Articles By Nushin Rashidian

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.

Lobbying

Who Is Now Lobbying on Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp?

Altria and Anheuser-Busch, previously lobbying on hemp and cannabis respectively, have now specified CBD as an area of interest.

Lobbying

Cannabis Lobbying Spend Continues to Decrease

After reaching new highs in 2019, lobbying by cannabis companies and groups continues to fall in 2020.

Colorado

Colorado Forms New Cannabis Equity Workgroup

The group, made up of government and industry stakeholders, will hammer out the implementation of a bill signed into law in June to expand social equity in the state’s cannabis industry.

Colorado

Who Lobbied on Cannabis Delivery and Hospitality in Colorado?

Two bills passed last year will reshape the future of the state’s cannabis industry. Who was for, or against, the changes?