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Analysts predict global hemp industry will be valued at $5.7 billion by 2020

Analysts predict global hemp industry will be valued at $5.7 billion by 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 11, 2019


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The future looks bright for the hemp industry. Thanks to scientific evidence demonstrating the plant's therapeutic qualities, hemp is emerging as a comeback crop in the United States and across Canada. A plant that grows with no more than 0.2 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), hemp could earn C...

Cory Booker reintroduces his bill to legalize cannabis

Cory Booker reintroduces his bill to legalize cannabis

March 8, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Presidential candidate and Senator Cory Booker has reintroduced his bill to legalize cannabis. The Marijuana Justice Act would legalize cannabis at the federal level and would expunge cannabis-related charges at the federal level for all citizens. The bil...

The Trump admin is taking public comments on cannabis rescheduling

The Trump admin is taking public comments on cannabis rescheduling

March 8, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Now’s your chance to tell the Trump administration how you feel about cannabis’ legal status. The administration is currently accepting public comment regarding the “potential global reclassification” of cannabis ahead of a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs...

Big Pharma, Big Tobacco betting big on legal weed

Big Pharma, Big Tobacco betting big on legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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Major pharmaceutical drug companies are getting involved in legal cannabis, albeit a bit discreetly. According to recent reports, patents are being snapped up left, right and center, while some pharmaceutical giants are dishing out all their dollar on research and development (R&D). So long as a drug is deemed...

Sen. Kamala Harris advocates federal cannabis legalization

Sen. Kamala Harris advocates federal cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California has announced her support for federal cannabis legalization. Admitting to having “inhaled” cannabis during a recent interview on “The Breakfast Club,” Harris disputed claims she had previously opposed cannabis. On the sam...

Following recent victories, MedMen faces some legal setbacks

Following recent victories, MedMen faces some legal setbacks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019


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A job listing was posted back in November by one of California's biggest cannabis retailers, MedMen. The role for a crisis management planning manager seems somewhat prophetic now, what with the company enduring numerous setbacks in the months that followed. Based on details of the job posting, ...

Weed and fizzy drinks are being eyed up on Wall Street

Weed and fizzy drinks are being eyed up on Wall Street

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 24, 2019


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Cannabis is a hot topic on Wall Street right now, where three cannabis stocks are currently trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). However, it’s not just weed that’s expected to shake up the stock market in 2019 but also, soda and video games. Let’s take a closer look at what Wall Stree...

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 23, 2019


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Looking for a cannabis job? Then you're in luck, because cannabis job postings climbed 76 percent between December 2017 and December 2018. In fact, according to Glassdoor, 1,512 roles were posted on the job listing website in December of last year alone. This is a major increase from 2017 when the figure wa...

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 14, 2019


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The year 2018 saw scientists discover things about cannabis that left the world in awe of the leafy green plant. It was also a year when politicians discovered that the general public really does like the idea of cannabis reform. Based on the results of a survey by Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Ameri...

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


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If you've been reading the cannabis news lately, you will know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested changes to international drug treaties. For a bunch of lucky traders, this meant that pot stock demand soared. In fact, one Vancouver company called Weekend Unlimited Inc. saw gains of 148 perce...

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2019


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A report by New Frontier Data has demonstrated growth in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping. Average expenditure per consumer seems to be inflating as more states adapt their laws to permit pot in some form, be it medical or recreational. States are showing growth in their respective legal weed ma...

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 11, 2019


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Cannabis could soon be eradicated from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, after bill H.R. 420 was put in front of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "420 bill" would regulate the plant like alcohol – a stark contrast to cannabis's current Schedule I listing, w...

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