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Q&A: How Clark University Hopes to Prepare Future Cannabis Regulators

“It is our responsibility to bring a legitimate and serious educational response to... an issue that is straining many municipalities, state agencies and police and other public safety officials.”

Q&A, Research

Q&A: Do Competing Cannabis Interests Repackage Opioid Research?

A recent cannabis and opioid study highlighted that “corporate actors” with “deep pockets have substantial ability to promote congenial results, as suffering people are desperate for effective solutions.”

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The Marijuana Policy Project Helped Bring the US to the Brink of Legalization. Now What?

MPP’s new executive director talks equity, federal legalization, and the organization’s role in the booming, multibillion dollar global cannabis industry.

Congress, Q&A

Q&A: On Cannabis Reform, Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Cut to the Chase

A presidential candidate says ending prohibition is the heart of the matter, and that other reforms, like criminal justice, would follow. She hopes for bipartisan support.

Q&A, Research

Can Cannabis Help Parkinson’s Patients?

Q&A: After a survey shows a hunger for answers among clinicians and patients alike, a foundation gathers experts to chart a research path. Here’s why.

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The Leader of the DOJ Marijuana Working Group Has a Message for Regulators: Slow Down

In an exclusive interview, US Attorney Billy Williams weighs in on banking, hemp, overproduction, illicit-market diversion—and cannabis regulators who fail to think things out.

New York, Q&A

Cuomo’s Cannabis Plan: An Insider’s Assessment

New York Senator Diane Savino, an architect of the state’s medical-cannabis law, has plenty to say about the governor’s ideas for recreational legalization.

Q&A, Research

A Conversation with Ziva Cooper

The Research Director of UCLA's Cannabis Research Initiative talks opioids, how men and women experience cannabis differently, and Alex Berenson's misrepresentation of cannabis research.

Michigan, Q&A

Q&A: How Michigan’s New Cannabis Business Group Seeks to Steady the Market

Josh Hovey shares the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association’s plans to work with the Democratic administration tasked with bringing medical and recreational use sales above board.

Florida, Q&A

A Conversation with the Florida Cabinet’s Medical Cannabis Champion

Nikki Fried, a former medical cannabis lobbyist and the state’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, tells Cannabis Wire how she plans to use her office to widen access to medical cannabis.

Illinois, Q&A

Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy Wants State to Be Nation’s Cannabis Gold Standard

Adult-use legalization is expected in Illinois in 2019. The prospective bill’s primary House sponsor tells Cannabis Wire she’s aiming to pass model progressive legislation.