Articles By Alyson Martin

Enforcement

CDC “Breakthrough” Focuses on Vitamin E Acetate in Vape Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a number of updates Friday, and emphasized the “much greater risk” of consuming THC vape products from “informal sources.”

Business

Bruce Linton Named Executive Chairman of Vireo Health

The former CEO of Canopy Growth could receive up to 15 million shares for his role at the multistate cannabis company.

New York

New York’s Accountants Prepare for Legalization

Cannabis analyst Vivien Azer and New York Senator Liz Krueger were among the speakers addressing finance professionals in Manhattan this week.

Hemp, New York

New York Gives Its Hemp Farmers a Boost

Allowing farmers to sell hemp and CBD products to medical cannabis businesses gives hemp farmers “another market for their products,” said ag commissioner Richard Ball.

California

California Prepares to Launch Country’s First “Organic” Cannabis Program

A working group held its final meeting to discuss the creation of a “comparable-to-organic” certification, as organic status is off limits to growers so long as cannabis is federally illegal.

Hemp

The Long-Awaited USDA Rules on Hemp Production Have Arrived

Stakeholders are analyzing them as fast as they can, knowing that they may catalyze an already booming industry.

Congress

Senate Caucus Asks: What Are the Public Health Impacts of Legal Cannabis?

Sen. Diane Feinstein asked if vaping can “bring on death” as lawmakers consider publishing a paper on the health impacts of cannabis.

New York

Leading New York Lawmaker “Optimistic” About Cannabis Legalization’s Chances in 2020

New York Senator Liz Krueger, speaking at a cannabis event on Tuesday evening, also shared where the state’s legalization effort this year went wrong.

United States

Governors, Policymakers Host Cannabis Summit in New York

For the first time, a “regional approach” to cannabis legalization and regulation emerges, led by governors in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.