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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 ...

New Mexico’s top health official rejects use of cannabis for opioid addiction (again)

New Mexico’s top health official rejects use of cannabis for opioid addiction (again)

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 29, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Another request has been rejected by Mexico's top health official that would permit the use of medical cannabis to treat opioid addiction.   Cannabis advocates responded to the decision, stating that New Mexico is in desperate need of a fresh, tactical method for dealing with statewide drug probl...

DEA reschedules CBD, with a few exceptions

DEA reschedules CBD, with a few exceptions

September 28, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Agency rescheduled CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, from a Schedule 1 drug to a Schedule 5 drug. Although, not all CBD products are included under the rescheduling. Only CBD products with low THC content, approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), are...

UNM researchers discover cannabis’ potential for symptom relief

UNM researchers discover cannabis’ potential for symptom relief

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 27, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

A cannabis experience app called the Releaf App has been utilized by a team of researchers at the University of New Mexico to demonstrate cannabis' efficacy at treating various medical symptoms.   Over 100,000 entries were included in the data used by UNM researchers. Data gleaned from the personal ca...

Mormons oppose and support legalizing medical cannabis in Utah

Mormons oppose and support legalizing medical cannabis in Utah

September 21, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Mormon leaders in Utah are telling residents to vote against a proposal that would legalize medical cannabis in the state while also calling for lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis. These leaders argue the proposal would allow for the equivalent of so...

Biotech company signs $122 million deal to produce pharmaceutical-worthy weed

Biotech company signs $122 million deal to produce pharmaceutical-worthy weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 21, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

A biotech startup that specializes in designing custom microbes for customers across various markers has revealed its plans to produce lab-grown cannabis. Gingko Bioworks will join forces with Cronos Group to cultivate numerous unique cannabis compounds inside the Canadian company’s state-of-the...

Cannabis consumers in Florida run the risk of unemployment within the legal weed industry

Cannabis consumers in Florida run the risk of unemployment within the legal weed industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Company owners in Florida who are running their businesses amidst the rise of legal weed in the U.S. are turning down cannabis-consuming job applicants. It’s not just weed lovers who are reportedly being rejected to work in Florida’s legal weed industry. Individuals who may have been charged...

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 ...

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