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Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

The Legislature has rescinded a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that could potentially speed up the process of legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine. As a result of the Legislature’s decision, Maine is on the right track to launching it's very own retail market for cannabis. LePage’s veto of cannab...

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

May 24, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Over 70 percent of Democrats, compared to around half of Republicans, favor fully legalizing cannabis. It’s clear that the Democratic Party is starting to embrace this fact, and the Democratic Party of New York state has now decided to make legalizatio...

How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

May 23, 2018


Filed under News, Research

The cannabinoid CBD may hold the key to help cigarette smokers give up smoking, according to new research. Using CBD can completely disable some of the fundamental triggers for relapse in smokers who have just quit – like cues that they strongly associate with smoking cigarettes, such as friends...

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Andrew White, a Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, recently said he supports decriminalizing cannabis possession and expunging the records of those who have been caught with cannabis. That’s a pretty bold proposal for a candidate in Texas, and i...

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

There has been much debate regarding the use of cannabis for depression, but researchers from Washington State University are clearing the smoke clouds. A team of researchers from WSU discovered that just a single puff of cannabis could relieve the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. The result...

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018


Filed under News, Research

The U.S. cannabis industry is flourishing just like the plant itself. As we continue to learn about its healing potential, more people are embracing cannabis reform than ever before. Investors from all corners are flocking to the stock market to get a slice of the green pie.  Once they take ...

VIDEO: America’s New Cash Cow

VIDEO: America’s New Cash Cow
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May 18, 2018


Filed under News, Video

Once the leading producer of crops; hemp looks to make a comeback after being outlawed for decades.

The VA may start researching medical cannabis

The VA may start researching medical cannabis

May 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan group of Congress members is currently pushing for a bill called the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act that would allow the VA to study the potential benefits of medical cannabis. Many veterans use cannabis to treat ailments like PTSD, chr...

Arizona governor signs hemp farming bill

Arizona governor signs hemp farming bill

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that authorizes Arizona farmers to grow hemp. Supporters say producing hemp would give Arizona farmers new options to make money off of a plant some believe would grow well in the desert environment. “This bill opens Arizona to the possibility...

This supermarket is now selling help cigarettes

This supermarket is now selling help cigarettes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Bargain hunters in Switzerland could be getting more than they bargained for, if they shop at Lidl, that is. This German supermarket has recently introduced its very first hemp product - Artur Swiss Cannabis Flowers. Tobacco smokers and stoners are taking a liking to the latest line of locally cultivated hemp cigarettes, which are being sold as...

Cannabis for constipation? The NFL’s Ricky Williams recommends using the herb as a digestive aid

Cannabis for constipation? The NFL’s Ricky Williams recommends using the herb as a digestive aid

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 12, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Since Ricky Williams stepped off the football pitch for good back in 2012, the retired Miami Dolphins running back has been busy launching an impressive line of cannabis-based products, better known as Real Wellness. A repeated violator of the NFL’s drug policy, Williams is not shy about his love for...

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