Articles By Shawn Mulcahy

Florida

Florida Cannabis Legalization Push Gets Millions in Contributions As Signature Deadline Nears

Make It Legal Florida shattered previous fundraising efforts last month. But the odds the adult use proposal will make it onto November’s ballot remain slim.

Utah

Utah: Harvest, Columbia Care To Lobby State Government on Cannabis

The two US companies were awarded licenses in Utah, where medical cannabis sales are set to go live in March.

Florida

Why Florida’s Medical Cannabis Industry Is Holding Its Breath

Two courts have ruled a law regulating medical cannabis is unconstitutional, and the state Supreme Court will decide. The result could open up the industry.

Illinois

Chicago Adult Use Cannabis Sales To Begin On New Years Day, Despite Last-Ditch Delay Effort

After a showdown between the mayor and Chicago’s black caucus, adult use sales will begin as scheduled.

Florida

Florida: A Key Committee Hears Cautionary Tales About Legal Cannabis

House lawmakers heard experts warn of public health and safety dangers from legalization, while Democrats complained about a lack of balance in the presentation.

Florida

Parallel, MedMen Dumped $1 Million Into Legalization In Florida Last Month

An industry-backed effort posted another strong month of fundraising, while a grassroots campaign continued to fall short. Both campaigns remain far from their signature goals.

Illinois

Chicago Mayor’s Office Talks Adult Use Sales, Public Consumption Licenses

Chicago aldermen want to delay adult use sales over social equity concerns, but the mayor’s office is confident they’ll begin on Jan. 1 as planned.

Florida, Lobbying

Cannabis Companies Spent $330K on Lobbying in Florida Last Quarter

Parallel, formerly Surterra, the state’s second largest cannabis company, led the lobbying pack at nearly $95,000.

Illinois

American Bar Association Hosts Cannabis Executives in Illinois

Florida “is the definition of legislative shitshow,” LivWell’s chief legal strategist said.