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Former NFL player Kyle Turley claims cannabis has transformed his family’s life

Former NFL player Kyle Turley claims cannabis has transformed his family’s life

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

Kyle Turley, the National Football League's former offensive tackle player, is one of numerous existing/previous NFL players who support the use of medical cannabis for pain relief. During a recent interview with USA Today, the 44-year-old cannabis advocate claimed that the green plant immensely transformed his life for ...

Cannabis study reveals that New Mexico has an enviable number of dispensaries per capita

Cannabis study reveals that New Mexico has an enviable number of dispensaries per capita

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

The medical cannabis market in New Mexico is stronger than ever. Recently-published study data has confirmed that the state ranks as seventh in the U.S. with the "most dispensaries per capita." Verilife – a company that manages recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries in six U.S. states – ...

Medical cannabis in New Mexico deemed “essential business” amid COVID-19 crisis

Medical cannabis in New Mexico deemed “essential business” amid COVID-19 crisis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

Medical cannabis patients in New Mexico can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that they will be able to obtain their medicine as normal, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This news has been confirmed by the State Department of Health, which informed patients that interruptions wil...

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Patients who require plant-based medicines in Alabama could soon be getting prescribed medical cannabis. Well, that's if the Alabama House votes to enact a bill that was recently approved by the Alabama State Senate.  Alabama's medical cannabis bill was approved by the state Senate on March 11 with a vote of 22-10. The votes we...

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new ‘Simpsons’ cannabis episode

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new ‘Simpsons’ cannabis episode

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Season 31 of the 'Simpsons' is among us and if you caught the 17th episode, "Highway to Well", you will have noticed that the sitcom was heavily influenced by cannabis. Since the show is set in the now-thriving cannabis region of Illinois or, to be more specific, Springfield, it was just a matter of t...

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Not so long ago, on February 27, a law that could potentially legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation in Lebanon was approved by the country's parliamentary committee. Lawmakers are optimistic that legalization could bolster Lebanon's damaged economy; the country is currently battling a debt crisis, fisca...

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Sales of legal cannabis in the United States are on an upward incline. New Frontier Data – a Washington-based company that aims to provide transparency for the legal cannabis market through providing industry participants with up-to-date data and analysis – recently published a report on U.S. can...

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Mexico is stepping into green territory, as it prepares to legalize cannabis and hemp; the Mexican Senate is reviewing the North American country's most recent cannabis legalization initiative, which has already gained approval from the body’s commissions on health, justice and legislative studies...

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, Republican lawmakers approved amendments made to Iowa's medical cannabis program that would replace the existing percentage-based limit on medical cannabis products. The changes were supported by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Previously, a maximum of three percent THC (tetrahydrocannabin...

Medical cannabis legalization bill approved by Tennessee Senate committee

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, a Tennessee Senate committee decided to give a restrictive medical cannabis legalization bill the green light. The measure, which is focused on launching a patient program, has replaced a previous chunk of legislation that would have prompted a state Health Department study. ...

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