Winter Hawk

Emerald contributor since January 2021
​I am a Journalism student minoring in International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. My passions are to actively do good, encourage kindness, and spread love; and, I plan to do so through my writing. I want to use my writing as a tool to emphasize to every reader that we must recognize the struggles that we all go through as human beings, and we must have the hard conversations people don't generally want to have in order to improve the world in which we live.
Theory Wellness dispensary

Theory Wellness: Supporting the Future of Cannabis

Theory Wellness, one of the first dispensaries in Massachusetts, aims to raise cannabis industry standards with quality products and social [...]
Cannaflower CBD flower and pre-rolls

Cannaflower: Energy-Inducing, Day-Transforming CBD

Cannaflower, the predecessor of Berkshire CBD, is a cannabis cultivation company that offers a range of low-THC, high-CBD cannabis products [...]
The Clear’s CBD-infused Salve

The Clear’s CBD-Infused Salve Restores Moisture and Heals Dry Hands

  The Clear is an American-grown hemp brand that offers a range of CBD-infused products nationwide to help consumers naturally [...]

Sunnyside Dispensaries and Cresco Labs Plant SEEDS of Opportunity

  Sunnyside dispensaries, Cresco Labs’ first national retail brand, is a multi-state operation dedicated to normalizing the cannabis buying experience. [...]
Chrystal Ortiz's High Water Farm

Herb and Market Humboldt: A Dispensary Dedicated to Uplifting Small-Scale Farmers

  Herb and Market Humboldt, a dispensary in Arcata, California, is an experiential marketplace with a focus on terroir — [...]
Inside the Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, California.

The Berkeley Patients Group: A Dispensary at the Forefront of Cannabis Legalization and Charitable Giving

With 22 years of activism under its belt, the Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) is the country’s longest-running cannabis dispensary, according [...]