Lobbying

Lobbying

Cannabis Lobbying Spend Remains Flat, Despite Momentum Behind Federal Reform

There are more companies and groups lobbying on cannabis than ever before, but spending has yet to rebound from a 2020 decline.

Lobbying

Alcohol Giant Diageo, Tobacco Giant Reynolds, and Morgan Stanley Among Companies Newly Lobbying On Cannabis

As energy builds behind national cannabis reform, increasingly mainstream and global companies are lobbying on cannabis for the first time.

Business, Lobbying

Altria CFO Reiterates Company’s U.S. Cannabis Plans

Altria, maker of Marlboro, is “excited about the U.S. opportunity for our investment in Cronos,” a Canadian cannabis company, the company’s CFO said during a consumer conference Wednesday.

Lobbying

Altria, Maker of Marlboro Cigarettes, Is Lobbying on Cannabis Sales in Virginia

Altria, parent company of Philip Morris USA, recently registered to lobby on cannabis in Virginia, where a legalization bill backed by the governor is sailing through the legislature.

Lobbying

Who Lobbied on the MORE Act?

The MORE Act, which would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, is up for a full House vote on Friday.

Lobbying

Who Is Newly Lobbying On Cannabis?

At the federal level, more than a dozen entities have begun to lobby on cannabis-related issues, including hemp and CBD, or adjusted their focus.

Lobbying

National Cannabis Lobbying Falls, Again

The amount of money that cannabis-focused entities spent on cannabis lobbying at the federal level fell for the third quarter in a row, following an unprecedented rise in 2019.

Lobbying

Will Trulieve Dominate Cannabis in the South?

Trulieve is responsible for half of all cannabis product sales in Florida. According to state lobbying disclosures, the company is watching Florida’s neighbors, too.

Lobbying

Canopy Growth’s US Lobbying Footprint Expands

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is now lobbying in at least a half dozen states.

Lobbying, Texas

Today, Texas’ Cannabis Industry Is Tiny. Cannabis Giants See Potential.

Cannabis Wire has found that major cannabis companies, like Canopy Growth, are registered to lobby.

Lobbying

Who Is Now Lobbying on Cannabis, CBD, and Hemp?

Altria and Anheuser-Busch, previously lobbying on hemp and cannabis respectively, have now specified CBD as an area of interest.

Lobbying

Cannabis Lobbying Spend Continues to Decrease

After reaching new highs in 2019, lobbying by cannabis companies and groups continues to fall in 2020.

Lobbying

Lobbying: GW Pharmaceuticals Extends Its Reach

The company’s subsidiary donates big to attorneys general groups of both parties.

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying on Cannabis Dipped in the First Part of 2020

Compared to the last quarter, spending on cannabis-related issues is down somewhat, though some entities are pushing for coronavirus relief.

Lobbying

Lobbying: Anti-Cannabis Efforts Ramped Up at the End of 2019

Two groups, including the campaign arm of The Heritage Foundation, joined an anti-cannabis veteran to oppose cannabis legislation in Congress.

Lobbying

The Cannabis Industry Spent More On Lobbying Than Ever Before in 2019. What’s Next is Unclear.

Companies and organizations spent nearly $11 million on federal lobbying alone, vastly outpacing previous years. But given the coronavirus, 2020 is a mystery.