Cannabis in the NY Governor’s Race: Big Donations and a Big Debate

Last month, Cannabis Wire reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo accepted nearly $100,000 from two of the largest cannabis companies in the country. But Cuomo received more money from the industry than his campaign finance disclosures showed.

New York
Congress, Lobbying

Why Are Big Insurance Companies Pushing for the SAFE Banking Act?

“We’re doing all we can to help the insurance market for cannabis operations mature," said a spokesperson for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers.

Business, Congress

Which Big Banks Are Thinking About the SAFE Banking Act?

Mainstream banks like Wells Fargo and Citigroup added a cannabis banking measure to their first quarter lobbying report.

Business

Who’s Who in Your Local Cannabis Industry? That May Be a Secret

Transparency varies widely from state to state, Cannabis Wire finds, reflecting underlying conflicts in an emerging industry.