Rita Thompson

Emerald contributor since June 2019

Perfect New York Pools for Every Type of Swimmer

Check out the Emerald’s guide to the best pools for every type of swimmer 

Review: Dropping Seeds’ Multi-Use Herbal Blends

Whether you’re all about the pre-roll, up or aren’t quite ready for inhalation, Dropping Seeds likely has the product for [...]

Lowell Herb Co. Welcomes A-List Investors Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sarah Silverman

With deep love and respect for the plant, Lowell is a mission to grow cannabis naturally and share its benefits [...]

Medical Cannabis Linked to Heightened Poison Control Calls in Massachusetts

According to the lead researcher, Jennifer Whitehill, the calls to the Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention have had [...]

Americans Are Spending Nearly $150 Billion on Illicit Drugs Each Year

According to a recent RAND Corporation report, American’s spending on illicit drugs has reached nearly $150 billion. 

Why and How to get Involved in Parley for the Ocean’s Summer Cleanup Series

In collaborating with the Foundation for New York’s Strongest, Parley will be hosting a series of beach and waterway cleanups [...]

Does Cannabis Boost the Negative Side Effects of Drinking?

According to recent research uploaded to Science Daily by Penn State, in comparison to those who only drank alcohol, those [...]

Levi Introduces “Cottonized” Hemp

Back in March, the well known denim company debuted a collaboration with the label Outerknown that featured jeans and jackets [...]

Officer Responsible for Death of Eric Garner Is Fired, but Justice Is Far from Found

After a lengthy civil rights investigation lasting over 5 years, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill has announced that Daniel Pantaleo, one [...]