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New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

December 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s making legalizing cannabis in the state a priority for his first 100 days after being reelected in November. Cuomo had previously expressed support for legalizing, after years of being against it, but now it appears he’...

How would Trump’s attorney general nominee handle legalization?

How would Trump’s attorney general nominee handle legalization?

December 14, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Notorious drug warrior Jeff Sessions left his position as attorney general back in November, and a new attorney general has not yet been confirmed by the Senate. Donald Trump has nominated former attorney general William Barr to replace him, and many are...

This lab has a mission to grow cannabis plants on the moon

This lab has a mission to grow cannabis plants on the moon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2018


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The clock is ticking for a group of researchers specializing in agricultural technologies and controlled environment at the University of Guelph. Located close to Toronto, the university's lab team are rushing to master the art of cultivating high-quality cannabis on the moon. It sounds pretty out t...

Cannabis Science buys patent for CBN compositions to treat sleep, anxiety and neurobehavioral disorders

Cannabis Science buys patent for CBN compositions to treat sleep, anxiety and neurobehavioral disorders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2018


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Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. developer of cannabinoid-based medicines, has proudly confirmed receipt of Issued US Patent Number 9,763,991 For Compositions of Cannabinol (CBN) for Treatment of Various Neurobehavioral Disorders, Sleep Deprivation (Insomnia), Anxiety Disorders (ADHD), and P...

Data reveals no noticeable increase in cannabis-impaired driving one month post-legalization

Data reveals no noticeable increase in cannabis-impaired driving one month post-legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 30, 2018


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It’s been one month since Canada legalized recreational weed. In spite of cynics believing that legalization would cause chaos on the roads, it seems that cannabis-impaired driving is not on the rise. Officers in Canada have not seen an increase in the number of cannabis-impaired driving incide...

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Data indicates Colorado’s legal weed industry is on-track to earn billions of dollars this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 22, 2018


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While some states have just gotten round to launching their recreational cannabis markets, such as Michigan, Colorado is already five years deep in the adult-use segment of the legal weed industry. Here we are in the midst of the pro-pot wave that is currently infiltrating much of North America and Col...

BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

BMO Report: Cannabis cultivators will be competing in a $194 billion market within seven years

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2018


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A new report from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) has shone a light on the profitability of global weed. So promising is the outlook, that the sky-high valuations we currently see for major Canadian cannabis players like Tilray, valued at $20 billion, will seem surprisingly cheap in the near future. Ca...

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Studies suggest that cannabis is successfully fighting the opioid epidemic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 16, 2018


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Every day, as many as 115 Americans will lose their life as a consequence of opioid overdose. Addiction to pharmaceutical opiates claimed 200,000 lives between 1999 and 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that weed could be the solution, with ...

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

Will Trump legalize cannabis next year?

November 8, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A lot of people have been speculating whether President Trump will approve cannabis legalization if a bill makes it through Congress. Many believe he would be accepting of the STATES Act, which would allow states to legalize cannabis without federal ...

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

Cannabis goes legal in 3 states after midterm elections

November 7, 2018


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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


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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...

The American Banking Association is looking at cannabis banking

The American Banking Association is looking at cannabis banking

October 19, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s looking like banks may want to work with cannabis businesses or at least learn more about working with them. The American Banking Association, which is the largest organization that represents banks in America, is asking its members about banking ...

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