Articles By Nushin Rashidian

New Zealand

New Zealanders Cast Their Votes On Cannabis Legalization

The referendum took place on October 17, but the final results won’t be announced until November 6.

Global

UN Commission Meets Again On Cannabis Ahead of December Vote

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs will vote on World Health Organization recommendations that would loosen some restrictions on cannabis.

Florida

Florida Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments, Again, On Key Cannabis Case

The outcome will reshape the cannabis industry in the country’s third most populous state, currently dominated by some of the most powerful cannabis companies in the US.

United States

Q&A: Should States With Legal Cannabis Be Granted Federal Waivers?

A report from the Council on Criminal Justice suggests that federal agencies work with states that have legalized. Cannabis Wire spoke with Senior Fellow John Tilley about the report and the proposal.

California, Oregon, Washington

By the Numbers: How Oregon Fires Hit the Cannabis Industry

The West Coast of the United States, ablaze for weeks, is home to a large number of cannabis businesses. Here’s what we know so far about fire’s impact on the industry in one state.

California

Which Cannabis Bills Did California Governor Gavin Newsom Sign, Veto?

Seven cannabis bills landed on Newsom’s desk, but two of those bills didn’t make it through.

Congress

A Political Mystery: The Cannabis Money Pushing to Keep the US Senate Red

The sudden push is puzzling, as cannabis legislation tends to move under House Democrats—and get stalled by Senate Republicans.

Congress

Key House Committee Advances Cannabis Research Bill

The next step for the bill, which would expand cannabis research in the US, is the full House.

Guam

Guam’s Cannabis Control Board Releases Long Awaited Adult Use Rules

The proposed regulations were expected in April, but delayed by COVID-19. Soon, the public will have a chance to weigh in.