Articles By Nushin Rashidian


Germany’s Parliament Passes Bill to Legalize Cannabis for Adults

If the bill clears its remaining steps without delay, including consideration by one more legislative body, it is on track to take effect in April.


In California, These Cannabis Bills Are Moving Ahead This Year

Several cannabis efforts introduced last year will get another shot in 2024.

United States

U.S. Justice Department Aims to Dismiss Cannabis Companies’ Lawsuit

The suit argues that federal cannabis prohibition should not apply in states that have chosen to legalize. DOJ says the plaintiffs “lack standing” and finds their arguments “unpersuasive.”


What Else Is In HHS’ Cannabis Rescheduling Docs?

Many groups’ work, from CANNRA to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, informed a federal recommendation to reclassify cannabis.


State Medical Cannabis Programs, Booming Research, Informed HHS Recommendation to Reclassify Cannabis

Newly released documents from the Dept. of Health and Human Services detail the agency’s recommendation to the DEA to put cannabis in Schedule III.

Global, United States

The Year of the Tipping Point

Cannabis Wire looks back on some of the most significant moments in 2023, and ahead to a potentially historic 2024.


Will Legal Cannabis Be on Florida’s 2024 Ballot? State Supreme Court Hears Arguments.

Florida’s Attorney General is making a case in court that a proposed ballot measure is misleading. On Wednesday, several justices didn’t seem moved by the arguments.

Global, UK/Europe

What’s Next for Cannabis in Europe? EU Agency Hosts Panel on National Reforms

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction hosted officials from Malta, Germany, and the Netherlands to share lessons learned.


In California, These Cannabis Bills Are Headed to Gov. Newsom

More than a dozen bills, including one that would expand the state’s cannabis café scene, now await Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.