Articles By Sophie Putka

New Zealand

New Zealand Officially Launches its Medicinal Cannabis Program

New rules take effect April 1, including fewer barriers for doctors prescribing products, and available licenses for cultivators and manufacturers.

Maine

Maine: Adult Use Cannabis Sales Are Finally In Sight

Three years plus after a successful legalization referendum, Maine is issuing its first conditional licenses and working out the final details.

Washington

What’s That Smell? Washington State May Get a Cannabis Odor Task Force

One of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis reckons with the olfactory issue.

Hemp

Should Farm Animals Be Eating Hemp?

An industry holds its breath as it works with regulators to approve hemp in animal feed.

United States

As Northeast Governors Coordinate on Cannabis Legalization, Advocates Call for Equity

At Tri-State Cannabis Equity Summit, issues of incarceration, licensure, and capital set the stage for an equitable legalization push in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Wisconsin

Q&A: A GOP Sponsor on Wisconsin’s Latest Push for Medical Cannabis Legalization

The public is for it, and the latest bill has bipartisan support, but opposition from leadership remains strong.

New Mexico

New Mexico Takes Major Step Toward Legal Cannabis

Governor's working group dives into the possibility of state-run stores, and public safety.