Rita Thompson

Emerald contributor since June 2019

Vermont Takes one Step Closer Towards Commercialized Legalization

A bill that legalizes commercial adult-use cannabis in Vermont is officially on it’s way to the desk of Governor Phil [...]
Shanel Lindsay

Shanel Lindsay Found Success in the Middle of Equity and Innovation

This Jill of all trades wears many hats — and is driven by her longing for social equity and genuine [...]
meditation

5 Great Ways to Break Your High

We’ve all been there. If it’s all a bit too much, though (and it certainly can be), here are some [...]
vote

5 States Prepare to Vote on Cannabis Legalization

In the upcoming November election, five U.S. states will vote on the legalization of cannabis. 
Illinois

Illinois Social Equity Applicants Want to Delay Lottery Licensing Program

The need for social equity within the cannabis industry is pressing. Hard. 
Maine

Maine Issues First Recreational Cannabis Licenses

Maine has officially issued its first adult-use cannabis licenses, launching retail sales to the public on October 9th, 2020.

Florida Will now Allow Edibles Sales

Just one week after Florida health officials signed guidelines for edible cannabis products, THC-infused candies have officially hit the market [...]

U.S. House of Representatives to Take Vote on Cannabis Legalization Later This Month

In the closest measure towards legalization we’ve ever seen, The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this September on whether [...]
Kamala Harris

Where Does Kamala Harris Stand on Cannabis?

Harris, who previously called for more law enforcement officers in the streets in her 2009 book Smart on Crime, took [...]