April 2017: Co-founder Nushin Rashidian spoke at the Society for American Business Editors and Writers 2017 conference about the business of news startups.
October/November 2016: Co-founders Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian published a feature about the future of cannabis journalism in Harvard’s Nieman Reports: Why Cannabis Coverage Needs to be a Serious Beat. Harvard’s Nieman Lab also wrote about Cannabis Wire in a piece about the business opportunities for cannabis news organizations.
September 2016: Co-founder Nushin Rashidian moderated a panel at the Online News Association conference in Denver, Getting into the Weed: Launching a Successful Niche Digital Media Product.
April 2016: Co-founder Nushin Rashidian spoke on Covering the Cannabis Beat panel at the Cannabis Science & Policy Summit hosted by NYU.
March 2016: Co-founder Alyson Martin named “Queen of the Weed Beat” in Albany Times Union profile.
November 2015: Cannabis Wire was awarded a Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant, funded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
November 19: Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian sign A New Leaf at the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference.
October 29: Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian speak about cannabis policy at Columbia Law School.
October 21: Cannabis Wire launches with a feature published in partnership with the Guardian U.S.
June 2015: Cannabis Wire featured in the American Journalism Review.