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Mexican Congress aims to bolster economic recovery with cannabis legalization

https://420intel.com/articles/2018/11/02/mexican-supreme-court-declares-prohibition-recreational-cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2020

Cannabis to the rescue! This is what it seems like lately, with medical cannabis patients in many legal states across the United States – and their collective economies – benefiting from the industry being dubbed "essential business". As Mexico anticipates a financially-impacted aftermath from COVID-19, Senato...

DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2020

Congress is being prompted to take administrative action and broaden its research into cannabis' therapeutic effects. The case has emerged following a “secret” Justice Department document that was forcefully released by a scientist who goes by the name of Sue Sisley. Sisley – in addition to many other scienti...

Canadian cannabis giant Tilray sees its net loss improve to $184 million

https://www.healtheuropa.eu/medical-cannabis-research-leader/87243/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2020

In February, Tilray laid off 10 percent of its staff as part of a "global restructuring effort." Whatever Tilray has been busy doing since this time, the company – one of the most acknowledged and sophisticated producers on a global scale – seems to be experiencing some positive repercussions.  ...

Scanning technology could clarify difference between hemp and cannabis

Scanning technology could clarify difference between hemp and cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2020

A team of agricultural researchers based in Texas could soon be unleashing a groundbreaking piece of technology on the hemp industry. Namely, Texas A&M AgriLife – one of the first of many universities actively involved since the 1876 founding of the "Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas" – is worki...

Aurora Cannabis shareholders shudder as company sells itself short

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/aurora-cannabis-announces-ceo-retirement-and-succession-board-of-directors-expansion-and-business-transformation-plan-869307955.html

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2020

On May 14, 2018, a press release announcing Aurora Cannabis' intention to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of MedReleaf was published. This all-share transaction was valued at approximately CAD$3.2 billion – equivalent to USD$2.3 billion – on a fully-diluted basis. Unfortun...

Oklahoma sees record medical cannabis state taxes as Arkansas consumers stock up

http://theleafonline.com/c/politics/medical-use/2018/07/ok-voters-back-medical-marijuana/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 11, 2020

The low cost of cannabis in Oklahoma has prompted hordes of Arkansans to make the five-hour drive for a stash top-up. As a direct effect of this, Oklahoma’s medical cannabis market has boomed in value, whereas the medical cannabis market in Arkansas has struggled to retain customers. A report r...

Nevada hemp grower lawsuit can proceed, District Court rules

https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=florida+hemp#id=398267EB0A9583D2548DA8C41392D7149CB7E039

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 8, 2020

Back in January, Tahoe Hemp LLC – a Nevada-based hemp producer – filed a lawsuit against Carson City. The suit claimed that the city denied the grower access to a plot of land for hemp cultivation purposes. Although Tahoe didn’t clarify its plans to grow hemp plants on the plot of land at the poin...

Poll suggests that COVID-19 will influence cannabis industry more than others

https://www.traverseticker.com/news/first-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-in-michigan/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 8, 2020

A webinar called “Insuring Cannabis: From the Mechanics to Seeing Through The Weeds” was aired live on April 15. The discussion drew one main conclusion that has since ignited plenty of conversation in the legal weed community: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to impact cannabis more than other industries.  Ho...

Study shows 38 percent year over year increase in U.S. cannabis consumption

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190508005431/en/MRI-Simmons-Launches-Sales-Catalyst

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 1, 2020

Cannabis has emerged from the shadows of its past and is now looking more vibrant and radiant than ever. Sweeping legislation has led to the mainstream infiltration of cannabis-based products which, in turn, has had an impact on the consumer demographic. This was proved in a recent poll conducted b...

Lawmakers want verbal medical cannabis recommendations for veterans amid COVID-19

https://www.potnetwork.com/news/michael-krawitz-leaves-no-soldier-behind-executive-director-veterans-medical-cannabis-access

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 28, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic lingers, head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being urged to allow verbal medical cannabis recommendations for military servicemen. A letter led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was addressed to the VA from seven members of the Massachusetts congressional...

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