Articles By Nushin Rashidian

Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”

Congress

Will the Next Farm Bill Boost the US Hemp Industry?

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp, catalyzing a nascent industry – and creating plenty of confusion. A hearing in Congress today highlighted priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill.

New York

New York’s Cannabis Equity PAC Has Now Raised $100,000. Here’s Where the Money Is Coming From and Going.

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-authored the state’s adult use law, formed the PAC to “promote equity and economic justice in New York’s cannabis industry.”

Congress

It’s Here: the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act Will be Introduced in Congress

The Act, sponsored by Sens. Schumer, Booker, and Wyden, went through extensive revisions in response to 1,800 comments on the discussion draft released last July.

Research

Will There Be a New Cannabis Supplier For the Federal Government?

For decades, it’s been the University of Mississippi. This time around, new growers in the U.S. are eligible.

Guam

In Guam, Where Does Legal Cannabis Stand?

With sales for adults on the horizon more than three years after cannabis became legal, Attorney General Leevin T. Camacho hosted a roundtable discussion during which cannabis regulators shared lessons learned.

Germany

Germany Wraps Cannabis Legalization Hearings. Here’s What Happened, and What’s Next

The country is on track to legalize and regulate cannabis consumption and sales for adults. A public consultation throughout June was the first big step.

Congress

Senators Push Biden Again on Cannabis Pardons and Decriminalization

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren spearheaded a letter from lawmakers calling out the Biden administration’s “failure” on cannabis policy reform.