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AJ Earley

AJ Earley is a professional baker from Oregon with a wealth of experience cooking and baking with cannabis.

Andy Williams

Andy Williams is the co-founder and CEO of Colorado-based retail cannabis chain Medicine Man, co-founder and chairman of the board of nationwide marijuana cultivation consultancy Medicine Man Technologies and founding partner in phytopharmaceutical company MedPharm. Follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook at @CEOAndyWilliams.

Ashley Auerbach

Ashley is a Leafly intern researching medical cannabis. She is also a student at the University of Washington studying Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Microbiology.

Ben Adlin

Ben Adlin is a senior editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law. Follow him on Twitter: @badlin

Bailey Rahn

Bailey is a senior content manager at Leafly, specializing in strains and health. She's spent 7+ years researching cannabis products, spreading patients’ stories, and exploring healthy ways of integrating cannabis into daily life.

Bruce Barcott

Bruce is Leafly’s deputy editor. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.

Bethan Rose Jenkins

Bethan Rose is a cannabis advocate, writer and traveler with no permanent address. Currently based in South Brazil, she can usually be found curating cannabis content on her hammock.

Ben Klibaner

Ben Klibaner is a freelance writer working out of Los Angeles. He came up in Denver during the medical cannabis boom and worked on both amateur and professional cultivation projects. He covers topics ranging from cannabis cultivation to medical technology to pop culture criticism.

Blake Stango

Blake is the warehouse coordinator at Leafly. He enjoys long tokes on the bong, pepperoni pizza, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Christine Giraud

Christine Giraud, a freelance writer in Boston, has been writing about cannabis for publications like The Boston Globe, Overture Global Magazine, Dig Boston, Civilized, Her(b) Life, and Foottraffik.

Christina Cassen

Christina is a freelancer in the cannabis and travel industries.

Danielle Owen

Danielle is a full-time traveller and freelance travel writer. She’s been on-the-move since 2015 from Albania to Zambia (and 65+ others in between). Her advanced algorithm evaluates countries based on a thorough analysis of their wine, hot sauce, local friendliness and how hard she happy-cries at their nature.

Dante Jordan

Dante Jordan is a Content Associate for Leafly, where he specializes in creating topics pertaining to cannabis products, strains, and dispensaries. He also manages the Leafly strain database.

David Colon

David Colon is a reporter from Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in Brokelyn, Vice, The Village Voice, and other publications.

David Downs

David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns

David Karalis

David is a former SEO Manager at Leafly. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his Ewok dog Sadie and adventuring around the PNW.

Deanna deBara

Deanna deBara is a freelance writer and journalist based in Portland, OR. Deanna covers health and wellness topics, and you can find her work in Greatist, Playboy, Men's Health, and other health-conscious publications.

Derrick Bergman

Derrick Bergman is a Dutch journalist, photographer, and activist who has been covering cannabis culture since 1994. He is a founder and the current chairman of the VOC, the union for the abolition of cannabis prohibition. Since 2010, he's served as the coordinator of Cannabis Liberation Day, the biggest cannabis and hemp event in the Netherlands. He is a father to three sons and has been growing his own cannabis for more than two decades.

Danielle Guercio

Hailing from New York, Danielle Guercio is an artist and writer, as well as a medical cannabis patient and advocate. Her Sicilian-American background instilled in her a passion for culture that drives her storytelling to a place of community-building and solidarity—as well as to life’s many indulgences.

Diana Rocha

Diana Rocha is a former Customer Support Specialist for Leafly.

Elise McDonough

Elise McDonough is a cannabis edibles expert and author of the Bong Appétit cookbook and The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, and Leafly's Product Specialist for Northern California. A veteran of the cannabis industry since 2002, McDonough has sampled over 500 edibles as a judge for the Cannabis Cup.

Elizabeth Enochs

Elizabeth Enochs is a Los Angeles-based writer and journalist from a small town in Missouri that you've probably never heard of. Liz writes about everything from cannabis culture to animal welfare. You can read more of her work over at The Green Plate, Bustle, Girlboss, The Dodo, Mercy For Animals, and a few others.

Emily Earlenbaugh

Dr. Emily Earlenbaugh is a cannabis writer and educator. She is the Director of Education for Mindful Cannabis Consulting, where she teaches patients how to find the cannabis options that work best for them. She regularly writes about cannabis science and culture for publications like Cannabis Now Magazine, SF Chronicle’s GreenState, HelloMD, and Big Buds Magazine. Emily has a doctorate in philosophy of science from UC Davis.

Gage Peake

Gage Peake is a former staff writer for Leafly, where he specialized in data journalism, sports, and breaking news coverage. He's a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Gina Voortella

Gina is a copywriter at Leafly. She likes the things most people like: peace and quiet, concerts you can sit down at, and banana bread. She hopes to see an orca whale in real life one day.

Will Hyde

Will is a cannabis expert and co-host of Leafly's "What Are you Smoking" podcast. He's a cultivator and former budtender who loves complex hybrids with piney and gassy terpene profiles. Follow him on Instagram at @the.avid.dabber

Janelle Lassalle

Janelle Lassalle is a lifestyle writer based in Portland, OR. Her areas of expertise include travel, food and cannabis, with a special place in her heart for the magic that is CBD. Follow her adventures on Instagram @jenkhari.

Jessica Catalano

Jessica Catalano is a professional cannabis chef, cannabis edibles expert, food writer, pioneer of strain-specific cannabis cuisine, and author of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine. She explores the health benefits of cooking with cannabis, and how cannabis balanced with good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can help promote a longer and more fulfilling life.

John Nelson

John Nelson is a freelance outdoors writer based in Seattle. Follow his blog at

Jordan Michelman

Jordan Michelman is a co-founder and editor at Sprudge, the world’s most popular coffee publication. He writes about natural wine, food, and cannabis for the Willamette Week and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Johanna Silver

Johanna Silver is the former Garden Editor of Sunset Magazine. She lives with her husband and young son in Berkeley, CA. In her garden she grows fruits, veggies, a little weed, and as many cut flowers as she can possibly fit.

Juliet Bennett Rylah

Juliet Bennett Rylah is a cat lover, Halloween enthusiast, and Los Angeles-based journalist. She writes about art, culture, technology, immersive entertainment, history, and TV. Follow her via @jbrylah.

Karen Getchell

Karen Getchell has been a cannabis educator and patient advocate for nearly 20 years. She is the co-founder of Byron's Botanicals, a hemp-derived CBD-infused product manufacturer.

Karina Hof

Karina Hof is a freelance journalist based in Amsterdam. She writes and edits content about culture and coffee.

Karina Siler

Karina Siler is a Seattle-based cannabis DIY-er. She loves long hikes, her sweet dog Louie, and crafting infused beauty products.

Kevin Cortez

Kevin Cortez is a freelance writer based out of Orlando, FL with an unhealthy obsession with pop culture and media. You can find him telling terrible jokes on his Twitter, @AOLNetscape.

Kholood Eid

Kholood Eid is a documentary photographer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and Refinery29, among other publications. When not working on assignment or personal projects, she's teaching photography to middle schoolers at the Bronx Documentary Center.

Laura Aebi

Laura Aebi is a 24 year old freelancer and publicist located in Portland, Oregon. She can usually be found writing, cooking and gardening with her pitbull and cat by her side.

Leafly Staff

Leafly is the world’s largest cannabis information resource, empowering people in legal cannabis markets to learn about the right products for their lifestyle and wellness needs. Our team of cannabis professionals collectively share years of experience in all corners of the market, from growing and retail, to science and medicine, to data and technology.

Leah Maurer

Leah is a canna-journalist and advocate who lives in Portland, Oregon. She helped found New Approach Oregon and starting a group called Moms for YES on Measure 91 during the 2014 legalization campaign. She is one of the owners of ​The Weed Blog​, where she serves as the Editorial Lead and manages outreach. In 2015, she helped launch Portland's Women Grow chapter and then led it for over a year. Leah is a cannabis legalization activist and hopes to see the prohibition of cannabis end on a federal level, and to see the cannabis conversation normalized across America.

