Articles By Nushin Rashidian

California

Los Angeles City Council Votes for Sweeping Cannabis Reforms

If approved by the mayor, the proposals will reshape the city’s cannabis industry, with a focus on its equity program.

Coronavirus, Global

United Nations Report Suggests COVID-19 Lockdowns Are “Increasing Demand for Cannabis”

A new report on global drug trends also notes that cannabis accounts for more than half of all global drug law offenses, and “remains the main drug that brings people into contact with the criminal justice system.”

Congress

DOJ Official: Attorney General Bill Barr Pushed Investigations of Cannabis Acquisitions

An official in the Department’s antitrust division will testify before Congress on Wednesday that Barr’s “personal dislike” of cannabis influenced investigations.

Colorado

Colorado Regulator: “Denver Does Not Have a Diverse Marijuana Industry”

A new study commissioned by the city finds that 75 percent of its cannabis business owners are white.

Business

Can Harborside Win Its Long Fight With the Feds?

One of the oldest names in cannabis, Harborside has been battling a federal tax bill for years, and the outcome could shape the industry’s future.

CBD

From Law Enforcement to Retail, a New Coalition Forms to Focus on CBD Regulation

Consumer Brands Association, which counts among its members Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola Company, and PepsiCo, Inc., brought together a diverse group to focus on federal CBD policies.

New Zealand

New Zealand Government Releases Final Cannabis Legalization Plan

A referendum will take place in September in New Zealand, where medical cannabis is already legal.

Business, Coronavirus

Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns

US cannabis consumers and patients are asking questions like: will my local shop close? Will delivery be an option? Cannabis Wire is tracking cannabis regulators’ announcements.

Business

Canopy Growth Has Slashed Roughly 800 Jobs Since March

On Wednesday, the Canadian company, one of the highest-valued cannabis companies in the world, announced its third round of layoffs since last month.