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A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

A proposed Colorado bill would allow cops determine who’s driving high

February 7, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A somewhat controversial new bill in Colorado would let cops to determine who is driving while high based on their observations, as opposed to demanding a blood test. Colorado law currently states that anyone with 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of ...

Illinois will allow opioid users to use medical cannabis

Illinois will allow opioid users to use medical cannabis

February 7, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Illinois is one of many states where residents are facing the terrible effects of the opioid epidemic, and a new program hopes to help people get off opioids by offering them medical cannabis. The new Opioid Alternative Pilot Program allows Illinois resident...

World Health Organizations suggests reclassification of cannabis under international treaties

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2019


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The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to remove whole-plant cannabis and its key derivatives such as cannabis resin from Schedule IV of a 1961 drug convention signed by many countries from all across the globe. This drug category is the harshest placement for such a medicinal plant. Global healt...

NFL Super Bowl won’t run this cannabis ad

NFL Super Bowl won’t run this cannabis ad

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 31, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Advertising with Super Bowl on the infamous football Sundays presents the pinnacle of opportunity for brands to be seen and taken seriously by a large audience. Unfortunately, for one cannabis company, CBS is not planning on running any pot commercials this year. According to a report from Bloomberg, CBS di...

What cannabis trends are in store for 2019?

What cannabis trends are in store for 2019?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 28, 2019


Filed under Culture, News

As cannabis legalization unfurls across the globe, the landscape is becoming peppered with state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and extraction facilities, research and development (R&D) operations, dispensaries, both medicinal and recreational, depending on the locality. Even colleges are all...

New bill would force VA to study medical cannabis

New bill would force VA to study medical cannabis

January 28, 2019


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan bill has been introduced by Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) that would force the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study how medical cannabis could benefit veterans. Many veterans currently use medical cannabis for ailments like ...

Cannabis legalization bills filed in six red States ahead of 2019 legislative sessions

Cannabis legalization bills filed in six red States ahead of 2019 legislative sessions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019


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A nickname that has caught on in the new legal market of cannabis is the “green rush” and quite rightly so. Cannabis legalization is spreading, with 33 U.S. states legalizing the plant for medical use, and a further 10 States and Washington D.C. legalizing the plant for recreational purposes. ...

Cannabis companies anticipate major growth after Trump signs bill legalizing hemp

Cannabis companies anticipate major growth after Trump signs bill legalizing hemp

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019


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At the end of last year, on December 20, President Donald Trump signed an $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. “We have to take care of our farmers and ranchers, and we will take care of them,” declared Trump at the signing ceremony.  Now that the Farm Bill has been signed by Trump, the ...

Legal cannabis could cost alcohol and tobacco firms $55 billion per year

Legal cannabis could cost alcohol and tobacco firms $55 billion per year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 23, 2019


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Alcohol and tobacco companies across the globe could be letting a lot of money slip through their fingers if North America's legal cannabis industry continues to evolve at such a rapid rate. In fact, a new Altacorp report claims that global alcohol and tobacco giants may miss out on $55 billion ann...

Cannabis expert believes that the industry’s future lies outside of Canada

Cannabis expert believes that the industry’s future lies outside of Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 19, 2019


Filed under Global, News

Canada might be cashing in on the legal cannabis industry for now, but what's in store for the future? According to a Canadian cannabis expert, the future lies in Central and South America's sun-drenched fields, as opposed to the fully-equipped, state-of-the-art greenhouses that have progressively speckled...

Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Pennsylvania lawmakers gear up to push complete cannabis legalization bills

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


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Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are going full steam ahead with the rollout of cannabis legalization bills for the forthcoming legislative session. In early January, what has been described as “the most comprehensive legalization legislation to date” was initiated by Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D). Th...

Mexico takes big strides towards cannabis legalization

Mexico takes big strides towards cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


Filed under Global, News

Mexico is on the cusp of legalizing the possession, cultivation, consumption, and sale of cannabis after the party of the president-elect pushed for the legislation. If the submission for cannabis legalization in Mexico is passed, the country would undergo a drastic change in terms of its drug laws. The Mexican government banned...

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