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Illinois now allows parents to give children medical cannabis at school

Illinois now allows parents to give children medical cannabis at school

August 10, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Illinois has passed a bill allowing parents to give their children medical cannabis at school. The bill was signed by the state’s governor last week, and parents will now be allowed to administer “cannabis-infused product” to their kids. Kids will n...

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 10, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Cannabis has been proven to hinder the growth of cancerous cells. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) admitted it, but what about pancreatic cancer? Well, the results of a study on lab mice have demonstrated how cannabis’ non-psychoactive compound CBD (Cannabidiol) may bolster the effectiven...

New York Gov. Cuomo moves forward with legalization plans

New York Gov. Cuomo moves forward with legalization plans

August 8, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is moving forward with plans to legalize social use cannabis in the state. Cuomo has appointed a team to draft this legislation, which would eventually be voted on by state legislators, possibly in the upcoming session. New York...

States have rights to legalize cannabis, but Sessions wants DOJ to impose federal law

States have rights to legalize cannabis, but Sessions wants DOJ to impose federal law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 4, 2018


Filed under News

An interesting twist of events has occurred for the U.S. cannabis industry. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given states the go-ahead to legalize the green plant, but (of course there is a but,) he wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to impose federal law. When Donald Trump designated the role of Att...

Great Britain prepares to legalize cannabis for medicinal use

Great Britain prepares to legalize cannabis for medicinal use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 3, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Medical cannabis is set to become available on prescription in the UK after the government approved a law to permit medicines derived from the cannabis plant. According to the Home Office, cannabis-based medicines can be legally prescribed by general practitioners “by the autumn.” “Following advice f...

Has cannabis legalization in the U.S. reached a turning point?

Has cannabis legalization in the U.S. reached a turning point?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Is the U.S. at a crossroads in cannabis legalization? There’s no way to ignore the progression of the U.S. cannabis industry, from the hundreds of dispensaries ushering consumers through their striking glass doors to the many companies embracing advanced technology, such as seed-to-sale software...

This new bill would stop federal employees from being fired over cannabis use

This new bill would stop federal employees from being fired over cannabis use

August 1, 2018


Filed under News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor As it stands, federal employees can be fired if it’s found they’re using cannabis. That means even if a federal employee takes one hit of a joint over the weekend, they’re risking losing their job. A new bill, introduced by Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA), would ban that practice. “The problem is two-fold,” Justi...

Hawaii’s medical cannabis program will grant access to out-of-state patients

Hawaii’s medical cannabis program will grant access to out-of-state patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 31, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

As of July 2018, Hawaii’s Department of Health will be accessible to patients who reside outside of the state. The state medical cannabis program will be made available to islanders and visitors who descend on the volcanic archipelago. Patients will notice that Hawaii’s medical cannabis program has expanded in vario...

Washington’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary opens its doors on tribal territory

Washington’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary opens its doors on tribal territory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 30, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

Buying legal weed in Washington is now as easy as visiting your favorite fast food joint, thanks to the recent launch of an Auburn cannabis dispensary. Joint Rivers is the name of the drive-thru cannabis dispensary, where consumers are invited to peruse and/or purchase pot products and related merchan...

What’s happening with cannabis decriminalization in New Jersey?

What’s happening with cannabis decriminalization in New Jersey?

July 27, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Jersey City, New Jersey had a whole day of decriminalized cannabis possession before its attorney general stepped in and said this policy was not legal. However, don’t despair, because now the attorney general is halting all cannabis prosecutions in t...

New report says ending the War on Drugs would increase government budgets by over $100 billion

New report says ending the War on Drugs would increase government budgets by over $100 billion

July 25, 2018


Filed under News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new report from a Harvard researcher shows legalizing all currently illegal drugs would benefit state and federal budgets to the tune of $106.7 billion annually. A little less than half of that would come from not enforcing prohibition as we are doing,...

Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

Alcohol association tells federal government to leave cannabis up to the states

July 21, 2018


Filed under Culture, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently announced it supports a state’s right to legalize cannabis and that the federal government should not interfere with this right. This marks the first time an alcohol association has endorsed legaliza...

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