Articles By Nushin Rashidian
United Nations’ Narcotics Board Report Reckons With Cannabis Legalization Trend
The International Narcotics Control Board’s latest report, launched Thursday, for the first time devotes its first chapter to cannabis legalization.
Cannabis Pardon Process Moves Forward
Pres. Biden announced the pardon of low-level federal cannabis possession convictions. After getting slowed by “concerns regarding the verification of the applicants’ immigration status,” the application for those seeking proof of pardon certificates is now live.
A Cannabis Tipping Point Is Possible in 2023
This may be the year in which adult use cannabis becomes legal in more than half of the U.S., adding pressure on Congress to consider reforms. Here are the bills in play.
U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes New Approach to Cannabis Offenses
Should federal courts consider cannabis possession when calculating someone’s criminal history? This and other questions are up for debate.
Connecticut Adult Use Cannabis Sales Will Start in January
In neighboring Rhode Island, adult use sales began in early December, and New York’s first adult use sales are expected by the end of 2022, too.
Missed Moments: How Congress Almost Decriminalized Cannabis
President Biden’s reforms are significant, but they highlight other leaders’ fumbled opportunities to change course through the decades.
Nevada Selects Cannabis Lounges to Open in 2023
Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law in mid-2021 that paved the way for dozens of lounges to open across the state in the coming months.
New York Regulators Set to Propose Adult Use Cannabis Rules, Approve First 36 Shops
Ahead of Monday’s Cannabis Control Board meeting, regulators released hundreds of pages of proposed rules for the adult use industry, and the first batch of shops set for approval.
“The Dam is Starting to Break:” Cannabis Research Bill Headed to Biden’s Desk Is a First
The bipartisan bill, albeit incremental, would start to streamline cannabis research and is also symbolic of the momentum toward cannabis reform in Congress.