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A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

A new bill would let students with drug convictions receive financial aid

August 26, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced a bill that would allow students who have drug convictions on their criminal record to receive financial aid. As things stand, the widely used Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form asks students if th...

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

A Utah religious group is trying to block medical cannabis legalization

August 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group of cannabis opponents is suing to stop medical cannabis legalization from appearing on Utah’s ballot in November, claiming the proposition violates religious freedom. The lawsuit claims the proposition violates the religious freedom rights of Walt...

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

August 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new study has found workplace fatalities are down in states that have legalized medical cannabis, which is encouraging to advocates who claim medical marijuana does not cause harm to public health. Researchers looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...

Cannabis legalization in Canada might dismantle the medical cannabis system

Cannabis legalization in Canada might dismantle the medical cannabis system

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 18, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Cannabis legalization in Canada will be enacted on October 17, 2018. When this eagerly anticipated day comes, doctors in the North American country hope that Canada's medical cannabis system will eventually be discontinued. This is according to Canadian Medical Association vice-president, Dr. Jeff Blackmer...

Heir to Wrigley Chewing Gum invests in the cannabis industry

Heir to Wrigley Chewing Gum invests in the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

The global cannabis industry is booming. According to GrandViewResearch, it will grow at a CAGR of 34.6% from 2018-2025. By 2024, the industry will be valued at a whopping $63.5 billion. Cannabis could even outshine the alcohol and tobacco markets in the very near future; something that William “Beau” Wrigley ...

North Dakota to vote on cannabis legalization

North Dakota to vote on cannabis legalization

August 17, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor North Dakota will officially be voting on cannabis legalization in November, and cannabis advocates are hopeful that citizens will approve the measure. The state approved medical cannabis in 2016, and it seems like voters might be ready to take the next step. ...

New cannabis breathalyzer could prevent drugged-driving

New cannabis breathalyzer could prevent drugged-driving

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under News

New York is inching closer to legalizing recreational cannabis and in the midst of this, a new cannabis breathalyzer is being unveiled. The unique law enforcement device is designed to detect traces of cannabis in pot smokers. Motorists who are caught behind the wheel with more than 0.08 percent blood-alcohol...

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Research

A team of researchers across the nation have carried out a study on the effects of cannabis decriminalization on youth cannabis consumption. The study was led by Washington University with the aim of squashing prohibitionist rhetoric that says decriminalization encourages consumption. The resul...

What cannabis consumers can expect from Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

What cannabis consumers can expect from Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 14, 2018


Filed under News

President Donald Trump has revealed the name of the person he will be hiring to step-in for recently retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the United States Supreme Court: Washington, D.C. Circuit Court Judge, Brett M. Kavanaugh. Democrats are probably going to object to Kavanaugh’s new job position. Neverthel...

These seven U.S. states may have billion-dollar cannabis markets by 2022

These seven U.S. states may have billion-dollar cannabis markets by 2022

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The U.S. cannabis industry is progressing at a colossal place. More than two-thirds of U.S. States have now legalized the plant for medicinal and/or recreational use and sale. With this rise in legalization comes an almighty economic boost. In fact, according to new data from ArcView Market Research ...

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