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Facebook removes Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page in community standards crackdown

Facebook removes Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page in community standards crackdown

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Facebook's community standards have put a spanner in the works for medical cannabis companies in Ohio. Last month, the social media giant deactivated the Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page. The online platform provided social media users with a forum where they could discuss dispensary product options,...

Maker of AriZona Tea takes a leap of faith into the cannabis-infused market

Maker of AriZona Tea takes a leap of faith into the cannabis-infused market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Another major drinks producer has joined the “Green Rush” – the creator of Arizona Tea. Arizona Beverages will venture into the legal cannabis market to produce a range of weed-infused gummies and beverages, according to recent reports. Founded in 1971, the drinks giant has secured a licensing dea...

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was expected to eliminate the uncertainty that enshrouds the hemp and CBD industries. In spite of it passing with President Donald Trump’s signature in December of last year, a great deal of discrimination still clouds the ambiguous legal CBD market. CBD (cannabidiol) is...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The first cannabis restaurant in Greater Los Angeles is getting ready to open its doors and begin ushering in customers. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café is located in the West Hollywood district and the official launch date has finally been announced as September 1, 2019. Southern California has never ...

Surterra hires Kellogg’s former CFO as the cannabis company’s next finance chief

Surterra hires Kellogg’s former CFO as the cannabis company’s next finance chief

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2019

The former chief financial officer (CFO) of renowned cereals producer Kellogg Co., Fareed Khan, has left his role at the cookie and cracker manufacturing company for an opportunity in the cannabis industry.  Khan, who also previously served as the CFO of U.S. Foods, was named the new finance chief of Su...

Want a masters in cannabis? Philadelphia’s University of Sciences has you covered

Want a masters in cannabis? Philadelphia’s University of Sciences has you covered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2019

The cannabis industry is bulging with opportunities and for students enrolled at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, it is now possible to get a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) specifically focused on the nascent industry. Located on 600 South 43rd Street, USciences has never before...

Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2019

“Hip hop's first billionaire” flaunts Beyoncé on his arm, has a string of successful records behind him and boasts his own music label; of course we are talking about Shawn Carter, also known by the name Jay-Z. The 49-year-old has joined Caliva’s staffing team as the cannabis company’s Chief Bra...

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

The cannabis market is on track to grow 700 percent by 2020 and Martha Stewart is not wasting any time getting a slice of pot pie. The American media mogul, who rose to fame with her Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show, has decided to expand her footprint in the industry by joining forces...

Florida set to become a pioneer in hemp production and manufacturing

Florida set to become a pioneer in hemp production and manufacturing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Orange groves could soon be replaced with hemp fields in Florida, which received DEA clearance to cultivate the non-psychoactive hemp plant in 2018. The harsh elements of nature have destroyed many of Florida’s once thriving orange groves, which yield significantly less citrus than they did prior to a...

Bruce Linton is fired from Canopy Growth, company clings onto Acreage deal

Bruce Linton is fired from Canopy Growth, company clings onto Acreage deal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

The world’s largest cannabis company has abolished Bruce Linton; Canopy Growth’s very own co-founder and Co-CEO. Constellation Brands, which currently owns a 40 percent chunk of the cannabis company, was behind the decision. Responsible for producing some of the most iconic beer, spirits and wine brands in ...

Cannabis banking might not be here yet but cannabis credit cards are

Cannabis banking might not be here yet but cannabis credit cards are

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

Last month, Columbia Care went down in history as the first ever company to introduce a cannabis credit card created especially for the industry.  The company, which is one of the biggest medical cannabis dispensary operators nationwide, has announced that it will now start accepting “Columbia Na...

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