Articles By Nushin Rashidian

Guam

Guam Wraps Public Hearings on Adult Use Cannabis Rules

Over three days, testimony often turned to debate over vertical integration. One speaker, a New Jersey Assemblymember, went further, suggesting license caps.

California

California: Judge Dismisses Cannabis Delivery Lawsuit

Since 2019, 24 cities and one county have fought a decision by the state’s top cannabis regulator to allow cannabis delivery statewide.

North Carolina

North Carolina Task Force Recommends Cannabis Decriminalization, Study of Legalization

The Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, convened by Governor Roy Cooper, will release its full recommendations on December 15.

California, Research

California Universities Receive $30 Million to Study Cannabis

The grants, awarded by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, come from cannabis tax revenue.

Congress

Senate Spending Bills Include Cannabis and Hemp Language

The House passed its fiscal year 2021 budget bills this summer. The House included language about banking, while the Senate put an emphasis on hemp.

United States

Alexandra Cohen, Philanthropist and Wife of Incoming Mets Owner, Gives $750,000 to Drug Policy Reform PAC

The New Approach PAC, formed in 2014, is backing cannabis and psilocybin legalization measures on state ballots this month.

United States

Who Is Backing New Approach, the Top Cannabis Legalization PAC?

The New Approach PAC has spent more money than any other entity to put drug policy reform measures on 2020 ballots.

New Zealand

New Zealand Voters Reject Cannabis Legalization, Preliminary Results Show

While the final count won’t be released until November 6, early results released on October 30 show that only 46 percent of voters support the referendum.

Lobbying

Who Is Newly Lobbying On Cannabis?

At the federal level, more than a dozen entities have begun to lobby on cannabis-related issues, including hemp and CBD, or adjusted their focus.