Rita Thompson

Emerald contributor since June 2019

5 States Prepare to Vote on Cannabis Legalization

In the upcoming November election, five U.S. states will vote on the legalization of cannabis. 

Illinois Social Equity Applicants Want to Delay Lottery Licensing Program

The need for social equity within the cannabis industry is pressing. Hard. 

Maine Issues First Recreational Cannabis Licenses

Maine has officially issued its first adult-use cannabis licenses, launching retail sales to the public on October 9th, 2020.

Florida Will now Allow Edibles Sales

Just one week after Florida health officials signed guidelines for edible cannabis products, THC-infused candies have officially hit the market [...]

U.S. House of Representatives to Take Vote on Cannabis Legalization Later This Month

In the closest measure towards legalization we’ve ever seen, The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this September on whether [...]
Kamala Harris

Where Does Kamala Harris Stand on Cannabis?

Harris, who previously called for more law enforcement officers in the streets in her 2009 book Smart on Crime, took [...]
Tom Wolf

Penn. Gov. Tom Wolf Pushes for Legalization in Fall Legislative Agenda

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday, August 25th to share his fall legislative agenda for providing relief [...]

Comedian Seth Rogen Advises Young People to Swap out Parties for Weed and Movies

In Canada, British Columbia Premier John Horgan called upon Canadian actors like Seth Rogen and Ryan Reynolds to use their [...]

Contactless Cannabis: anna, the Weed Vending Machine, Made its Debut in Colorado This Week

New to the game is anna, a cannabis vending machine making its debut in Colorado and across the country.