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Gwyneth Paltrow shows her support for cannabis by posting recipes of CBD infused cocktails

Gwyneth Paltrow shows her support for cannabis by posting recipes of CBD infused cocktails

Annureet Kaur

January 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase

Gwyneth Paltrow shows her support for cannabis by posting recipes on how to make CBD infused cocktails on her blog, Goop.com. CBD is a compound found in cannabis which has medical benefits and makes people feel relaxed, but has no psychoactive affects unlike another compound found in cannabis: THC. Gwyneth...

California allows individuals to reclassify or dismiss cannabis-related offenses

California allows individuals to reclassify or dismiss cannabis-related offenses

Annureet

January 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

While states like New Jersey are aiming to legalize cannabis in hopes to bring reform to the criminal justice program, California has already started making its efforts. After legalizing cannabis for social use through proposition 64 in the 2016 election, California has already started making reforms...

Mike Tyson is now a player in the cannabis industry

Mike Tyson is now a player in the cannabis industry

January 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, along with some of his business partners, broke ground on a 40-acre ranch in California. Here they are expecting to pave the way for a new destination for growers and consumers can enjoy cannabis. The "cannabis resort," which will be named "Tyson Ranch,"...

Emerald Cup’s Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award promotes better cultivation practices

Emerald Cup’s Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award promotes better cultivation practices

Sara Tiradossi

December 16, 2017


Filed under Culture

At the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, Calif., a few lucky applicants received the Regenerative Cannabis Farm Award. The judges define regenerative farming as cultivation that "has a healing effect on the environment through developing closed loop systems that go beyond sustainability in that they improve...

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 ...

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