Nug Pops made with fruit juice. Photo credit: Nug. On a sun-drenched summer day, puffing on the indica-dominant Ice Cream strain is sure to whip up a craving for something sweet. But for those who pine for a pint of the real deal to cool off, Emerald has the scoop (pun fully intended) on cannabis-infused ice cream brands throughout the country. 7 … [Read more...] about Cream Come True: 7 Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream Brands to Chill With
Pictured: Ryan Bartell. Photo credit: John Bartell. While 36 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories allow medical cannabis use, the loose assemblage of state laws has resulted in a system riddled with inconsistencies. And despite growing recognition of cannabis’ medicinal benefits, the plant remains illegal as a Schedule 1 drug under federal … [Read more...] about A Bedside Battle: Ryan’s Law
Farmer's Reserve farmer Chris Vaughn with his sun-grown flower. Photo Credit: Flow Kana. Hidden under LED lights in basements, closets and warehouses due to prohibition, the resilient cannabis plant and its growers have survived despite inorganic conditions. But raised alongside strawberry patches, zinnias and cooing babies, cannabis plants in California thrive in … [Read more...] about Out of the Closet and into the Soil: the Sun-Grown Difference
Paper, plastic, metal — or hemp straws? Consumers want alternatives that work. Photo credit: Envato. Plastic straws suck. Americans discard an estimated 500 million straws each day, leaving twig-like and shriveled shards for clueless creatures to chew. Paper straws suck, too — and not even that well. Paper straws disintegrate almost immediately in liquid, and it can be a … [Read more...] about Stick This in Your Juice Box: are Hemp Straws as Exemplary as They Seem?
Infused imitations like "medicated Skittles" are eye-catching, but are brands piggybacking? Photo credit: Shutterstock. Combining munchies with the high may be a clever marketing strategy to gain customers. But the use of established brands in the sale of cannabis-infused edibles can also be a commercial liability. In May 2021, candy-manufacturing titan Mars … [Read more...] about Infused Imitations: Consumers Question Mars Wrigley’s Motives After Corporation Sues Cannabis Companies