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Cannabis study reveals that New Mexico has an enviable number of dispensaries per capita

Cannabis study reveals that New Mexico has an enviable number of dispensaries per capita

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

The medical cannabis market in New Mexico is stronger than ever. Recently-published study data has confirmed that the state ranks as seventh in the U.S. with the "most dispensaries per capita." Verilife – a company that manages recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries in six U.S. states – ...

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Sales of legal cannabis in the United States are on an upward incline. New Frontier Data – a Washington-based company that aims to provide transparency for the legal cannabis market through providing industry participants with up-to-date data and analysis – recently published a report on U.S. can...

San Diego study: Vast majority of illegal cannabis vape cartridges ‘unfit for consumption’

San Diego study: Vast majority of illegal cannabis vape cartridges ‘unfit for consumption’

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 16, 2020

Cases of vape-related illnesses are finally starting to slow down. In the wake of the health scare that affected some 2,500 people nationwide, San Diego researchers are starting to explore the true severity of product contamination. Based on the results of a vape study released by a local cannabis-testi...

First licensed R&D firm in Colorado to study benefits of cannabis for Alzheimer’s disease

First licensed R&D firm in Colorado to study benefits of cannabis for Alzheimer’s disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 16, 2020

The City of Denver is now presenting cannabis researchers with an opportunity to apply for a research and development (R&D) license. Although this type of licensing was initially introduced following the passage of House Bill 1367 in 2017, municipalities were allowed to opt-in or opt-out; Denver has officially opted in. An R&D fir...

Virginia lawmakers give go-ahead for commencement of cannabis study, decriminalization

Virginia lawmakers give go-ahead for commencement of cannabis study, decriminalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

When the 2020 legislative session kicked off in Virginia, the outlook for cannabis reform seemed fairly optimistic; pro-pot advocates felt hopeful about the agenda of Democratic lawmakers. Things started off smoothly, with a number of Virginia's cannabis decriminalization bills gaining approval. ...

Colorado’s cannabis sales break records with $1.75B in 2019

Colorado’s cannabis sales break records with $1.75B in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

Colorado's cannabis industry might have looked like it was sinking this time last year. However, based on recently published data from the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state's market is seeing a rapid surge in growth and stability.  In 2019, cannabis retail stores in Colorado pulled in almo...

Study pins Florida as one of the top-five states for cannabis employment growth

Study pins Florida as one of the top-five states for cannabis employment growth

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 2, 2020

Florida's ever-evolving legal weed landscape is contributing to a major ascent in jobs. Based on a recent report published by Leafly, 15,498 Floridians were employed by cannabis companies in 2019; of this amount, 5,000 jobs were created last year alone. These figures suggest that the state is catching up w...

Legal industrial hemp could help restore bee populations

Legal industrial hemp could help restore bee populations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

The newly launched industrial hemp market is rapidly gaining momentum across the United States. Following the passing of the 2018 Department of Agriculture Farm Bill, the green crop was finally legalized. Not only has this led to a surge in the number of farmers cultivating hemp for the creation of CBD ...

Cannabis drug testing: Will a sweaty exercise session eliminate THC from the body?

Cannabis drug testing: Will a sweaty exercise session eliminate THC from the body?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 24, 2020

Ever since cannabis legalization began unfurling across the United States, more consumers are becoming concerned that a lack of workplace protections – depending on their state of residence – may result in them losing their job. Should you work in a place where you are exposed to hazards on a...

Cannabis study: Legal states are more innovative and lucrative

Cannabis study: Legal states are more innovative and lucrative

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 21, 2020

A new partly-submitted study – “Do Firms Get High? The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Firm Performance, Corporate Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Activity” – suggests that state-level cannabis legalization has had desirable creative and financial repercussions on for-profit corporations. ...

Colorado State University invites students to enroll in a cannabis science degree program this fall

February 21, 2020

Gaining a degree in cannabis is actually a real thing nowadays, with the latest college to offer a “green” course sprouting out of Colorado. Students at Colorado State University's Pueblo campus will have the opportunity to gain a Bachelors in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry; starting this fall. A statement confirm...

New Zealand cannabis study: CBD improves quality of life among patients with anxiety and pain

New Zealand cannabis study: CBD improves quality of life among patients with anxiety and pain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2020

Researchers in New Zealand recently published some fascinating findings in the British Journal of General Practice Open. Conducted by GP Dr. Graham Gulbransen – owner of the country’s first medical cannabis clinic – alongside a group University of Auckland researchers, the study focused on the benefit...

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