Articles By Jeremy Borden

Colorado

Colorado Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Out-of-State Cannabis Investors

A Senate Committee voted in favor, but not before union members blasted Colorado’s cannabis industry.

Illinois

Illinois: An Effort to Derail the Cannabis Train

Smart Approaches to Marijuana is making the same kind of arguments that blocked cannabis legalization in New Jersey.

Congress

Rep. Blumenauer Vows Cannabis Reform To Include Equity

Legislation that diversifies the cannabis industry so it benefits disadvantaged communities is an early flash point in this year’s Congressional legalization debate.

Congress

STATES Act Re-emerges In New Congress

Questions abound as to whether the Act’s centrist appeal will be enough for both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Illinois

Illinois: A Legalization Bill Will Go Down to the Wire

Proponents hope a measured and deliberative debate, particularly about equity issues, will carry the bill to passage.

Congress

The US House Takes a Step Toward Banking Protection For Cannabis Businesses

A committee endorses the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide a “ harbor” for financial institutions.

New York

New York Cannabis Legalization Advocates Push Cuomo, Democrats

With three working days before the April 1 budget deadline, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was criticized for putting the brakes on the state’s fast-moving adult-use legalization bill in the Democrat-controlled statehouse.

New Jersey

New Jersey: The Legal Cannabis Train Goes Off the Rails

As support wanes, New Jersey Democrats cancel a planned vote—a blow for the governor and a victory for anti-cannabis groups in the state and, perhaps, beyond.

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.”