Emily Cotter

Emily Cotter is a native Rhode Islander with ten years of professional experience in organic agriculture and advocacy. Alongside her work as Cannabis Editor at Motif, Cotter is a co-owner and Director of Operations for Lovewell Farms, a USDA-Certified Organic hemp farm and CBD company based in Hope Valley, RI. She also teaches gardening skills and environmental education programming to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals with GardenTime. In her spare time, Cotter advocates for criminal justice reform and cannabis policy reform, and she organizes with other farmers around food justice issues. She is a proud alumna of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and continues to advocate for compassionate, science-based and equitable drug policies in RI and beyond. Her passions for social justice, sustainability, and all things plants are able to come together in the cannabis space, and she is driven to help create an industry that reflects the goals of the movement behind it. She believes in the power of community, and that the lines between food, drugs, and medicine are not as distinct as one might think.

All the Kids Are Doing It! Should getting high keep you out of higher ed?

Many of us are familiar with the nightmare that is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form used by the federal government to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid to help pay for college. Depending on your circumstance, you may or may not have paid any special attention to […]

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Cannabis Competition Sparked in Wakefield at the Cultivators Cup

  If you’re a medical marijuana patient with no plans this weekend, head on down to Wakefield for the first-ever Cultivators Cup, presented this Saturday, August 18, from 1 – 7pm at the Tetra Hydro Club. Hosted by theFarmacist and billed as “the nation’s first ever state-regulated cannabis competition,” the contest will bring nine of […]

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