Cannabis News Box

Hemp production increases, acreage doubles in 2017

December 15, 2017

Despite federal prohibition, hemp continues to rise, with a production of 23,343 acres in 2017. The 2017 Hemp Crop Report, which records state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2017, as well as acreage totals, showed acreage more than doubled from 2016, and state licenses were issued...

Vermont looks poised to legalize cannabis very soon

December 15, 2017

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Vermont will be the next state to legalize social use cannabis. According to reports, it’s likely the state’s legislature will vote to legalize as soon as January. The legislature already voted to legalize this year, but the gover...

WHO: CBD should not be a scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act, carries no addiction risks

December 14, 2017

The World Health Organization has declared that cannabidiol (CBD) should not be a scheduled drug. The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence released findings and scheduling recommendations on Wednesday for more than a dozen substances, and plans to undertake a fuller review of CBD in 2018. After...

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

December 13, 2017

A new study found health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help them get medical cannabis. In the survey, which was published in Pediatrics, 85 percent of providers who were certified to provide access to medical cannabis would be willing to help children with can...

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New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

December 14, 2017

New state regulations in Colorado are now banning edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruit, and products that resemble realistic animal fruit, including artistic, caricature,...

Ohio voters may legalize social cannabis in 2018

December 14, 2017

At a recent announcement, Ohio businessmen Jimmy Gould and Ian James announced on Monday they will introduce a ballot measure to fully legalize cannabis in the state in the...

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

December 13, 2017

Statistics are increasingly proving cannabis use among teenagers dropped in states where cannabis is legal, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Colorado reported the most significant drop, where the rates betwee...

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Study finds potential benefits of cannabis for HIV patients

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017

A chemical found in cannabis, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of...

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017

Alcohol sales have dropped as much as 15 percent in states with legal medical cannabis, according to a new working study from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State...

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Sara Tiradossi

November 28, 2017

Exposure to cannabis ads does not increase the use of the plant, according to a new study funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the study, published t...

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New poll shows Georgia Republicans strongly support medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017

A solid majority of Republican voters in Georgia support the use of cannabis oil to treat medical conditions, according to a new poll released Monday by Rep. Allen Peake,...

Michigan to release emergency medical cannabis regulations before application deadline

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has released a set of emergency regulations for the state's medical cannabis program, right before the state...

Minnesota medical cannabis shortage impacts patients

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017

Several medical cannabis patients in Minnesota are struggling to get their prescribed medicine that they consider life-changing. Kellie Germann is one of these patients...

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Morocco attracts thousands of tourists for its lawlessness on cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 8, 2017

What’s unique about this North African country is that cannabis attracts thousands of visitors every year. German tourist Beatrix, 57, made no attempt to hide the joint...

Jamaican cannabis farmers are afraid foreign investors will dominate the industry

Sara Tiradossi

December 3, 2017

Jamaica has recently legalized medical cannabis and embraced the industry for medical and scientific purposes. However, many of the country’s existing cannabis farmers are...

The number of CBD users in this country has doubled since last year

Sara Tiradossi

November 25, 2017

New figures showed there are now 250,000 CBD users across the home nations, up from the 125,000 users recorded last year. Despite the uncertain legality of the drug, the...

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