Cannabis News Box

No one is claiming Arkansas’s 32 available medical cannabis licenses

No one is claiming Arkansas’s 32 available medical cannabis licenses

The state of Arkansas is facing no demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical cannabis as the deadline for applications near.  Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration sp...

August 18, 2017

Judge repairs cannabis distribution shortage in Nevada for the second time

Judge repairs cannabis distribution shortage in Nevada for the second time

A Nevada judge cleared the way for state cannabis regulators to start issuing distribution licenses to businesses other than existing alcohol wholesalers. Again. Carson C...

August 18, 2017

Judge: fired medical cannabis patient can sue employer

Judge: fired medical cannabis patient can sue employer

Employers can be sued for refusing to hire applicants who tested positive for medical cannabis, a Connecticut federal judge ruled last week. In the case of Noffsinger v. SSC Nianti...

August 17, 2017

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Social cannabis sales delayed in Maine

Social cannabis sales delayed in Maine

Maine will not make its February deadline for beginning the sales of social cannabis and will not be ready until next summer at the earliest, according to the committee task...

August 17, 2017

Could a state-run bank for the cannabis industry be in California’s future?

Could a state-run bank for the cannabis industry be in California’s future?

California government, financial and cannabis leaders met last week in a debate on whether a state-run bank could solve the cannabis industry’s banking problem. The 17-member group inc...

August 16, 2017

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Feds study if cannabis leads to curbing opioid epidemic

Feds study if cannabis leads to curbing opioid epidemic

Last week, the National Institutes of Health awarded a $3.8 million grant to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, which marked the...

August 15, 2017

More evidence shows CBD could address opioid abuse

More evidence shows CBD could address opioid abuse

University of Mississippi researchers found more evidence where cannabidiol, or CBD, could be a powerful tool in addressing the problem of opioid abuse and addiction. The...

August 15, 2017

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Israel plans to globally export medical cannabis

Israel plans to globally export medical cannabis

Israel may soon start exporting medical cannabis to other countries following the recommendation of a government committee approved earlier this week by the ministries of health and fina...

August 16, 2017

FDA acknowledges CBD’s positive health effects, calls for feedback

FDA acknowledges CBD’s positive health effects, calls for feedback

FDA officials put out a call for comments in Monday’s Federal Register, seeking information about cannabidiol (CBD) and how the United Nation’s World Health Organizatio...

August 15, 2017

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Australian report weighs in on diversion tactics for cannabis offenses

Australian report weighs in on diversion tactics for cannabis offenses

An Australian law enforcement research fund released a report which stated diversion tactics were more effective in cannabis law enforcement than a formal charge. The report from the Australian Nation...

August 10, 2017

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Cyprus, an island nation near Greece, has legalized cannabis for medical use. The island nation’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill allowing the cultivation and sale...

July 26, 2017

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