Liora Ipsum

Liora Ipsum is the Managing Editor for Leafly Canada and former writer and editor for blogTO and DailyHive.

Liz Klinger

Liz Klinger is co-founder and CEO of Lioness and a co-inventor of the Lioness Smart Vibrator, the first and only vibrator that uses precision sensors to let you literally see and improve your orgasm. Klinger has been featured in The New York Times's Women of the World and has spoken at TEDx, SXSW, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and MIT. When she’s not making vibrators you can find her in the workshop learning how to bend neon or being an average Smash Ultimate player.

Ma'Chell Duma

Ma'Chell Duma is an Author, Public Speaker, and Culture Connoisseur. You can follow her cocktails, tacos, travels & travails on Instagram.

Maika Mattson

Maika Mattson is a former project coordinator at Leafly where she facilitated cannabis reviews for Leafly's Cannabis Rating System.

Mark Hunstman

Mark Huntsman is a contributor to Leafly. In his 12-year career, he's written about education, technology, philanthropy, ocean science, and of course cannabis. The novel he’s been writing since roughly the dawn of time recently landed actual representation by an actual agent.

Matt Stangel

Matt Stangel is Leafly's Oregon Product Specialist. His cannabis-related writings have appeared in The Guardian, Willamette Week, Cascadia Magazine, and elsewhere—links to which are available at

Meg Hartley

Meg Hartley is an Alaska-grown cannabis writer and advocate who now lives and loves in Long Beach, California.

Mia Di Stefano

Mia Di Stefano is the co-chair of Women Grow NYC and consults on digital strategy for medical cannabis startups. You can follow her on Twitter at @mia_di_ and @HighGrowthNYC.

Monica Lo

Monica Lo is a cannabis cook, content creator, and food photographer. Check out Sous Weed ( for more of her cannabis recipes and photography.

Naomi Fowler

Naomi is a former member of Leafly's marketing team.

Nick Elam

Nick Elam works on strategic partnerships, influence marketing, social media, and digital strategy for Leafly.

Nick Jikomes

Nick is Leafly's principal research scientist and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a professional cannabis researcher and data scientist since 2016.

Noël Duan

Noël Duan (@noelduan) is a New York- and San Francisco-based writer, editor, and researcher. She is writing a novel about adolescence in pre-2008 recession Silicon Valley.

Ocean Malandra

Ocean Malandra is a journalist and travel writer who divides his time between Northern California and South America. His work has appeared everywhere from Alternet to Business Insider, and he currently contributes to, Vice MUNCHIES, Paste Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, and Leafly.

Oriana Koren

Oriana Koren is a photographer-writer based in Los Angeles, CA.

Pat Goggins

Pat Goggins is an editor at Leafly, specializing in cannabis cultivation after working for a commercial grower in Oregon for two years. When not fixing typos, you’ll probably find him on a boat or in the mountains.

Brett Konen

Brett is a former editor at Leafly who loves travel, craft cocktails, and shining a spotlight on unique lifestyle trends.

Peter Szymczak

Peter Szymczak has written about food, beverages and culinary travel for Sip Northwest, Oregon Wine Press, The Oregonian and other publications.

Philip Bjorge

Philip is a former software engineer at Leafly. During his time here he worked on both the website and mobile apps.

Hannah Meadows

Hannah Meadows is an associate editor at Leafly, where she contributes to lifestyle content.

Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca is the Content Director at Leafly, where she oversees Leafly News production and other content projects.

Robert Kachelriess

Rob Kachelriess is a Las Vegas-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in Thrillist, Travel + Leisure, Modern Luxury, Supercall and other publications. When not in front of a laptop, he stays busy hanging out with wife Mary and chihuahua Zoey.

Ryan Swartling

Ryan Swartling has been a chef, caterer, and food product developer in Seattle for 14 years. He has tremendous passion for Italian, Louisianan, Caribbean, and barbecue cuisines, and loves to share them with those around him. After two years as a catering director, he’s forged a path back to the kitchen with his new company, Ryan Swartling Catering, LLC, which focuses on in-home dinners, barbecue, and creative global cuisine. Get in touch with him via

Sam Borgen

Samuel Borgen is a sales manager for Leafly. His passion for weird films is only rivaled by his love for the Seattle Mariners.

Lisa Rough

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

Soj Ramsay-Taylor

Soj Ramsay-Taylor is Leafly Canada's Junior Editor, keeping an eye on the intersections between Canadian politics, arts, culture, and cannabis, of course.

Jeremiah Wilhelm

Jeremiah Wilhelm is a former strain researcher at Leafly.

Emily Resling

Doer of writing, podcasting, and creative things at Leafly. Sommelier in a previous life. Lover of dinner with friends. Hater of alarm clocks. IG: @_emileaf_

Taia Handlin

Taia Handlin is a freelance writer in New York City. She focuses on gender and sexuality plus whatever else tickles her fancy.

Ted Andersen

Ted Andersen is a Bay Area-based journalist and graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in Reuters and Andersen enjoys hiding in the shadows tapping on a backlit keyboard, and air-conducting classical symphonies with his infant son at the dinner table.

Tina Caputo

Tina Caputo has covered the North American wine industry for 15 years, most recently as editor-in-chief of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. She writes about wine, beer, food, and cannabis for a variety of publications, including Spirited, Visit California, and Kitchen Toke, and she hosts a podcast called Winemakers Drinking Beer.

Thomas Valentine

Thomas Valentine is a Canadian citizen who has been growing cannabis for 25 years and has published dozens of growing articles over the years. He continues to sharpen his horticultural skills by experimenting with different growing methods in purely hydroponic environments.

Warren Etheredge

Warren is one of the founding faculty of TheFilmSchool, helping filmmakers translate their stories for screens big and small, and The Red Badge Project, helping combat veterans work through PTSD and other issues by teaching them the art of storytelling. He has conducted over 3,000 interviews; on the page, on stage, and on screen. He hosts The High Bar, his Emmy®-nominated television series devoted to “raising the bar” through light-hearted conversation with people who care about culture that matters. He also hosts Reel NW, a showcase for the finest features, shorts and documentaries generated in the Pacific Northwest.

Whitney Hayward

Whitney Hayward is a knitwear designer, a CBD topicals maker (, and a mediocre pianist. She enjoys all three happily in the state of Maine.

The Witches of Weedswick

The Witches of Weedswick are a femme collective dedicated to empowering you monthly through the magic of Star Signs & Strains. Learn more about all types of mysticism at our partner, Swan Children Alchemy.

Aaron Colen

Aaron Colen is a freelance contributor based in Denton, Texas, who works as a full time staff writer for, where he focuses on political news and commentary.

Aaron Mangal

Aaron is a technology enthusiast and writer who is enthralled by how technology is transforming everything we do in our personal and professional lives. He aims to bring the power of technology to the people through education and media. Aaron spends his free time in Los Angeles reading, traveling, socializing, and excitedly discussing the future of culture and society.

Adam Hoffman

Adam is a freelance science writer living in Brooklyn. He grew up in the Bay Area, where he developed a profound love of fog and tacos. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Health Magazine, and STAT News.

Adrian Devitt-Lee

Adrian Devitt-Lee is a senior research associate with CannaCraft, a seed-to-shelf Northern California cannabis producer and distributor. He is also a regular contributor to Project CBD (

Adrian Ryan

Adrian Ryan is a freelance writer and cannabis enthusiast living in Seattle. He's the author of "Adrian Ryan's WAY TOO GAY Gay Seattle Guide" and is an arts and feature writer for Seattle's City Arts magazine.

Alaina Dorsey

Alaina Dorsey is a freelance cannabis copywriter, content strategist, and tsundere-tier personality based (usually) in Baltimore, MD. She has the snarky yet wise demeanor of a big sister who encourages the best from humankind. Occasionally, she moonlights as an illustrator.

