Lucy MacKinnon


Joint Honours Degree in Journalism and Media and Communications.


Junior Journalist at Orange Fox Media, creating content for vaping publications, media partnerships, and blogs. Journalist at The Cannavist, securing the UK's first commercial cannabis publication deal with WHSmiths and Easons in Ireland. Published numerous articles covering different aspects of the cannabis industry and interviewed experts. Collaborated on official media partnerships, including the Europe CBD Expo official show guide.

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After studying and graduating in a joint honours degree in Journalism and Media Communications at De Montfort University in 2018, Lucy started working immediately in the cannabis industry and has set her place as a respected reporter. There are not many people that can claim they wrote for the first cannabis centric magazine to be sold in a high street retailer such as WH Smith but Lucy can after contributing to The Cannavist magazine a publication that explored medical cannabis, politics and the culture. With experience working for the Europe CBD Expo, Lucy has a great deal of experience working with different cannabis businesses, patient groups and uses her writing as a way to empower and inform her audiences to gain a greater understanding about the progress, challenges and opportunities taking place in the cannabis, hemp and medical sectors of this truly exciting industry. Lucy knows how important it is to remove the stigma and finds writing as an effective way to help achieve this.

Releaf articles

07. 12. 2023

Life Insurance and medical cannabis: What you need to know

Life insurance is a meaningful investment, and is taken out to protect and provide for your loved ones after you pass away. In the UK, 35% of residents currently have life insurance, and in 2021 98% of claims were paid out in full. However, on occasion payouts are withheld, and this can happen for a number of reasons.

28. 11. 2023

The CIC takes the wheel: Medical cannabis driving guidance

The Cannabis Industry Council (CIC) has released guidance for medical cannabis patients to ensure that they act safely, and are treated appropriately, when behind the wheel. Distributed for free in physical leaflet format to attendees at The Patient Conference, which took place earlier this month during Medical Cannabis Awareness Week, this document states the rules and regulations that relate to medical cannabis patients and driving.

24. 11. 2023

What does cannabis smell like, and what causes its aroma?

The question ‘what does cannabis smell like?’ is extremely complex to answer. This is because cannabis is a broad, colloquial term, that covers an entire family of different cannabis plants that all slightly vary from one another.