Cannabis News Box

Delays continue for Ohio’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

The tension is rising in the Buckeye State, as medical cannabis patients impatiently wait for the drug to be made available under the Ohio medical cannabis program. Medical cannabis dispensaries were gearing up to start selling edibles, tinctures, creams and other medicinal cannabis-based treatmen...

Has cannabis legalization in the U.S. reached a turning point?

Has cannabis legalization in the U.S. reached a turning point?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Is the U.S. at a crossroads in cannabis legalization? There’s no way to ignore the progression of the U.S. cannabis industry, from the hundreds of dispensaries ushering consumers through their striking glass doors to the many companies embracing advanced technology, such as seed-to-sale software...

Hawaii’s medical cannabis program will grant access to out-of-state patients

Hawaii’s medical cannabis program will grant access to out-of-state patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 31, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

As of July 2018, Hawaii’s Department of Health will be accessible to patients who reside outside of the state. The state medical cannabis program will be made available to islanders and visitors who descend on the volcanic archipelago. Patients will notice that Hawaii’s medical cannabis program has expanded in vario...

Poll results: British public supports legalization of cannabis to be sold like alcohol and cigarettes

Poll results: British public supports legalization of cannabis to be sold like alcohol and cigarettes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 28, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis

Cannabis has been illegal in the UK since 1928, when the 1925 Dangerous Drugs Act came into effect. However, the UK's cannabis laws are on the brink of being overturned. Based on the results of a recent poll on cannabis legalization in the UK, 51 percent of the British public supports it. The poll was conducted by...

New York’s Department of Financial Services will not sanction state-chartered banks and credit unions

New York’s Department of Financial Services will not sanction state-chartered banks and credit unions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Cannabis industry banking issues are causing concern among New York’s financial officials. On July 3, 2018, fresh guidance was issued by New York State’s Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) in an attempt to prompt state-chartered banks and credit unions to supply cannabis companies with fi...

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

On July 12, medical cannabis patients in “The Big Apple” rejoiced as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced it would permit cannabis prescriptions for the replacement of opioids. This could potentially help tackle the opioid epidemic. According to a report from the N...

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

July 14, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

America’s opioid epidemic has claimed countless lives and has also contributed to the number of heroin users across the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as 80 percent of heroin addicts claim they misused opioids before developing an addiction to the drug. On a m...

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

On Monday, Justin Gover hit a milestone in his career. He is the CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that created a cannabis-based medicine called Epidiolex. Not only is Epidiolex being used to treat two forms of epilepsy but also, it is non-psychoactive, what with it containing the cannabis com...

Could cannabis stop America’s health crisis?

Could cannabis stop America’s health crisis?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is prescription drug overdose? Based on the findings of a report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 63,600 people died from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016. That's more than the number of lives lost to breast c...

FDA approves the nation’s first cannabis-based medicine

FDA approves the nation’s first cannabis-based medicine

June 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

The Food and Drug Administration has finally approved a cannabis medication. On Monday, the FDA approved the GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The medication is an oil primarily made of CBD an does not produce a "high" for its users. In clinical trials, Epidiolex was...

Volcano Kilauea erupts, but Hawaiian cannabis growers won’t abandon crops

Volcano Kilauea erupts, but Hawaiian cannabis growers won’t abandon crops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

The volcanic eruption of Kilauea has forced residents to flee from Halekamahina Hill, where two residents remain, Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran. Altman and Doran are two passionate and very brave Hawaiian cannabis farmers. When Kilauea roared into action on May 3, 2018, the relatives refused...

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