Miroslav Tomoski

Miroslav Tomoski is a political reporter at Herb. He studied US politics at the University of Windsor and has been reporting as a freelancer since the 2016 election. His work has taken him across 30 states and – in the hopes of making it to all 50 – he is now looking for a good reason to go to Oklahoma.

miroslav@herb.co


Last fall, Constellation Brands invested $200 million in Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth.

President and CEO of Constellation Brands Inc., Rob Sands.

Imperial Brands—which markets cigarettes like Kool and Winston—invested in a UK cannabis startup.

Woman smoking a cigarette. Imperial Brands is investing in the cannabis industry


The cannabis industry is becoming a political force to be reckoned with.

Alexus Alcala of Denver happy and still smoking after the 420 countdown in the rain at the Denver 420 Rally at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver on April 20, 2017. The state's recreational market is only six years old and the cannabis industry already has an influential political lobby.

They join a growing number of Democratic parties calling for legalization.

Chair of the Texas Democrats Gilberto Hinojosas

Synthetic cannabis and real cannabis couldn’t be more different. Recently, officials at the Illinois Department of Public Health released a statement about the increasing danger of synthetic marijuana.

Kieth Kruskall with the Drug Enforcement Administration, holds up a package of synthetic cannabis

The bill would also allow states to decide whether they want to legalize without fear of interference from the feds.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters following his party's weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

There’s an extremely high turnover rate among dispensary employees in Colorado and Washington.

Budtenders in Colorado and Washington have a very high turnover rate

On Tuesday (June 26), Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical cannabis.

BREAKING: Oklahoma Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts’ recreational market is slated for an underwhelming launch on July 1.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Rhode Island is now, by far, the most expensive place to operate a dispensary in the Northeast.

Rhode Island Hikes Its Annual Dispensary Fee From $5,000 to $250,000

In recent weeks, immigration authorities have separated more than 2,300 migrant children from their families.

U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The immigrant families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. U.S. border authorities are executing the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy towards undocumented migrants. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Cannabis advocates in Utah wanted to make sure the state didn’t drag their feet on rolling out the market.

Gary Herbert, governor of Utah, speaks during an interview in the Gold Room of the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Cayve Clifford/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

State-licensed banks would finally allow the cannabis industry access to basic services like loans and checks.

California Considers Licensing Cannabis Banks To Circumvent Federal Restrictions

The state has been working to open its recreational market since voters approved legalization in November 2016.

Mike Dundas, CEO of Sira Naturals, poses for a portrait at the company's facility in Milford, MA on June 19, 2018. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Mayor Bill DeBlasio has ordered the NYPD to stop arresting people for weed, but there’s a ton of exceptions.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio listens to a question

They’re calling on the state to lower the punishment for possession from six months in prison and a $2000 fine to a $100 fine. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas

City leaders want to play a bigger role in nationwide cannabis reform.

Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock, speaking at a 2016 ribbon cutting ceremony in Denver, CO.

The head of Oklahoma’s DEA is leading a campaign on the dangers of legalization.

DEA agent stands with back to camera, DEA white lettering visible on jacket

Utah cannabis activists have had a tough fight getting medical marijuana on the ballot this fall. Now, opponents argue their measure is too lenient because it lists “pain” as a qualifying condition.

Mormon Church argues chronic pain is too broad to be a qualifying condition for medical marijuana

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