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New York may fight the opioid epidemic with medical cannabis

New York may fight the opioid epidemic with medical cannabis

June 14, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York’s state assembly recently approved a bill that would let medical cannabis be used to treat people addicted to opioids. If also approved by the state’s Senate, then it could be a big help to those struggling to deal with opioid addiction. Stud...

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 4, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is most famous for his days in the boxing ring, but these days he is doing something quite different. Tyson is capitalizing on the "Green Rush" by investing in the legal cannabis industry. His company officials recently announced a partnership between his brand Tyson Holi...

North Carolina may legalize medical cannabis

North Carolina may legalize medical cannabis

June 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor North Carolina is currently moving toward relaxing penalties for cannabis possession and some other cannabis-related crimes. That’s a major step for the state, but there’s more news than that when it comes to cannabis and North Carolina. It’s starting...

New Mexico dispensaries are helping fund a PTSD study

New Mexico dispensaries are helping fund a PTSD study

May 30, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group of New Mexico dispensaries has decided to donate around $2,000 to a study that’s looking at how cannabis can help treat PTSD and other serious ailments. It can be very difficult for researchers to gather enough money for cannabis studies, so this...

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorials

May 28, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Social cannabis

It may be listed as a Schedule I illegal drug in the U.S., but this hasn't stopped scientific researchers from exposing the cannabis plant for its therapeutic potential. So, if it’s therapeutic, what about cannabis for workout recovery? Well, according to a 2011 report on cannabis in sport, the p...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis

Since launching in 2005, YouTube has earned a solid reputation as being one of the most-visited sites on the World Wide Web. However, the video-sharing service could be about to lose some seriously valuable traffic, as YouTube punishes cannabis content and purges weed-centric pages from the platfo...

Dietician nutritionists launch educational medical cannabis for practitioners

Dietician nutritionists launch educational medical cannabis for practitioners

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

The Holistic Cannabis Academy, or HCA as it is also known, is a brand new educational program focused on teaching healthcare practitioners about the power of medicinal cannabis. Created by Colorado-based dietitian nutritionists Donna Shields and co-founder Laura Lagano, HCA is a unique program offeri...

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

There has been much debate regarding the use of cannabis for depression, but researchers from Washington State University are clearing the smoke clouds. A team of researchers from WSU discovered that just a single puff of cannabis could relieve the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. The result...

Ohio’s impending comprehensive medical cannabis programs will create thousands of jobs

Ohio’s impending comprehensive medical cannabis programs will create thousands of jobs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 18, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Comprehensive medical cannabis programs will be offered by Ohio this fall, making it the 29th state to do so. The aim of this move is to ensure workers do not find themselves without coverage when they need it the most. A workforce is already being prepared to meet demand in the ever-expanding industry...

The VA may start researching medical cannabis

The VA may start researching medical cannabis

May 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan group of Congress members is currently pushing for a bill called the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act that would allow the VA to study the potential benefits of medical cannabis. Many veterans use cannabis to treat ailments like PTSD, chr...

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