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North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

North Dakota looks like it might legalize cannabis

October 26, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A ballot initiative in North Dakota that would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over appears to have enough support in the state to pass next month. A recent poll shows Measure 3 with 51 percent support and 36 percent opposing. This is yet another example of support for legalization g...

Pot edibles will be reevaluated by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Pot edibles will be reevaluated by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


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The latest announcement from Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) regarding the reevaluation of pot edibles has sent the industry into a panic. As early as next year, particular types of cannabis-infused confectionery products could be stripped from dispensary store shelves.   Based ...

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Two out of three Americans support the idea of cannabis reform

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 26, 2018


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A recently released Gallup poll shows an interesting light on the topic of cannabis legalization in the U.S. According to the results of Gallup's poll on cannabis reform, 66 percent of Americans now support legalization, indicating a positive shift in opinion for the third consecutive year running. T...

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

New Jersey has set a date for legalization

October 20, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor After years of working to legalize cannabis in New Jersey, lawmakers have set a date for legalization. Cannabis will hopefully be legalized in New Jersey on October 29th. Making that date works all depends on if lawmakers can agree on some final details....

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 ...

Polls indicate strong support for cannabis reform in Michigan, but not in North Dakota

Polls indicate strong support for cannabis reform in Michigan, but not in North Dakota

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 18, 2018


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Cannabis legalization initiatives will be voted on in just a couple of weeks by the residents of Michigan and North Dakota. November 6 is the fateful day on which the general elections take place and with Election Day fast approaching, it's no surprise that the general public is starting to unleash its vi...

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


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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 ...

Colorado cannabis cultivators want specific organic-like destinations for their crops

Colorado cannabis cultivators want specific organic-like destinations for their crops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 13, 2018


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Specialists of cannabis cultivation in Colorado believe that consumers will pay extra for their bud if it is grown organically. Growers in the Denver area want to see the state develop credentials for weed to be produced without the use of artificial preservatives, colors, synthetic fertilizers or ...

Pittsburgh cops are still targeting minorities after decriminalization

Pittsburgh cops are still targeting minorities after decriminalization

October 12, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Many who argue in favor of cannabis decriminalization or legalization do so by focusing on how the War on Drugs has disproportionately harmed communities of color. Though this is true, there are still many issues with racial bias in American law enforcem...

There’s still a few things to figure out about cannabis legalization in Canada

There’s still a few things to figure out about cannabis legalization in Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 11, 2018


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Cannabis legalization in Canada is on the cusp of becoming official. On the 17th day of this month, the green plant will become legal for adult-use in the Great White North, where, according to Statistics Canada, some 2.4 million people are said to be regular cannabis consumers. It's an exciting...

Florida’s governor’s race is focusing on legalization

Florida’s governor’s race is focusing on legalization

October 11, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Legalization is taking a major role in midterm elections across the country, and it’s definitely been an important topic in Florida’s race for governor. Democrat Andrew Gillum has consistently voiced his support for legalization, while his opponent Republic...

Individuals affected by the War on Drugs patiently wait for cannabis permits in San Francisco

Individuals affected by the War on Drugs patiently wait for cannabis permits in San Francisco

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 10, 2018


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Hundreds of applicants keen to participate in the San Francisco cannabis equity program are being forced to wait in order to obtain a permit. The applicants, all of whom have been impacted by the War on Drugs, must sit patiently while their applications are being reviewed by The Office of Cannabis....

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