Articles By Shawn Mulcahy

Florida

Florida: Cannabis Companies Spent Big to Lobby in 2019. What About 2020?

Lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are reshaping the industry, and the industry would like to be heard. But will the economy hold?

Florida

Florida: Adult Use Hopes Are Dead For 2020. But It’s Not the End

The legislature adjourned without a single hearing on a bill to legalize adult use cannabis. Its sponsor remains unfazed.

Florida, Lobbying

Charlotte’s Web to Lobby on Florida’s Hemp Rollout

One of the largest and oldest CBD companies hopes to shape the state’s hemp industry, expected to be among the top in the nation.

Lobbying

Another Big Ag Company Sets Its Sights on Hemp

Syngenta, which rejected an acquisition by Monsanto in 2015, is the latest major agriculture company monitoring the newly-legal market.

Lobbying

Kroger, the Largest Grocery Chain in the US, Is Lobbying on Hemp

The supermarket giant started carrying CBD products last year. Now, it’s pressing the federal government on the issue.

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.