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Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Facebook sued by seven Oklahoma medical cannabis businesses for discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

Cannabis shop owners in seven separate Oklahoma locations have filed an angry lawsuit against the world's largest social media platform, Facebook. Allegations have been made against the master creation of Mark Zuckerberg by plaintiffs who claim that they've unfairly been locked in “Facebook jail” as ...

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was expected to eliminate the uncertainty that enshrouds the hemp and CBD industries. In spite of it passing with President Donald Trump’s signature in December of last year, a great deal of discrimination still clouds the ambiguous legal CBD market. CBD (cannabidiol) is...

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica’s cannabis industry

Canadian cannabis company Aphria is capitalizing on Jamaica’s cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

On July 29, Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc. announced that it would be branching out into Jamaica's cannabis industry. The company, which is based in Leamington, Ontario, has already been given the go-ahead to open a legal weed store on Peter Tosh Square. According to a press release from the compan...

Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

A study featured in the August publication of the journal Phytochemistry has demonstrated cannabis' pain-killing properties. In order to conduct the study, a group of researchers explored the plant's naturally-occurring molecules and their potential as a replacement for opioid painkillers. What t...

Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Sales of medical cannabis in West Virginia delayed for at least another year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Medical cannabis patients in West Virginia are still waiting to get their hands on plant-based medicines. Despite the fact that legalization was enacted in April of 2017, state lawmakers have left consumers and business owners on tenterhooks as the launch date remains unconfirmed. Cannabis advocacy...

New Jersey offers employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients

New Jersey offers employment protections for registered medical cannabis patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Amendments have been made to New Jersey's medical cannabis rules, with authorized patients now being granted employment protections in the Democratic-leaning state. The reworking of regulatory framework means that employers will now be required to meet the needs of employees who use medical cannabis to tre...

Data shows slow progress for Hawaii’s medical cannabis reciprocity program

Data shows slow progress for  Hawaii’s medical cannabis reciprocity program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

In an effort to amplify sales counts for Hawaii's medical cannabis program, the state introduced a reciprocity program at the start of the year. Unfortunately, the turnout has not been as lucrative as expected for the archipelago, which entices millions of tourists on an annual basis.  Although ...

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Pot pricing disagreements are delaying the launch of Israel’s medical cannabis export industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

Israel is on the cusp of becoming a global pioneer in cannabis exports, but there's a spanner in the works. The country's export process, which was initiated by the Israeli Ministry of Finance back in 2016, is experiencing a slower rollout than first expected. This is because Israel’s Ministry of...

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

USDA Forest Service researchers discover reduction in illicit cannabis grows in national forests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

A study recently published in Ecological Economics titled, "Cannabis legalization by states reduces illegal growing on US national forests," has shed some light on the impact that recreational cannabis legalization has had on the number of cannabis cultivation sites operating illegally in national forests. Based on sta...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

West Hollywood’s first cannabis cafe will open next month

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The first cannabis restaurant in Greater Los Angeles is getting ready to open its doors and begin ushering in customers. Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café is located in the West Hollywood district and the official launch date has finally been announced as September 1, 2019. Southern California has never ...

Trump’s ongoing trade with China: How is it impacting cannabis companies?

Trump’s ongoing trade with China: How is it impacting cannabis companies?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

It has been well over a year since President Donald Trump first ignited a trade war against China; a dispute that Trump says could continue until next year. Based on a recent report by CNBC, the disagreement is “still threatening to slap duties on another $325 billion of goods."  A trade war between the United States and China could seriously influence things in the legal cannabis sector...

New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The landscape for legal weed in New York is most certainly evolving. Following a failed effort to legalize recreational cannabis in July, weed has now been decriminalized statewide. Unlawfully possessing cannabis will no longer be considered a crime but instead, a violation. A $50 fine must be pai...

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