Nushin Rashidian is the research lead on the Center’s research on platforms and publishers. Rashidian is the co-founder of the digital news publication, Cannabis Wire, which provides smart coverage of the emerging global cannabis industry. The publication was awarded a Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant, funded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and also a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Rashidian co-authored “A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition” (The New Press, 2014), which was reviewed in The New York Review of Books. While covering cannabis for national and international publications since 2010, Rashidian has spoken on TV and radio, including WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and the History Channel, and at universities and institutes, including The Cato Institute and Columbia Law School.