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Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

In an attempt to stop unlicensed cannabis dispensaries from advertising their services to prospective customers, Weedmaps has announced it will be cracking down on illegally-operating businesses. The news of Weedmaps banning unlicensed cannabis companies indicates that online black market activity...

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

A number of pro-cannabis politicians are feeling hopeful about an initiative that is headed to the 2020 Florida ballot. So far, cannabis reform has swept across 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Florida sits at the epicenter of the "Green Rush" and if next year's voter-driven ballot measure...

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for (cannabis) in the United States." Cannabis proponents ...

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Could cannabis reform be on the horizon for the United States of America? Based on recent news, there's a good chance . Recent reports have revealed how the American Bar Association (ABA) wants to stop pot prohibition once and for all. A resolution has been adopted by the ABA to prompt further research int...

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Did you know that one in three adults don't get adequate sleep every night? This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends a minimum of seven hours of shuteye every 24 hours. Thankfully for insomniacs and people who struggle with sleep disorders, cannabis for sleep could help. The...

Feds spent more money on cannabis prohibition and furniture in 2018 combatting terrorism

Feds spent more money on cannabis prohibition and furniture in 2018 combatting terrorism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

According to reports, the Trump administration has restricted funding for tackling domestic terrorism. Instead, more money will be used to deal with pot prohibition. It's a pretty bad time for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cut back, what with the nation currently mourning the loss of...

Survey data demonstrates reduction in alcohol consumption and pill use among cannabis consumers

Survey data demonstrates reduction in alcohol consumption and pill use among cannabis consumers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2019

A recent report published by Gannett has revealed how cannabis consumers tend to reduce their intake of alcohol and prescription painkillers.  With alcohol claiming the lives of some 88,000 Americans on an annual basis, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse, and prescription painkille...

Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

Cannabis shop owners in seven separate Oklahoma locations have filed an angry lawsuit against the world's largest social media platform, Facebook. Allegations have been made against the master creation of Mark Zuckerberg by plaintiffs who claim that they've unfairly been locked in “Facebook jail” as ...

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was expected to eliminate the uncertainty that enshrouds the hemp and CBD industries. In spite of it passing with President Donald Trump’s signature in December of last year, a great deal of discrimination still clouds the ambiguous legal CBD market. CBD (cannabidiol) is...

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

A study recently published in Ecological Economics titled, "Cannabis legalization by states reduces illegal growing on US national forests," has shed some light on the impact that recreational cannabis legalization has had on the number of cannabis cultivation sites operating illegally in national forests. Based on sta...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The first cannabis restaurant in Greater Los Angeles is getting ready to open its doors and begin ushering in customers. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café is located in the West Hollywood district and the official launch date has finally been announced as September 1, 2019. Southern California has never ...

Trump’s ongoing trade with China: How is it impacting cannabis companies?

Trump’s ongoing trade with China: How is it impacting cannabis companies?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

It has been well over a year since President Donald Trump first ignited a trade war against China; a dispute that Trump says could continue until next year. Based on a recent report by CNBC, the disagreement is “still threatening to slap duties on another $325 billion of goods."  A trade war between the United States and China could seriously influence things in the legal cannabis sector...

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