Brian Shamblen

Cannabis Companies Spent $330K on Lobbying in Florida Last Quarter

Parallel, formerly Surterra, the state’s second largest cannabis company, led the lobbying pack at nearly $95,000.

Florida
Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: The House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

After a marathon debate, lawmakers in the Caribbean’s largest economy pushed forward a bill that is likely to spark further reform in the region. Next: the Senate, possibly before the end of the year.

Florida

Florida: A Key Committee Hears Cautionary Tales About Legal Cannabis

House lawmakers heard experts warn of public health and safety dangers from legalization, while Democrats complained about a lack of balance in the presentation.

Virginia

Virginia Attorney General Hosts Cannabis Summit in Anticipation of Reform in 2020

“It is clear to me that it is time for a new, smarter approach to cannabis in Virginia. And the question that we're here to answer today is: what does that look like?"