Cannabis Wire

Articles By Alyson Martin

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.

Q&A

The Leader of the DOJ Marijuana Working Group Has a Message for Regulators: Slow Down

In an exclusive interview, US Attorney Billy Williams weighs in on banking, hemp, overproduction, black-market diversion—and cannabis regulators who fail to think things out.

Q&A, Research

A Conversation with Ziva Cooper

The Research Director of UCLA's Cannabis Research Initiative talks opioids, how men and women experience cannabis differently, and Alex Berenson's misrepresentation of cannabis research.

California

Can Tax Breaks Quash California’s Illegal Cannabis Market?

Lawmakers introduced a bill that would use tax breaks to prop up the legal industry.

Florida

Florida Gov. Says Patients Should Be Able to Smoke Medical Cannabis by March

In a move that will almost certainly untangle the program from lawsuits and drop costs for patients, Ron DeSantis says he’s fixing a law that’s “not up to snuff.”

Uncategorized

Our Top Stories of 2018

Cannabis Wire has published groundbreaking stories on the cannabis beat since our launch in June 2018.

Research

Cannabis Research Took off in 2018

Here’s a list of 12 published studies and pieces of research that I found interesting or important since Cannabis Wire launched in June.