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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...

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

U.S. senators file legislation to legalize medical cannabis for Military Veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

A bill to legalize medical cannabis for veterans has been filed by two Democratic U.S. senators. The Senate bill, named the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, would entitle physicians who operate within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue medical cannabis recommendations in ...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

Lawmakers might give cannabis businesses crucial tax relief

Lawmakers might give cannabis businesses crucial tax relief

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor As the tax code stands, a section called 280E makes it impossible for cannabis businesses to write off necessary expenses, like rent and wages. This is a major problem for cannabis business owners and can result in them spending tens of thousands of dolla...

The Marijuana Justice Act is co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders

The Marijuana Justice Act is co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

Bernie Sanders has announced that he will co-sponsor the Marijuana Justice Act. This is one of many pro-cannabis moves made by the Vermont senator, who went down in history when he supported legalization of the plant during his time running for president in 2016. A devoted supporter of cannabis...

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

February 12, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis

Political unrest reached an all time high after Colorado senator decided to protest against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions action to repeal the Cole Memo – a memo that prevented federal interference in states with legal cannabis laws. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner threatened to hold up Department of Justice nominations until Sessions made changes. ...

Employers in Maine can no longer refuse hiring employees who consume cannabis

Employers in Maine can no longer refuse hiring employees who consume cannabis

Annureet Kaur

February 12, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase, Social cannabis

Maine now prohibits employers from refusing to hire anyone aged 21 or older for consumes cannabis during their off time. The state's Department of Labor has also removed cannabis from its list of substances employers can test their applicants for. On February 1, Maine became the first state to...

Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

On February 9, 2018, Congress voted to safeguard medical cannabis states from federal persecution… again. This temporary resolution under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will last for six weeks (concluding on March 23, 2018,) following a short-lived government closure. It is not the first time congressi...

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

Texas spurs hope for conservative states after opening its first medical cannabis dispensary

Texas spurs hope for conservative states after opening its first medical cannabis dispensary

Annureet Kaur

January 31, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase

Medical cannabis is gaining bipartisan support after Texas is set to open its first dispensary for epilepsy patients, paving way for other conservative states like Kansas and Nebraska, especially, to maybe do the same. Compassionate Cultivation is the first medical cannabis dispensary to open in Texas...

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

As of today, 29 states and a number of U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis. Nine of those states have legalized it for social use and this year, social cannabis legalization will be considered by at least 12 states. However, cannapreneurs seem to be in a spot of bother when it comes to opening ...

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