Articles By Alyson Martin

South Dakota

South Dakota Adult-Use Cannabis Committee Hosts First Meeting As Supreme Court Decision Looms

The decision will determine whether an adult use legalization measure passed by voters in November becomes law. Gov. Kristi Noem led the legal challenge against it.

United States

Trucking Industry Mulls Implications of Cannabis Legalization

As state laws and public opinion change, national trucking organizations are taking note, with one newly pledging to study the impact of cannabis on roadways.

Connecticut

Connecticut Lawmakers Send Cannabis Legalization Bill to Governor Ned Lamont

Lamont, who has for years urged lawmakers to legalize cannabis, said he will sign the bill.

Equity

What’s the Future of Cannabis Equity?

State-run cannabis and automatic expungement are among proposals suggested during a recent panel hosted by The Ohio State University.

New York

New York, America’s Finance Capital Legalized Cannabis. Would a Public Bank Help the Industry?

Public bank legislation, which one sponsor said could have provided a clearer path to banking for New York’s cannabis industry, failed to gain traction.

New York

New York Regulators Prepare for Cannabis Public Education Push

While cannabis will soon be sold in New York shops to consumers who are over the age of 21 years old, regulators want to educate adults about responsible use and curb underage use.

Caribbean

Jamaica Hosts “Candid Conversation about Cannabis” with Regulators, Officials

The event, focused on accreditation of the country’s cannabis industry, was held in advance of World Accreditation Day on June 9.

Congress

MORE Act: Bill To End the Federal Criminalization of Cannabis Reintroduced in Congress

While the bill passed out of the House in December, it still faces a steep climb in the new Congress. And, all eyes remain on another, more comprehensive reform bill, expected soon.

CBD

Hemp in Animal Food: Is a Path Taking Shape?

“I’m getting very hopeful that we're headed down the road to seeing some hemp-derived ingredients approved for use in animal food,” said the FDA’s Deputy Director in the Division of Animal Feeds.