Articles By Alyson Martin

Guam

Guam Legalized Cannabis. But What Happens If It’s Taboo to Tourists?

At a talk hosted by Guam’s Bar Association and District Courts, speakers talked about the potential for a looming problem with cannabis: East Asian tourists who don’t like it.

Research

How Do Cannabis Shop Workers Approach Product Recommendations?

More workers base their recommendations on customer experience with cannabis products than on clinician input, a new JAMA study found.

Research

NIH, NIDA Announce New Funding for Unprecedented Cannabis Research

Federal agencies want to support research on cannabis and the effects of THC, and various products from vape cartridges to edibles, using a newly-established standard dose of THC.

United States

White House Request for Comments on Equity and Drug Policy Spurs Slew of Cannabis Responses

In response to an Office of National Drug Control Policy request for information on the “application of equity in U.S. national drug control policy,” there was a significant focus on cannabis.

Research

JAMA Study Finds “Little Evidence” of Link Between Cannabis Legalization and Youth Use

The study sheds light on a perennial concern for lawmakers and policymakers: an increase in youth use after legalization.

New York

New York Senate Approves Cannabis Regulators, Setting Industry Launch Into Motion

The legislature convened for a special session, in part to consider New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s cannabis regulator nominations, which were initially expected from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ohio

In Ohio, Cannabis Legalization Efforts Progress on Parallel Tracks

Sponsors of a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use in the Buckeye State held a town hall event Thursday, just days after a campaign eyeing the ballot cleared a key step.

Caribbean

In Barbados, Rising Calls for Cannabis Legalization Debate

The Caribbean island nation has launched its medical cannabis industry, and now seeks to balance social costs with economic benefits in adopting further reforms.

News Brief, United States

Gallup: New Poll Shows 1 in 2 Americans Have Tried Cannabis

The poll, conducted every year, shows a steady rise in cannabis consumption over time, though political divides and “generational patterns” still exist.