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Nevada pulls in 140 percent more cannabis tax revenue in first year than initially anticipated

Nevada pulls in 140 percent more cannabis tax revenue in first year than initially anticipated

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2018


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Just one year following the enactment of Nevada's cannabis industry, demand has surpassed predictions. Recreational cannabis sales in Nevada officially started on January 1, 2017. Over the last 12 months, in excess of $69.8 million was accumulated by the state in cannabis tax revenue. The Nevada D...

Seattle is vacating more than 500 past cannabis charges

Seattle is vacating more than 500 past cannabis charges

September 29, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Many people who were charged with misdemeanor crimes in Seattle, Washington related to cannabis will soon get some much-needed relief. This is because municipal judges in the city have decided to vacate 542 charges that occurred before the state legalize...

Police in Washington D.C. will stop arresting people over consuming cannabis in public

Police in Washington D.C. will stop arresting people over consuming cannabis in public

September 28, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s not currently legal to consume cannabis in public in Washington, D.C., despite the fact the city legalized cannabis in 2015. Because of this, many people have been arrested over public consumption over the last few years. That’s about to change b...

The United States could face a dilemma if cannabis is legalized at federal level

The United States could face a dilemma if cannabis is legalized at federal level

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 23, 2018


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A plant that was formerly frowned upon is finally being appreciated for its medicinal and recreational benefits. However, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug at the federal level, despite the fact the government is making a ridiculous amount of revenue from the industry. Eight U.S. states and the Dis...

Farmers in Indiana want legal cannabis and hemp crops

Farmers in Indiana want legal cannabis and hemp crops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 22, 2018


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An imbalance in supply and demand for soybean and corn crops has left Indiana's farmers in a slight predicament. Soybean and corn are the primary money-making crops in Indiana. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, a drop in demand has left farmers scrambling to make ends meet and, inte...

Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Bethan Rose Jenkins and Bethan Rose Jenkins

September 15, 2018


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He might have campaigned in opposition of Colorado’s cannabis legalization measure back in 2012, but it seems that the Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock (D), has changed his opinion on the green plant. He has since admitted that the city has successfully been able to regulate the cannabis industry....

Will UK-based beverage company Diageo enter the cannabis industry?

Will UK-based beverage company Diageo enter the cannabis industry?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 13, 2018


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Shares of cannabis stocks soared after BNN Bloomberg released a report stating that beverage company Diageo (NYSE:DEO) may be in talks with cannabis industry’s biggest players. Diageo has two major alcohol brands under its belt: Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the UK-based beverag...

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

The number of “cannabis-involved” traffic fatalities in Colorado drop

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2018


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Last year, fewer "cannabis-involved fatalities" occurred on Colorado’s roads. According to data released in a report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), "cannabis-involved traffic fatalities" in The Centennial State plummeted in 2017. Since 2015, CDOT claims that Colorado State...

Second cannabis social club prepares for launch in Denver’s Green Mile district

Second cannabis social club prepares for launch in Denver’s Green Mile district

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

There are now two cannabis social clubs in the city of Denver. Vape and Play is the newest club to launch in the Green Mile District. It is expected to begin ushering in customers before the end of 2018. Both tourists and residents will be welcome inside Vape and Play, where cannabis consumers can...

Victims of the drug war in Massachusetts will be encouraged to sell legal weed

Victims of the drug war in Massachusetts will be encouraged to sell legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2018


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Massachusetts is paving the way for people who have been victimized by the drug war by providing them with job opportunities in the thriving legal cannabis industry. Individuals residing in communities that have been unfairly targeted for drug enforcement will now be able to get involved in the burgeonin...

California lawmakers pass bill to reverse past cannabis convictions

California lawmakers pass bill to reverse past cannabis convictions

August 30, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor California lawmakers have passed a bill that would reverse past cannabis convictions for those who were found to have violated the law pre-legalization. Now the bill will likely be signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Cannabis advocates say this is an im...

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