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Bipartisan legislation would grant veterans access to medical cannabis

Bipartisan legislation would grant veterans access to medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 4, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Two bipartisan lawmakers just introduced legislation to permit medical cannabis for veterans. The unlikely duo plan to ameliorate the medical cannabis-related practices conducted by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Reps. Matthew Gaetz (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) revealed the trio of bills, whi...

Here’s what’s next for Missouri now medical cannabis is legal

Here’s what’s next for Missouri now medical cannabis is legal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, medical cannabis legalization in Missouri was enacted through a vote from the public. The measure is titled “Amendment 2” and it passed with an impressive 61 percent of the vote. That works out as 826,777 people voting against medical cannabis in Missouri and 1,57...

What’s next for Utah after approving medical cannabis

What’s next for Utah after approving medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

An initiative has been approved by voters to permit medical cannabis in Utah. The Medical Marijuana Initiative, better known as “Utah Proposition 2,” was featured on the ballot in Utah as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. Utah Proposition 2 led by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent, ...

VA waiting for federal legalization to recommend medical cannabis

VA waiting for federal legalization to recommend medical cannabis

November 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, says that the VA will not support helping veterans get access to medical cannabis until it is legalized at the federal level. Many veterans currently use medical cannabis for issues like ...

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...

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