Raishad Hardnett

The Prisoners Left Behind

How Barack Obama’s clemency operation failed thousands of drug offenders, some serving long sentences for cannabis crimes, and left them at the mercy of Donald Trump’s whims.

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Q&A, Research

Q&A: Do Competing Cannabis Interests Repackage Opioid Research?

A recent cannabis and opioid study highlighted that “corporate actors” with “deep pockets have substantial ability to promote congenial results, as suffering people are desperate for effective solutions.”

Colorado

What Will Out-Of-State Investment Look Like in Colorado?

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division held its first meeting about a bill to open the state industry to outside investors, which one participant said will “benefit corporations tremendously.”

New York

New York Lawmakers, Advocates Make Last-Ditch Cannabis Legalization Push

“The objections from members are varied, and for every one we satisfy, another objects,” Sen. Diane Savino told Cannabis Wire.