Alan Brochstein, The Cannabis Capitalist

Alan Brochstein, CFA, covers the cannabis industry full time from Houston, running 420 Investor, a subscription-based service for those interested in publicly-traded cannabis stocks, and New Cannabis Ventures, a news and information platform that highlights promising companies and influential investors in the cannabis industry. Before focusing on the cannabis industry in 2013, Alan worked as an independent equity research analyst following two decades as a portfolio manager, trader, and analyst.

Alana Armstrong

Alana is a proud Canadian and freelance writer who uses cannabis as a sports medicine because she's a long distance runner who wants to be doing what she loves for a long, long time.

Alex Goodall

Alex Goodall is a Toronto-based Chef with an affinity for cannabis.

Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is the founder and editor of WeedWeek (

Alexa Peters

Alexa Peters is a freelance writer who covers music, writing, travel, feminism, and self-help. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Paste, the Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls.

Alexander Lekhtman

Alex Lekhtman is a drug policy writer and musician based in New York. He's a former president of NYU Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Find more of his writing at

Allison Margolin & Erin Williams

A founding partner of the law firm Margolin & Lawrence (, Allison Margolin is a leading attorney in cannabis licensing and law. With more than 15 years in the cannabis space, she was one of the first lawyers to specialize in cannabis. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Columbia University, Allison combines credentials and experience with a lifelong passion for cannabis policy reform. She's appeared in numerous publications, including the LA Times, LA Weekly, and The New Yorker. Erin Williams is a writer and Harvard graduate living in Los Angeles. She has worked for NY1 News and The Harvard Crimson, but hates the cold. Allison and Erin are currently working on a book that (they hope) will help end the drug war.

Allison Nielsen

Allison Nielsen reports on Florida politics for Sunshine State News. She can be reached at, or follow her on Twitter: @AllisonNielsen.

Amanda Scriver

Amanda Scriver is a passionate storyteller and body-image advocate based out of Toronto. In her spare time, she loves trashy reality television and traveling. Don't ask what her favorite restaurant is, it's complicated. You can find some of her bylines in the National Post, Broadly, High Times, Canadian Living, and more.

Amanda Siebert

Amanda Siebert is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Georgia Straight, VICE, and more. Her first book, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life, was published on October 17, 2018.

Amelia Williams

Amelia Williams is a long-time budtender and cannabis writer from San Francisco. She has contributed to MG Magazine, Culture Magazine, Cannabis Now, the San Francisco Chronicle's GreenState and is the author of Barbary Coast dispensary's Bud Blog.

Amy German

Amy German is a Montreal based journalist that has worked in the industry since 2001. With a journalism career that has spanned almost 20 years, she has covered everything from Indigenous issues, politics, entertainment and has a focus on health.

Andrew Livingston

Andrew Livingston is the director of economics and research for Vicente Sederberg LLC, where he provides analysis on legal and regulatory matters as well as economic market projections for adult-use and medical marijuana laws in Colorado and around the world. He first worked with the firm in 2012, during Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign to legalize cannabis for adults.

Anna Wilcox

Anna is a graduate from the University of Puget Sound, where she studied International Political Economy and English Literature.

Antuanette Gomez

Antuanette is an International Speaker and Cannabis Business Maven. She is the Founder + CEO of Pleasure Peaks, a Medical Cannabis company focusing on Women’s Sexual Health. She is also the former Director of the Toronto Woman Grow Market and mentors many startups in the emerging cannabis industry in Canada within the legal framework. Her passion and love for uplifting women shows in her everyday life.

April M. Short

April is the former drugs section editor at and has written about all things cannabis for national and international outlets for decades.

Ashley Manta

Ashley is a writer, feminist, and sexuality educator. She is a contributing writer for Leafly.

The Associated Press

The AP is one of the world's largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering.

Avital Norman Nathman

Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer and editor who tackles everything from parenting to pot and pop culture. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, VICE, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @TheMamafesto.

Ayesha Sharma

Ayesha Sharma is a New York and Cape Town based multimedia content producer and editor whose work has appeared in Medium, Everyday Feminism, the Urban Democracy Lab, and other publications. To stay up to date with their latest work, follow them on Twitter (link below)

Becky Stavely

Becky is a photographer, marketing consultant, and blogger. Based in Baltimore, she is a cannabis advocate who is passionate about sharing the benefits of this industry. You can follow her endless adventures on Instagram, or follow her new IG account dedicated to cannabis photography: @ourcannadventure

Ben Adlin & Bruce Barcott

Ben Adlin is a senior editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law. Bruce Barcott is Leafly’s deputy editor. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. Together with Seattle comedian Alyssa Yeoman, they host Leafly's weekly news podcast, The Roll-Up.

Box Brown

Box Brown is am Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and publisher from Philadelphia. He's written books on Andre the Giant, Andy Kaufman, Tetris, and the history of cannabis. He can be found @boxbrown and at

Brandon R. Reynolds

Brandon R. Reynolds is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. His work has appeared in Los Angeles magazine, San Francisco magazine, and other publications.

Brian Saady

Brian Saady is the author of the three-book series Rackets, about the legalization of drugs and gambling and the decriminalization of prostitution.

Briony Smith

Briony Smith is a writer and editor covering arts and culture; sex, health, and relationships; and social justice issues. Her bylines have appeared in FASHION, The Toronto Star,, ELLE Canada, The Kit, Canadian Living, and FLARE. She lives in Parkdale with her boyfriend and two very large, very furry cats.

Brittany Lyte

Brittany Lyte is an award-winning journalist who lives on Kauai's north shore.

Bruce Barcott and David Downs

Bruce Barcott is Leafly's deputy editor and the author of 'Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.' David Downs is Leafly's California bureau chief and the author of 'Beyond Buds' and 'The Medical Marijuana Guidebook.'

Bruce Barcott & Ben Adlin

Bruce Barcott is Leafly’s deputy editor. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. Ben Adlin is an editor at Leafly who specializes in politics and the law. Together with editor Dave Schmader, they host Leafly's weekly politics podcast, The Roll-Up.

Bruce Barcott and Gage Peake

Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott is a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. Gage Peake is a Leafly staff writer and a recent journalism graduate of the University of Nebraska.

Bruce Kennedy

Bruce Kennedy is an award-winning reporter, editor, and producer based in Colorado. He has covered the legal cannabis industry since 2010.

Bruce Lee

Bruce is a copywriter for Privateer Holdings.

Caitlin O'Hara

Caitlin O'Hara is a Yorkshire-born, Hoosier-raised independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Arizona.

Caitlin Podiak

Caitlin is a freelance writer and editor.

The Canadian Press

The CP is one of the world's largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering.

Carly Fisher

Carly Fisher is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has been featured in GQ, CNN, Fodors Travel, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and NBC. She lives and works in Brooklyn, where she is currently working on her first book through The Countryman Press due 2019.

Catherine Jacobson

Dr. Catherine Jacobson is a neuroscientist and the clinical research director of Tilray.

Catherine LeClair

Catherine is a writer and editor hailing from Maine and living in Brooklyn.

Charles Mostoller

Charles Mostoller is a photojournalist and writer based in Philadelphia, PA. His work ranges from coverage of immigration and environmental issues to stories that flip the traditional urban narrative on its head. He is also a licensed drone pilot and aerial photographer.

Chase Scheinbaum

Chase Scheinbaum is a journalist who has written about rosin for Bloomberg Businessweek and about other things for Village Voice, Men's Journal, Thrillist, Backpacker, and other publications. He’s a writer-at-large for The Inertia and Fatherly. His superpower is speaking Danish.

Chaya Rusk

Chaya Rusk is a writer focusing on chronic illness, public health, and policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Chloe Sommers

Chloe Sommers is an award-winning journalist who reports on drug policy, medical marijuana, and the cannabis industry. Based in Washington, D.C., Sommers is a senior writer for The Marijuana Times and regularly contributes to Leafly, The Weed Blog, and Ganjapreneur.

Chris Kudialis

Chris Kudialis is a Las Vegas–based cannabis reporter. He has written articles for the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Sun, Charlotte Observer, Houston Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, and Brazil's Rio Times, among other metropolitan dailies.

