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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


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

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


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

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


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

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 ...

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but supply is dry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Canada is short on cannabis, despite the fact that legalization is officially due to roll out on today. Based on a recent report released by the C.D. Howe Institute, the Great White North's supply of bud will meet a mere 30-60 percent of total consumer demand once recreational sales kick off. Industry ana...

PepsiCo takes a leaf out of Coca-Cola’s book and explores the world of weed-infused beverages

PepsiCo takes a leaf out of Coca-Cola’s book and explores the world of weed-infused beverages

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 16, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

While it might have been dismissed as a rumor, word of Coca-Cola discussing “dope” deals with cannabis companies has spread like wildfire. It seems that a competitor of the fizzy drink's producer could also be joining the bud bandwagon. Last Tuesday, PepsiCo joined the ever-growing list of prominent ...

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Canadians crossing U.S. border may be questioned about cannabis use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 6, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Showcase

Canadians who are gearing up to indulge in recreational weed once the Cannabis Act goes into full force on October 17 could be faced with problems if they try to cross the U.S. border. Citizens of the Great White North should prepare to divulge border guards with information pertaining to their ...

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

Texas is changing its mind about cannabis

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Ted Cruz is facing a close Senate race against his opponent Beto O’Rourke this year, and a topic that has been discussed widely during this race is the legalization of cannabis. O’Rourke is a strong supporter of legalization, while Cruz opposes ...

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 ...

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