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New Mexico cannabis provider wins plant count lawsuit against NMDOH

New Mexico cannabis provider wins plant count lawsuit against NMDOH

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

A mother and medical cannabis caregiver is rejoicing after her joint lawsuit with Ultra Health against the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) led to the procurement of a sufficient medical cannabis supply. Sena’s daughter suffers from a rare type of epilepsy, of which cannabis’ non-psychoact...

Seniors are using weed to treat anxiety, arthritis and back pain

Seniors are using weed to treat anxiety, arthritis and back pain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 11, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

If someone told you a few years ago that medical cannabis use among seniors would soon emerge as a trend, would you have believed them? Probably not, what with cannabis carrying such a negative stigma in the past. However, things have changed and the truth is that the 50+ group are beginning to cons...

Southern Illinois University to introduce medical cannabis certificate program for industrial hemp research

Southern Illinois University to introduce medical cannabis certificate program for industrial hemp research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 8, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

New, cannabis-focused programs are being created by Southern Illinois University for the purpose of studying industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis. According to the announcement from school officials, students and farmers who enroll in the programs will have an opportunity to gain certification ...

Cannabis dispensary CEO notices ‘huge transition’ from opioids to cannabis treatment

Cannabis dispensary CEO notices ‘huge transition’ from opioids to cannabis treatment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 30, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Patients in Florida who are suffering from chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a wide variety of other medical ailments are swapping opioid for cannabis. This is what the chief executive officer of the Sunshine State's first and biggest licensed medical cannabis store, Trulieve, ...

Veterans advocacy group is urging congress to permit VA research on medical weed

Veterans advocacy group is urging congress to permit VA research on medical weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Tired federal policies are restricting veterans’ access to medicinal-grade weed. This is according to a well-known veterans advocacy group called the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, or the IAVA. Members of the support group want to see the commencement of research on cannabis for veterans that wil...

PepsiCo takes a leaf out of Coca-Cola’s book and explores the world of weed-infused beverages

PepsiCo takes a leaf out of Coca-Cola’s book and explores the world of weed-infused beverages

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

While it might have been dismissed as a rumor, word of Coca-Cola discussing “dope” deals with cannabis companies has spread like wildfire. It seems that a competitor of the fizzy drink's producer could also be joining the bud bandwagon. Last Tuesday, PepsiCo joined the ever-growing list of prominent ...

Louisiana regulators lift patient cap on the state’s medical cannabis program

Louisiana regulators lift patient cap on the state’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 9, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Louisiana's medical cannabis program has been salvaged, thanks to the removal of a patient cap on physician recommendations. The state's medical cannabis program was destined for failure before regulators removed limitations on recommendations, which previously restricted physicians to putting for...

Former U.S. Attorney describes cannabis’ Schedule 1 classification as “absurd”

Former U.S. Attorney describes cannabis’ Schedule 1 classification as “absurd”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 7, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Voting time is fast approaching for Missourians. Next month, residents of the “Show-Me State” will be given a chance to vote for medical cannabis legalization in Missouri. Advocates of cannabis reform will be happy to know that former U.S. Attorney for Kansas, Barry Grissom, is also on their...

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The number of cannabis studies demonstrating the plant’s medical potency for the treatment of epilepsy, among many other ailments, is rapidly increasing.  In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a cannabis-based medicine for epileptic patients, known as Epidiolex. The drug, which w...

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Ted Cruz is facing a close Senate race against his opponent Beto O’Rourke this year, and a topic that has been discussed widely during this race is the legalization of cannabis. O’Rourke is a strong supporter of legalization, while Cruz opposes ...

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoes bill which would have allowed parents to bring medical cannabis to school

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoes bill which would have allowed parents to bring medical cannabis to school

October 3, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bill that would have allowed parents of schoolchildren to bring their medical cannabis to their school for use during the day has been vetoed by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown claimed he was worried that the wording of the bill might allow for children to be unduly exposed to cannabis. “This bil...

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

A bill to legalize medical cannabis for veterans has been filed by two Democratic U.S. senators. The Senate bill, named the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, would entitle physicians who operate within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in ...

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