Cannabis Wire is a nonpartisan multimedia news site about a global issue.
Cannabis is at the intersection of health, science, technology, business, law, criminal justice, and individual liberties, among other issues.
Cannabis Wire was born in the summer of 2012 after we, Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, spent two years reporting on cannabis as we drove across America. The site wasn't up and running for long before we got a book deal from The New Press to write A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition, which was published in February 2014. A New Leaf received great praise, including a review in The New York Review of Books. We appeared as experts on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show and on the History Channel documentary Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way. We spoke about our book at The Cato Institute and at universities from coast to coast, in addition to giving a journalism-focused lecture called Covering Cannabis.
We received a 2014-15 grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a partnership between the Columbia Journalism School and the Stanford School of Engineering, to create a cannabis-based news game prototype. Via that grant, Cannabis Wire is part of the incubator space at the Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn.
So we're back, and preparing for relaunch. See you soon.