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Asia is capitalizing on industrial hemp

Asia is capitalizing on industrial hemp

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2019

The hemp plant is attracting a lot of media attention as of late, what with cannabidiol (CBD) quickly emerging as a therapeutic pharmaceutical ingredient. Although the plant has been cropping up in the news lately, hemp is by no means new to the world. It is steeped in history, with the ancient Chi...

This year’s 4/20 expected to be biggest sales day in its history

This year’s 4/20 expected to be biggest sales day in its history

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 19, 2019

April 20 or “4/20” is fast approaching, This eagerly anticipated date could be the most successful in the celebration’s history.  For the cannabis industry, the 2019 holiday is expected to harvest more sales revenue than ever before on what was coined “4/20” in the early ’70s. Where did...

California is being sued by 25 cities over pot policy permitting unrestricted statewide delivery

California is being sued by 25 cities over pot policy permitting unrestricted statewide delivery

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 19, 2019

The State of California is being slammed with lawsuits from 25 cities. Why? The desired outcome is to abolish a rule that permits home cannabis deliveries statewide. California legalized recreational cannabis use, production and sales in 2016. Today, it is considered the biggest cannabis market in ...

Trump’s Justice Department is obstructing opportunities for cannabis research

Trump’s Justice Department is obstructing opportunities for cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 18, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions might not be on the scene anymore, but this doesn't mean that cannabis research has sped up in his absence.   President Donald Trump could be just as much to blame for the lack of cannabis research in the U.S. It seems that the Trump Administration is not the...

VA secretary explains why he won’t let vets have cannabis

VA secretary explains why he won’t let vets have cannabis

April 18, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor As things stand, VA doctors are not allowed to prescribe medical cannabis to veterans who are suffering from conditions like chronic pain and PTSD. This has been a major concern for many veterans’ groups around the country for years. In a recent intervie...

Hemp is removed from Texas’ controlled substance list

Hemp is removed from Texas’ controlled substance list

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

The Texas Department of State Health Services has removed hemp from its list of controlled substances. Removing hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs means that the plant is no longer in the same category as drugs that have no authorized medical use and a high potential for abuse, such as LSD and...

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

Congress may finally be taking action on two integral measures for federal cannabis reform. The chairman for the House Rules Committee has vowed to achieve a full House vote for the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act (S.3032) in the next "several weeks.” The ST...

New poll finds highest support ever for weed legalization

New poll finds highest support ever for weed legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 8, 2019

A new poll suggests that support for cannabis legalization in the United States is at an all-time high. The results of the poll revealed how 54 percent of Republicans are in favor of legalization. Support for cannabis legalization from Republicans has never been so strong. Back in 2017, a Gallu...

Texas might decriminalize cannabis

Texas might decriminalize cannabis

April 5, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Texas lawmakers are considering passing a bill that would decriminalize cannabis. Current law allows for a person to receive up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis. If the bill passes, that would change ...

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2019

Just a week after drugstore chain CVS revealed its plans to stock products containing cannabidiol (CBD), Walgreens has announced that it plans on doing the same, only on a much larger scale. Walgreens will stock CBD creams, sprays and patches in almost 1,500 of its stores in select states. The ph...

Cannabis financier Gotham Green Partners to invest $250 million in MedMen

Cannabis financier Gotham Green Partners to invest $250 million in MedMen

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 2, 2019

Finally, something good to report about MedMen. The cannabis company's name has been dragged through the mud quite a lot lately, what with a trail of lawsuits prompting reporters to spit out negative headlines that have undoubtedly tarnished MedMen’s allure. Nonetheless, the company is bouncing back...

Illinois Senate panel passes bill to protect banks serving cannabis businesses

Illinois Senate panel passes bill to protect banks serving cannabis businesses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 2, 2019

An Illinois senate committee has voted to advance a cannabis bill. If approved, it would restrict the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from taking any form of legal action that could potentially discourage banks and credit unions from working with legal cannabis businesses. ...

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