Articles By Nushin Rashidian

New York

Analysis: Here’s the Nitty Gritty on New York’s Cannabis Legalization Plan

As it stands: No adult use home grow, no cannabis sales in bars, but the door is left open to social consumption and delivery.

Global, Longread

2019: The Year in Cannabis

Cannabis Wire’s roundup and analysis of the top stories and trends in global cannabis business, policy, and research in 2019.

New York

Five Questions for New York’s New Top Cannabis Regulator

Norman Birenbaum steps into a newly created position as NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes for a coordinated northeast approach to adult use legalization.

Business, Canada, Enforcement

Canada’s Securities Regulators Warn Cannabis Industry Over “Conflicts of Interest”

Today, guidance was released for cannabis companies due to the "higher than usual crossover of financial interests" in the industry.

Business, Q&A

Q&A: Five Questions for Bruce Linton and Kyle Kingsley

Cannabis Wire caught up with the Canopy Growth founder and former CEO on his decision to join Vireo Health as executive chairman.

Hemp

The Long-Awaited USDA Rules on Hemp Production Have Arrived

Stakeholders are analyzing them as fast as they can, knowing that they may catalyze an already booming industry.

Q&A

Q&A: Equity in the Spotlight at Gathering of Cannabis Regulators

Colorado regulator Ashley Kilroy tells Cannabis Wire about how equity was top of mind at the 2019 Marijuana Management Symposium in Denver, and about lessons learned from being first.

Q&A

Q&A: Three Questions for Sanjay Gupta on CBD

On Sunday, CNN will air Gupta’s fifth documentary about cannabis as medicine. Cannabis Wire caught up with Gupta to learn more about his thoughts on the so-called CBD craze and forthcoming FDA regulations.

Business, Industry Moves

CannTrust Licenses Suspended, Shopify Enters US, Canopy Ex-CEO’s Next Gigs, & More…

A roundup of the latest major industry moves across the globe.