J. Laura

Emerald contributor since July 2020
Journalist and contributor for Emerald; covering the social, cultural, political and medical side of cannabis and other (mostly sensitive) issues. For any collaborations or tips, email me at [laura@emeraldmg.com].

Lebanon’s Heart-Breaking Explosion Which Turned the City of Beirut into Ash

Written By: J. Laura Countries around the world unite as they try to help Lebanon rebuild its capital. On the [...]
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The Economy of Cannabis in California: The Regulated Market vs. the Black Market

Written By: J. Laura & Melissa Hutsell   Legal cannabis has brought billions of dollars in sales to state economies [...]

Karen on “Karens”

Written By: J. Laura The Label Used to Describe an Entitled White Woman Could Also be an Actual Name of [...]
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Religion, Culture and Cannabis

Written By: J. Laura Arman   Religiosity is an important predictor of cannabis use, according to the Pepper Institute on [...]

The “Right” on Cannabis

  According to The Cannabis Exchange, conservatives’ views on cannabis, for the most part, still maintain the belief that cannabis [...]
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How Covid-19 has Affected International Students in the U.S. 

Written By: J. Laura “I hope I’m making you proud,” says Alyssa to her family in Indonesia.  As of November [...]
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Cannabis in a Conservative Country: The History and Politics of Cannabis in Indonesia

  Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a country known for its tropical tourist destinations. But what lies behind the [...]
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Washington Redskins – Keep it or Change it?

In 1967, Washington Redskins' trademark was protected. Now the football team is under intense pressure from the public and its [...]