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Hemp production increases, acreage doubles in 2017

Hemp production increases, acreage doubles in 2017

Sara Tiradossi

December 15, 2017


Filed under News

Despite federal prohibition, hemp continues to rise, with a production of 23,343 acres in 2017. The 2017 Hemp Crop Report, which records state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2017, as well as acreage totals, showed acreage more than doubled from 2016, and state licenses were issued...

Vermont looks poised to legalize cannabis very soon

Vermont looks poised to legalize cannabis very soon

December 15, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Vermont will be the next state to legalize social use cannabis. According to reports, it’s likely the state’s legislature will vote to legalize as soon as January. The legislature already voted to legalize this year, but the gover...

WHO: CBD should not be a scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act, carries no addiction risks

WHO: CBD should not be a scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act, carries no addiction risks

Sara Tiradossi

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

The World Health Organization has declared that cannabidiol (CBD) should not be a scheduled drug. The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence released findings and scheduling recommendations on Wednesday for more than a dozen substances, and plans to undertake a fuller review of CBD in 2018. After...

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017


Filed under News

A new study found health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help them get medical cannabis. In the survey, which was published in Pediatrics, 85 percent of providers who were certified to provide access to medical cannabis would be willing to help children with can...

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Statistics are increasingly proving cannabis use among teenagers dropped in states where cannabis is legal, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Colorado reported the most significant drop, where the rates between individuals aged 12-17 fell almost 2 percent from 11.13 percen...

This liquor distributor will start selling social cannabis at its stores in July

This liquor distributor will start selling social cannabis at its stores in July

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Nova Scotia, a province on Canada’s eastern shore, announced on Thursday the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp., its alcohol distributor, would sell cannabis in its stores and on its website once social legalization takes off in July 2018. "The NSLC has the experience and expertise to distribute and sell...

Sessions mocks intern who questions his stance on cannabis

Sessions mocks intern who questions his stance on cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

Earlier this year, Attorney General Sessions said during a private event that the U.S. legal system must be "based on law and based on facts" and "can't be politicized." ABC News obtained video of the summer intern lecture series event featuring Sessions through a Freedom of Information Act request....

The Army is okay with your past cannabis smoking now, but many think that’s not enough

The Army is okay with your past cannabis smoking now, but many think that’s not enough

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The Army has officially decided it’s okay with recruits having smoked cannabis before joining the service, but many think that it’s not going far enough. Recruits are still not allowed to use cannabis while they’re in the military, and Department of ...

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

According to a recent survey, up to 65 percent of adults stated they consumed cannabis at least “a few times every week.” The survey, which came from canna-business consulting firm Enlucem, considered 1,000 adults above the age of 21 in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado to f...

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Alcohol sales have dropped as much as 15 percent in states with legal medical cannabis, according to a new working study from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. The study added information on how cannabis availability could reduce alcohol consumption, which is more harmful...

U.S. Surgeon General supports studying medical cannabis, but opposes social use

U.S. Surgeon General supports studying medical cannabis, but opposes social use

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said he supports medical cannabis research, but still opposes social use legalization. According to Adams, who spoke at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ annual conference in Indianapolis, medical cannabis “should be like any other drug.” “We...

Maryland dispensaries run out of medical cannabis in opening week

Maryland dispensaries run out of medical cannabis in opening week

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Soon after opening this week, Maryland’s medical cannabis dispensaries ran out of product, as limited supply is struggling to keep up with high demand. Dispensary owners did not receive as much product as they hoped and had to limit customers to smaller quantities than they were legally allowed...

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