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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 Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor

Cannabis legalization will be a hot ticket item in Indiana's election next year. This cannabis activist is throwing in his bid for Governor.

Meg Hartley - September 4, 2019

Are we turning CBD into snake oil?

CBD (cannabidiol) has become a trend before scientists have even fully figured out how it works with our bodies. What will that mean for its future medical use and perception?

Meg Hartley - August 1, 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

Do Anti-Drug Campaigns Actually Work?

From “This is your brain on drugs” to “Delay, delay, delay,” we look at the importance of anti-drug campaigns, how they’ve failed, and what they’re like today.

Meg Hartley - June 11, 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

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

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