Emma Francis Stone

Emma Francis Stone

Ph.D

Personal:

  • Name: Emma Francis Stone (Ph.D.)
  • Author with Leaf Report since: March 2021

Education And Work Information:

  • School(s) Attended: Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Auckland
  • Honors and distinctions: BA with First Class Honors, MA, Ph.D.
  • Job Title: Freelance Journalist specializing in cannabis and psychedelic medicine
  • Former Jobs: University Lecturer
  • Published on: Weedmaps, Leafly, Flowertown, Psychedelic Science Review

Expertise:

  • Area of Expertise: Cannabis and psychedelic medicine and research
  • Using CBD since: 2018
  • Favourite CBD product: Tinctures

About the author

Dr. Emma F. Stone is passionate about plant medicine and the potential it holds in transforming the current medical paradigm. She has written extensively for Leafly, Weedmaps, Flowertown, Psychedelic Science Review, and contributed to industry reports and fact sheets detailing cannabis medicine, dosage, and delivery methods for diverse conditions. She’s currently working on a book exploring plant medicine and its uses.

Recent Activity

CBD Market Transparency Report: Only 7% of Brands Test for Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Microbes

Leafreport reviewed 4,384 products from 188 cannabidiol (CBD) brands to evaluate the state of transparency in the industry. Only 12% of brands had all their products fall within acceptable potency variance levels, and 20% of brands carried out no purity testing on their products at all. In comparison with 2021, transparency within the CBD industry appears to be stagnating and deteriorating in several critical respects.

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Is CBD legal in Switzerland & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll provide insights into some of the best CBD brands available in Switzerland. We’ll also outline how Swiss laws affect the retail of CBD, and give you an overview of what to expect if you’re buying CBD online or in stores.

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Is CBD legal in Sweden & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll provide insights into some of the best CBD brands available in Sweden. We’ll also unpack Swedish laws governing the sale and consumption of CBD, and explain what you need to know if you’re purchasing CBD from a storefront or online.

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Is CBD legal in Denmark & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll provide insights into some of the best CBD brands available in Denmark. We’ll also dive into Danish legislation surrounding the sale and consumption of CBD, and explain what you need to know if you’re purchasing CBD from a Danish store or online.

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Is CBD legal in Austria & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll walk you through some of the most reputable CBD brands available in Austria. We’ll also explore how Austrian legislation affects CBD buyers, and offer you some of our top tips for purchasing CBD in store or online.

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Is CBD legal in Poland & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll reveal our list of the most reputable CBD brands available in Poland. We’ll also share the details surrounding the Polish law and the sale and consumption of CBD, and offer some insider tips on where you can purchase CBD in Poland.

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Is CBD legal in Netherlands & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we delve into the rules governing the sale of CBD in the Netherlands. We’ll also provide you with insights into some of the most reputable CBD brands available in the region, and give insider tips on the best places to buy CBD products.

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Is CBD legal in France & Where to Buy it

In this buyers’ guide, we clarify the rules regarding the purchase of CBD in France, provide details on some of the most reputable CBD brands available in the region, and share insights on the best places to buy CBD products.

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Is CBD legal in Spain & Where to Buy it

Buying CBD in Spain is subject to some strict rules. In this buyers’ guide, we’ll explain what these rules are, outline some of the most reputable CBD brands available in Spain, explain how Spanish law affects CBD, and provide insights on where you can purchase CBD products.

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Is CBD legal in Italy & Where to Buy it

Buying CBD in Italy can get confusing. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll clarify the laws concerning purchasing CBD, reveal some of the best CBD brands available in Italy, and provide insights and tips on where you can purchase your CBD fix.

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Is CBD legal in Germany & Where to Buy it

CBD derived from industrial hemp is widely available through Germany in diverse formats. In this buyers’ guide, we’ll walk you through some of the most reputable CBD brands available in Germany, the ins-and-outs of German law regarding CBD, and where you can purchase your CBD fix.

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Is CBD Legal in Mexico & Where to Buy It

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll highlight some of the most reputable CBD brands available in Mexico. We’ll also explain the laws surrounding the sale and use of different CBD products, and offer an overview of what to expect if you’re buying CBD in Mexican stores or online.

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CBD Pricing Report: The Price Difference between the Cheapest and Most Expensive Topicals Increases to 11142%

Following up on our April 2021 report, Leafreport checked in on CBD pricing again in November 2021. Our analysis reveals the cheapest and most expensive brands for each CBD product category, the price difference between products in the same category, and whether prices are trending upwards or downwards.

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Spotlight on CBD Dosage: 71% of CBD Users Self-determine Dosage Without Consulting a Professional

New Leafreport survey reveals that only 29% of CBD users consulted with a professional to determine their dosage.

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Delta-10 and THC-O versus Delta-9 & Delta-8

Cannabinoids synthesized from hemp are exploding onto the market. For cannabis-savvy consumers, this new wave of cannabinoids can provoke curiosity. For cannabis users in US states where delta-9 THC is illegal, synthetic psychoactive alternatives provide an alternative means of getting high.

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CBD price report
CBD Pricing: New Leafreport Research Reveals a Massive 4718% Price Difference Between the Cheapest and Most Expensive CBD Brands

Here are our findings of what distinguishes the priciest and cheapest products, where popular CBD brands fall on the price spectrum, and whether price discrepancies correlate to product quality

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Is CBD legal in Canada & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll reveal our choice of the best CBD products available in Canada. We’ll also simplify Canadian law surrounding CBD, and provide you with insider tips on purchasing CBD in Canadian stores or online.

