Articles By Alyson Martin

Minnesota

Minnesota House Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

The bill is expected to stall in the Republican-controlled Senate, as the legislative session nears its end.

Nebraska

Nebraska Legislature Strikes Down Medical Cannabis

A medical cannabis legalization bill has died in the state legislature, again, and the bill sponsor has vowed to return with a ballot initiative, again.

Research

A First in Cannabis Research: A National Standard THC Dose

The National Institute on Drug Abuse announced that a “standard THC unit” will be 5 milligrams, marking the first federal definition of a cannabis “dose” for researchers.

New York

New York Majority Leader Urges Aspiring Small Cannabis Business Owners To Prepare “Now”

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, spoke about the future of equitable, local cannabis in their cities, two of the states’ most populous.

Research

Research on Cannabis and Sleep Is Still in Its “Infancy”

Still, there are areas of “promise,” according to an Oregon Health & Science University hosted Neurology Grand Rounds discussion last week.

Research

New NIDA Study Finds Cannabis Use Disorder Association With Poorer Birth Outcomes, Some “Significant”

NIDA director Nora Volkow told Cannabis Wire, “With the data that we have, we can put in a strong recommendation about not smoking marijuana during pregnancy.”

Congress

US House Again Passes Cannabis Banking Bill

While the House vote was expected, it remains less clear whether the Senate will pass the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide safe harbor to banks wanting to work with the cannabis industry.

Wisconsin

At Virtual Forum, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Calls on Lawmakers to Legalize Cannabis

In his budget, Evers called for cannabis legalization. On Wednesday, Evers urged participants to call their representatives, as the legislature remains a hurdle.

New York

New York State Bar Association Hosts Cannabis Conversation

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-sponsored the adult use legislation, said she’s “met most every wealthy, influential person” interested in New York's cannabis industry, but equity comes first.