Melissa Hutsell

Emerald contributor since February 2016

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 [...]

New Regulations Introduced After Vape Ban is Lifted Early in Massachusetts

By Melissa Hutsell   This month, Massachusetts regulators lifted the months-long ban on vaping products. The lift on the ban, [...]

Salty Self-Care for Your Scalp

By Melissa Hutsell   Exfoliation isn’t just good for your face—it can help tame a salty scalp, too.  Scalp scrubs [...]