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Florida’s race for governor could hinge on cannabis legalization

Florida’s race for governor could hinge on cannabis legalization

June 6, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Florida is currently in the midst of a competitive race to replace Governor Rick Scott (R), who has reached his term limit. One factor that could have a big impact on who gets elected is the legalization of cannabis, and three of the four top Democrats running for governor in the state have fully backed legalization. The other candidate...

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 4, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is most famous for his days in the boxing ring, but these days he is doing something quite different. Tyson is capitalizing on the "Green Rush" by investing in the legal cannabis industry. His company officials recently announced a partnership between his brand Tyson Holi...

Congress blocks D.C. from creating new cannabis regulations

Congress blocks D.C. from creating new cannabis regulations

May 31, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Though Washington, D.C. voted to legalize cannabis in 2014, the city has had trouble regulating cannabis due to the fact Congress controls much of what it can or cannot do. This became more apparent recently when Republicans in Congress stopped an effort to expand its legalization law. “It is very frustrating that the 535… members of Congress can control what the...

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorials

May 28, 2018


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It may be listed as a Schedule I illegal drug in the U.S., but this hasn't stopped scientific researchers from exposing the cannabis plant for its therapeutic potential. So, if it’s therapeutic, what about cannabis for workout recovery? Well, according to a 2011 report on cannabis in sport, the p...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018


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On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018


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Since launching in 2005, YouTube has earned a solid reputation as being one of the most-visited sites on the World Wide Web. However, the video-sharing service could be about to lose some seriously valuable traffic, as YouTube punishes cannabis content and purges weed-centric pages from the platfo...

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2018


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Could the battle to legalize cannabis across the United States be closer than we think? According to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), cannabis may be deregulated nationwide within as little as four years. "I made a bet that within five years, every state will be able to treat cannabis like alcohol and there...

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine expected soon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 24, 2018


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The Legislature has rescinded a veto by Gov. Paul LePage that could potentially speed up the process of legal recreational cannabis sales in Maine. As a result of the Legislature’s decision, Maine is on the right track to launching it's very own retail market for cannabis. LePage’s veto of cannab...

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

New York Democrats are all in on legalization

May 24, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Over 70 percent of Democrats, compared to around half of Republicans, favor fully legalizing cannabis. It’s clear that the Democratic Party is starting to embrace this fact, and the Democratic Party of New York state has now decided to make legalizatio...

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


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If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

A candidate for governor in Texas is pushing decriminalization

May 21, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Andrew White, a Democratic candidate for governor in Texas, recently said he supports decriminalizing cannabis possession and expunging the records of those who have been caught with cannabis. That’s a pretty bold proposal for a candidate in Texas, and i...

Realtors fear home cannabis cultivation in could hurt property values

Realtors fear home cannabis cultivation in could hurt property values

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2018


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Realtors in Canada are worried about the potential repercussions that home cannabis cultivation could have on the real estate market. Home cannabis growers in the country might soon be limited to growing four plants per household under orders from the Liberal government. Since Canada is so close...

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