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Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products are predicted to affect the cannabis industry

Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products are predicted to affect the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 9, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

The legal cannabis industry is probably going to endure the implications of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. According to Co-CEO of The Blinc Group, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, a wide range of cannabis consumption devices and parts will be subject to Trump’s tariffs, including ...

Massachusetts Attorney General says cannabis dispensaries can’t be banned

Massachusetts Attorney General says cannabis dispensaries can’t be banned

September 7, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has changed her position on if towns can ban medical and social use cannabis dispensaries in the state. This was previously being allowed, but Healey now says that patients who use medical cannabis need access...

California Legislature passes bill to permit medical cannabis use on school campuses

California Legislature passes bill to permit medical cannabis use on school campuses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

The parents of children in California who need medical cannabis treatments could be permitted to administer their young with medicinal-grade weed on school property. News of the approval of a state Assembly bill to permit medical cannabis on school campuses in California has been well-received by pa...

Hawaii to let tourists purchase medical cannabis

Hawaii to let tourists purchase medical cannabis

September 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Hawaii is working on a new system where medical cannabis patients from other states will be able to purchase medical cannabis in the state. As things stand, it’s illegal for tourists to bring their medical cannabis on a plane when traveling to Hawaii. They...

Cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will cost $32,500 annually

Cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will cost $32,500 annually

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 29, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Epilepsy sufferers may never have to worry about enduring bouts of life-threatening seizures ever again, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the world’s first ever cannabis-derived medication for the treatment of two rare types of pediatric epilepsy. The discussion surrounding ...

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

A total of 30 U.S. states have officially given cannabis the green light, with Oklahoma being the most recent state to legalize the green plant for medical use. Despite this, cannabis is still deemed to be a Schedule I substance by the federal government. In the most recent turn of events, the DEA h...

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

August 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group of cannabis opponents is suing to stop medical cannabis legalization from appearing on Utah’s ballot in November, claiming the proposition violates religious freedom. The lawsuit claims the proposition violates the religious freedom rights of Walt...

Cannabis industry campaign donations grow in New Mexico

Cannabis industry campaign donations grow in New Mexico

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Cannabis is emerging as a popular source of campaign contributions in New Mexico, according to recent data from the state’s Campaign Finance Information System and the National Institute on Money in Politics. Over $49,00 has been bestowed upon elected officials by the legal cannabis industry du...

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

August 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new study has found workplace fatalities are down in states that have legalized medical cannabis, which is encouraging to advocates who claim medical marijuana does not cause harm to public health. Researchers looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...

Illinois now allows parents to give children medical cannabis at school

Illinois now allows parents to give children medical cannabis at school

August 10, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Illinois has passed a bill allowing parents to give their children medical cannabis at school. The bill was signed by the state’s governor last week, and parents will now be allowed to administer “cannabis-infused product” to their kids. Kids will n...

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