Chris Roberts

Based in New York City, Chris Roberts has been writing about cannabis since spending a few months in Humboldt County in 2009. His work has been published in SF Weekly, Cannabis Now, The Guardian, High Times, and San Francisco Magazine, among others.

Cody Lindsay

Cody Lindsay is The Wellness Soldier, a veteran, chef, and cannabis advocate.

Coleman Molnar

Coleman Molnar is a journalist based in Vancouver, BC.

Colleen Kimmett

Colleen Kimmett is a Montreal-based journalist who covers issues at the intersection of food, land, and health. Her work has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, and The Globe and Mail.

Cori Keating

Cori Keating is a health & wellness writer. She enjoys a good read, a long hike, and writing for her blog Why So Well (

Courtney Teague

Courtney Teague is a reporting fellow for Honolulu Civil Beat, where this article originally appeared.

Craig Takeuchi

Craig Takeuchi is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, who has written for numerous publications, including CBC, Vancouver magazine, Inside Vancouver, and the Georgia Straight. He is also a fiction instructor, and his short fiction has been published in several anthologies and literary journals. You can follow him on Twitter @cinecraig.

Crash Barry

Crash Barry has written extensively about Maine’s cannabis culture. He’s the author of the true story Marijuana Valley and the gritty memoir Tough Island. He adapted his novel, Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, into a full-length film of the same name. He lives in western Maine near a marijuana grove.

Cynthia Bigrigg

Cynthia Bigrigg is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Manitoba.

Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is a Boston-based journalist and editor covering everything from food to politics to pop culture. His work has appeared in VICE, the Boston Globe, Esquire, the Daily Beast, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, and more. He was previously the editor-in-chief for Boston's last surviving alternative weekly newspaper, DigBoston. He lectures at the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis and is currently working on his first book for Union Park Press.

Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell has written for The New York Times, Fortune, the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and other publications. He is based in Oakland, California.

Daniel Bettridge

A writer, editor, and Amazon best-selling author, Daniel has written for publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Independent, BBC, The Times, MSN, and Yahoo.

Daniel Brenner

Daniel Brenner is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Denver. He's worked for a variety of newspapers and online publications around the country. He aims to capture serendipitous moments that surprise readers and celebrate the unfamiliar.

Daniel Glick

Daniel Glick is co-founder of The Story Group and author of Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids, and a Journey to the Ends of the Earth. He was formerly a Washington, DC, correspondent for Newsweek and has written for more than 50 national and international publications. He lives in Colorado.

Daniel Otis

Daniel Otis is a camera-wielding Canadian journalist who covers politics, pop culture and (almost) everything in-between. You can find his work in outlets like the Toronto Star, Vice, Roads & Kingdoms, The Globe and Mail and Sunset.

Adryan Corcione

Adryan Corcione is a freelance journalist with bylines in Teen Vogue, Playboy, Vice, and more. They regularly write about cannabis and other drugs with a lens on policing.

Darren Harris

Darren is a former data support specialist at Leafly, where he specialized in products and brands.

Dr. Dave Hepburn

Dr. Dave Hepburn is an award-winning syndicated columnist featured in several major newspapers across the United States and Canada, and is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Community Newspaper Association columnist of the year award. He was a Canadian naval surgeon in the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and served as the doctor for the Pacific fleet for three years. Amongst the growing number of media physicians educated about cannabinoid medicine, he is an member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, and Physicians for Medical Cannabis.

Dave Howard

Dave Howard is a national magazine editor and award-winning author. His most recent book is Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents With the World's Most Charming Con Man.

David Alvarado

David Alvarado is a Portland-based documentary, editorial, and travel photographer who has worked for Paper Magazine, Mercedes Benz, Water Journal, Willamette Week, and more. He is a veteran, an avid musician, an outdoor enthusiast, and a traveler.

David Bienenstock

Veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock is the author of "How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High" (2016 - Penguin/Random House), and the co-host and co-creator of the podcast "Great Moments in Weed History with Abdullah and Bean." Follow him on Twitter @pot_handbook.

David Clement

David Clement is the north american affairs manager for the Consumer Choice Center. He has written for outlets such as the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Hamilton Spectator. He is regularly featured as a commentator on CTV, Global News, and the CBC.

David Downs and Bruce Barcott

David Downs is Leafly's California editor and host of The Hash podcast. Bruce Barcott is Leafly's deputy editor and host of The Roll-Up podcast.

David Hodes

David Hodes is a business and lifestyle writer based in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is the former editor of seven different business magazines, and has contributed feature articles to several general business/lifestyle publications as well as a number of national cannabis magazines. He is member of the National Press Club, and deputy booking agent for the National Press Club Headliners Committee.

David Luekens

David Luekens is a writer and reporter with a background in travel writing, creative writing, photography, and Buddhist studies. He combines his knowledge of the Thai tourism industry with an understanding of the historical, religious, cultural, environmental, and refugee issues of Southeast Asia. He's written articles and guides for Travelfish covering more than 40 provinces and 50 national parks in all regions of Thailand. He co-founded Chili Paste Tour and has written for Conde Nast Traveller China and other outlets.

Dave Schmader

Dave Schmader is the author of the book "Weed: The User's Guide." Follow him on Twitter @davidschmader

David Smith

David Smith is the editor of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Deidre Olsen

Deidre Olsen is a Toronto-based journalist whose work has appeared in Refinery29, Salon, Motherboard, The Cut, Brooklyn Magazine and more than 20 publications.

Dennis Romero

Dennis Romero is a former staff writer at the LA Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Guardian and other national publications. He is based in Los Angeles.

Derrick Oliver Dewan

Derrick Oliver Dewan is a poker player, broadcaster, and the founder of He can be reached on Twitter @HighRollerRadio.

Devon Scoble

Devon Scoble is the Guides Editor for Leafly Canada. A former freelance lifestyle writer and editor, Devon's work has been featured at Buzzfeed, Food Network Canada, National Post, Today's Parent and more.

Diane Goldstein

Lt. Diane Goldstein (Ret.) is a 21-year veteran of the Redondo Beach Police Department in California. She is the board chair of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a group of police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice professionals who advance sensible criminal justice policy solutions. Diane is a member of the board of directors of The Influence Foundation, which operates Filter.

DJ Courtenay

Daniel (DJ) Courtenay is a chef for a tech company in downtown Seattle. He encourages local, cooperative farming and ranching with an emphasis on sustainability and responsible, humane treatment of animals. He loves to work with cannabis in food and find ways to blend its flavor with what he’s cooking. You can find DJ @mossbackfood on Instagram, where he shares personal recipes and photos of his work.

DJ Summers

DJ Summers is a journalist and the author of The Business of Cannabis, set to publish in spring of 2018. Follow him on Twitter @djsummers87 or email him at

Donnell Alexander

Donnell Alexander, a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Jezebel, The Village Voice, Grantland, and Leafly. He’s the author of the memoir "Ghetto Celebrity" and the celebrated short film “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No."

Dr. Dustin Sulak

Dustin Sulak, DO, is the founder of Integr8 Health, a medical practice in Maine that follows over 8,000 patients using medical cannabis;, a medical cannabis patient education resource; and Cannabis Expertise, a continuing medical education curriculum. Recognized as a leading clinician in the application of medical cannabis, Dr. Sulak is committed to providing education to clinicians and patients on the use of medical cannabis.

Eben Britton

Eben is a six-year NFL veteran who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Chicago Bears as an offensive tackle.

Ed Murrieta

Ed Murrieta is a veteran lifestyle journalist and multimedia producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Cannabist,, Leafly, and broadcast on the syndicated public radio show The Splendid Table.

Elianna Lev

Elianna Lev is a writer who splits her time between Toronto and Vancouver.

Ellen Komp

Ellen Komp is Deputy Director of California NORML. She manages the website and is the author of Tokin Women: A 4000-Year Herstory.

