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Emma Francis Stone

After working as a university lecturer and researcher, Emma shifted her focus in 2016 to work full-time as an academic consultant, specializing in covering and communicating cannabis research and legislative changes, and writing for leading platforms such as Leafly and Weedmaps.


Since 2020, Emma has expanded her focus to include psychedelic medicine and research, contributing work as a freelance science journalist to online publications such as Psychedelic Science Review and Psilocybin Alpha. In 2021, Emma joined Calyx Law to provide assistance as a research consultant and technical writer.


A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Emma cultivated an abiding interest in plant medicines following her father’s diagnosis with cancer. She is passionate about the potential that cannabis and psychedelics have to transform the current therapeutic landscape, and loves working as a writer to communicate cutting-edge research in accessible and engaging ways. 


When she’s not reading, researching, and writing, she runs a weekly plant-based farmers’ market in Auckland, and enjoys practising and teaching yoga, swimming, and dancing.


  • The University of Auckland, Ph.D., Sociology

  • The University of Auckland, M.A., Spanish

  • The University of Auckland, B.A., with First Class Honors, Spanish and Latin American Studies

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