Florida

Florida: Cannabis Companies Spent Big to Lobby in 2019. What About 2020?

Lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are reshaping the industry, and the industry would like to be heard. But will the economy hold?

Florida

Florida: Adult Use Hopes Are Dead For 2020. But It’s Not the End

The legislature adjourned without a single hearing on a bill to legalize adult use cannabis. Its sponsor remains unfazed.

Coronavirus, Netherlands

The Netherlands: In a Pandemic, Rules for Cannabis Coffee Shops Are Rapidly Evolving

As the virus took hold, the outlets were closed. But when street dealers quickly moved in, the government began to rethink the situation.

Research

Analysis: DEA Releases Long-Awaited Rules for Federal Cannabis Research

In 2016, the US Drug Enforcement Administration said it would, for the first time, open applications for those hoping to become federally-licensed cannabis researchers. The details came four years later.

Business, Coronavirus

Cannabis Companies Brace for Coronavirus Impact

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? We’re keeping track of how companies, and regulators, are reacting.

Research

Q&A: Here’s What the CDC Has Learned About Cannabis Workplace Hazards

Cannabis Wire spoke with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health about the emerging cannabis industry and its workers.

Maine

Maine: Adult Use Cannabis Sales Are Finally In Sight

Three years plus after a successful legalization referendum, Maine is issuing its first conditional licenses and working out the final details.

Congress

Congress Tackles Medical Cannabis for Veterans

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs voted in support of medical cannabis access and research, sending two bills to the full House.

Research

Does the Hotel Industry Benefit from Cannabis Legalization? Research Suggests So.

Research from Penn State looks at Denver, Colorado and suggests that legalization is, at worst, neutral, but likely positive for hospitality.