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Relieving Anxiety and Pain with High-CBD Cannabis Strains

Relieving Anxiety and Pain with High-CBD Cannabis Strains

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2018


Filed under Culture

Chronic pain and anxiety represent a growing health issue. Something else that is growing is the number of people suffering from addiction to synthetic opioids, of which are commonly prescribed to treat these medical conditions. The good news is that cannabis has the potential to solve the opioid epidemic an...

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Cannabis

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 5, 2018


Filed under Culture

Cannabis has emerged as a medical marvel over the last few years and even more so, over the last year. Scientific research has led to the discovery of cannabis’ medical potential to heal and treat the human body, with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) being one of the things this plant is being used...

Pure Cannabis Concentrates: What can THCA and CBDA Crystalline do for you?

Pure Cannabis Concentrates: What can THCA and CBDA Crystalline do for you?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer and Editorial

April 4, 2018


Filed under Culture

If you thought cannabis was all about Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), think again. New cannabinoids are being discovered and tested by scientists all of the time, with Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) grasping the cannabis community's attention lately. Wh...

This ex-beauty queen is changing the world of cannabis blockchain technology

This ex-beauty queen is changing the world of cannabis blockchain technology

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 18, 2018


Filed under Culture

Once upon a time, Jessica VerSteeg competed for a $1 million prize on the reality show The Amazing Race. Now, the former Miss Iowa is setting her sights on something much bigger – global domination of the cannabis industry. As the founder of a celebrity-backed cannabis blockchain technology called P...

Cannabis cryptocurrency and bitcoin craze gaining global momentum

Cannabis cryptocurrency and bitcoin craze gaining global momentum

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, News, Showcase

Cannabis legalization is having a direct effect on the trading environment. With this rise in legalization comes increased demand for cannabis cryptocurrency. According to CEO of TD Ameritrade, Tim Hockey, cryptocurrency trading will soon be pushed to remarkable levels. “If you look at the two sectors in the qua...

Cannabis ‘gifting’ pops up in Massachusetts before legal cannabis hits the market

Cannabis ‘gifting’ pops up in Massachusetts before legal cannabis hits the market

Annureet Kaur

February 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

Legal cannabis retail stores are set to open in Massachusetts in just a few months, but some business have already started to sell and deliver cannabis to its customers through a legal loophole that allows cannabis to be "gifted" in cannabis-friendly states. According to the AP, at least two companies...

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

February 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s well known that the War on Drugs has disproportionately targeted people of color, and unfortunately, that doesn’t immediately change when a state legalizes cannabis. According to a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance, even after a state legalizes,...

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

Colorado wants to start delivering cannabis, if legislature agrees

Colorado wants to start delivering cannabis, if legislature agrees

Annureet Kaur

January 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News

A new Colorado bill intends to start a pilot program for cannabis delivery, allowing legal medical and social cannabis to be home delivered. A similar bill sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer, Rep. Jovan Melton, and Sen. Tim Neville, who also sponsored this year's bill, was vetoed last year by Colorado...

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

Annureet Kaur

January 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Social cannabis

On Jan. 10, the Calaveras County Board Supervisors declared all commercial cannabis farms illegal after May 1, sending the whole county of 45,000 residents and over 1,600 commercial cannabis growers into completely chaos. Though the county was always divided between conservative residents and those...

Alcohol sales dropped 15% in medically legal cannabis states

Alcohol sales dropped 15% in medically legal cannabis states

Annureet Kaur

January 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Research

A recent joint study done by researchers in U.S. and South America found that the drop in alcohol consumption directly correlates to the legality of medical cannabis. The researchers used the Nielsen Retail Scanner to gather alcohol sales from 90 alcohol stores including grocery, convenience, drug...

Missouri senator proposes bill to start an industrial hemp program

Missouri senator proposes bill to start an industrial hemp program

Annureet Kaur

January 23, 2018


Filed under Culture

The Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee is considering a bill proposed by Missouri Sen. Brian Munzlinger to create the state's very own industrial hemp program. The program would allow those licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) to grow, cultivate...

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