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Pittsburgh cops are still targeting minorities after decriminalization

Pittsburgh cops are still targeting minorities after decriminalization

October 12, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Many who argue in favor of cannabis decriminalization or legalization do so by focusing on how the War on Drugs has disproportionately harmed communities of color. Though this is true, there are still many issues with racial bias in American law enforcem...

Florida’s governor’s race is focusing on legalization

Florida’s governor’s race is focusing on legalization

October 11, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Legalization is taking a major role in midterm elections across the country, and it’s definitely been an important topic in Florida’s race for governor. Democrat Andrew Gillum has consistently voiced his support for legalization, while his opponent Republic...

Former president of NYSE advises investors to steer clear of Tilray (for now, at least)

Former president of NYSE advises investors to steer clear of Tilray (for now, at least)

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 10, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Have you been paying attention to the cannabis news lately? If so, you will know that Tilray has emerged as one of the highest valued cannabis companies in the industry. The Canadian medical cannabis supplier might seem like a worthwhile investment but, according to former NYSE President Tom Farl...

Former U.S. Attorney describes cannabis’ Schedule 1 classification as “absurd”

Former U.S. Attorney describes cannabis’ Schedule 1 classification as “absurd”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 7, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Voting time is fast approaching for Missourians. Next month, residents of the “Show-Me State” will be given a chance to vote for medical cannabis legalization in Missouri. Advocates of cannabis reform will be happy to know that former U.S. Attorney for Kansas, Barry Grissom, is also on their...

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 6, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Canadians who are gearing up to indulge in recreational weed once the Cannabis Act goes into full force on October 17 could be faced with problems if they try to cross the U.S. border. Citizens of the Great White North should prepare to divulge border guards with information pertaining to their ...

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Ted Cruz is facing a close Senate race against his opponent Beto O’Rourke this year, and a topic that has been discussed widely during this race is the legalization of cannabis. O’Rourke is a strong supporter of legalization, while Cruz opposes ...

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

A bill to legalize medical cannabis for veterans has been filed by two Democratic U.S. senators. The Senate bill, named the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, would entitle physicians who operate within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in ...

Nevada pulls in 140 percent more cannabis tax revenue in first year than initially anticipated

Nevada pulls in 140 percent more cannabis tax revenue in first year than initially anticipated

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Just one year following the enactment of Nevada's cannabis industry, demand has surpassed predictions. Recreational cannabis sales in Nevada officially started on January 1, 2017. Over the last 12 months, in excess of $69.8 million was accumulated by the state in cannabis tax revenue. The Nevada D...

Seattle is vacating more than 500 past cannabis charges

Seattle is vacating more than 500 past cannabis charges

September 29, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Many people who were charged with misdemeanor crimes in Seattle, Washington related to cannabis will soon get some much-needed relief. This is because municipal judges in the city have decided to vacate 542 charges that occurred before the state legalize...

DEA reschedules CBD, with a few exceptions

DEA reschedules CBD, with a few exceptions

September 28, 2018


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On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Agency rescheduled CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, from a Schedule 1 drug to a Schedule 5 drug. Although, not all CBD products are included under the rescheduling. Only CBD products with low THC content, approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), are...

Police in Washington D.C. will stop arresting people over consuming cannabis in public

Police in Washington D.C. will stop arresting people over consuming cannabis in public

September 28, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s not currently legal to consume cannabis in public in Washington, D.C., despite the fact the city legalized cannabis in 2015. Because of this, many people have been arrested over public consumption over the last few years. That’s about to change b...

Analysts predict the value of the CBD market will reach $22 billion by 2022

Analysts predict the value of the CBD market will reach $22 billion by 2022

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2018


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The value of the CBD market was previously estimated to top $20 billion by the year 2020, but new predictions from Brightfield Group say it could reach $22 billion. Cannabis industry analysts at Brightfield have considered the broad market that CBD appeals to when making their predictions. ...

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