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Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2019

“Hip hop's first billionaire” flaunts Beyoncé on his arm, has a string of successful records behind him and boasts his own music label; of course we are talking about Shawn Carter, also known by the name Jay-Z. The 49-year-old has joined Caliva’s staffing team as the cannabis company’s Chief Bra...

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

The cannabis market is on track to grow 700 percent by 2020 and Martha Stewart is not wasting any time getting a slice of pot pie. The American media mogul, who rose to fame with her Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show, has decided to expand her footprint in the industry by joining forces...

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

California’s illicitly-operating cannabis market is not losing momentum, despite the fact that the plant has been legalized for recreational purposes statewide since January 1, 2018. In an attempt to tackle the ongoing problem, an advertising campaign was recently released by the Bureau of Cannabis...

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

As the “Green Rush” continues to spread across the United States of America, it is clear that the political stance on cannabis legalization is metamorphosing. Globally, the market is estimated to be worth $55.8 billion by 2025 and the U.S. is forecasted to bulk-up its economy with $25 billion in cannabis revenue during the same time peri...

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2019

It might be the 11th U.S. State to legalize cannabis, but Illinois has become the first to offer reparations in its legal cannabis program. On June 25, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill into law making cannabis a legal and regulated product for adult consumption.  The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act...

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2019

The rapid emergence of legal weed throughout the United States and Canada is fueling a global economy centered around the green plant. Investments, acquisitions and innovations in the industry are contributing to a $15 billion valuation that analysts predict the cannabis market will yield in 2019. A rec...

Bruce Linton is fired from Canopy Growth, company clings onto Acreage deal

Bruce Linton is fired from Canopy Growth, company clings onto Acreage deal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

The world’s largest cannabis company has abolished Bruce Linton; Canopy Growth’s very own co-founder and Co-CEO. Constellation Brands, which currently owns a 40 percent chunk of the cannabis company, was behind the decision. Responsible for producing some of the most iconic beer, spirits and wine brands in ...

The Democratic debates have yet to feature cannabis

The Democratic debates have yet to feature cannabis

July 8, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The first Democratic presidential debate that was hosted by NBC recently did not feature any discussion on cannabis legalization, and some people aren’t too happy about that. “I am absolutely disappointed that wasn’t an issue when you see voters t...

U.S. House of Representatives approves bipartisan amendment to protect state-legal cannabis programs

U.S. House of Representatives approves bipartisan amendment to protect state-legal cannabis programs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 5, 2019

Just as last month was coming to an end, something profound happened in the pot industry.  A successful vote (267-165) by the U.S. House of Representatives saw the approval of a bipartisan amendment to safeguard state-legal cannabis programs. It was the first time that a congressional chamber victoriously voted in favor of pro...

Study discovers no connection between recreational cannabis legalization in Colorado and youth cannabis use/behavior

Study discovers no connection between recreational cannabis legalization in Colorado and youth cannabis use/behavior

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 5, 2019

On November 6, 2012, recreational cannabis legalization went into effect across the State of Colorado, making it one of the first regions in the U.S. to pass such a law. Coloradans voted to legalize Colorado Amendment 64, which went into effect in January of 2014. With it being one of the early movers in ter...

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Adults aged 21 and over will soon be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in Illinois, thanks to the passing of HB 1438 on Thursday, May 30. It was on this date that the Illinois House voted to legalize adult-use cannabis with a vote of 66-47. The measure that will legalize recreati...

Governors call for Congress to pass STATES Act

Governors call for Congress to pass STATES Act

June 18, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A dozen governors are now calling for Congress to pass the STATES Act. The bill, which was introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (D-Colo.), would make it so cannabis is no longer illegal at the federal level and would allow st...

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