Articles By Nushin Rashidian

Delaware

Delaware House Vote on Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Delayed

The House was set to vote on an adult use bill Thursday, but its sponsor cancelled the vote to “consider the implications” of “various amendments.”

Connecticut

Connecticut Special Session is Cannabis Legalization’s Last Chance in 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont has for years called for a regional approach to legal adult use cannabis, alongside states like New York, where cannabis also became legal this year.

Nevada

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Allow Cannabis Consumption Lounges

After years of trying, lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Steve Sisolak that will allow spaces for tourists and residents to consume cannabis outside of homes and hotel rooms.

Colorado

Colorado Bill to Create New Cannabis Restrictions Nears Governor’s Desk. Who Lobbied?

Dozens of entities registered to lobby on the bill, including national names like American Academy of Pediatrics, MADD, and PAX.

New Jersey

New Jersey Cannabis Regulators Take On Quality Control, Local Control, and Edibles

On Tuesday, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission held its fourth meeting in preparation for the rollout of the state’s adult use cannabis industry.

Florida

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Vertically Integrated Cannabis Industry

Despite lower courts’ view that the current medical cannabis law is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court disagreed, ending a legal battle that began in 2017.

Colorado

A Handful of States Just Legalized Cannabis. What Sustainability Lessons Can They Learn From Colorado?

During a Cannabis Sustainability Symposium hosted in partnership with the City of Denver, regulators and industry members talked about innovative approaches to reducing agricultural and packaging waste.

California

California Cannabis Advisory Committee Tackles New License Types, Enforcement, and CEQA

Today, 82% of all licenses in the state remain provisional. The California Environmental Quality Act is in the spotlight as regulators and lawmakers grapple with how to balance environmental concerns with removing hurdles for licensees.

Louisiana

Louisiana Cannabis Legalization Push Hits A Late-Session Hurdle

On Tuesday, House lawmakers voted down one bill in a trio that would have legalized and regulated cannabis for adult use.