Cannabis Wire
Enforcement

Moonshine Cannabis

In parts of Appalachia, government officials are spending serious money to root out cannabis grows, but they’re up against geography, culture, and history—including the history of moonshine.

Florida

Florida Lawmakers End Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

The Florida House voted to lift the smokable cannabis ban, sending it to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign the measure.

CBD, Hemp

USDA Listens to Public Comments on Hemp Regulations

“If the FDA regulates too hard against CBD, it would really harm small Kentucky family farmers,” Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Ag Commissioner told the department.

New Jersey

Finally, a Legalization Deal in New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers announced the bones of a deal, but the vote is expected to be close, and advocates are still pushing for stronger criminal justice and diversity provisions.

New York

New York Cannabis Legalization Plan Might Stall

Still, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes tells Cannabis Wire she hopes to overcome an impasse with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.

California

The Trouble in Tahoe: Local Politics

Licenses for cannabis shops on the California side of Lake Tahoe are often tied up in local disputes. But in nearby Reno, on the Nevada side, business is booming.

CBD

FDA: Public Meeting About CBD Is Still On

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's resignation this week spurred uncertainty, concerns over delays in the rollout of regulations for the hemp-derived CBD industry.

Congress, Q&A

Q&A: On Cannabis Reform, Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Cut to the Chase

A presidential candidate says ending prohibition is the heart of the matter, and that other reforms, like criminal justice, would follow. She hopes for bipartisan support.

Q&A, Research

Can Cannabis Help Parkinson’s Patients?

Q&A: After a survey shows a hunger for answers among clinicians and patients alike, a foundation gathers experts to chart a research path. Here’s why.