Melissa Hutsell

Emerald contributor since February 2016

Bud Voyage: 5 of the Coolest “Bud and Breakfasts” Around the World

Welcome to Bud Voyage, the Emerald‘s monthly column by Ashley Laderer discussing all things travel, cannabis, and how combining the [...]

Through Fire, Snow, and Legalization: How One Humboldt County Brand is Rising Above

By Melissa Hutsell High on a hilltop in Eastern Humboldt County, CA, and far above the clouds that blanket the [...]

New York Gov. Cuomo Promises to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis, Invest in Green Economy in 2020

By Melissa Hutsell On Jan. 8, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his annual State of the State address a [...]

Along Came THCP: Scientists Discover Most Potent Cannabinoid Yet

By Melissa Hutsell   Move over THC. There’s a newer, perhaps more potent cannabinoid in town. In fact, there are [...]

Edibles are Evolving: How One Emerald Triangle Brand is Keeping Pace with Emerging Trends

By Melissa Hutsell Photos by Nik Z Photography   It wasn’t long ago that eating an edible meant getting unpredictably [...]

New Year, New Rules: FDA Announces Nationwide “Ban” on Flavored Vape Cartridges

By Melissa Hutsell   On Thursday, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new enforcement regulations that aim to [...]

DIY Hemp Seed Oil Hair Mask

By Melissa Hutsell   I was born and raised in California. So, as a native of the Golden State, I [...]

After Allegedly Operating Without License, California Officials Sue Lowell Herb Co.

By Melissa Hutsell   This December, the nation’s first cannabis restaurant released a statement notifying the public that it was [...]

A Marine Cream Dream—for Those who can Afford it

By Melissa Hutsell   Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream may be one of the most popular, and most awarded products on [...]