Articles By Isaac Fornarola
Here's what voters should know about the dark money and wealthy backers behind two of them—and the promises of all three.
The leading anti-cannabis organization, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, is raising unprecedented money. Here’s where it’s throwing its weight.
As state officials craft a legalization bill, a question recurs among advocates: when the cannabis industry blooms, who gets a slice of the pie?
Last month, Cannabis Wire reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo accepted nearly $100,000 from two of the largest cannabis companies in the country. But Cuomo received more money from the industry than his campaign finance disclosures showed.
After Cannabis Wire revealed that MedMen and other leading cannabis businesses donated to a PAC called What A Country!, MedMen requested a refund, saying it had been unaware that the PAC supported anti-immigration candidates
Unlike Cynthia Nixon, NY Gov. Cuomo has not voiced support for legalization, but he has accepted nearly $100,000 from big cannabis industry players
Before it was quickly terminated, a Republican PAC called the Federalist Freedom Fund took in $187,000—all from the cannabis industry
Most of the money going to the conservative immigration PAC What A Country! comes from cannabis companies