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Greece is one step closer to medical cannabis legalization

Greece is one step closer to medical cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 26, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis

A bill to allow the production of medicinal cannabis in Greece has been approved by the country’s parliament. Those who voted in favor of the bill include the government coalition and centrist parties. The government’s draft bill was supported by parliamentary committees in a bid to develop a legal fra...

Congress expands medical cannabis protections to 46 states

Congress expands medical cannabis protections to 46 states

March 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Medical cannabis patients and the state-legal businesses that serve them will be protected from federal intervention until September, thanks to Section 538 of the new spending bill passed by President Trump Friday. The section, known as the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment, has been included in federal legislati...

NY lawmakers are pushing to legalize medical cannabis for pets

NY lawmakers are pushing to legalize medical cannabis for pets

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Pet owners in New York could soon be medicating their four-legged friends with medical cannabis products. Just last week, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County secured a bill that would enable pet owners to get a certification for cannabis products from the city’s veterinarians....

Cannabis oil bill approved by Indiana Legislature

Cannabis oil bill approved by Indiana Legislature

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

On the final day of the Indiana legislative session, a bill that would grant the sale and use of CBD oil across Indiana was approved. Backed by Gov. Eric Holcomb, Senate Bill 52 was accepted by both the House and the Senate. Three hours before the midnight deadline, the Senate reached a compromise, p...

Snoop Dogg’s cannabis firm has raked in $45 million for the weed industry

Snoop Dogg’s cannabis firm has raked in $45 million for the weed industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 21, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Investments are being funneled into the cannabis industry from all corners, and if there’s one weed aficionado who deserves a special mention, it has to be Snoop Dogg. Also known by his real name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., Snoop recently announced he will be providing $45 million capital for the...

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

March 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Uncategorized

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Kentucky is one of those straggling states that has yet to approve medical or social use cannabis. However, the medical part may soon change. Kentucky is currently debating a bill that would legalize medical cannabis, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently...

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 14, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News

The United Nations has recently reported on Great Britain’s involvement in the cannabis industry, exposing the country for producing more legal cannabis than anywhere else in the world. Based on statistics gathered by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), cannabis production hit 95 tonnes ...

America’s largest veteran group is calling for medical cannabis research

America’s largest veteran group is calling for medical cannabis research

March 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The nation’s largest veterans group, American Legion, is calling for the federal government to move forward on medical cannabis research. Legion National Commander Denise Rohan said during a speech last week that researching medical cannabis should be a priority when looking for ways to treat veterans who have ailmen...

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

February 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating CBD oil is a safe and effective medicine. The report affirms the medicine's effectiveness while adding there are no known side effects or potential for abuse. “To date, there is no evidence of the recreational use of CBD or any public health-rela...

Health insurer announces groundbreaking medical cannabis coverage plan

Health insurer announces groundbreaking medical cannabis coverage plan

February 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Medical cannabis patients in Canada will soon have the opportunity to have their medicine covered under a health insurance plan, thanks to Sun Life Assurance Co. The option will be available through the Toronto-based firm, who insures one in six Canadians, starting March 1. In the company's press...

Two large Canadian cannabis companies acquired by US tobacco company Alliance One

Two large Canadian cannabis companies acquired by US tobacco company Alliance One

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Alliance One International Inc. has made history this week, after announcing its partnership with two major Canadian cannabis companies.  Secured through Alliance One’s complete indirect subsidiary, Canadian Cultivated Products, Ltd., the “One Tomorrow” strategy saw the major U.S. tobacco co...

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

February 12, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Political unrest reached an all time high after Colorado senator decided to protest against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions action to repeal the Cole Memo – a memo that prevented federal interference in states with legal cannabis laws. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner threatened to hold up Department of Justice nominations until Sessions made changes. ...

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