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Arkansas rakes in $6 million in medical cannabis sales

Arkansas rakes in $6 million in medical cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 13, 2019

More than $6 million has already been accrued by Arkansas' medical cannabis industry; to be exact, $6.04 million, according to figures published by the state. These figures are impressive, considering the fact that legal cannabis sales unfolded across Arkansas this May. Data unveiled by the Arka...

British man self-treats with medical cannabis oil, stuns doctors when cancer disappears

British man self-treats with medical cannabis oil, stuns doctors when cancer disappears

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

A British man who used cannabis oil to treat 12 cancerous brain tumors has been given incredible news. George Gannon has been told that he is now "essentially cancer-free" after using the oil for three months. Gannon chose to use the oil after chemotherapy left him feeling drained. The Brit says that...

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Could cannabis reform be on the horizon for the United States of America? Based on recent news, there's a good chance . Recent reports have revealed how the American Bar Association (ABA) wants to stop pot prohibition once and for all. A resolution has been adopted by the ABA to prompt further research int...

Study shines a light on the science of cannabis and neurochemistry

Study shines a light on the science of cannabis and neurochemistry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

A study recently conducted and published in the Addiction Biology provides an insight into cannabis and neurochemistry. Researchers studied the implications that cannabis consumption may have on psychosis, with the study authors claiming that the risk of developing schizophrenia increases with hi...

Medical cannabis sales begin in Louisiana following years-long wait

Medical cannabis sales begin in Louisiana following years-long wait

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

It has been a little under a month since dispensaries started legally selling medical cannabis in Louisiana and, according to reports, retail sales in the state are running smoothly.  Medical cannabis sales finally launched on August 6. The tedious rollout left patients waiting impatiently to get...

One medical cannabis lawsuit is still alive and kicking in Utah, following the demise of a recent lawsuit

One medical cannabis lawsuit is still alive and kicking in Utah, following the demise of a recent lawsuit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

A lawsuit that could have imposed limits on Utah’s medical cannabis industry recently died in a Utah high court. Earlier this month, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed an effort to replace the state's medical cannabis ballot initiative, Proposition 2 and HB 3001; Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Through conduct...

Anxiety added to Pennsylvania’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Anxiety added to Pennsylvania’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2019

Pennsylvanians who endure persistent anxiety are now officially eligible to receive medical cannabis as a treatment. The state's list of qualifying conditions has also been expanded to include Tourette's syndrome.  Lawmakers made the decision during the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board ...

Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

Cannabis shop owners in seven separate Oklahoma locations have filed an angry lawsuit against the world's largest social media platform, Facebook. Allegations have been made against the master creation of Mark Zuckerberg by plaintiffs who claim that they've unfairly been locked in “Facebook jail” as ...

Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Medical cannabis patients in West Virginia are still waiting to get their hands on plant-based medicines. Despite the fact that legalization was enacted in April of 2017, state lawmakers have left consumers and business owners on tenterhooks as the launch date remains unconfirmed. Cannabis advocacy...

New Jersey offers employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients

New Jersey offers employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Amendments have been made to New Jersey's medical cannabis rules, with authorized patients now being granted employment protections in the Democratic-leaning state. The reworking of regulatory framework means that employers will now be required to meet the needs of employees who use medical cannabis to tre...

Data shows slow progress for Hawaii’s medical cannabis reciprocity program

Data shows slow progress for  Hawaii’s medical cannabis reciprocity program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

In an effort to amplify sales counts for Hawaii's medical cannabis program, the state introduced a reciprocity program at the start of the year. Unfortunately, the turnout has not been as lucrative as expected for the archipelago, which entices millions of tourists on an annual basis.  Although ...

Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 7, 2019

At the end of last month, leading medical and wellness cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings Inc. was given a warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for making false health claims about the CBD-containing products for sale on its website. Curaleaf serves over 150,000 registered medical canna...

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