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.

Congress Passed a Farm Bill That Legalizes Hemp. So What Happens Now?

Cannabis Wire explores what hemp legalization means for the crop and its products, and the questions still facing Congress and federal regulators.

Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy Wants State to Be Nation’s Cannabis Gold Standard

Adult-use legalization is expected in Illinois in 2019. The prospective bill’s primary House sponsor tells Cannabis Wire she’s aiming to pass model progressive legislation.

Is 2019 the Year For Medical Cannabis in South Carolina? Maybe.

The forces for reform have public opinion, momentum, and new allies on their side. Their big hurdle? Law enforcement.