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President Trump again states he may support bill to end federal cannabis ban

President Trump again states he may support bill to end federal cannabis ban

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

President Donald Trump recently informed reporters that he "probably will end up supporting" a bipartisan bill that would effectively end the federal ban on cannabis. Upon leaving the White House for the G-7 Summit, a two-day discussion that would result in a feud between Trump and Canadian Prime M...

The most likely reasons why New Jersey is still waiting for cannabis to be legalized

The most likely reasons why New Jersey is still waiting for cannabis to be legalized

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis in New Jersey is not yet legal and people who support the drug for recreational use are getting frustrated. Many advocates were hopeful that legal weed in New Jersey would be included in the state’s newly enacted budget, but here we are in the middle of July and recreational cannabis remain...

Legalization will not be on the ballot in Arizona this year

Legalization will not be on the ballot in Arizona this year

July 11, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group called Safer Arizona has failed to get enough signatures to get legalization on the ballot in Arizona in 2018—only collecting around half of the 150,625 signatures needed. They’re not stopping now, though, because the group told Cannabis News ...

$350 million worth of cannabis will be destroyed under California’s new cannabis rules

$350 million worth of cannabis will be destroyed under California’s new cannabis rules

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 7, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

This Sunday, new regulations are set to take effect in California that will result in cannabis products being demolished to the value of $350 million – an estimate from the United Cannabis Business Alliance. Under California’s new cannabis rules, anything that is not contained in child-proof packaging or l...

What’s next for Vermont and cannabis

What’s next for Vermont and cannabis

July 6, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Adult possession of cannabis is now legal in Vermont, but the state has still not legalized social use sales. Vermont’s Senate passed a bill that would legalize commercial sales earlier this year, but it was killed in the House. “The newly enacted law legalizes adult possession, but it does not address retail sales,” Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, told Ca...

Top Senate Democrat introduces bill to decriminalize cannabis

Top Senate Democrat introduces bill to decriminalize cannabis

July 5, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Another bill to decriminalize cannabis has been introduced in the Senate, this time from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act would take cannabis off of the Controlled Substances Act list of scheduled drugs, whic...

CEO of MedMen describes Oregon and Colorado’s cannabis markets as “horrible”

CEO of MedMen describes Oregon and Colorado’s cannabis markets as “horrible”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 3, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Adam Bierman is the CEO and co-founder of MedMen Enterprises – a cannabis company with operations spanning across California, Florida, Nevada and New York. Nicknamed the "Apple Stores of weed,” MedMen runs 18 licensed cannabis facilities in the retail, manufacturing and cultivation industries. ...

What is the future of the decriminalization bill Trump said he would support?

July 3, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Thanks to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Trump said recently he would “probably support” a bill him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced earlier this month that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level so states could legalize without any p...

State officials respond to report on reliability of Alaska’s cannabis testing labs

State officials respond to report on reliability of Alaska’s cannabis testing labs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 23, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

A report released by Alaska state on June 4 has stirred up an interesting response from state officials, who presented ideas on how to deal with inaccuracies in cannabis testing. The report questioned the reliability of potency and contaminant results provided by Alaska’s cannabis testing labs. Two ...

Michigan may get rid of past cannabis criminal records if legalization passes

Michigan may get rid of past cannabis criminal records if legalization passes

June 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor  A bill that was recently introduced in Michigan would expunge criminal records of people who have been charged with cannabis-related crimes if legalization is approved by voters in November. Democrat Rep. Sheldon Neeley introduced the bill, and he thin...

Canada becomes the second country in the world to legalize cannabis

Canada becomes the second country in the world to legalize cannabis

June 20, 2018


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The Canadian Senate passed a bill to legalize cannabis for social use on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. The vote officially made Canada the second nation in the world – and the first G7 nation – to legally permit a nationwide cannabis market. Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, arose afte...

Rescheduling cannabis in the States: Could the decision backfire?

Rescheduling cannabis in the States: Could the decision backfire?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 17, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis is listed as a Schedule I narcotic, but things could be about to change. If the plant is moved to Schedule II, medical patients everywhere will rejoice. But what if the decision to reschedule cannabis in the United States backfires? There's a chance it might. If the Food and Drug Adminis...

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