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More and more people are giving their pets cannabis

More and more people are giving their pets cannabis

December 8, 2017


Filed under Culture

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It used to be that everyone was worried about their pets getting into their stash, but these days more and more people are intentionally giving pets cannabis. It’s not nearly as risky as you’d think, as long as you’re doing it right. “As long...

Colorado to use $10 million from cannabis taxes to pay teachers

Colorado to use $10 million from cannabis taxes to pay teachers

Sara Tiradossi

November 15, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently introduced his proposal for the 2018-2019 budget, and included $10 million to hire and retain teachers in the state using cannabis taxes money. This $10 million, that comes from Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, will help find qualified people to fill...

Budweiser’s former marketing chief jumps into cannabis industry

Budweiser’s former marketing chief jumps into cannabis industry

Sara Tiradossi

November 14, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Social cannabis

Budweiser’s former chief marketing officer Chris Burggraeve recently moved from beer to cannabis, a sign of the alcohol industry’s growing interest in the cannabis business. Burggraeve has now joined the advisory board of GreenRush Group, a San Francisco-based startup that sees itself as the “Amazon...

Corona’s owner is investing in cannabis

Corona’s owner is investing in cannabis

November 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor There’s been a lot of talk about Big Alcohol fighting cannabis legalization, but it appears one company is embracing cannabis. Constellation Brands, which owns Corona, invested nearly $200 million into a Canadian medical cannabis company called Canopy Growth Corp. What does this mean for the cannabis i...

Northern Michigan University will offer the country’s first cannabis degree

Northern Michigan University will offer the country’s first cannabis degree

November 2, 2017


Filed under Culture

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor We previously reported on Canada beginning to offer its first cannabis-related degree, and now it appears the United States will have its own. North Michigan University has announced it will soon allow students to get a degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry. ...

More on the shutdown of the fundraiser aiming to help California cannabis farmers

More on the shutdown of the fundraiser aiming to help California cannabis farmers

October 27, 2017


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

Thor Benson/ Cannabis News Box Contributor As we’ve reported, the extensive wildfires in California have been devastating for many of the state’s cannabis farmers. In an attempt to aid these farmers, Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association, set up an online fundrais...

Crowdfunding site cancels aid to California wildfire victims due to cannabis ties

Crowdfunding site cancels aid to California wildfire victims due to cannabis ties

Sara Tiradossi

October 18, 2017


Filed under Culture

As this week’s northern California fires threatened cannabis crops and destroyed homes, businesses, and structures, the California Growers Association tried to set up a support system for cannabis cultivators. The association used crowdfunding to collect donations to help the farmers recover from...

Denver’s public libraries expand cannabis collections

Denver’s public libraries expand cannabis collections

Sara Tiradossi

October 17, 2017


Filed under Culture

Colorado’s Anythink Libraries recently hosted a Careers in Cannabis Panel, as part of its Anythink Startup Month in September, with a focus on Colorado’s growth in the cannabis industry. Seven libraries in the state spread across Bennett, Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton now boost 550 items ...

Former NFL players advocate use of medical cannabis, discuss healing benefits

Former NFL players advocate use of medical cannabis, discuss healing benefits

Sara Tiradossi

October 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News

Former NFL players discussed the benefits of the medical use of cannabis for athletes at the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Phoenix. The six-member panel included former athletes Marvin Washington, Mark Restelli, Jom McMahon and Grant Mattos, alongside cannabis therapeutics specialist Uma...

U.S. Army is granting more cannabis waivers

U.S. Army is granting more cannabis waivers

Sara Tiradossi

October 13, 2017


Filed under Culture

With an increasing demand for new soldiers, the U.S. Army has now accepted low-quality recruits, offered hundreds of millions in bonuses, and granted more waivers for cannabis use. The army’s goal is to reach 80,000 soldiers, without compromising quality, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, who leads its recruiting...

Northern Michigan University to offer new degree in growing cannabis

Northern Michigan University to offer new degree in growing cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 11, 2017


Filed under Culture

Northern Michigan University has recently unveiled a new degree in growing cannabis, a four-year course covering chemistry, biology, horticulture and finance. The director of the university’s chemistry department Dr. Mark Paulsen, said the Medicinal Plant Chemistry program counts 12 students and...

Drug testing agency OK’s CBD use

Drug testing agency OK’s CBD use

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 5, 2017


Filed under Culture

The organization responsible for establishing standards for drug testing in the Olympics and Ultimate Fighting Championship will be removing CBD from its list of banned substances. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited any use of cannabis and its metabolites in the past, but will allow CBD by the ...

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