Congressional Hearing on Banking Access Erupts into Broader Legalization Debate

House Democrats kicked off their first official look at cannabis reform with a push to give cannabis businesses, most of which operate with all cash, access to financial services.

European Parliament Approves Motion for Resolution on Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes

The vote could ultimately lead to the introduction of a legislative proposal on medical cannabis at the EU level.

The New Congress Takes Its First Crack at Cannabis Reform

The industry’s lack of access to banks, the subject of a congressional subcommittee hearing today, is a major problem for the booming industry and consumers alike.

The Leader of the DOJ Marijuana Working Group Has a Message for Regulators: Slow Down

In an exclusive interview, US Attorney Billy Williams weighs in on banking, hemp, overproduction, black-market diversion—and cannabis regulators who fail to think things out.

As the Country Prepares to Regulate Cannabis, Mexico Looks Abroad

Members of the Mexican Senate will soon grapple with three initiatives to regulate the “non-medicinal consumption of cannabis.”

Stanford Researchers Seek a Solution to Crohn’s with New Cannabis-Focused Biotech Company

Katexco is moving forward with the development of its first potential cannabis-based therapies this year.

Hemmed in by Legalizing Neighbors, New Hampshire Groups Make Legalization Push

Governor Chris Sununu is expected to oppose the adult-use legalization bill as other northeast states and Canada push ahead on cannabis.

Cuomo’s Cannabis Plan: An Insider’s Assessment

New York Senator Diane Savino, an architect of the state’s medical-cannabis law, has plenty to say about the governor’s ideas for recreational legalization.

A California Conundrum: How to Crack Down on Illicit Sales Without Echoing the War on Drugs?

A nascent industry needs protection, but so do certain neighborhoods.