Articles By Alyson Martin

United States

As Congress Considers Cannabis, Regulators and Lawmakers Convene on Key Issues

A cannabis regulation panel brought together federal lawmakers and regulators, who focused on impairment, science, and efforts at the federal level to change cannabis policy.

New York

The One Where the Friends Producer Wants To Grow Cannabis in New York

Cannabis Wire had an exclusive interview with Kevin Bright, the executive producer of Friends, who plans to turn an upstate family maple farm into a cannabis venture.

Enforcement

With Cannabis and Environmental Compliance, State Officials Say Transparency is Key

A panel focused on environmental violations from the cannabis industry included officials from Colorado’s public health department and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.

South Dakota

As South Dakotans Wait for Supreme Court on Cannabis, Local Governments Prepare

In South Dakota, among the most complex states when it comes to cannabis, localities are moving ahead on medical as broader reforms loom.

Congress

Big On Biz, Light On Equity: The Koch-Endorsed, GOP Cannabis Legalization Bill is Here

Rep. Nancy Mace has released the most comprehensive cannabis legalization plan to emerge from the Republican party, a counter to the Schumer, Booker, Wyden vision.

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Weigh Expedited Cannabis Sales, Equity

Sales aren’t expected until 2024, but lawmakers are considering whether an early start can maintain equity goals.

Congress

Congress Steps Toward Defining Cannabis-Impaired Driving with Infrastructure Bill

The infrastructure bill on Biden’s desk contains language to require lawmakers to prepare a report on cannabis-impaired driving. Though, Congress has been called upon to act before.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulators: Delta-8 THC is Definitely “Banned”

Rules to allow for delta-8 THC could come in the “future,” but in the meantime, those for CBD in food and beverages have been finalized.

Research

Here are NIDA’s Cannabis Research Priorities

CSU Pueblo hosted National Institute on Drug Abuse division director Susan Weiss, who discussed NIDA’s research priorities and future work.