Lobbying

Hemp, Lobbying

Tobacco Giant Altria Is Lobbying on Hemp

The company behind Marlboro acquired a 45 percent stake in the Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group earlier this year.

Lobbying

Business, Not Social Justice, Remains Lobbying Priority for Large Cannabis Companies

Prominent multistate operators lobbying at the federal level are mainly interested in the SAFE Banking Act.

Lobbying

The Incredibly Large Lobbying Footprint of Greenwich Biosciences

The US subsidiary of GW Pharmaceuticals, behind the only FDA-approved cannabis extract-based medicine, is lobbying in all 50 states.

Illinois, Lobbying

Global Cannabis Giants Lobbied in Illinois as State Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis

The list of companies includes some expected entities, like Chicago-based Cresco Labs and PharmaCann. But there are some surprising companies lobbying, too.

Business, Lobbying

Counties and Cities Are Lobbying on the SAFE Banking Act

Jurisdictions across California, Nevada, and Oregon are pushing for a national banking solution for cannabis businesses, as well as on other issues.

Lobbying

Scoop: A Global Food Processing Behemoth Is Lobbying on Hemp

Archer Daniels Midland is the first big agriculture company to openly lobby on hemp in the US since the crop became legal.

Lobbying

Canopy Growth’s Expanding Lobbying Footprint in the United States

Cannabis Wire has learned that the global company is now lobbying in at least three states.

Lobbying

Who’s Now Lobbying on the SAFE Banking Act? Familiar Names and Some New Ones

As cannabis banking gets a hearing in the US Senate, we take a look at the entities that lobbied on the SAFE Banking Act in the second quarter of 2019.

Lobbying

Canopy Growth Has Begun Lobbying in the US. What Is the Company up to in New York?

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is quietly lobbying around cannabis legalization and hemp in the state.

Congress, Lobbying

Why Are Big Insurance Companies Pushing for the SAFE Banking Act?

“We’re doing all we can to help the insurance market for cannabis operations mature," said a spokesperson for the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers.

Congress, Lobbying

2019 Will Be Major for Cannabis in Congress. Who Is Spending to Be Heard?

Cannabis Wire looks at Q1 2019 lobbying disclosure numbers for the major cannabis advocacy and industry groups.

Lobbying

Smart Approaches to Marijuana Unveils “Marijuana Industry Donation Tracker”

News orgs might want to hold off on quoting the resource, as the “work in progress” contains several inaccuracies.

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

PART III: A Sea Change for Cannabis Politics

As legislative priorities shift, what is gained? And what is lost?

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

PART II: The Cannabis Industry Learns to Play Politics

Cannabis companies are increasingly lobbying and handing out campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle.

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

PART I: Cannabis Courts the Grand Old Party

The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

Cannabis Goes To Washington

A burgeoning industry is using its money to influence politics, and finding new GOP allies in the process. But there may be a price.