Articles By Nikitha Sattiraju

Lobbying

Canopy Growth’s Expanding Lobbying Footprint in the United States

Cannabis Wire has learned that the global company is now lobbying in at least three states.

Hemp, New York

Canopy Growth Unveils New York Hemp Industrial Park

NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.

Q&A

Q&A: David Bronner’s New Certification System Aimed at California’s Small Farmers Goes Beyond Organics

As the state works up an almost-organic standard, Brother David’s is backing one that also includes soil health, labor fairness, and community engagement.

Congress, Hemp

Hemp: Regulators Pledge to Untangle the Rules

Officials from three federal agencies updated a Senate committee on their progress in drafting regulations for hemp production and products.

Lobbying

Who’s Now Lobbying on the SAFE Banking Act? Familiar Names and Some New Ones

As cannabis banking gets a hearing in the US Senate, we take a look at the entities that lobbied on the SAFE Banking Act in the second quarter of 2019.

Lobbying

Canopy Growth Has Begun Lobbying in the US. What Is the Company up to in New York?

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is quietly lobbying around cannabis legalization and hemp in the state.

Research

Q&A: Is the New Mexico VA Hobbling Cannabis Research?

A university researcher needs veterans as subjects for his work on PTSD. He says the VA is making recruitment difficult.

New Jersey

What’s Next For New Jersey’s Expanded Medical Cannabis Program

After several amendments and a compromise between the legislature and the governor, patients will get better access.

Congress

The Racial Justice Case for Legalizing Cannabis Gets a Congressional Hearing

Lawmakers and witnesses argue that done properly, legalization could right some historic wrongs.