does cannabis make you poo?

If you've ever had to run to the bathroom after sparking up a doob, there might be a reason. Read on to see why.

Meg Hartley - April 13, 2020

6 weird ways to consume cannabis

Legalization has opened up a slew of new cannabis products, including dips, patches, dissolvable powder, suppositories, even beef jerky. Check out some of our favorites.

Meg Hartley - April 8, 2020