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Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

July 21, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently announced it supports a state’s right to legalize cannabis and that the federal government should not interfere with this right. This marks the first time an alcohol association has endorsed legaliza...

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

On July 12, medical cannabis patients in “The Big Apple” rejoiced as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced it would permit cannabis prescriptions for the replacement of opioids. This could potentially help tackle the opioid epidemic. According to a report from the N...

County officials call for federal government to leave cannabis alone

County officials call for federal government to leave cannabis alone

July 18, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently called for the federal government to stay away from cannabis. They want states to be able to legalize cannabis without having to worry about the federal government interfering, as trusty Attorney General Je...

Canada’s cannabis industry could encourage the U.S. to do better

Canada’s cannabis industry could encourage the U.S. to do better

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News

On Thursday, June 7, the Canadian Senate passed the Cannabis Act to legalize recreational cannabis. Global attention is now closely fixated on the North American country, as it embraces cannabis reform and gears up for a market that could potentially rival the U.S. The buildup was long and intense, ...

Increasing number of jobs depend on America’s cannabis industry

Increasing number of jobs depend on America’s cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 16, 2018


Filed under News

The United States' cannabis industry has taken off in a big way, and this is just the beginning. Job growth is a direct effect of the rise of the legal cannabis industry and the nation is poised to reap some serious economic growth. According to New Frontier Data, as many as 630,000 people will b...

President Trump again states he may support bill to end federal cannabis ban

President Trump again states he may support bill to end federal cannabis ban

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

President Donald Trump recently informed reporters that he "probably will end up supporting" a bipartisan bill that would effectively end the federal ban on cannabis. Upon leaving the White House for the G-7 Summit, a two-day discussion that would result in a feud between Trump and Canadian Prime M...

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

July 14, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

America’s opioid epidemic has claimed countless lives and has also contributed to the number of heroin users across the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as 80 percent of heroin addicts claim they misused opioids before developing an addiction to the drug. On a m...

What is Trump doing for veterans who need medical cannabis?

What is Trump doing for veterans who need medical cannabis?

July 13, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A recent report found that certain officials in the Trump administration actually discussed convincing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to start researching how medical cannabis could benefit veterans. The report also shows there was concern ...

Legalization will not be on the ballot in Arizona this year

Legalization will not be on the ballot in Arizona this year

July 11, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group called Safer Arizona has failed to get enough signatures to get legalization on the ballot in Arizona in 2018—only collecting around half of the 150,625 signatures needed. They’re not stopping now, though, because the group told Cannabis News ...

$350 million worth of cannabis will be destroyed under California’s new cannabis rules

$350 million worth of cannabis will be destroyed under California’s new cannabis rules

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 7, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

This Sunday, new regulations are set to take effect in California that will result in cannabis products being demolished to the value of $350 million – an estimate from the United Cannabis Business Alliance. Under California’s new cannabis rules, anything that is not contained in child-proof packaging or l...

What’s next for Vermont and cannabis

What’s next for Vermont and cannabis

July 6, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Adult possession of cannabis is now legal in Vermont, but the state has still not legalized social use sales. Vermont’s Senate passed a bill that would legalize commercial sales earlier this year, but it was killed in the House. “The newly enacted law legalizes adult possession, but it does not address retail sales,” Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, told Ca...

Top Senate Democrat introduces bill to decriminalize cannabis

Top Senate Democrat introduces bill to decriminalize cannabis

July 5, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Another bill to decriminalize cannabis has been introduced in the Senate, this time from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act would take cannabis off of the Controlled Substances Act list of scheduled drugs, whic...

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