Articles By Nikitha Sattiraju

Lobbying

Big Universities are Lobbying on Cannabis and Hemp, with Research in Mind

Seven major schools have been working at the federal level toward access to cannabis for research and access to funding for research.

Research

Major Companies Want In on Federal Licenses to Grow Cannabis for Research

Among the more than thirty applicants with the Drug Enforcement Administration are big names, from Canopy Growth to Battelle.

Arkansas

Arkansas: A Legalization Effort Faces an Uphill Climb

Voter initiatives seek to bypass an oppositional governor and an unreceptive legislature, but funding is scarce and proponents need 80,000 more signatures by July.

Lobbying

Now Lobbying on Cannabis Issues at the Federal Level: Major Medical Associations

Some of the associations have pushed for the STATES Act, in addition to freedom to research and access to medical cannabis, Cannabis Wire has learned.

Business, Enforcement

What Do CBD and Hemp Consumers Complain About to the Federal Trade Commission?

Here’s what we found from the last two years: Hundreds of complaints, ranging from false data about THC content to obscenely positioned gummies.

Virginia

Virginia: Newly Empowered Democrats Are Poised to Push for Cannabis Decriminalization

With the state AG’s support, the chances for cannabis reform in 2020 just got stronger. But legalization may have to wait.

Business, Enforcement

American Bankers Association Conference Puts a Spotlight on Cannabis Banking Risks

Representatives from JPMorgan Chase and the Peoples Bank North Carolina outlined the complex and confusing process involved in serving the cannabis industry.

Lobbying

Tribes Are Increasingly Lobbying on Cannabis at the Federal Level

The seven tribes and tribal associations refused to comment on their lobbying activities.

Lobbying

Major Cannabis Companies Lobby in Missouri as State Rolls Out Medical Licenses

All three multi-state operators that registered to lobby also applied for medical cannabis licenses.