Rita Thompson

Emerald contributor since June 2019

6 Festive Pipes to Elevate the Holiday Season

December is just two days away. Yep, we can’t believe it, either.  While this year might not be able to [...]

Detroit City Council Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Ordinance

The Detroit City Council has officially voted to unanimously approve an adult-use recreational cannabis ordinance.  Under the ordinance, known as [...]

5 Recipes for the Perfect Stay-at-Home Danksgiving

While it might not feel like the most traditional of times for everyone spending the day at home, adding a [...]
Virginia Governor Announcing Support for Cannabis Legalization

Virginia Governor Announces Support for Cannabis Legalization

Six months after approving decriminalization, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans on November 16th to introduce adult-use cannabis legalization to [...]

Oregon Becomes First State to Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

After becoming the first state to decriminalize cannabis in 1973, Oregon has now legalized the therapeutic use of psilocybin products. 

Oregon Becomes First State to Decriminalize Drugs Including Heroin and LSD

Measure 110, which passed with 55.8% of the vote, lessens the punishment for possession of small amounts of substances such [...]
jerry garcia playing a guitar

Jerry Garcia is Finally Getting his own Cannabis Line

In an effort to honor the legacy of one of the most well-known stoners in history, Holistic Industries and the [...]
a picture of Shawn Kemp in a jersey

Shawn Kemp Opens Canabis Dispensary Amid Changes to NBA Drug-Regulations

Seventeen years after his career with the Seattle SuperSonics ended, Shawn Kemp is opening up a cannabis dispensary in downtown [...]

Jay-Z Launches Cannabis Brand, Monogram

Hip-hop artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z has officially debuted his cannabis line, Monogram, with the launch of its website and Instagram [...]