Articles By Jeremy Borden

Congress Passed a Farm Bill That Legalizes Hemp. So What Happens Now?

Cannabis Wire explores what hemp legalization means for the crop and its products, and the questions still facing Congress and federal regulators.

Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy Wants State to Be Nation’s Cannabis Gold Standard

Adult-use legalization is expected in Illinois in 2019. The prospective bill’s primary House sponsor tells Cannabis Wire she’s aiming to pass model progressive legislation.

Is 2019 the Year For Medical Cannabis in South Carolina? Maybe.

The forces for reform have public opinion, momentum, and new allies on their side. Their big hurdle? Law enforcement.

PART II: The Cannabis Industry Learns to Play Politics

Cannabis companies are increasingly lobbying and handing out campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle.

PART I: Cannabis Courts the Grand Old Party

The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.

Texas: As Many Focus on the Midterms, Pro-Cannabis Energy Builds Around 2019

When it comes to cannabis, even the consequential congressional midterm elections here serve as a primer for the main event, when the Texas General Assembly reconvenes next year.

Three Competing Medical Cannabis Initiatives Debated in Missouri

Despite anticipated voter confusion, advocates are confident at least one initiative will pass.

Effort to Oust Texas Rep. Pete Sessions Hampered by Fundraising Shortfall

A fundraising push promised by Rob Kampia, the former head of Marijuana Policy Project, one of the nation's largest and oldest pro-legalization groups, fell flat.

The Cannabis Factor in Michigan’s Governor’s Race

Voters have a chance to legalize, and a choice between candidates with opposite views on cannabis.