Articles By Alyson Martin

Business, Coronavirus

Cannabis Companies Brace for Coronavirus Impact

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? We’re keeping track of how companies, and regulators, are reacting.

Congress

Congress Tackles Medical Cannabis for Veterans

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs voted in support of medical cannabis access and research, sending two bills to the full House.

Research

Does the Hotel Industry Benefit from Cannabis Legalization? Research Suggests So.

Research from Penn State looks at Denver, Colorado and suggests that legalization is, at worst, neutral, but likely positive for hospitality.

CBD

FDA Reopens CBD Public Comment, “Extending It Indefinitely”

The Agency is specifically looking to collect “scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds.”

Connecticut

As Governor Pushes Legalization, Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Adult Use Cannabis

Connecticut is surrounded by states that have legalized cannabis, or plan to. “We can't stick our heads in the sand,” said Governor Ned Lamont’s senior adviser.

Vermont

Vermont Bill To Legalize Adult Use Cannabis Sales Sent From House To Senate

As soon as lawmakers reconcile their versions, the bill heads to the governor’s desk.

CBD, Hemp

FDA to Ag Regulators: “Fool’s Game” to Tell Americans They Can’t Use CBD Products

At NASDA Winter Policy Conference, USDA says it’s loosening DEA lab testing requirement for hemp, and FDA signals openness to non-pharma CBD products.

Research

JAMA Study: Cannabis Use Among Adults Aged 65 and Older Has Spiked

“I think the increases are mainly driven by boomers who use weed aging into the 65 and older age bracket,” the study’s senior author told Cannabis Wire.

Tennessee

Is Cannabis Legalization Coming to Tennessee? A Senator Pushes the Discussion

Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari says all “controversial” bills take time, but with strong polling, the moment to legalize is now.