Emily Grosvenor

Emily Grosvenor is an award-winning reporter, travel writer and essayist based in Portland, Oregon.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is a journalist based in New Zealand specializing in cannabis, health, and well-being. She has a Ph.D. in sociology and has worked as a researcher and lecturer, but loves being a writer most of all. She would happily spend her days writing, reading, wandering outdoors, eating and swimming.

Enrico Fletzer

Born in Venice, Enrico Fletzer began work as a journalist in the free radio movement and has gone on to write for newspapers and magazines in Europe and North America. He has translated books and films on cannabis and has participated in research in Bologna, Europe's former hemp capital, that led to the Italian Army's cannabis program. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Encod, the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies.

Erik Castro

Erik Castro is an award-winning photojournalist and frequent contributor to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and San Francisco Chronicle. He is the sole photographer for a book about a new generation of winemakers, The New California Wine, and is currently working on a long-term project documenting the faces of Sonoma County harvest workers. Originally from Los Angeles, he now resides in Santa Rosa.

Erika Schickel

Erika Schickel is the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom (2007). Her essays, reporting and book reviews have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, The Daily Beast, Tin House and at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a Baltimore-based journalist currently serving as senior editor for Baltimore Fishbowl. In addition to cannabis, he enjoys covering local politics, infrastructure, music, and basketball. His work has been published in Baltimore City Paper, DCist,and CQ Researcher.

Fynn Stewart

Fynn is a User Experience Design Strategist and certified Cannabis Sommelier living in Toronto.

George McBride

George McBride is head of advocacy at Volteface.

Haley Gray

Haley is a Denver-based freelance writer and an assistant editor at Brock Media, publisher of Boulder Magazine. Her work has appeared in Roads and Kingdoms, 5280 Magazine, and the Albuquerque Journal.

Hanna Brooks Olsen

Hanna Brooks Olsen is a writer and policy consultant living in Seattle. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Nation, Salon, GOOD, HuffPost, Everyday Feminism, Bitch Magazine, and NPR.

Hannah Levin

Hannah Levin is a writer and DJ living in Tucson, Arizona. Her work has appeared in The Stranger, SPIN, Seattle Weekly, BUST Magazine, and Rolling Stone, and in the 2008 edition of Best American Music Writing.

Harrison Jordan

Harrison Jordan is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and enjoys reading and writing about the regulatory affairs of cannabis in Canada and around the world.

Hayley Fox

Hayley Fox is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. She writes about cannabis legalization, news, crime, and culture in Southern California and beyond. Her work has been published online and in print for Leafly, Rolling Stone, Playboy, VICE, LA Weekly, and others.

Heather Shoning

Heather is a writer whose work has been featured in some of the foremost shelter magazines in the country.

Henry Meier

Henry Meier is a reporter in Los Angeles. He loathes Dick Vitale and people who put two spaces after a period.

Henry Walton Jones Jr.

Henry Walton Jones Jr is a scholar, world traveler, and hat enthusiast who loves museums and hates snakes.

Hezekiah Allen

Hezekiah Allen is the executive director of the California Growers Association, which consists of more than 1,200 cannabis growers and business owners. Born and raised in rural Humboldt County, he works to protect the interests of the state’s cannabis cultivators and other small and mid-sized businesses.

J. Hunter Robinson, James W. Wright Jr., and Whitt Steineker

J. Hunter Robinson is an associate in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Jay Wright and Whitt Steineker are partners in Bradley’s Birmingham office. As part of their practice, the attorneys focus on assisting financial institutions that provide services to cannabis companies operating in Canada or states that have legalized cannabis under state law.

Ian Mitchell

Ian Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is the qualified investigator for a randomized controlled trail of vaporized cannabis for PTSD and a contributing editor for the Using Medical Cannabis journal. Follow him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @travels2little.

Jack Choros

Jack is a freelance writer and medical cannabis user dedicated to promoting the benefits of medical use and the great human stories that the industry creates.

Jacqueline Havelka

Jacqueline Havelka is a contributing writer for Leafly. She's a rocket scientist turned writer, having worked in the space program for many years managing experiments on the Space Station and Shuttle. Jacqueline currently owns her own firm, Inform Scientific, specializing in technical and medical writing and research program management. When she’s not writing, she is likely watching college football.

Jaime Sin

Jaime Sin writes about sexuality, cannabis, beauty, and fashion. She's based in Toronto.

James Tensuan

James Tensuan is a photographer based in the Bay Area. He has worked for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, and Education Week.

Jane West

Jane is the founder and national events director of Women Grow.

Janet Burns

Janet Burns is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn who finds drugs, tech, labor, and culture extremely interesting, among other things. She also hosts the cannabis news and conversation podcast The Toke.

Jasmine Pierce

Jasmine is a comedian and writer based in New York City.

Jason Plautz

Jason Plautz is an award-winning journalist based in Denver, covering the environment, politics, and the intersection of the two.

Javier Hasse

Javier is a finance and economics writer, reporter, and editor focused on the cannabis and biotech industries. His marijuana-related work is published and/or featured every day on Benzinga, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, CNN Money, MSN, Morningstar, and Google Finance, among several other relevant mass media outlets. For inquiries or interview requests, reach out via LinkedIn.

Jay Lassiter

Jay has been covering New Jersey politics since 2005, when he founded a political journalism site and became the first credentialed statehouse blogger in America. He currently reports on politics for Leafly and the New York Observer.

Jeremy Kossen

Jeremy is a contributing writer at Leafly. He is a best-selling author, podcaster, and entrepreneur.

Jeremy Kossen and Seth Lorinczi

Jeremy Kossen, a longtime medical writer for Leafly, recently joined Zana Medical as the director of communications and clinical research. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeremy is a bestselling author and podcaster covering medical cannabis, healthcare, and how they apply to public policy. Portland, OR-based Seth Lorinczi is a writer, composer and musician who once worked as a full-time restaurant reviewer. When he’s not hosting and producing podcasts, Seth enjoys writing and recording music with artists such as Corin Tucker, Modest Mouse, and the Portland Cello Project.

Jeronimo Gonzalez

Born in Colombia, Jeronimo Gonzalez moved to Barcelona about 15 years ago. He is a passionate gardener with 18 years of experience in cannabis horticulture. He works as a photographer and occasional writer for Spain's biggest cannabis magazine, Cañamo, and as a consultant for cannabis entities.

Jerry Langton

Jerry Langton is a political reporter and author who splits his time between Canada and NYC.

Jesse Ship

Jesse Ship is a Toronto-based journalist, creative writer, and social media professional with a youth culture bent towards all things groovy. His work has appeared in outlets such as The Toronto Star, Metro, Coachella Mag, Vice Thump, Huffington Post, BlogTO and many others. Published works have appeared in Fodor’s Travel Guides and SCI: The Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 2 by AH Comics Inc.

Jesse B. Staniforth

Jesse B. Staniforth is the editor of the free cannabis-industry newsletter WeedWeek Canada. He also reports on Indigenous issues, cybersecurity, and food safety.

Jessica Aragona

As a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, Jessica has a unique perspective on the nutritional benefits of cannabis.

Jessica Ginet

Jessica Ginet works at Shadowbox Farms, Oregon’s largest adult-use cannabis grower, and grows medical cannabis on her own land. She lives, works, and writes in herbaceous southern Oregon. Jessica seeks to remove stereotypes and reveal a more accurate depiction of who consumes cannabis and why.

Jimi Devine

Jimi Devine has been involved in cannabis reform since 2005 and has worked in the Berkeley cannabis industry since 2009, when he moved to California from Lynn, Massachusetts. Currently serving as senior staff writer at Cannabis Now Magazine, he's also written about cannabis products and policy for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Hill, The Chronicle of High Education,, High Times, 7x7 Magazine, and in Ed Rosenthal's recent book, This Bud's for You. Jimi has a BA in journalism and media studies from Franklin Pierce University.

Joe Dolce

Joe Dolce, the former editor of Details magazine, is the author of Brave New Weed, published in October 2016 by Harper Wave.

John Charles Chasteen

John is the author of "Getting High: Marijuana Through the Ages."

