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Senate committee says Mexico cannabis legalization is main priority this year

Senate committee says Mexico cannabis legalization is main priority this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

One of Mexico's leading Senators has reassured weed advocates that his chamber will be prioritizing the issue of cannabis reform in Mexico during the forthcoming legislative session. Sen. Ricardo Monreal – a member of The National Regeneration Movement, A.K.A. "The MORENA Party" – discussed 17 s...

Curaleaf ‘upsizes’ debt offering by $25 million more than initially anticipated

Curaleaf ‘upsizes’ debt offering by $25 million more than initially anticipated

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

A new credit facility has been secured by multistate cannabis operator Curaleaf. Based in Massachusetts, the company announced on Wednesday, January 15 that it would gain access to $300 million from an affiliation of lenders; names were not revealed.  Based on the official notes for Curaleaf’s ...

Clinical trials will explore the medical efficacy of Cannflavin B for pancreatic cancer

Clinical trials will explore the medical efficacy of Cannflavin B for pancreatic cancer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer; responsible for causing an estimated 45,750 deaths in the United States alone last year. While traditional types of treatments – such as chemotherapy – may be successful in some instances, the side effects can be intolerable. Thankf...

Trump officials urged by lawmakers to lift restrictions on cannabis research

Trump officials urged by lawmakers to lift restrictions on cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

House lawmakers are becoming increasingly impatient with the federal government's prohibitionist stance on cannabis. In an attempt to lift restrictions on the plant's sale, use, possession, cultivation and research across the United States, lawmakers have prompted Trump officials to amend the rules. ...

Florida cannabis activists confirm that the state will pursue legalization in 2022

Florida cannabis activists confirm that the state will pursue legalization in 2022

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 24, 2020

On Monday, January 13, pro-cannabis lobbyists in Florida succumbed to the realization that a recreational cannabis legalization initiative won't be making its way to the 2020 ballot. Instead, activists say that they will work on a measure in 2022. Just a couple of weeks ago, cannabis advocates were hopeful that...

Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Marijuana Regulatory Commissioner (MRA) Andrew Brisbo has had lawsuits filed against him by three Detroit-based cannabis facilities. Why? A dispute has arisen regarding local ordinances that outlawed recreational cannabis sales until January 31, 2020. Brisbo, who is an East Lansing resident, has been accused of fai...

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Since 2020 started, more than $11 million worth of recreational cannabis has been sold in the newly-legal state of Illinois; and that's just during the first week of legal sales. This is according to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which has confirmed that the first o...

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

More people are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with research demonstrating a 6.1 percent increase in diagnoses among American children between the late 1990s and 2016; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more cases begin to surface, so too does t...

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

An announcement made by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office on January 6 had cannabis connoisseurs jumping for joy. Fortunately for pro-pot residents, an initiative to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes is making its way to the 2020 ballot. Over 50,000 signatures were reportedly sub...

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On Monday, January 6, Thailand's first full-time cannabis clinic – specializing in alternative and traditional plant-based therapies – opened its doors. The clinic's launch is the latest in a string of efforts made by the Thai government to expand the Southeastern Asian country's medical canna...

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On January 5, 2020, a momentous occasion occurred in Illinois. On this date, cannabis became legal for recreational purposes statewide. As a direct effect of this, Chicago's airports have introduced "cannabis amnesty boxes". These boxes – owned by Chicago's Department of Aviation – are to be used by individuals departing from the state for the p...

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

The Governor of Kansas has confirmed that she is supportive of legalizing recreational cannabis across the state. However, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced that – in spite of her support – she is obliged to deal with the medical aspect of legalization before dabbling in...

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