Shelby Hartman

Shelby Hartman is Associate Editor at Herb. She's reported on cannabis and drug policy for VICE, LA Weekly, and Quartz, among others.

shelby@herb.co


CBD doesn’t just treat one condition, it treats the whole person—mind, body and spirit. That’s why CBD for women holds such powerful potential to generate wellness.

CBD for women helps a person get a restful nights sleep

Legal weed shipments across state lines would transform the cannabis industry.

Will Oregon Be The First State To Allow weed shipments across state lines? Here, a semi truck is shown on a highway

Ever wondered what drugs can be mixed with weed? This is the perfect starting place.

What drugs can be mixed with weed? This chart tells you. Here, someone is pictured rolling a joint

Rappers, bands, and actors were all stopped on their way into the Canadian music awards for a very important question: what’s their favorite music for smoking weed?

Shawn Mendes poses backstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. He spoke with a reporter before the MMVAs about the best music for smoking weed. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/VMN18/Getty Images)

Women can and should use cannabis for a variety of everyday ailments, Goldberg writes, but they just don’t know about it.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks during the 15th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She recently penned an opEd from for the Orange County Register on why women should use cannabis. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Reports came out earlier this year about investors in Canadian cannabis companies being banned from the U.S. for life. Now, it appears anyone who works in the industry can be turned around at the border.


Tired of all the debate? Let us help you debunk the most common marijuana myths.

An employee analyzes the quality of marijuana at a greenhouse near Empalme Olmos, Canelones department, Uruguay on August 23, 2018. One of the most common marijuana myths is that prohibition should be upheld because cannabis hasn't been proven to be safe. On the contrary, legalization ensures that it is by instituting regulations like lab testing. (Photo by Miguel ROJO/ AFP/Getty Images)

Botham Jean, 26, was in his own apartment when a police officer mistook it for her own and shot him to death.

A photo of Botham Jean, who was fatally shot by a police officer in his apartment on Sept. 6.

According to official government data, young Americans are consuming cannabis at higher rates than previous generations. Is that a good thing?

. More 19 to 22-Year-Old Americans Are Consuming Cannabis Than Ever Before. Here, a young man is shown hitting a bowl

Teens buy weed easily on social media and, then, they sell it to their peers.

A teenage scooter boy smoking a spliff in Luton, UK in 2004. A new report found teens buy weed more easily than alcohol in the UK.

A 29-year-old man sentenced to death for cannabis oil in Malaysia has inspired a petition signed by nearly 10,000 people.

Malaysian Man Sentenced to Death for Cannabis Oil Given to Patients. Here, a shadow of a man is shown beside a noose

With legalization around the corner, colleges debate what to do about weed smoking on campus.

Most universities prohibit weed smoking on campus. Here, two students are shown smoking at sunset

The Cannabis Voter Project posts up at major music festivals across the country to get young cannabis enthusiasts to the polls in November.

Cheech and Chong endorse the Cannabis Voter Project

CBD is growing in popularity for insomnia, anxiety, and chronic pain. But the cannabinoid has so more potential. Here’s Herb’s guide on the most underrated uses for CBD.

5 Underrated Uses for CBD You Probably Don’t Know About

States like Colorado and Washington have served as testing grounds for the rest of the country. We take those stats and predict the most significant effects of cannabis legalization nationwide.


Despite the island’s mythical status in cannabis culture, no one has a thorough understanding of Jamaica’s unique strains.

A view of the rugged Blue Mountains of Jamaica at sunset. Scientists are on a Question to Find and Preserve Jamaica's Unique Strains (Photo by Marc Guitard)

Last month, investors started speculating about whether Elon Musk smokes weed after he said he was taking Tesla private at $420 a share. Now the rumors have been confirmed and his company is taking a big hit.

Engineer and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk of The Boring Company listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel at Block 37 during a news conference on June 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Rumors surfaced last month that Elon Musk smokes weed, sparking concern among investors. After the rumors were confirmed on Friday, Tesla’s stock plummeted. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

On Sunday (July 1), Vermont officially became the ninth state with legal recreational marijuana.

Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Vermont

For Humboldt’s second-generation cannabis farmers, legalization doesn’t just threaten their crop—it threatens their values.

Humbolt County Cannabis Farmer tends to her grow operation

Cancer patients are sharing their stories to push back on the stigma surrounding the use of cannabis as an adjunct treatment. Many patients and experts believe that clinical trials on the efficacy of medical marijuana as an adjunct cancer treatment need to move faster. Patients are suffering in the interim.

Jonno Boyer-Dry is a cancer patient. Cannabis gave him his life back.

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