Melinda Misuraca is a writer with a full spectrum of experience in the cannabis industry, from old-school pot farmer specializing in CBD-rich cultivars to consulting, product development, branding and marketing, as well as writing about cannabis history, science and politics. Her articles have appeared in High Times, Alternet, The Bohemian, and other publications. She believes cannabis offers its most profound gifts when grown and used with knowledge, respect, moderation and an open mind. She also bakes a mean galette and is an aspiring lady pool shark.
At night you might find Chelsea Leyland, a 31-year-old British celebrity DJ, juggling beats at a flashy Miami party while rocking a Simone Rocha dress that complements her honey-hued hair and brown eyes. By day she shifts into activist mode, traveling the country, giving interviews, talking at conferences and filming a documentary — all on the complex and controversial subject of medical marijuana. Leyland wants people to know how she has overcome a crippling neurological illness.