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Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2019

New research has shed some light on the impacts of medical cannabis on workplace safety. It turns out that – contrary to popular belief that cannabis may negatively impact an employee’s productivity at work – the plant actually seems to be having a positive effect on members of the workforce in st...

Why California has a problem with the black market even after legalization

Why California has a problem with the black market even after legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2019

The illegal cannabis market in California is swelling with some serious momentum. News of a thriving black market in "the Golden State” might come as quite a surprise, considering the fact medical cannabis legalization expanded to the recreational level under a 2016 voter initiative known as the A...

China is capitalizing on the rise of medical cannabis

China is capitalizing on the rise of medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019

As most people already know, a lot of things are stamped with the words “Made in China” on them. After all, China is a hub for creation and innovation. From big-name clothing brands like Prada and Burberry, to the Apple and Android devices that many of us rely on in everyday life, a large chunk of glo...

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019

It looks like "Sin City" is saddling up for an exciting adventure into the legal cannabis industry, with the sight of social consumption lounges transpiring on the horizon.  A team of lawmakers at the Las Vegas City Council recently voted to provide the city's currently-operating dispensaries with the o...

Mexico may soon decriminalize cannabis

Mexico may soon decriminalize cannabis

May 13, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Mexico’s president is currently proposing a plan to decriminalize cannabis in the country. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador outlined his proposal in what is called the “National Development Plan.” The plan would provide prescription canna...

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 4, 2019

The 71 million people that constitute the Gen Z consumer demographic in the United States are making a significant impact on the American consumer economy. Approximately 31 million of those people are in the age range of 18-24. Based on a 2018 report by Research and Markets, Gen Z young adults generate an a...

Merrill Lynch initiates cannabis sector coverage and predicts more cross-border deals

Merrill Lynch initiates cannabis sector coverage and predicts more cross-border deals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently amplified its interest in the legal cannabis industry after it released a report that predicts two significant events likely to cause a paradigm shift: an end to federal prohibition in the U.S. and cannabis oversupply issues by 2021. “Importantly, whether leg...

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

On Friday, April 19, a leading pro-cannabis lawmaker affirmed his confidence in the U.S. House of Representatives passing a cannabis banking reform law later this year. An Oregon-based Democrat and longtime legal weed advocate, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer also predicted that a committee will consider r...

Cannabis report: Baby boomers are paying more for weed

Cannabis report: Baby boomers are paying more for weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

Legal cannabis spending is on the rise. According to ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics, the global cannabis market is predicted to rake in $17 billion this year. What’s more, cannabis consumers around the world are expected to fork out $31.3 billion for the green plant and its derivatives by 2...

Canopy Growth secures deal to buy Acreage for $3.4 billion in ‘game-change’ for North American cannabis industry

Canopy Growth secures deal to buy Acreage for $3.4 billion in ‘game-change’ for North American cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019

Canopy Growth has made news headlines once again for an acquisition that has set the cannabis industry leader back a whopping $3.4 billion. The deal, which won’t be effectuated until federal prohibition is lifted by the U.S. government, will see the Ontario-based company purchase New York-based...

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

If you feel perplexed by the current situation surrounding America's pot laws, you're not the only one. A growing number of U.S. states are legalizing the plant either for medical purposes, recreational purposes or both. This has stirred up confusion amongst the cannabis community, due to the fact that ...

Updated medical cannabis law in New Mexico could grant inmates access to weed

Updated medical cannabis law in New Mexico could grant inmates access to weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

New Mexico is still feeling the effects of a bill that was recently signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The new law amends the State's medical cannabis rule to expand patient access to pharmaceutical-grade weed. Since the changes were signed into law, confusion has permeated New Mexico's...

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