Articles By Nushin Rashidian

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.


California Cannabis Advisory Committee Zeroes in on Unions, Appellations

The equity and public health subcommittees also gave updates on their priorities, from refining the definition of “equity” under state law to reining in high-THC products.


Federal Cannabis Review Reaches Milestone as HHS Recommends Schedule III Reclassification

The scheduling review, prompted by Pres. Biden in October, could reshape the cannabis policy landscape in the U.S. Now, the DEA will decide.


A Mid-Year Check-In With California’s Cannabis Advisory Committee

On the agenda: cultivation space flexibility, data collection for equity, and a review of high-potency products.


In California, These Cannabis Bills Cleared the Crossover Hurdle

A legislative deadline at the start of June stalled dozens of cannabis bills until 2024, including a top priority for some of the state’s big players. Still, several potentially transformative bills advanced.

United States

West Coast States Want to Ship Cannabis East. Now What?

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature last week, Washington has joined Oregon and California in seeking interstate cannabis commerce. But there remains one hurdle: federal law.


With More Than a Dozen Bills in Play, Congressional Cannabis Priorities Take Shape

After a slow start, the new Congress has picked up the pace on the introduction – and reintroduction – of its cannabis proposals, including the highly-anticipated SAFE Banking Act.


SAFE Banking Act Negotiations Kick Off in the New Congress

A slightly revised SAFE Banking Act was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate and House on Wednesday, and, already, the feedback is rolling in.