Lesley oversees owned media for Weedmaps and has worked directly with many experts in the cannabis industry over the years. A veteran of mainstream media and graduate of California State University, Long Beach's journalism program, she brings her research, reporting, and production expertise to the cannabis space with a commitment to accuracy and transparency in sourcing. Her areas of specialty include cannabis history, non-technical plant science, and product selection.

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How to clean a bubbler

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As the old saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness. When it comes to smoking weed, cleaning your cannabis accessories is just plain good practice. Fortunately, keeping your bubbler squeaky clean is fairly straightforward. And the best news? If you do it regularly, you can...

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How to season a nail

How to season a nail

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Mastering dabbing is all about being able to maintain an optimal temperature. Heating the nail of your rig properly helps you preserve the delicate balance of cannabinoids and terpenes present in the concentrate — it also seasons your nail.  Seasoning your nail ensures more even...

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What to do when your vape pen cartridge has no airflow

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We've come a long way since the days where smoking weed meant rolling a doobie. Nowadays, a vape pen cartridge is the preferred delivery method for many. Cannabis vape pens are growing in popularity due to their convenience and perceived safety in comparison to smoking....

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cannabis and depression

How to spot counterfeit vapes and other products

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There's an old saying that fake gold only exists because of the real thing. In the world of cannabis, the same adage stands. High-quality cannabis, and cannabis products, are now widely available in legal states. But so too are illicit market imitations, particularly counterfeit cartridges. ...

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cannabis concentrates

How to make edibles using concentrates

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Homemade edibles crafted with DIY infusions are a rite of passage for many industrious stoners. Nowadays, however, practically every cannathusiast has some measure of cannabis concentrate quietly aging away in their stash box. What if, instead of labor-intensive, cannabis-infused oils or butters, you could use...

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What you need to know about weed stems

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Weed stems aren't waste. There, we said it. They get a bad reputation because they don't contain trichomes, which means they don't have THC and won't get you high. So, to many cannabis consumers, weed stems have no use and often get tossed in the...

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A brief history of hemp in America

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In 1942, in the grips of WWII, farmers throughout the US were encouraged to fulfill their patriotic duty by planting acres upon acres of hemp. Hemp was identified as critical to the war effort because the crop could provide fiber for ropes, bootlaces, and parachute...

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How to make weed chocolates

How to make weed chocolates

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Edibles may come in more shapes, sizes, and flavors than ever, but that doesn't mean there's no room left for customization. When you learn how to make cannabis chocolate for yourself, you can exercise greater control over the potency, cannabinoid ratios, flavor combos, and appearance...

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What is the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937?

History

It may seem odd to think a tax act could change the course of history. But in 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act did precisely this.  In the late 1930s, a global shift toward the prohibition of cannabis had begun, and the federal government came under...

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What is Clean Green Certified?

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Just like organically grown produce, we also covet organically cultivated cannabis. Recent health scares arising from toxic additives to weed serve to reinforce the importance of consuming clean cannabis. Unlike other crops, however, the federal government doesn't recognize cannabis as legal. While fruits and vegetables...

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