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.

Longread
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.