Cannabis News Box

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 ...

Rev. Al Sharpton supports decriminalization to end unfair minority treatment

Rev. Al Sharpton supports decriminalization to end unfair minority treatment

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, News

Rev. Al Sharpton announced his support for a new non-profit which aims to educate Americans on the importance of decriminalizing cannabis. In a recent op-ed piece, the reverend described the non-profit, Decode Cannabis, as a new alliance between faith leaders, criminal justice reformers, healthca...

CBD products briefly featured on Target.com later removed from shelves with little explanation

CBD products briefly featured on Target.com later removed from shelves with little explanation

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 2, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

A Denver-based cannabis company announced on Thursday morning their CBD products would be featured on Target.com, until the company pulled product off of the shelves by the afternoon. CW Hemp began stocking the CBD oil and capsules called Charlotte’s Web in the major retailer’s online store unt...

Snoop Dogg and his cannabis investment firm pour $2M into new dispensary software

Snoop Dogg and his cannabis investment firm pour $2M into new dispensary software

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 30, 2017


Filed under Culture, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

A venture capital firm which includes Snoop Dogg as one of its business partners is investing in a Canadian cannabis tech company. Casa Verde, Snoop Dogg's firm, made a $2 million investment into Trellis, a Toronto cannabis inventory firm which develops software to help cannabis businesses compl...

Kosher cannabis hits Canadian market

Kosher cannabis hits Canadian market

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 21, 2017


Filed under Culture, Global, Medical cannabis, News

A medical cannabis producer in Quebec, Canada, announced its products have been certified as kosher. The Hydropothecary Corp said the certification arrives just in time for the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, and covers its medical cannabis powder line, peppermint oil and milled products. The certi...

Dr. Oz advocates for medical cannabis as opioid treatment alternative on ‘Fox & Friends’

Dr. Oz advocates for medical cannabis as opioid treatment alternative on ‘Fox & Friends’

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

On Tuesday’s episode of “Fox & Friends,” Dr. Mehmet Oz, famed TV personality and medical professional, shocked Steve Doocy and his co-hosts by using his time to argue the efficacy of cannabis as an alternative to opioids. After briefly discussing the assigned topics of the current administration...

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017


Filed under Culture, Social cannabis

Retired NFL player Frank Hawkins was the first entrepreneur to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, and since social cannabis legalization in Nevada, he can sell to anyone over the age of 21.  Since July 1, the Nevada Wellness Center experienced a boom in sales as it competed for the...

Major networks air cannabis commercial for the first time

Major networks air cannabis commercial for the first time

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 9, 2017


Filed under Culture, News

For the first time on television, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Viceland, the Weather Channel, Headline News and Fox Business are now airing an advertisement for a cannabis law firm. Hoban Law Group, a law firm which specializes in hemp, medical and social cannabis issues, worked with a Denver-based producer ...

Colorado university exhibit celebrates cannabis art and science

Colorado university exhibit celebrates cannabis art and science

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 6, 2017


Filed under Culture, Research

The University of Colorado will be opening a botanical art exhibit titled "Cannabis: A Visual Perspective” this month. The exhibit will display illustrations from botanical artists who have been helping scientists identify plant species for research purposes. It will also highlight the university’s ...

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