The Social Equity Issue
Historically, the criminalization of cannabis
has disproportionately impacted marginalized
communities. It is our responsibility to
actively work towards rectifying this injustice.
This magazine, we bring you The Social Equity
Issue, where we’ve focused on the stories of
individuals and organizations who are making
a difference by creating opportunities for
The Fuck Issue
This spring we bring more than just fornication to the page. This issue also highlights the silver lining even in the most dire situations.
It’s no secret the pandemic, and the last two years, have been a fucking nightmare for a lot of us.
And while many of us blissfully thought a switch might flip and we’d go back to normal, that clearly has not been the case. So, in light of the many “FUCK!” moments we’ve had in our lives, both pre-pandemic and not, we bring you The Fuck Issue.
The Power Issue
Power comes in many different forms, and at times, it can also come at a strange cost. How can we effectively make change? We can amplify our messages on social media, or create SEO content that will catch the attention of Google’s bots — but what does it actually mean to have Power, to hold Power, and to be Powerful?
Is Power the ability to make change? Is Power the ability to intimidate others into
submission? In this issue we take a look at Power through four very different lenses; digital, social, sex and influence.
The Earth Issue
There are four main elements of life. They are earth, air, fire and water.
As another year passes, we stop and reflect on the footprint we have left behind and what role we have played in this world.
From water usage, to wildfire, and air quality to soil health, we are watching the growing effects of our actions on our planet right before our eyes.
This quarter, we bring you The Emerald Magazine’s EARTH issue. We dedicate each page to an element of life, and to heightening conscious consumption.
Special Edition: Georgia Senate Runoff
As the eyes of the political world turn to Georgia, we look at the Senate runoff election through the lens of cannabis justice.
With the U.N. and the House of Representatives voting to de-schedule the plant and the Biden-Harris administration sending positive signals, the possibility of federal legalization has never been more real – making this the most consequential election in the history of the cannabis rights movement.
The outcome could mean the difference between the vision and accomplishments of the first two years of the Obama administration, and two more years of a “no we can’t” Republican-controlled Senate.
The People Issue
Cover story #1 is Laganja Estranja, who struts her mission on the scene with heels so tall her head would hit the clouds.
Cover story #2 is Nupol Kiazolu, President of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York has fought for equal rights since she was nearly-suspended from her middle school for it at 12 years old.
Hip-hop artist and Top 16 contestant on Netflix’s Rhythm and Flow, Felisha George, dedicates her life, love and music to the healing of our souls.
Ngaio Bealum is a life-long activist, comedian and writer who crafts heavy topics with lighthearted tones. But, lately, he’s been filled with rage and hope, he told Emerald. “[I’m] trying to let my anger motivate me but not guide me. It fills me with hope because I feel like we can go further faster. We have more people on our side now, who have really looked around.”
Croptober may be over, but harvest is a year-round concept in the busting-at-the-seams cannabis industry.
This means it’s time to gather the ripest, freshest offerings and bring them to market, or share with friends.
Harvest is a time for renewal and plenty, and it’s long overdue this year.
Changes to the sector—including an incoming wave of regulation aimed at clean, safe, products, will be involving all harvests to come.
What’s in these pages today is spying that future head on.
If we don’t begin to address the lack of research on how cannabis can help our bodies fight cancer, cancer will address us.
Until we have the entire picture, people will continue to use cannabis to treat cancer-related issues with or without their doctor’s help.
Whether choosing cannabis care to support a treatment plan, battle treatment side effects, or to assist in palliative care, this is a viable approach that simply needs the support and science to transform our understanding.
Cannabis was always fashionable, no matter what the powers-that-be at Vogue have to say about it.
Engage with weed on a stylish level this month, for in just a few short years, the stigma should fully resolve.
You need to know what’s on the horizon, and we went to all ends of the nation to find it.