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A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

August 26, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced a bill that would allow students who have drug convictions on their criminal record to receive financial aid. As things stand, the widely used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form asks students if th...

Cannabis TV show presents “ganjapreneurs” with investment opportunities

Cannabis TV show presents “ganjapreneurs” with investment opportunities

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 23, 2018


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What was once dubbed a “gateway drug” has finally got a new name for itself. The cannabis plant is gradually becoming one of the most potent medical powerhouses on the planet, not to mention a catalyst for economic growth. As the legal cannabis industry grows and the number of consumers incre...

Heir to Wrigley Chewing Gum invests in the cannabis industry

Heir to Wrigley Chewing Gum invests in the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


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The global cannabis industry is booming. According to GrandViewResearch, it will grow at a CAGR of 34.6% from 2018-2025. By 2024, the industry will be valued at a whopping $63.5 billion. Cannabis could even outshine the alcohol and tobacco markets in the very near future; something that William “Beau” Wrigley ...

Cannabis stocks: Tilray begins IPO after NASDAQ application

Cannabis stocks: Tilray begins IPO after NASDAQ application

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


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Tilray, a Canadian medical cannabis producer, has instituted an initial public offering (IPO) after it's NASDAQ listing application. The company joins a number of other cannabis stocks on the prominent U.S. stock exchange, including Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) and Cronos Group (CRON). Headquartered in...

Province Brands is developing the world’s first cannabis-brewed beer

Province Brands is developing the world’s first cannabis-brewed beer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 12, 2018


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Canadians may soon be sipping on the world's first cannabis-brewed beer. Inside a quaint Ontario-based laboratory, scientists have been hard at work discovering different fermentation techniques as a way of bringing their idea to life. But wait a second, doesn't the concept of cannabis beer already ...

Full-spectrum extracts: Are they really better?

Full-spectrum extracts: Are they really better?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2018


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Do you take a whole plant medicine approach to cannabis consumption? If not, it may be worth considering. Whole plant therapy utilizes the “full spectrum” of cannabis’ therapeutic compounds. Now, pay close attention to those two words in quotation marks. Full-spectrum extracts are powerful and...

Smart stoners: 5 clever celebrities prove cannabis does not dull you down

Smart stoners: 5 clever celebrities prove cannabis does not dull you down

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 22, 2018


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Celebrities are very influential people and as the world starts to embrace cannabis reform, more celebrities are publicly puffing the herb than ever before. After all, why shouldn't a cannabis-smoking celebrity be a good role model? The stereotypical image that has tarnished the cannabis plant's re...

Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

July 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently announced it supports a state’s right to legalize cannabis and that the federal government should not interfere with this right. This marks the first time an alcohol association has endorsed legaliza...

Fancy a cannabis-infused cocktail? Visit one of these CBD bars in L.A.

Fancy a cannabis-infused cocktail? Visit one of these CBD bars in L.A.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2018


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It seems that cannabidiol, or CBD as it most commonly known, has emerged as a trend-setting ingredient among juice bars in Los Angeles. From three-course lunches to after-eight cocktails, the juice bars that sell CBD in LA are definitely stepping up to the mark. You don’t have to get high to experience t...

Cannabis skincare: Why are weed-based beauty products worth a lot of green?

Cannabis skincare: Why are weed-based beauty products worth a lot of green?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 29, 2018


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The green rush is among us and America’s cannabis industry is dominating the global landscape.  If you step into a supermarket, cosmetics store or simply browse the Internet in today's day and age, chances are you’re going to see something that has been infused with cannabis. According to ...

These celebrities are cashing in on cannabis

These celebrities are cashing in on cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 17, 2018


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Cannabis seems to be the word on everybody's lips at the moment, whether the subject being discussed is related to legislation, new types of extracts or the potent medical powers associated with cannabis. As the industry rises to prominence and cannabis scientists continue to break the boundaries...

5 things you need to know before giving medical cannabis to your pet

5 things you need to know before giving medical cannabis to your pet

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2018


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The use of cannabis for pets is fast becoming a popular topic of discussion among pet parents. With so much evidence proving cannabis' medical potential, such as this study demonstrating the CBD (cannabidiol) compound's anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, there's no wonder why pet owners are consi...

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