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Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research, Showcase

New research has shed some light on the impacts of medical cannabis on workplace safety. It turns out that – contrary to popular belief that cannabis may negatively impact an employee’s productivity at work – the plant actually seems to be having a positive effect on members of the workforce in st...

China is capitalizing on the rise of medical cannabis

China is capitalizing on the rise of medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

As most people already know, a lot of things are stamped with the words “Made in China” on them. After all, China is a hub for creation and innovation. From big-name clothing brands like Prada and Burberry, to the Apple and Android devices that many of us rely on in everyday life, a large chunk of glo...

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Cannabis dispensaries in Las Vegas given permission to open social consumption lounges

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

It looks like "Sin City" is saddling up for an exciting adventure into the legal cannabis industry, with the sight of social consumption lounges transpiring on the horizon.  A team of lawmakers at the Las Vegas City Council recently voted to provide the city's currently-operating dispensaries with the o...

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

If you've been reading the cannabis news lately, you will know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested changes to international drug treaties. For a bunch of lucky traders, this meant that pot stock demand soared. In fact, one Vancouver company called Weekend Unlimited Inc. saw gains of 148 perce...

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A report by New Frontier Data has demonstrated growth in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping. Average expenditure per consumer seems to be inflating as more states adapt their laws to permit pot in some form, be it medical or recreational. States are showing growth in their respective legal weed ma...

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Cannabis could soon be eradicated from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, after bill H.R. 420 was put in front of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "420 bill" would regulate the plant like alcohol – a stark contrast to cannabis's current Schedule I listing, w...

New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

New York Gov. Cuomo vows to legalize soon

December 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

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


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

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...

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