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Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Illegally-sold cannabis vape cartridges test positive for toxic chemical

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

A cannabis testing facility in California has detected hydrogen cyanide in black market-sold cartridges. The news, which was first reported by NBC News, has surfaced amidst the vape-lung crisis that has cost many Americans their lives and left thousands hooked up to oxygen machines in the hospital. ...

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

New Frontier Data recently published a report on U.S. cannabis industry trends and predictions. The cannabis research company – which is based in Washington D.C. – unveiled an intriguing insight into the sales forecast for America's budding industry. Published annually, the report is titled, “Th...

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 14, 2019

An impressive $3 million will be invested into CBD research, following the approval of a grant by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The money will be funneled into numerous studies exploring the pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive primary cannabinoid cannabidi...

Scientists explore the benefits of treating ADHD with cannabis

Scientists explore the benefits of treating ADHD with cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 8, 2019

Did you know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children? Statistics show that approximately 5-7 percent of children and adolescents have been diagnosed around the world, as well as 3.5 percent of adults. Studies have revealed how cannabis m...

10 studies detailing the therapeutic effects of CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 8, 2019

The CBD market is growing. A unique cannabinoid that harbors potential as a treatment for an ever-growing list of ailments and chronic conditions, 'cannabidiol' is a therapeutic powerhouse. CBD may be one of hundreds of cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, but there is something quite special ...

Jamaica releases regulations for medical cannabis exports

Jamaica releases regulations for medical cannabis exports

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

The rules for Jamaica's Medical cannabis exports are expected to be finalized within the next few weeks. This news comes following an announcement made by Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw. Medical cannabis exports in Jamaica are an eagerly anticipated feat, with a number of stakeholders patiently waiting ...

Wisconsin lawmakers welcome medical cannabis bill

Wisconsin lawmakers welcome medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

On Friday, September 20, lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced a medical cannabis bill that would permit patients’ access to pharmaceutical-grade products, so long as they register for enrolment with the state. Lawmakers also pushed for the development of a licensing system for cannabis cultivators....

New Zealand is leaning towards recreational cannabis legalization for 2020

New Zealand is leaning towards recreational cannabis legalization for 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

A vote set to take place in November 2020 could result in adult-use cannabis being legalized throughout New Zealand.  The news comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed his plans to host a referendum for recreational cannabis legalization in New Zealand; $13.4 million dollars has been f...

U.K. CBD supplement market is a contender for the entire British herbal supplement market

U.K. CBD supplement market is a contender for the entire British herbal supplement market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

Cannabidiol is making its mark on the United Kingdom, with data indicating that the U.K. CBD market is currently overshadowing two significant segments of the health and wellness markets – Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Based on the findings of a recent survey, the U.K. CBD market already has a stagger...

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

Athletes and fitness fanatics are swapping workout supplements for CBD. An influx of CBD products are entering the market following the removal of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid from the list of banned substances for professional athletes.  This reclassification of CBD was effectuated by the World Anti-D...

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

GW Pharmaceuticals gains approval from European Commission for EPIDYOLEX®

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

British drugs company GW Pharmaceuticals celebrated approval for its cannabinoid-based epilepsy medicine EPIDYOLEX® back in June 2018 in the United States.  Now, EPIDYOLEX has also gained approval from the European Commission, thus allowing the epilepsy treatment to be prescribed to diagnosed pat...

Massachusetts regulators approve cannabis delivery services and social cafes

Massachusetts regulators approve cannabis delivery services and social cafes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 2, 2019

If things go to plan for a group of cannabis advocates in Massachusetts, the state could soon transform into a haven for cannabis culture.  An advisory panel recently voted 5 to 2 in an effort that will hopefully urge regulators to distribute licenses among business owners who wish to open regular ...

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