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Will legendary beer pioneer Anheuser-Busch be the next beverage company to enter the legal cannabis space?

Will legendary beer pioneer Anheuser-Busch be the next beverage company to enter the legal cannabis space?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


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Over the last few months, the cannabis industry news has been inundated with announcements from big-name brewers entering the legal weed space. We have already learned about the recently announced partnerships between Constellation Brands and Canopy Corp Growth, Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Hydropothe...

A new bill would help expand medical cannabis research

A new bill would help expand medical cannabis research

September 12, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new bipartisan bill called the Medical Cannabis Research Act would make it so there are more places where cannabis can be produced for medical research. As things stand, there is only one facility producing cannabis for government-approved medical cannabis re...

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Last year, fewer "cannabis-involved fatalities" occurred on Colorado’s roads. According to data released in a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), "cannabis-involved traffic fatalities" in The Centennial State plummeted in 2017. Since 2015, CDOT claims that Colorado State...

Survey reveals nearly 37 Million Americans used cannabis last year

Survey reveals nearly 37 Million Americans used cannabis last year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 10, 2018


Filed under News

The number of American cannabis consumers is on the rise. In August, the results of a survey on American cannabis consumption were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A total of 16,280 people from all areas of the U.S. took part in the survey, in which they were asked if they had used cann...

Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products are predicted to affect the cannabis industry

Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products are predicted to affect the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 9, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

The legal cannabis industry is probably going to endure the implications of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. According to Co-CEO of The Blinc Group, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, a wide range of cannabis consumption devices and parts will be subject to Trump’s tariffs, including ...

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan group of senators recently sent the Trump administration letters asking that they expand research on medical cannabis. One letter was sent to Robert Wilkie, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the other was sent to Attorney ...

Cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will cost $32,500 annually

Cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Epidiolex will cost $32,500 annually

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 29, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Epilepsy sufferers may never have to worry about enduring bouts of life-threatening seizures ever again, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the world’s first ever cannabis-derived medication for the treatment of two rare types of pediatric epilepsy. The discussion surrounding ...

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

A total of 30 U.S. states have officially given cannabis the green light, with Oklahoma being the most recent state to legalize the green plant for medical use. Despite this, cannabis is still deemed to be a Schedule I substance by the federal government. In the most recent turn of events, the DEA h...

Illinois governor signs bill to legalize industrial hemp

Illinois governor signs bill to legalize industrial hemp

August 27, 2018


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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp on Saturday, making Illinois one of many states in the nation to allow for the growth of non-psychoactive cannabis. “Legalizing the farming of industrial hemp just makes good sense,” Rauner said. “Roughly 38 states — including...

Constellation Brands invests $4 billion in Canopy Growth and stocks skyrocket

Constellation Brands invests $4 billion in Canopy Growth and stocks skyrocket

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Alcohol corporation Constellation Brands Inc. has recently announced a deal that has sent a ripple of excitement across the cannabis and alcohol industries. On Wednesday, August 15, Constellation Brands announced a $4 billion investment in diversified cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corp. As a result ...

A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

August 26, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced a bill that would allow students who have drug convictions on their criminal record to receive financial aid. As things stand, the widely used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form asks students if th...

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

August 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group of cannabis opponents is suing to stop medical cannabis legalization from appearing on Utah’s ballot in November, claiming the proposition violates religious freedom. The lawsuit claims the proposition violates the religious freedom rights of Walt...

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