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U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s CBD brand advocates feminism and equal rights

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s CBD brand advocates feminism and equal rights

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Captain of Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League, Megan Anna Rapinoe, is one many athletes who are not shy about using cannabis. The 34-year-old, who assumes the position of winger when she's on the pitch, recently bagged the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. Rapinoe also s...

The White House approves USDA hemp production rules

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 4, 2019

Federal hemp production rules drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The USDA’s new interim final rules legalizes hemp production nationwide. Effectuated on Thursday, October 31, this regulatory information...

Vape giant Pax Labs slashes employee count after revenue fails to meet projections

Vape giant Pax Labs slashes employee count after revenue fails to meet projections

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Vape market pioneer, Pax Labs, is already suffering the effects of the vape-lung crisis that has left thousands in hospital across the U.S. On Monday, October 21, Pax Labs broke the news that it would be laying off 65 employees; equivalent to 25 percent of its entire team. “In light of evolving business ...

Olivia Newton John believes medical cannabis should be on offer to everyone

Olivia Newton John believes medical cannabis should be on offer to everyone

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Olivia Newton-John, star of the classic hit musical 'Grease', has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. However, she's not letting the deadly disease dampen her spirits, with the 71-year-old praising cannabis as the treatment that has extended her life. The Australian actress recently appeared at ...

Tilray is taking its CBD partnership With Anheuser-Busch InBev to the next level

Tilray is taking its CBD partnership With Anheuser-Busch InBev to the next level

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) are on a mission to dominate the growing CBD market. The Canadian cannabis producer and American brewing giant have announced that they will continue collaborating for the production and marketing of CBD-infused beverages. Drinks developed ...

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Governor approves California’s cannabis tax fairness bill, dismisses cannabis in hospitals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) revealed that he had signed numerous cannabis-related bills into effect. One of those bills will permit legal cannabis companies to benefit from additional tax deductions. Up until Gov. Newsom approved of the bill, cannabis cultivators,...

Cannabis breathalyzer devices set to hit the market in 2020

Cannabis breathalyzer devices set to hit the market in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Drunk drivers are usually the ones who are faced with a breathalyzer test when caught driving under the influence but now, cannabis consumers will be breathalyzed too. Two companies – Hound Labs of California and a Canadian company called SannTek – are working hard to prevent instances of driving...

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Cannabis legalization is unfolding across the United States. So far, 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant for medical purposes. This figure is projected to rise as more research is carried out into the plant’s therapeutic qualities.  Despite the fact that recreational use has a...

Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

A cannabis testing facility in California has detected hydrogen cyanide in black market-sold cartridges. The news, which was first reported by NBC News, has surfaced amidst the vape-lung crisis that has cost many Americans their lives and left thousands hooked up to oxygen machines in the hospital. ...

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

New Frontier Data recently published a report on U.S. cannabis industry trends and predictions. The cannabis research company – which is based in Washington D.C. – unveiled an intriguing insight into the sales forecast for America's budding industry. Published annually, the report is titled, “Th...

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

British drugs company GW Pharmaceuticals celebrated approval for its cannabinoid-based epilepsy medicine EPIDYOLEX® back in June 2018 in the United States.  Now, EPIDYOLEX has also gained approval from the European Commission, thus allowing the epilepsy treatment to be prescribed to diagnosed pat...

Judge invites nonresidents to participate in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

Judge invites nonresidents to participate in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

October 1, 2019

Individuals living outside New Mexico can now apply to participate in the state’s medical cannabis program. A Permanent Writ of Mandamus court order was certified by Santa Fe District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid on Monday, September 23. The Writ of Mandamus removed the rule that restricted New M...

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