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Hemp and cannabis company gets $3 million investment from NBA legend Isiah Thomas

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial February 18, 2021

Isiah Thomas, a retired NBA Hall of Famer, is shooting hoops in the cannabis industry. Thomas, who was named an NBA All-Star in both 2016 and 2017, has announced that he is investing $3 million into One...

Snoop Dogg’s cannabis startup Casa Verde raises $100 million for second investment fund

Snoop Dogg’s cannabis startup Casa Verde raises $100 million for second investment fund

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial December 31, 2020

Celebrity-endorsed cannabis companies are on the rise, with many high-profile A-listers gradually getting involved in the multi-billion dollar space. Seasoned smoker and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg is one...

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The psychedelic realm is emerging as a popular investor choice, could rival cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial December 29, 2020

Amid the rise of legal weed, another potential market appears to be emerging — psychedelics. Anticipated to completely transform the mental health market, which is valued at around $2.5 trillion in the...

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“Father of Legal Cannabis” attributes industry sales spikes to plant’s therapeutic appeal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial November 30, 2020

Among the many things that the year 2020 could be remembered for, the coronavirus pandemic is sure to top the list. The COVID-19 vírus outbreak has torn through global economies and claimed millions of...

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Cannabis SPAC hires Jay-Z as CVO of new business venture with Caliva and Left Coast Ventures

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial November 30, 2020

On November 24, special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (SCAC) announced that it had entered into definitive transaction agreements with Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter,...

Clint Eastwood is suing CBD companies over false endorsements

Clint Eastwood is suing CBD companies over false endorsements

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial July 31, 2020

The 90-year-old Hollywood actor that is Clint Eastwood has initiated a lawsuit against CBD companies that claimed he had tried their products. CBD – or 'cannabidiol' in its unabbreviated form – is...

100 black people to become millionaires through former NBA forward's cannabis incubator program

100 black people to become millionaires through former NBA forward’s cannabis incubator program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 25, 2020

Former professional basketball player Albert Harrington, "Al,"  is taking strides towards black entrepreneurship. The 40-year-old cannabis company CEO recently told CNBC that he intends on helping 100...

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Major cannabis tech firm MassRoots is approved for $50,000 federal stimulus check

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial May 20, 2020

Founded in 2013, MassRoots is one of the most well-established businesses in the cannabis space. However, it's latest SEC filings indicate annual revenue below $1 million. To make matters worse, for the...

CEO of hemp extraction company offers advice after receiving stimulus assistance

CEO of hemp extraction company offers advice after receiving stimulus assistance

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial May 8, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – a $2 trillion stimulus package that was distributed around an estimated 92 percent of Americans – has left cannabis business owners scrambling...

Unexpected death of Charlotte Figi sends emotional rift through the cannabis industry

Unexpected death of Charlotte Figi sends emotional rift through the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 20, 2020

In loving memory of Charlotte figi; finally, she “is seizure-free forever.” These were the words of the 13-year-old's mother, who recently announced that her beloved daughter had passed away in...

5 cannabis-themed books to enjoy during the COVID-19 lockdown

5 cannabis-themed books to enjoy during the COVID-19 lockdown

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 14, 2020

As a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a large portion of the planet's population are being forced to stay indoors and avoid social gatherings. While this may be a nice...

Former NFL player Kyle Turley claims cannabis has transformed his family’s life

Former NFL player Kyle Turley claims cannabis has transformed his family’s life

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 3, 2020

Kyle Turley, the National Football League's former offensive tackle player, is one of numerous existing/previous NFL players who support the use of medical cannabis for pain relief. During a recent interview...

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