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Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

As the “Green Rush” continues to spread across the United States of America, it is clear that the political stance on cannabis legalization is metamorphosing. Globally, the market is estimated to be worth $55.8 billion by 2025 and the U.S. is forecasted to bulk-up its economy with $25 billion in cannabis revenue during the same time peri...

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2019

It might be the 11th U.S. State to legalize cannabis, but Illinois has become the first to offer reparations in its legal cannabis program. On June 25, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill into law making cannabis a legal and regulated product for adult consumption.  The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act...

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Report: Industry insiders say the cannabis industry could top $15 billion in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2019

The rapid emergence of legal weed throughout the United States and Canada is fueling a global economy centered around the green plant. Investments, acquisitions and innovations in the industry are contributing to a $15 billion valuation that analysts predict the cannabis market will yield in 2019. A rec...

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2019

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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...

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