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Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 7, 2019

At the end of last month, leading medical and wellness cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings Inc. was given a warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for making false health claims about the CBD-containing products for sale on its website. Curaleaf serves over 150,000 registered medical canna...

Drug smuggling is decreasing at the border

Drug smuggling is decreasing at the border

July 29, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New reports indicate drug smuggling has been decreasing at the border, and it appears states legalizing cannabis is partially responsible. Federal immigration agents say drug smuggling has been steadily decreasing in recent years, and unfortunately, smuggl...

Flourishing hemp industry in the U.S. is attracting greenhouse producers

Flourishing hemp industry in the U.S. is attracting greenhouse producers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2019

Figures released in Vote Hemp’s annual crop report indicate colossal growth in the U.S. hemp industry, what with the most recent report published by the pro-cannabis organization confirming that 80,000 acres of the non-psychoactive plant were grown in various U.S. states last year.  This figure is...

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2019

Contrary to what cynics might have previously thought, cannabis consumption rates among teens in U.S. states that have enacted legal weed laws are actually lower than they are in prohibitionist states. This is based on the results of a new study that came straight out of Montana State University. Stu...

Chart: Cannabis employment in the U.S. increases 34 percent in 2019

Chart: Cannabis employment in the U.S. increases 34 percent in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 21, 2019

The cannabis industry is creating an ever-growing list of jobs and if the findings published in the most recent edition of the 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook are anything to go by, there could be more cannabis-related roles available in the United States by the end of the year than military and flight atte...

Data suggests there are more cannabis stores than McDonald’s and Starbucks

Data suggests there are more cannabis stores than McDonald’s and Starbucks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2019

The newly published Marijuana Business Factbook contains some interesting insights into the dominance of cannabis stores in mature markets.  Included in the Factbook is an in-depth market analysis, regulatory insights and investment updates, as well as quarterly updates that run through February of next year....

Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Jay-Z enters legal weed business by partnering with cannabis company Caliva as chief brand strategist

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2019

“Hip hop's first billionaire” flaunts Beyoncé on his arm, has a string of successful records behind him and boasts his own music label; of course we are talking about Shawn Carter, also known by the name Jay-Z. The 49-year-old has joined Caliva’s staffing team as the cannabis company’s Chief Bra...

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Martha Stewart is collaborating with Canopy Growth to launch a CBD line for pets

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

The cannabis market is on track to grow 700 percent by 2020 and Martha Stewart is not wasting any time getting a slice of pot pie. The American media mogul, who rose to fame with her Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show, has decided to expand her footprint in the industry by joining forces...

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

California lawmakers launch cannabis ad campaign to hinder black market activity

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

California’s illicitly-operating cannabis market is not losing momentum, despite the fact that the plant has been legalized for recreational purposes statewide since January 1, 2018. In an attempt to tackle the ongoing problem, an advertising campaign was recently released by the Bureau of Cannabis...

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

As the “Green Rush” continues to spread across the United States of America, it is clear that the political stance on cannabis legalization is metamorphosing. Globally, the market is estimated to be worth $55.8 billion by 2025 and the U.S. is forecasted to bulk-up its economy with $25 billion in cannabis revenue during the same time peri...

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2019

It might be the 11th U.S. State to legalize cannabis, but Illinois has become the first to offer reparations in its legal cannabis program. On June 25, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill into law making cannabis a legal and regulated product for adult consumption.  The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act...

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2019

The rapid emergence of legal weed throughout the United States and Canada is fueling a global economy centered around the green plant. Investments, acquisitions and innovations in the industry are contributing to a $15 billion valuation that analysts predict the cannabis market will yield in 2019. A rec...

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