Johnny Green

Johnny Green has been a cannabis activist in Oregon for more than two decades and has been writing about cannabis reform since 2010. Johnny appeared in Netflix's "Grass is Greener" cannabis documentary and was the High Times Freedom Fighter of the Month for May 2017. Johnny Green is a pseudonym for Chris Young.

Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Western Washington University. He is a passionate science writer, educator, and runs a laboratory that researches cannabis' developmental and therapeutic effects.

Joshua Jardine

Joshua Jardine writes "Cannabuzz: The Week In Cannabis News" for the Portland Mercury newspaper. He is the founder and CEO of Oregon's Cannabis Concierge.

Jovelle Tamayo

Jovelle Tamayo is a visual journalist and teaching artist currently based in Seattle, WA. She was born in Olongapo, Philippines and raised in Central New Jersey before receiving her degree in Political Science from Rutgers University. Jovelle has contributed work to the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, Seattle Weekly, High Country News, and Kaiser Health News.

J-P Vaillancourt

J-P Vaillancourt is a proud Montrealer, eager to share his beautiful frozen island in the St-Laurent with newcomers. He acknowledges that, yes, Quebec has gotten more hostile to cannabis in recent years, but that's the just régions: Montreal is still a cannabis fancier's paradise, and he'd love to show it off to you.

Julia Laxer

Julia Laxer lives for the stories and writes in the afternoons from a messy desk in a rose-lit room in Portland, Oregon. She is obsessed with rose and oud perfumes, Lana Del Rey, and wants to eat all the peaches. She uses performance art and spiritual practice to explore archetype and ritual, and writes poems, essays, erotica, and memoir.

Julie Matlin

Julie Matlin is a freelance writer based in Montreal. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, and Today's Parent.

Justin Hampton

Justin Hampton has written about cannabis since High Times published his first national byline in 1993. He has also contributed to SPIN, the Los Angeles Times, and the LA Weekly. He works as a lifestyle/communications consultant.

Justin Pentelute

Justin Pentelute is CEO of Batmann Consulting—licensor of The Clear, one of the world’s most successful cannabis concentrates brands. The Clear’s line of solvent-free, high-THC cannabis extract oil products are available in California, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon, while The Clear CBD is available nationwide.

K. Astre

K. Astre is a California writer with a global appetite for art, music, and culture. She fuels her creativity with tea, yoga, meditation, and, of course, cannabis.

Karson Humiston

Karson Humiston founded Vangst, the cannabis industry's top recruiting platform, in 2015. The company now serves 700 businesses nationwide, with offices in Colorado, California, and Washington state.

Katarina Kostovic

A writer and educator living in Toronto, Katarina has been studying the relationship between cannabis & physiology since 2012. She has also written educational material for GrowWise Health, Tokyo Smoke & Van Der Pop.

Kate B. Maxwell

Kate Maxwell is the publisher and founder of The Mendocino Voice. Her work has been published in The Fader, The North Coast Journal, the Eureka Times-Standard and the Willits News, as well as other northern California media outlets. She attended Brown University and Reed College, and visits the ocean as often as possible.

Kate Palbom

Kate Palbom is a Canadian writer and the founder of Oddball Communications. She asks a lot of questions. You can follow her on Twitter @KatePalbom.

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson is a journalist based in Toronto. In addition to contributing to Leafly, and Civilized, she writes an advice column, Weedsplainer, at Lift & Co.

Kathryn Moody

Kathryn is the editor of HR Dive, part of the group of publications. This article appears courtesy of

Katie Matlack

Katie lives in Austin, where she writes for the Texas Observer, the Austin Chronicle, Leafly, and VICE Sports.

Katie Shapiro

Katie Shapiro is an Aspen-based cannabis writer known as “the nation's first-ever marijuana style writer” when she started at The Cannabist in 2014. She is a sought-after authority on living life at its highest and also produced the documentary Rolling Papers, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and is available on-demand. Follow her on Twitter @kshapiromedia.

Kayla Williams

Kayla is a writer with an emphasis in holistic health, bioengineering, and nutrition/dietetics.

Kelly Coulter

Kelly Coulter is a journalist, essayist, and cannabis policy advisor based in Victoria, British Columbia. She’s been writing about and advocating for policy change in the cannabis space for more than 15 years.

Kentucky Hempsters

Kentucky Hempsters advocate the economic, environmental, nutritional, and agricultural benefits of industrial hemp.

Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli

Kenzi is a French drug policy reform advocate and researcher at FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence) who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in local campaigns in the Occitania (southern France) and Catalonia (northeastern Spain) regions and is a regular at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and Geneva. He focuses primarily on harm reduction issues as they relate to cannabis and on the cannabis social club model as a health-based approach to cannabis policies.

Kitchen Toke

Kitchen Toke is the first internationally distributed food magazine teaching people how to cook with cannabis for health and wellness.

Knute Berger

Knute is a correspondent for Crosscut. He also writes the monthly Grey Matters column for Seattle magazine.

Kris Hermes

Kris Hermes is a longtime social justice activist, legal worker, medical cannabis patient advocate, and author of the book "Crashing the Party."

Kristina Marusic

Kristina Marusic is a journalist focusing on LGBT equality, social and environmental justice, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Vice, and other national publications.

Lanny Swerdlow

Lanny Swerdlow is a registered nurse and legal nurse consultant. He is the founder and chairperson of the Brownie Mary Democrats of California which is one of seven statewide Democratic organizations chartered by the California Democratic Party and works within the Democratic Party to ensure full and complete implementation of Proposition 64.

Larry Mizell Jr

Larry Mizell Jr is a writer and music-lover based in Arizona.

Laurie Wolf

Laurie Wolf, named "the Martha Stewart of Marijuana Edibles" by The New Yorker, is an advocate in the cannabis community, four-time cannabis cookbook author, and contributor to several popular cannabis publications. Her cannabis-infused edibles company, Laurie + MaryJane, is a family-owned and operated business that has served the state of Oregon since 2015.

Leafly Canada Staff

Leafly Canada is based in Toronto, with correspondents and contributors stretching from Newfoundland to BC. To reach our editorial staff please contact us at

Leafly Podcasts

Leafly Podcasts bring the latest in cannabis news, products, and culture directly to your ears each week. Subscribe to The Roll-Up, What Are You Smoking?, The Hash, and The High Life on podcast outlets like iTunes, Spotify, and beyond.

Lindsey Bartlett

Denver writer and photographer Lindsey Bartlett is an editor at Westword and 303 Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to Leafly.

Lisa Lagace

Lisa Lagace is a Toronto-based freelance writer covering lifestyle, health, and entertainment. You can find her work in NPR, New York Post, Marie Claire, and more.

Lisa Marion Smith

Lisa Marion Smith worked in pharmaceutical advertising in New York City for over 15 years, helping to market some of the world's largest brands in oncology and rheumatology. She is now a freelance writer in Chicago.

Lorena Cupcake

Lorena Cupcake is a Chicago-based culture writer and marketing specialist. Their work examines how cannabis intersects with music, food, fashion, community, and more.

Lornet Turnbull

Lornet Turnbull is a Seattle-based freelance writer who enjoys frequent, hassle-free trips to Canada. Follow her on Twitter @TurnbullL or email her:

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.

Lynsey G

Lynsey is a Montana-based journalist, poet, artist, model, and critic. Her work has appeared in Bitch,, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

Madison Margolin

Madison is a New York/Los Angeles-based writer who specializes in cannabis coverage. Her work has been featured in Playboy, the LA Weekly, and other publications.

Marcus H. Johnson

Marcus is a national political writer whose essays appear on Weekend Politics, Medium, and other outlets.

Marcus Johnson-Smith

Marcus Johnson-Smith is co-founder of Kush Groove (, a Boston-based lifestyle and apparel boutique. An entrepreneur, writer, and marketing professional, Marcus is also a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s Citizens Review Committee. Follow him on Instagram at @mjohnsonsmith.

