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Majority of Americans favor cannabis legalization, poll reveals

Majority of Americans favor cannabis legalization, poll reveals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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Six out of 10 U.S. voters are in favor of legal weed, according to the results of a recent Quinnipiac University poll. The poll – which saw 60 percent of voters saying they support legalization and 33 recent oppose the idea – has demonstrated progressive support for legal cannabis since the y...

Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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A second clinical trial has been conducted by breath diagnostics company Hound Labs in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco. The results of the trial, which was successful, identify how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in a breathalyzer developed by the company. Hound ...

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


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Yeast could have a whole new use: to produce cannabinoids. According to the scientific discovery, published in Nature, a sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose was successfully turned into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Published just last month, the study revealed how yeast could be alter...

Federal bipartisan bill would put legal cannabis question to voters

Federal bipartisan bill would put legal cannabis question to voters

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


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On March 7, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced what they described as a “landmark” chunk of legislation; namely the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019. It is “the only bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow states to make independent choices about their [cannabis] programs,” ac...

Analysts predict global hemp industry will be valued at $5.7 billion by 2020

Analysts predict global hemp industry will be valued at $5.7 billion by 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 11, 2019


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The future looks bright for the hemp industry. Thanks to scientific evidence demonstrating the plant's therapeutic qualities, hemp is emerging as a comeback crop in the United States and across Canada. A plant that grows with no more than 0.2 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), hemp could earn C...

Cory Booker reintroduces his bill to legalize cannabis

Cory Booker reintroduces his bill to legalize cannabis

March 8, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Presidential candidate and Senator Cory Booker has reintroduced his bill to legalize cannabis. The Marijuana Justice Act would legalize cannabis at the federal level and would expunge cannabis-related charges at the federal level for all citizens. The bil...

The Trump admin is taking public comments on cannabis rescheduling

The Trump admin is taking public comments on cannabis rescheduling

March 8, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Now’s your chance to tell the Trump administration how you feel about cannabis’ legal status. The administration is currently accepting public comment regarding the “potential global reclassification” of cannabis ahead of a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs...

Big Pharma, Big Tobacco betting big on legal weed

Big Pharma, Big Tobacco betting big on legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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Major pharmaceutical drug companies are getting involved in legal cannabis, albeit a bit discreetly. According to recent reports, patents are being snapped up left, right and center, while some pharmaceutical giants are dishing out all their dollar on research and development (R&D). So long as a drug is deemed...

Sen. Kamala Harris advocates federal cannabis legalization

Sen. Kamala Harris advocates federal cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California has announced her support for federal cannabis legalization. Admitting to having “inhaled” cannabis during a recent interview on “The Breakfast Club,” Harris disputed claims she had previously opposed cannabis. On the sam...

Following recent victories, MedMen faces some legal setbacks

Following recent victories, MedMen faces some legal setbacks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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A job listing was posted back in November by one of California's biggest cannabis retailers, MedMen. The role for a crisis management planning manager seems somewhat prophetic now, what with the company enduring numerous setbacks in the months that followed. Based on details of the job posting, ...

Weed and fizzy drinks are being eyed up on Wall Street

Weed and fizzy drinks are being eyed up on Wall Street

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 24, 2019


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Cannabis is a hot topic on Wall Street right now, where three cannabis stocks are currently trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). However, it’s not just weed that’s expected to shake up the stock market in 2019 but also, soda and video games. Let’s take a closer look at what Wall Stree...

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 23, 2019


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Looking for a cannabis job? Then you're in luck, because cannabis job postings climbed 76 percent between December 2017 and December 2018. In fact, according to Glassdoor, 1,512 roles were posted on the job listing website in December of last year alone. This is a major increase from 2017 when the figure wa...

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