2019: The Year in Cannabis
Cannabis Wire’s roundup and analysis of the top stories and trends in global cannabis business, policy, and research in 2019.
Cannabis Kingdom: High Hopes and Early Stumbles in Lesotho
This small African nation is ideal for growing cannabis, but maybe not for regulating it.
New Zealand: When It Comes to Cannabis, This Liberal Nation Is Not So Relaxed
Even though the government recently expanded medical access, its stance still seems far more conservative than the electorate’s.
Hemp is legal. Cannabis legalization is close behind. How did we get here? This 4/20, unwind with this excerpt from A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition.
In ICE’s Arsenal: Cannabis Convictions
For immigrants, including those who came to the US legally, even a misdemeanor can trigger the harshest possible consequences.
PART III: A Sea Change for Cannabis Politics
As legislative priorities shift, what is gained? And what is lost?
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.
PART I: Cannabis Courts the Grand Old Party
The cannabis debate in Congress is being reshaped along GOP-friendly lines.
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.
When Oregon Blew It
Weak cannabis regulation helped create a boom, and as it recedes the high costs are becoming clear.
The Prisoners Left Behind
How Barack Obama’s clemency operation failed thousands of drug offenders, some serving long sentences for cannabis crimes, and left them at the mercy of Donald Trump’s whims.
In Public Housing, a Cannabis Catch-22
Some federally subsidized tenants are forced to choose between their medicine and their home