Mari Ramsawakh

Mari Ramsawakh is a Toronto-based freelance writer, podcaster and medicinal marijuana user. More about their work can be found at

Marjorie Steele

Marjorie Steele is an independent journalist, poet, and adjunct faculty member at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mary Jane Gibson

Mary Jane Gibson is Leafly's Product Specialist in Southern California. She wrote and edited for High Times for over a decade. Currently based in Los Angeles, she writes about cannabis culture, entertainment, products, and cutting-edge trends. Mary Jane also co-hosts a podcast, Weed + Grub, with comedian Mike Glazer.

Matt D

Matt is a writer for The Berkeley Beacon and online news site

Matthew Meyer

Matthew Meyer was born in Mendocino County and grew up in Chico. He holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Virginia, with a specialization in the cultural aspects of psychoactive plant use. He and his family live in the Northern California town of Manton.

Max Savage Levenson

Max Savage Levenson likely has the lowest cannabis tolerance of any writer on the cannabis beat. He also writes about music for Pitchfork, Bandcamp and other bespectacled folk. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. His dream interview is Tyler the Creator.

Michael Knodt

Michael Knodt is Leafly's Germany correspondent. Born in Nordhessen, he has been living in Berlin since 1990. A certified carpenter with a background in history and journalism, he now makes regular visits to countries where hemp is cultivated. He served as editor-in-chief of Hanf Journal from 2005 to 2013 and now writes for numerous German and English-language publications. He is the face and presenter of, a popular program on hemp and its prohibition, as well as a proud father of two.

Michelle Bilodeau

Michelle Bilodeau is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle journalist living in Toronto. Along with her business partner, she recently launched a podcast for women who smoke cannabis, called HIGHTEA.

Michelle Gamage

Michelle Gamage is a Vancouver-based journalist who writes about politics, human rights, and the environment. She has a knack for locating free coffee and has written for The Tyee, VICE, and Adbusters. Just like writer Hugh Gallagher, she spends her weekends letting off steam by participating in full-contact origami. You can follow her on Twitter .

Michelle Slieff

Michelle is a local of Southern California's coastal cities. She enjoys hiking, poetry, and cured meats, but not necessarily in that order.

Mikel Weisser

Mikel Weisser, a longtime cannabis writer and legalization advocate, is the executive director of Arizona NORML.

Mistress Matisse

Mistress Matisse is a writer, professional dominatrix, sex-workers rights activist, and cannabis entrepreneur in Seattle.

Molly Brown

Molly Brown is a freelance writer who loves covering all things tech, travel, and weed.

Morgan Rowe

Morgan Rowe is a lapsed professional actress and recent transplant to mid-coast Maine where she writes, reads tarot, coaches people who are trying to live a more wondrous life, paints things on windows, foolishly swims in the ocean in November and generally tries to figure out what it's all about. Life, that is. So far, she's still got way more questions than answers.

Nancy-Anne Rose

Nancy-Anne is a writer and yoga teacher based out of Calgary, Alberta. She also works in the Canadian cannabis industry as a consultant. She has a background in plant biology and agricultural sciences.

Natalie Fertig

Natalie is a writer covering cannabis and politics in Washington, D.C.

Natan Ponieman

Natan Ponieman is a cannabis writer with a special interest in marketing, sociology, religion and art. He started writing about cannabis after working for a decade as a copy and scriptwriter for advertising and TV.

Neal Pollack

Neal is a novelist, satirist, yoga instructor, Jeopardy! Champion, proud stoner, and longtime resident of Austin, Texas.

Nick Etten

Nick Etten is the Founder and Executive Director of The Veterans Cannabis Project, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of military veterans through the opportunity of cannabis. A former Navy SEAL and graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS) and Northwestern University (MBA), Nick has a strong track record in building organizations as both an investment professional and senior corporate executive.

Josh Kaplan & Nick Jikomes

Josh Kaplan earned his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University in 2015. He is currently a freelance writer and a senior fellow at the University of Washington conducting medicinal cannabis research. Nick Jikomes is Leafly's principal research scientist. He completed his PhD in neuroscience at Harvard University in 2016.

Nicolle Callier

Nicolle is an editorial intern at Leafly.

Oliver Culvert

Oliver Culvert is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York.

Government of Ontario

The Government of Ontario is comprised of 23 ministries. Together they provide public goods and services, many of which are critical to building strong, healthy communities and a sustainable economy

Oscar Pascual

Oscar Pascual is a journalist based in Southern California specializing in cannabis, entertainment, sports and sneaker culture. He is the editor of Smell the Truth and contributes to Cannabis Now. His accomplishments include an interview with the Beastie Boys and a smoking session with John Salley.

Pamela Dyer

Pamela is a holistic health coach, private fitness trainer, and an authorized medical cannabis patient.

Pat Oglesby

Pat Oglesby, MBA, JD, is a North Carolina lawyer and the founder of the Center for New Revenue, a tax policy nonprofit ( He has served as chief tax counsel for the US Senate Finance Committee and as co-chair of the Regulatory and Tax Structure Working Group of Gavin Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Legalization. Follow him on Twitter: @OglesbyPat

Pat Radigan

Pat Radigan is a writer based in Sioux Falls, SD, and Lincoln, NE. A former sportswriter, Radigan is currently finishing up a master's degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska.

Patrick Bennett

Patrick lives with his wife and daughter in Denver, where he spends his time writing, photographing, and creating content for the cannabis community.

Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML—the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws—and is the co-author of the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2013).

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts writes about business, technology, and natural resources. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The (UK) Guardian, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, and other national publications. His latest book, "The Impulse Society," was published in 2014. He lives in Washington state.

Peter Hecht

Peter Hecht, former political writer and Los Angeles bureau chief for the Sacramento Bee, has been reporting on cannabis since 2009. His coverage has been honored for explanatory reporting in the "Best of the West" journalism awards and earned an Excellence in Journalism prize from the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Hecht is the author of the book “Weed Land: Inside America’s Marijuana Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit.”

Rachel Chambers

Rachel is a lifelong writer and ardent supporter of cannabis as medicine.

Rae Lland

Rae Lland is a freelance writer, journalist, and former editor for Weedist and The Leaf Online. With a focus on culture, music, health, and wellness, in addition to her work for Leafly, she has also been featured in numerous online cannabis publications as well as print editions of Cannabis Now Magazine. Follow her on Instagram @rae.lland

Raj Chander

Raj Chander is a digital marketing entrepreneur and freelance writer who covers health, politics, and cannabis. His work has appeared in VICE, Entrepreneur, Healthline, DOPE Magazine, and other publications. In his free time, Raj enjoys basketball, history, and strength training. Follow him on Twitter: @raj_chander

Randi Druzin

Randi Druzin is an author and journalist in Toronto. She has worked at several major media outlets, including the National Post and the CBC, and has written for dozens of publications, such as The New York Times, Time magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and The Globe and Mail.

Randi Wooten

Randi Wooten is a budtender and writer living in Seattle, Washington. After escaping the negative cannabis stigma in South Carolina, she is currently on a steadfast search for the best biscuits in the Pacific Northwest. You can follow her on Instagram @wootraptor, or find her at Dockside Shoreline.

The Red Badge Project

The Red Badge Project was created in 2012 to help military veterans heal and thrive. Using the creative process of storytelling, Wounded Warriors work with writers, editors, and teacher to rebuild their individual sense of purpose and unique individuality. For more information, see

Reed Jackson

Reed is a contributing editor to Leafly News’ pop culture department.

Richard Sharp

Richard is a longtime journalist and entrepreneur based in Toronto.

Rob Csernyik

Rob Csernyik is a journalist and writer based in Montreal, Quebec. His work can be found in Corporate Knights, The Globe and Mail, and Vice, among other publications.

Rob Reuteman

Rob Reuteman is a former columnist and business editor at the Rocky Mountain News. He now teaches journalism at Colorado State University.

