Articles By Alyson Martin

New Jersey, New York

New Jersey Legalization Effort Officially Dead as New York Lawmakers Renew Push

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that legalization would be punted to voters in 2020. Meanwhile, a compromise comes together in New York.

New York

NYC Bar Panel: It’s Springtime for Cannabis in New York

“I think we have to be careful on taxes, because this is an incredibly economical, or cheap, product to make,” said the assistant counsel of Governor Cuomo for Health.

Business

A Consultant Takes Privateer Holdings to Court

Jumoke Akinnagbe says she is owed promised compensation for helping a medical cannabis company launch in Maryland.

New York

Legalization Soon in New York? “No Shot”

Senator Diane Savino, an influential voice in the cannabis debate, explains how adult use lost steam, why home grow is unlikely, and for which far-ranging medical reforms she’ll push.

Longread

History Repeating

Hemp is legal. Cannabis legalization is close behind. How did we get here? This 4/20, unwind with this excerpt from A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition.

Q&A

The Marijuana Policy Project Helped Bring the US to the Brink of Legalization. Now What?

MPP’s new executive director talks equity, federal legalization, and the organization’s role in the booming, multibillion dollar global cannabis industry.

New York

NY Senator: “There’s Absolutely Not the Votes” for Legalization if Excluded from State Budget

State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”

New Jersey

New Jersey Cannabis Legalization Bill Limps Toward Final Vote

Committees on Monday advanced the bill, but the hearings showed that state Democrats are deeply divided over legalization.

Q&A, Research

Can Cannabis Help Parkinson’s Patients?

Q&A: After a survey shows a hunger for answers among clinicians and patients alike, a foundation gathers experts to chart a research path. Here’s why.