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Bernie Sanders is fighting to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bernie Sanders is fighting to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has extended his efforts for cannabis reform after he signed onto a bill that would legalize medical cannabis for military veterans. The legislation, which the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate cosponsored on Thursday, November 7, would provide veterans with a fed...

Tilray and Cronos report decline in per-gram weed prices

Tilray and Cronos report decline in per-gram weed prices

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

Two of Canada’s leading companies have reported a reduction in the per-gram price of cannabis in Canada’s legal market. Tilray, Inc. and Cronos Group released financial results for the third quarter on Tuesday, November 12.  Although both companies welcomed fair financial results, they each rep...

Drake is teaming up with a Canadian cannabis firm to launch business in Toronto

Drake is teaming up with a Canadian cannabis firm to launch business in Toronto

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

He is well known for releasing chart topping hits such as “What’s my name?” featuring Rihanna and “Started from the bottom,” which reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, Rapper Drake is getting involved with the cannabis industry, in spite of the fact that he is not as heavily associa...

Walk-in medical cannabis clinics are coming to Walmarts in Canada

Walk-in medical cannabis clinics are coming to Walmarts in Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

If you do your shopping at Walmart, the next time you visit you may notice a walk-in clinic has popped up. It won’t be just any regular clinic, but a clinic inside which licensed medical practitioners will be providing information and guidance to prospective medical cannabis consumers.  Walmar...

Mexican officials extend deadline for recreational cannabis bill

Mexican officials extend deadline for recreational cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

Mexico's recreational cannabis bill, which was expected to be approved on October 31, will not be considered for another six months. This is according to recent reports, which revealed how the Mexican Supreme Court made a unanimous decision to extend the October 28 deadline. Cannabis advocates in Mexico were hopeful th...

Sales of cannabis edibles climb in at least four states amidst vape health crisis

Sales of cannabis edibles climb in at least four states amidst vape health crisis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

It seems that the recent outbreak of vape-related health problems has led to a surge in sales of cannabis edibles. Four cannabis-friendly states have seen a noticeable increase in retail sales of edibles, whereas retail sales of vaping products have sunk.  People in 49 states, the District of Columbi...

Students file lawsuits against U.S. colleges that prohibit medical cannabis on-campus

Students file lawsuits against U.S. colleges that prohibit medical cannabis on-campus

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

Heated arguments are erupting between colleges in the United States and their students; medical cannabis patients are not allowed to use their medicine on-campus. This is down to a clash between federal and state cannabis laws.  Due to outdated campus drug policies, students are faced with restrictions...

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 ...

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