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Majority of Americans favor cannabis legalization, poll reveals

Majority of Americans favor cannabis legalization, poll reveals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under News

Six out of 10 U.S. voters are in favor of legal weed, according to the results of a recent Quinnipiac University poll. The poll – which saw 60 percent of voters saying they support legalization and 33 recent oppose the idea – has demonstrated progressive support for legal cannabis since the y...

Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Hound Labs reveals positive results after second clinical trial of THC breathalyzer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Research

A second clinical trial has been conducted by breath diagnostics company Hound Labs in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco. The results of the trial, which was successful, identify how much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is present in a breathalyzer developed by the company. Hound ...

European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Global

The European Parliament has voted on a resolution to support medical cannabis in countries that make up the European Union. This news comes following reports concerning the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision to reschedule cannabis and various of its key components under international drug treaties. A show of hands marked the passing of the non-binding resolution, which ...

West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant will feature a rooftop smoking area

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

In December of last year, the launch of cannabis consumption lounges and restaurants in 2019 was publicly announced by the City of West Hollywood. Eight consumption licenses were approved by officials. Inside those consumption spaces, smoking/vaping cannabis or eating weed-laced edibles would be all...

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Scientists use beer yeast to brew THC and CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Research

Yeast could have a whole new use: to produce cannabinoids. According to the scientific discovery, published in Nature, a sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose was successfully turned into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Published just last month, the study revealed how yeast could be alter...

Rock legend David Crosby will promote your cannabis brand for $5 million

Rock legend David Crosby will promote your cannabis brand for $5 million

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Culture

David Crosby is best known for being a musician but now, he could be onto something amidst the “Green Rush” that is spreading like wildfire across North America and the rest of the world. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is offering to plaster his face and name onto cannabis b...

Martha Stewart’s new favorite ingredient is cannabis

Martha Stewart’s new favorite ingredient is cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Culture

You might not expect to hear Martha Stewart's name being mentioned in the same sentence as the word "cannabis" but amidst the rise of edibles, the culinary connoisseur seems to have jumped on board. Stewart is working on the development of a line that features a broad scope of cannabis-based consumer produ...

The NHL Alumni Association is conducting a cannabis study to help former players substitute opioids for weed

The NHL Alumni Association is conducting a cannabis study to help former players substitute opioids for weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Research

A study investigating cannabis as an alternative for opioids is set to be carried after a joint partnership was secured between the NHL Alumni Association and Canadian cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corporation. The impact of using weed to treat chronic pain will be assessed in this study. Describ...

Federal bipartisan bill would put legal cannabis question to voters

Federal bipartisan bill would put legal cannabis question to voters

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


Filed under News

On March 7, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced what they described as a “landmark” chunk of legislation; namely the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019. It is “the only bipartisan piece of legislation that would allow states to make independent choices about their [cannabis] programs,” ac...

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

California starts accepting cannabis social equity grant apps from cities and counties

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

California state cannabis regulators have revealed that they are now accepting grant applications from various cities and counties that are launching social equity programs for local cannabis businesses. A total of $10 million is being awarded to qualifying jurisdictions by the state’s Bureau of Ca...

Cannabis advocates in Thailand push for complete legalization and home-growing

Cannabis advocates in Thailand push for complete legalization and home-growing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


Filed under Global

“[Cannabis] is not a drug that should be illegal – it’s that simple,” were the words recently spoken by the leader of Thailand’s Bhumjaithai party, Anutin Charnvirakul. His public announcement is a bold one and on March 24, he will lead the Bhumjaithai into the Kingdom of Thailand's eagerl...

Maryland legislature sees medical cannabis as a high priority

Maryland legislature sees medical cannabis as a high priority

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

This session’s General Assembly is pushing for a number of medical cannabis bills in Maryland. Lawmakers in the state are considering introducing a type of legislation that would alter the public's perception of pot. During an interview with FOX 5, State Senator Bobby Zirkin said that life...

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