Cannabis News Box

Cannabis entrepreneurs are being welcomed with open arms by Facebook

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 27, 2018

Facebook seems to be warming up to the idea of legal weed. Despite the fact that legal weed is being sold across 30 U.S. states, Facebook previously prevented cannabis content from being searchable, as a way of deterring dealers from selling illicit substances via the network. Just a week ago, the so...

Zzz Natural: This cannabis brand could save the U.S. $400 billion annually

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 27, 2018

A new cannabis brand is being unveiled to help people with insomnia get a good night's rest. Zzz Natural is the first brand of its kind and it has the potential to reverse a problem that is costing the United States $411 billion on an annual basis. Blake Ricciardi is the man behind the Zzz Natural...

Report shows Alabama War on Drugs still raging

Report shows Alabama War on Drugs still raging

October 26, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center shows the War on Drugs is still raging in Alabama, and it’s disproportionately harming people of color. According to the report, the state spent over $22 million policing cannabis in 2016 alone. Black resid...

Seniors constitute one of the fastest-growing groups of cannabis consumers in the U.S.

Seniors constitute one of the fastest-growing groups of cannabis consumers in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 13, 2018

There are more senior cannabis consumers in the U.S. than ever before.   People who fall into this age group, usually aged 65 and above, make up an ever-growing segment of consumers. According to the director of consumer insights at BDS Analytics, Linda Gilbert, seniors are the next budding market. This ...

Former president of NYSE advises investors to steer clear of Tilray (for now, at least)

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4189460-cannabis-comparisons-tilray-vs-competition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 10, 2018

Have you been paying attention to the cannabis news lately? If so, you will know that Tilray has emerged as one of the highest valued cannabis companies in the industry. The Canadian medical cannabis supplier might seem like a worthwhile investment but, according to former NYSE President Tom Farl...

Cannabis and skincare: Origins hemp-based face mask distributed online through Sephora

Cannabis and skincare: Origins hemp-based face mask distributed online through Sephora

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 5, 2018

Origins, a creator of skincare and natural products, has confirmed its involvement in the cannabis space by developing a brand new facial mask called “Hello, Calm.” The relaxing and hydrating face mask produced by Origins and Sephora contains cannabis sativa hemp oil. It was launched exclusively...

Cannabis remedies are taking over the skincare market

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2018

Could cannabis be the most lucrative ingredient in skincare? Based on a recent surge of cannabis-infused skincare products, the plant stands a pretty good chance at dominating the beauty industry in the near future. Weed is finally being acknowledged for more than just it's psychedelic properties. In fact, ...

Coca-Cola is getting into the cannabis business

Coca-Cola is getting into the cannabis business

September 20, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It appears another major brand is looking into getting into the cannabis space. Coca-Cola is reportedly looking into working with a cannabis producer named Aurora Cannabis Inc. to create CBD-infused beverages. This is further evidence that big brands in alcoh...

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

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 23, 2018

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

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018

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

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4189460-cannabis-comparisons-tilray-vs-competition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018

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...

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