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How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?

How will Lindsey Graham handle legalization efforts?

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is leaving his position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee for another position, which means he will be replaced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Grassley has been a difficult opponent of legalization who has refused to ev...

Cannabis for cancer: Scientific proof of the plant’s ability to treat the disease

Cannabis for cancer: Scientific proof of the plant’s ability to treat the disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 25, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Over the last 15-20 years, various bodies of research have revealed how cannabis for cancer could be an effective remedy. The cannabis plant's derivatives, including a well-known cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC,” have demonstrated anti-tumor activity in animal cancer models. N...

Cannabis vending machines: A promising addition to the flourishing industry?

Cannabis vending machines: A promising addition to the flourishing industry?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

In an attempt to tackle the long queues that sometimes spill out of dispensary doors, cannabis vending machine technology is slowly permeating the legal pot space. Industry speculators see this innovative type of technology an integral component of the growing legal cannabis industry, which is pr...

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

While some states have just gotten round to launching their recreational cannabis markets, such as Michigan, Colorado is already five years deep in the adult-use segment of the legal weed industry. Here we are in the midst of the pro-pot wave that is currently infiltrating much of North America and Col...

Jeff Sessions is OUT – How will Trump’s new AG affect the cannabis industry?

Jeff Sessions is OUT – How will Trump’s new AG affect the cannabis industry?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The results of the recent election will understandably have repercussions on the cannabis industry, some of which will last for a while and some that will have a temporary effect. Michigan experienced an instant shift in evolution, as it became the first state in the Midwest to legalize cannabis for a...

BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A new report from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) has shone a light on the profitability of global weed. So promising is the outlook, that the sky-high valuations we currently see for major Canadian cannabis players like Tilray, valued at $20 billion, will seem surprisingly cheap in the near future. Ca...

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Every day, as many as 115 Americans will lose their life as a consequence of opioid overdose. Addiction to pharmaceutical opiates claimed 200,000 lives between 1999 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that weed could be the solution, with ...

Cannabis reform in the U.S. one step closer after Democratic House flip

Cannabis reform in the U.S. one step closer after Democratic House flip

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The ball is well and truly rolling for cannabis reform in the United States. Democrats have successfully regained authority over the U.S. House of Representatives. A momentous move like this could potentially act as a catalyst for federal cannabis legalization that would put Uncle Sam in the same...

New Mexico cannabis provider wins plant count lawsuit against NMDOH

New Mexico cannabis provider wins plant count lawsuit against NMDOH

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 15, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

A mother and medical cannabis caregiver is rejoicing after her joint lawsuit with Ultra Health against the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) led to the procurement of a sufficient medical cannabis supply. Sena’s daughter suffers from a rare type of epilepsy, of which cannabis’ non-psychoact...

Seniors are using weed to treat anxiety, arthritis and back pain

Seniors are using weed to treat anxiety, arthritis and back pain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 11, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

If someone told you a few years ago that medical cannabis use among seniors would soon emerge as a trend, would you have believed them? Probably not, what with cannabis carrying such a negative stigma in the past. However, things have changed and the truth is that the 50+ group are beginning to cons...

New York looks towards legalization

New York looks towards legalization

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said recently that it’s pretty much inevitable that the state will legalize cannabis soon. Because the midterm election forced Cuomo to take a more pro-legalization stance than he had previously, it seems he’s finally committed...

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A lot of people have been speculating whether President Trump will approve cannabis legalization if a bill makes it through Congress. Many believe he would be accepting of the STATES Act, which would allow states to legalize cannabis without federal ...

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