Robert Furtado

Robert Furtado is the founder and CEO of Course Compare, Canada’s online marketplace for education. If you’re interested in learning in-demand digital skills, you can explore Canada’s top-rated courses for data science, digital marketing, UX/UI design, product management, and more at

Robyn Vincent

Robyn Vincent is a multimedia journalist based in Jackson, Wyoming. When she's not sweating deadlines, she likes to travel the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @TheNomadicHeart.

Rod O'Connor

Rod is a contributor to Chicago Magazine, Travel + Leisure, United’s Hemispheres, and other publications.

Ross Scully

Ross hails from the west coast of Ireland but currently resides in Seattle, where he is a product manager for Leafly.

Ruth Seeley

Ruth Seeley is an Ottawa-based writer and editor with a background in public relations.

Ryan Basen

A writer living in Washington, DC, Ryan Basen covered medical cannabis, sports medicine and health policy for MedPage Today. He has also written for the Charlotte Observer, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Serene Desiree

Serene Desiree is a standup comedian, freelance writer, and (very) amateur historian. Follow her silly ramblings on Twitter @SDezzles.

Sam Riches

Sam Riches is a writer and journalist in Toronto. His work can be found in Vice, Pacific Standard, Wired, and many other publications.

Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith is a freelance journalist and co-founder of Green Health Media, a print and online publication that is dedicated to raising awareness about the benefits of medical cannabis through firsthand testimonials from medical cannabis patients, caregivers and advocates. She's also the marketing and communications manager for The Green Door, a dispensary in Bangor, Michigan.

Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson is a visual journalist based in Portland, Oregon, but sometimes found in Montana or Alaska. His work has appeared in ESPN, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, AARP, The Denver Post, Rock and Ice, and other publications. His photographs and videos have been recognized by the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, and Gannett. He is inspired by questions and the pursuit of answers.

San Rafael '71

San Rafael ’71 is grown for discerning adults who know their stuff and care about quality cannabis. We don’t mess around when it comes to the science behind what we do, and because of that, we continue to be recognized time and time again as leaders in Canadian-grown cannabis.

Sara Brittany Somerset

New York-based reporter and photographer Sara Brittany Somerset has covered cannabis culture for 15 years. She has been the U.N. Bureau Chief for High Times, and occasionally works from remote places like Timbuktu.

Sara Dilley

Sara is a photographer and photo editor.

Sara Gullickson

Sara Gullickson is a cannabis consultant who has helped launch medical cannabis dispensaries in more than a dozen U.S. states over the last eight years–sometimes in as little as six months. She is the founder and CEO of Dispensary Permits, one of the oldest medical cannabis consulting firms in the country, and COO of Strive Wellness.

Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin is a the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins and The Best Party of our Lives; contributor to The Guardian, Vice Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington.

Sarah Hanlon

Sarah Hanlon is a communications and culture grad from the University of Calgary with minor in Women’s Studies. After completing a semester abroad at the University of New Orleans, Sarah moved to Toronto to break into the media world, and in 2015, she won Big Brother Canada. Sarah currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her dogs Annie and Sally and her partner Scott.

Sarah Ratchford

Sarah Ratchford is a weed witch and a coffee fiend. When they are not writing, they are out in the New Brunswick forest learning your basic pioneer stuff: canning, sewing, cooking, and making.

Scott McIntyre

Scott McIntyre is a South Florida-based independent photographer who focuses on documentary storytelling. His main focus has been finding the people, places, and ideas that make Florida unique. Scott was most recently a staff photographer at the Naples Daily News, where he was named Photographer of the Year (small markets) in NPPA's 2016 Best of Photojournalism Contest.

Sean Carney

Sean Carney is Leafly’s Europe editor. In the 10 years prior to joining Leafly, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he initiated coverage of central European drug policy and of the cannabis industry.

Sean Spencer

Sean Spencer is a writer living and working in Toronto.

Shaleen Title

THC Staffing Group co-founder Shaleen Title is a Boston-based attorney specializing in cannabis regulations and hiring practices.

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Stacey Mulvey

Stacey Mulvey, Leafly's Nevada Product Specialist, is a Las Vegas-based cannabis entrepreneur and advocate, besides being a yoga and Pilates teacher. She founded Marijuasana, which teaches the integration of cannabis with mindful movement and creative practices, and has been featured in Newsweek, Forbes, and The Boston Globe.

Stacy Pershall

Stacy Pershall is the author of "Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl." Based in New York, she is a public speaker and mental health advocate for college-age students.

Stephen Paulsen

Stephen Paulsen is a freelance journalist based in Houston. He writes about crime, food, drugs, subcultures, and urban planning.

Steve DeAngelo

Steve Deangelo has been a lifelong cannabis activist and advocate, and is one of the thought leaders of the global legalization movement. Harborside was named the 'Best Dispensary in the State' by the San Francisco Chronicle's Green State earlier this month, and DeAngelo was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top leaders in the industry in the United States in 2016.

Steven Blum

Steven Blum's articles about sex, culture and crime have appeared in VICE, OUT Magazine, Broadly, GQ, FourTwoNine, The Stranger, Haaretz and Tablet. He lives in Los Angeles, where he also develops content for Warner Brothers and the History Channel.

The Stoner’s Cookbook

The Stoner's Cookbook is a community website dedicated to those who appreciate the culinary arts of cooking with cannabis.

Sundial Cannabis

Sundial crafts LIFT products for moments when you want a sativa-dominant strain with a strong lemon scent.

Terri Coles

Terri Coles is a freelance reporter living and working in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. She reports on a variety of topics but is especially interested in health, politics, policy, and technology.

Terri Hallenbeck

Terri is a writer for Seven Days, an alternative weekly based in Burlington, Vermont.

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue

Tobias is a freelance journalist based out of Seattle. His work has appeared in Vice, Broadly, The Stranger, and GreenState.

Tom McCain

Tom McCain is a retired Air Force master sergeant. He is also a retired Georgia peace officer, retiring as the chief deputy of Johnson County. He is now the executive director of Peachtree NORML and fights to end the injustices caused by marijuana arrests in Georgia. He has vowed to end marijuana prohibition in Georgia.

Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is a journalist, author, and professor based in Los Angeles. His books include “Train,” “Uranium,” and “A Safeway in Arizona.”

Tonyia Cone

Tonyia Cone has been an Austin-based freelance writer since 2005. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, loves asking questions and sharing people's stories, and cares deeply about creating a more just world and ending cannabis prohibition. Follow her journalistic adventures at

Trevor Hennings

Trevor is a freelance writer and photographer. He has spent years in California working in the cannabis industry.

Tricia Romano

Tricia Romano is the former editor in chief of The Stranger. She previously worked as a staff writer at the Seattle Times, and has been published in the New York Times,, Rolling Stone, the New York Post, New York magazine, Slate, Grantland, Spin, and Salon. She covered underground culture in New York City for the Village Voice for eight years in her column “Fly Life.”

Trina Calderón

Trina Calderón’s books include Wall Writers, Pump Me Up: DC Subcultures of the 1980’s, Risk: Old Habits Die Hard, and 9:30 Club - A Time and a Place. She co-executive produced BBC America's The Nerdist TV show and co-wrote the feature film Down for Life. Calderón lives in Los Angeles and specializes in writing about art, music, and food subculture, aiming to add a voice where mainstream media does not. She can be reached on Twitter and Instagram under @trinaluz.

Tyler Newman

Tyler is a writer from Minnesota. His interests center on the politics of cannabis legislation.

Wade Brill

Wade survived cancer at the age of 21 and turned her passion and appreciation for life into her own Life Purpose coaching practice.

William Norman

William Norman is a Government Relations Associate for Leafly Canada


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Zoe Wilder

Zoe Wilder is a cannabis industry consultant, writer, PR and communications professional working with people and businesses alike to cultivate success. In addition to bylines in Rolling Stone, High Times, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Merry Jane, MassRoots, and more, Wilder has been applauded as a “pioneer” and “force” by Stoner Magazine and a “connoisseur of the sticky icky” by Cheddar TV’s Freddy B. She runs her own media and consulting company, a Brooklyn-based independent record label, and holds a MA in Social Work from Fordham University and a BA in English from William & Mary.