Articles By Nikitha Sattiraju

South Dakota

South Dakota Voters Likely to See Two Cannabis Measures on the 2020 Ballot

These would be the first cannabis legalization ballot measures to qualify for 2020, if validated by the Secretary of State.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition Raises Lobbying Spending Amid Legalization Talks

The coalition’s members include Green Thumb Industries, PharmaCann, and Cresco Labs.

Hemp, Lobbying

Tobacco Giant Altria Is Lobbying on Hemp

The company behind Marlboro acquired a 45 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group earlier this year.

Lobbying

Business, Not Social Justice, Remains Lobbying Priority for Large Cannabis Companies

Prominent multistate operators lobbying at the federal level are mainly interested in the SAFE Banking Act.

Lobbying

The Incredibly Large Lobbying Footprint of Greenwich Biosciences

The US subsidiary of GW Pharmaceuticals, behind the only FDA-approved cannabis extract-based medicine, is lobbying in all 50 states.

California

California: The Cannabis Bills Signed Into Law, and the Ones Vetoed

Governor Gavin Newsom signed most of the cannabis-related bills that reached his desk.

Caribbean

Jamaica’s Big Bet on Cannabis Research Partnerships

The country is partnering with Harvard to research and develop “high-quality” strains of medical cannabis, aiming to "transform and diversify the Jamaican national economy.”

New Jersey

Which Cannabis Companies Are Lobbying in New Jersey?

The state tried to legalize adult-use cannabis this year, but only managed to expand their existing medical cannabis program.

Illinois, Lobbying

Global Cannabis Giants Lobbied in Illinois as State Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis

The list of companies includes some expected entities, like Chicago-based Cresco Labs and PharmaCann. But there are some surprising companies lobbying, too.