Articles By Nushin Rashidian

California

In California, Which Cannabis Bills Made the Cut?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom had until Oct. 10 to sign or veto the bills that landed on his desk this session.

Research, United States

NIOSH Tackles Cannabis and Workers’ Compensation

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health analyzed state cannabis laws and rules on workers compensation and cannabis.

Congress

US House Judiciary Committee Advances Bill To End Cannabis Prohibition

The MORE Act has already passed out of the full House once, but the Senate remains a hurdle.

Lobbying, News Brief

Amazon Doubles Down on Cannabis Reform

The global online retail giant has endorsed the most comprehensive cannabis reform proposal to-date in Congress. In early summer, Amazon began to lobby on a more narrow reform bill.

United States

CDC Issues First Health Advisory on Delta-8 THC, Citing Rise in Adverse Events

As individual states grapple with how to handle delta-8 THC, which has become widely available, federal agencies have been slow to respond.

California

California Cannabis Bills Await Gov. Newsom’s Signature

Here are the cannabis bills that passed by the end of the legislative session, including ones that aim to curb the existing illegal market, regulate the CBD industry, and guide cannabis advertising.

Research

More College Students Than Ever Before Are Consuming Cannabis

The latest Monitoring the Future study data, released Wednesday by NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, also found that hallucinogen consumption is up while alcohol consumption is down.

United States

White House Request for Comments on Equity and Drug Policy Spurs Slew of Cannabis Responses

In response to an Office of National Drug Control Policy request for information on the “application of equity in U.S. national drug control policy,” there was a significant focus on cannabis.

Congress

As Comments Close on the Most Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Plan in Congress, Themes Emerge

From the need to respect existing state programs to a call for less “onerous” taxes and regulations, here’s what people had to say about the CAO Act from Senators Schumer, Booker, and Wyden.