For the curious
Launched in 2019, leafie is an independent media platform exploring cannabis, psychedelics and the cultural events that connect us all.
By mixing educational and entertainment focused content, we have been meeting a growing demand for unbiased and trustworthy information on substances that have been unfairly vilified but are now being seen as tools for improved health and wellness.
For decades, cannabis and psychedelics have been viewed through a predominantly North American lens, but across the UK and Europe there are unique, vibrant cultures that often remain uncovered. We believe in celebrating the work of the activists, patients, pioneers and individuals making waves on our own shores.
At leafie, we’ve always been proud of our commitment to writing content not just for those embedded in these cultures, but also for the curious. Whether you’re a seasoned stoner or a newcomer to psychedelics, all are welcome here.
Independent, unbiased and accountable
We aren’t owned or backed by investors from the corporate world. All of our journalism is funded by our readers and our advertisers, meaning we aren’t influenced by lobbying groups, think tanks or industrial complexes trying to manipulate the conversation. Where we produce branded content, you’ll know. Where advertisements appear, they are labelled. What’s more, we’re the only publication of our kind to be regulated by an independent press monitor, IMPRESS. We are open to being held accountable. If you believe we’ve made a mistake, we want to know. You can read our complaints and corrections policy here.
Changing the narrative
For many years, the media has had an uncomfortable relationship with drugs. Frequently, information is biased, inaccurate, and often dangerous. We believe that education leads to better decision-making, reduces stigma, opens up conversation and allows adults to form opinions of their own. Prohibition is a failure, it’s time for a new approach.