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Is CBD legal in Australia & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll reveal our pick of the highest quality CBD brands that ship to Australia. We’ll also explain Australian law surrounding CBD, and provide you with some insider tips on purchasing CBD online.

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The Complete Guide to THCP

Delta-9 THC has long held the position as the most psychoactive compound found in cannabis. However, its position was recently toppled by newcomer THCP, which is believed to be 33 times stronger than THC. In this comprehensive Leafreport guide, we’ll demystify THCP, including its legality, safety, effects, and whether it shows up on drug tests. 

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The Complete Guide to HHC

A semi-synthetic cannabinoid, HHC has recently piqued the interest of many cannabis consumers. In this comprehensive Leafreport guide, we’ll walk you through how HHC is formulated, its safety record, effects, legality, and more.

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Is CBD legal in Japan & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll reveal some of the best CBD products available in Japan. We’ll also demystify Japanese law surrounding CBD, and provide you with some insider tips on purchasing CBD in stores or online.

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Is CBD legal in UK & Where to Buy it

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll dive into the best CBD products available in the UK. We’ll also clarify UK law regarding the sale and use of CBD, and offer some insider tips on purchasing CBD from UK stores and online.

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A Guide to THC-O: A Psychoactive Cannabinoid Derived from Hemp

Given that much is still unknown about THC-O, is it safe for consumers to use? And is it really legal?

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The Guide to Delta-10 THC

The cannabis space evolves quickly. Just as consumers are getting to grips with Delta-9 THC, other forms of THC are now entering the picture.

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CBD for Pets Survey: What Do Pet Owners Really Think about Pet CBD Products?

Leafreport recently carried out a comprehensive survey of 1448 pet owners. 50% reported using CBD for their cat or dog–the major reason is a vet recommendation, and 44% gave their pet CBD to help ease their anxiety or stress. What else have we discovered?

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Europe’s largest rose greenhouse gets go-ahead to start medicinal cannabis cultivation

Ondara receives the green light from the Spanish Medicines Agency to begin medicinal cannabis cultivation in one of Europe’s largest rose greenhouses

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Cannabis firm TILT announces historic partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island

TILT and the Shinnecock Nation have announced a historic partnership centered on cannabis cultivation, processing, dispensaries and consumption lounge facilities on Long Island

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South African Cannabis Company Plans IPO

The first South African company to be awarded the right to grow and manufacture cannabis products is considering an initial public offering (IPO) in the next 12 months.

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Cannabis Use Is Now Permitted at the New York State Fair

For the first time in the 180-year-history of the Great New York State Fair, cannabis can be legally smoked in the fairgrounds

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Four US States Report Record Highs in Cannabis Sales for July

July 2021 has seen record-breaking cannabis sales in four US states

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FDA Rejects Charlotte’s Web and Irwin Naturals Applications to Retail CBD as a Dietary Supplement

The murky regulatory climate in which CBD currently exists looks unlikely to change until Congress creates a legal framework for the cannabinoid.

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The Current State of CBD Transparency
CBD Buyer Beware: Leafreport Decided to Uncover Which CBD Brands are Testing, and Which are Not

1 out of 4 products was NOT tested for microbial content, pesticides, or heavy metals

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New Cannabis Study Reveals Modern Cannabis Users Are Educated, Motivated, and Health-conscious

Findings from a new study suggest stereotypes about lazy, unmotivated cannabis users are outdated and incorrect

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MariMed Teams with Emack and Bolio’s to Develop Cannabis-infused Ice-cream

MariMed will collaborate with Emack and Bolio’s to launch a range of outrageous ice-cream flavours infused with full-spectrum cannabis later this year.

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Clinical Trial Announced to Investigate Cannabis Spray Sativex As a Treatment for Brain Cancer

Sativex, an oral cannabis spray, is being investigated as a potential new treatment for patients with glioblastoma–a common form of brain cancer

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U.S. Congress Clashes With Veterans Affairs Bureau Over Medical Cannabis

Senate committee moves forward with measure to expand CBD and marijuana access for ex-military members just hours after VA releases scathing report on cannabis and PTSD

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Yellowstone County Will Not Re-vote on the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis

Voters in Yellowstone County, Montana, will not get a second chance to vote on the legalization of recreational cannabis in the county

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Radicle Science Announces the Launch of Longitudinal Study of CBD Efficacy Based on Consumer Data

Radicle Science will gather insights from almost 3,000 demographically diverse CBD users to better understand use patterns and gauge the efficacy of the cannabinoid to treat conditions such as pain, sleep disturbances, and anxiety

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World Athletics President Suggests Ban on Cannabis Should Be Reviewe

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has said that the rules governing the use of cannabis by athletes should be reviewed after Sha’Carri Richardson was banned from participating in Tokyo 2020

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New Colorado Office to Boost Jobs and Promote Equity in Cannabis

Colorado has just established a Cannabis Business Office focused on promoting economic opportunities, creating local jobs, and increasing diversity in the state’s cannabis industry

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Illegal Cannabis Growers Siphon California’s Scarce Water Supply

As California’s drought deepens, illegal cannabis growers steal scarce water supplies

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CBD and sports
Get an Edge on Your Workout: Is CBD the Answer?

When it comes to gaining an edge in training, CBD appears to offer a range of therapeutic benefits both before and after workouts. Is there evidence to support its use, and what do the pro athletes have to say about it?

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