Articles By Nushin Rashidian

Congress

A Political Mystery: The Cannabis Money Pushing to Keep the US Senate Red

The sudden push is puzzling, as cannabis legislation tends to move under House Democrats—and get stalled by Senate Republicans.

Congress

Key House Committee Advances Cannabis Research Bill

The next step for the bill, which would expand cannabis research in the US, is the full House.

Guam

Guam’s Cannabis Control Board Releases Long Awaited Adult Use Rules

The proposed regulations were expected in April, but delayed by COVID-19. Soon, the public will have a chance to weigh in.

Lobbying

Will Trulieve Dominate Cannabis in the South?

Trulieve is responsible for half of all cannabis product sales in Florida. According to state lobbying disclosures, the company is watching Florida’s neighbors, too.

Montana

Montana: Adult Use Cannabis Legalization Will Be on the November Ballot

The Montana Secretary of State certified two initiatives after the campaign successfully submitted enough signatures to qualify.

California

In California, a Decision on Cannabis Delivery Remains up in the Air

Last year, 24 cities and one county challenged the state’s top cannabis regulator for approving cannabis delivery in jurisdictions that banned cannabis businesses.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts: More Than 600,000 Cannabis Vaping Products Released From Quarantine

The state held these products after a mysterious vaping-related lung illness, known as EVALI, led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths across the US.

Congress

House Passes Spending Bill with Cannabis Protections

The protections range from expanding banking access to preventing federal interference in states with legal cannabis, but passage in the Senate is uncertain.

CBD

Hemp Groups to Meet with White House on FDA CBD Policy

The Food and Drug Administration drafted its long-awaited CBD policy, and sent it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval, a final step before publication.