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Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Voters in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri all approved their cannabis ballot measures after the midterm elections Nov. 6, 2018. Michigan legalized cannabis for adult use, becoming the first state in the Midwest to approve of legalized cannabis. Medical initiatives were also passed by voters in Utah in...

The end of cannabis prohibition in Mexico: Your questions answered

The end of cannabis prohibition in Mexico: Your questions answered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 5, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Last week, cannabis prohibition in Mexico came to an almighty end. The nation's Supreme Court made the unanimous decision to end the country's ban on recreational cannabis consumption, a move that marks significant progress for Mexico's undeveloped cannabis industry. With cannabis prohibition in Mexico offi...

Cannabis prohibition: Has it made cannabis more dangerous?

Cannabis prohibition: Has it made cannabis more dangerous?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Perhaps one of the most commonly raised topics regarding cannabis reform is that the plant may induce psychosis symptoms. Of course, scientists are proving the cynics wrong as they unlock cannabis’ medicinal potential, such as its ability to actually combat psychosis with a unique therapeutic ...

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

What can the U.S. and Canada’s cannabis industry learn from the Amsterdam coffee shop scene?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 4, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

The Netherlands is one of the most weed-friendly places on the map. The European country's permissive cannabis laws have propelled the Amsterdam region into a must-visit destination for people who like to get high. According to Statista, around 570 cannabis coffee shops were peppered around the country last year, a large portion of which can be found in the country’s ca...

Legal weed in Canada could prompt demand for low-potency pot products

Legal weed in Canada could prompt demand for low-potency pot products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 3, 2018


Filed under Global, News

The Cannabis Act, A.K.A. Bill C-45, has officially been passed. October 17 was the momentous occasion on which Canada's cannabis legalization was enacted. Amidst the “green rush” that is currently unfurling across the Great White North, industry insiders believe that low potency products will...

Here’s what the biggest cannabis investor on the planet has to say about his $4 billion investment

Here’s what the biggest cannabis investor on the planet has to say about his $4 billion investment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 2, 2018


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The recent surge in cannabis stocks could be attributed to a deal that was struck between Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) and Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) back on August 15. Constellation invested $4 billion into the Canadian cannabis cultivator, bringing its stake in the company up to 38 percen...

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

Anti-legalization group spreading potency lies in Michigan

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like Michigan is ready to legalize social use cannabis, as a proposal to do so currently has the support of over 57 percent of its residents. The election is near, and it appears opposition groups are trying anything they can to stop this pro...

Cannabis in Space is on the horizon

Cannabis in Space is on the horizon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 28, 2018


Filed under News

Legal cannabis is turning over some serious profit and if plans to test cannabis in Space go well, profits could be catapulted into another dimension. Some 250 miles above Planet Earth is the infamous NASA International Space Station (ISS). Inside this space station, the cannabis plant will analyzed ...

North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A ballot initiative in North Dakota that would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over appears to have enough support in the state to pass next month. A recent poll shows Measure 3 with 51 percent support and 36 percent opposing. This is yet another example of support for legalization g...

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

A recently released Gallup poll shows an interesting light on the topic of cannabis legalization in the U.S. According to the results of Gallup's poll on cannabis reform, 66 percent of Americans now support legalization, indicating a positive shift in opinion for the third consecutive year running. T...

Investors want to patent genetically modified cannabis

Investors want to patent genetically modified cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Research

In Montreal, scientists at Hyasynth Biologicals laboratory are working hard trying to develop genetically modified cannabis genes. Their main aim is to modify the active ingredients contained in the plant, better known as “cannabinoids. And then, if successful, patenting them. The genetic engineeri...

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

October 20, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor After years of working to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, lawmakers have set a date for legalization. Cannabis will hopefully be legalized in New Jersey on October 29th. Making that date works all depends on if lawmakers can agree on some final details....

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