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More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Research

Significantly more cancer patients are joining the rapidly expanding cannabis consumer demographic in America. Based on the results of a recent study published in Cancer, a larger proportion of patients who suffer from the debilitating and often fatal medical condition have used the cannabis plant ...

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Research

Could cannabis be a suitable treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Tough to treat, BPD is a condition that affects approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the United States. While over-the-counter (OTC) medications may provide some relief from the symptoms of BPD, they can also cause addi...

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

A company that wants to oversee the medical cannabis industry in Missouri has initiated a protest after the contract was bestowed upon a rival. Florida-based BioTrackTHC has filed a protest with medical cannabis regulators in regards to the "Show Me State's" decision to award a cannabis licensing and s...

Cannabis videos spark social media trend after garnering over three billion views

Cannabis videos spark social media trend after garnering over three billion views

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Culture

April 20th, famed for being a "4/20 " celebration that unites cannabis connoisseurs around the world, has already been and gone this year. Nonetheless, the effects of the 2019 event are still being felt, what with the recent 4/20 celebration being hailed as the most profitable event for cannabis ret...

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Will Generation Z Americans be the nation’s biggest cannabis consumers?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 4, 2019


Filed under News, Social cannabis

The 71 million people that constitute the Gen Z consumer demographic in the United States are making a significant impact on the American consumer economy. Approximately 31 million of those people are in the age range of 18-24. Based on a 2018 report by Research and Markets, Gen Z young adults generate an a...

Mexico plans to legalize recreational cannabis this October

Mexico plans to legalize recreational cannabis this October

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2019


Filed under Global

It’s hard to ignore the rate at which the cannabis industry is growing, and it looks like Mexico could be next to enact legislation. In fact, recent reports have revealed how the North American country plans to legalize pot before October. Support for cannabis legalization in the U.S. has jumped from 25 percent in 1995 to 66 percen...

Black market weed in Canada is undercutting legal dried cannabis on price, Statistics Canada

Black market weed in Canada is undercutting legal dried cannabis on price, Statistics Canada

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 1, 2019


Filed under Global

New crowdsourced data collected by Statistics Canada has revealed how Canada’s legal cannabis market is costing consumers more than the illicit market. In fact, post-legalization, black market buyers are paying an average of CAD$6.37 per gram. This is less than the average per-gram price of $6.79 pr...

Merrill Lynch initiates cannabis sector coverage and predicts more cross-border deals

Merrill Lynch initiates cannabis sector coverage and predicts more cross-border deals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2019


Filed under Global, News

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently amplified its interest in the legal cannabis industry after it released a report that predicts two significant events likely to cause a paradigm shift: an end to federal prohibition in the U.S. and cannabis oversupply issues by 2021. “Importantly, whether leg...

Supreme Cannabis launches a cannabis genetics company Cambium Plant Sciences

Supreme Cannabis launches a cannabis genetics company Cambium Plant Sciences

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019


Filed under Global

On Monday, April 22, The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. announced its plans to launch Cambium Plant Sciences in Goderich, Ontario. Cambium is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toronto-based pharmaceutical company Supreme Cannabis. Also included in Supreme Cannabis' portfolio is its multi-award-winning brand 7...

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Blumenauer says U.S. House will pass cannabis banking reform and consider rescheduling the plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019


Filed under News, Social cannabis

On Friday, April 19, a leading pro-cannabis lawmaker affirmed his confidence in the U.S. House of Representatives passing a cannabis banking reform law later this year. An Oregon-based Democrat and longtime legal weed advocate, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer also predicted that a committee will consider r...

Canopy Growth secures deal to buy Acreage for $3.4 billion in ‘game-change’ for North American cannabis industry

Canopy Growth secures deal to buy Acreage for $3.4 billion in ‘game-change’ for North American cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 29, 2019


Filed under Global, News

Canopy Growth has made news headlines once again for an acquisition that has set the cannabis industry leader back a whopping $3.4 billion. The deal, which won’t be effectuated until federal prohibition is lifted by the U.S. government, will see the Ontario-based company purchase New York-based...

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Attorney General Barr wants to tackle cannabis prohibition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019


Filed under News

If you feel perplexed by the current situation surrounding America's pot laws, you're not the only one. A growing number of U.S. states are legalizing the plant either for medical purposes, recreational purposes or both. This has stirred up confusion amongst the cannabis community, due to the fact that ...

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