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Sales increase in Arkansas as the sixth medical cannabis grow permit is awarded

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 1, 2020

Patients of all ages and with various types of qualifying conditions are regularly signing up to receive medical cannabis in Arkansas, where the market has harvested close to $100 million one year post-launch.  In an attempt to keep up with the ever-growing consumer demographic, the Arkansas Medic...

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

California is fighting to continue offering cannabis delivery services, despite lawsuit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

A landmark lawsuit that was initiated by local municipalities in California against the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) is making its way to trial. Cannabis business owners in California are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the lawsuit since it could put the brakes on their services. In 2019, th...

MedMen is stripped of its Virginia medical cannabis dispensary license

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

MedMen Enterprises is skating on thin ice, what with the multistate cannabis company suffering blow-after-blow in recent times. According to the latest news, Virginia regulators have voted to revoke the well-known California-headquartered company's medical cannabis dispensary license in Staunton.  ...

Montana cannabis activists submit adequate number of signatures for adult-use initiative

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

A pro-pot group stands a good chance at getting a recreational cannabis legalization initiative in Montana featured on the November ballot. Approximately 52,000 signatures have been collected by New Approach Montana — a Helena-based group  A request to submit signatures electronically amid the COVID-19...

Signs that more U.S. states could legalize cannabis next year

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 30, 2020

In the midst of a virus pandemic that has created division in belief systems and sluggishness in global supply chains, the U.S. cannabis industry is booming. So much so, in fact, that states are taking strides towards minimizing criminal penalties for cannabis consumption and possession. At this crit...

Research suggests that cannabis consumers are healthier and the plant enhances quality of life

Research suggests that cannabis consumers are healthier and the plant enhances quality of life

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 29, 2020

A brand new study published in the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal claims that the federally illegal plant could give regular consumers a significant boost of health. What's more, researchers feel confident that the green, leafy plant and its active cannabinoids can enhance quality of life...

Cannabis-extracted hemp oil treats neuropathic pain with positive results

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 29, 2020

Should doctors prescribe cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain? If it's derived from hemp, quite possibly so. This is according to a team of researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM), who recently conducted a study on a chronic neuropathic pain animal model.  Published in the journal Life, the U...

DOJ employee alleges problematic DOJ scrutiny of cannabis suppliers

DOJ employee alleges problematic DOJ scrutiny of cannabis suppliers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 29, 2020

On Wednesday, July 1, a Department of Justice whistleblower will testify to prove that Attorney General Bill Barr unfairly targeted cannabis suppliers simply because he was against the legal industry. John Elias is the man who intends on exposing Barr for ordering antitrust probes of 10 cannabis ...

These recent studies support the use of CBD for anxiety

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 29, 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) has dominated the legal cannabis landscape as a diverse cannabinoid with abundant medicinal properties. In 2018 alone, a whopping $620 million worth of CBD products were sold in the United States. On a global scale, the CBD industry is anticipated to swell to $3.52 billion between ...

Cannabis and CBD research guidance awaiting review in the White House

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 28, 2020

Among the many things that the White House has its sights set on this year, cannabis and CBD research is one of them; cannabidiol, A.K.A. 'CBD', is a non-psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant. A draft cannabis guidance document from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was submitted to ...

Ohio State Medical Board rejects autism and anxiety as qualifying conditions for cannabis

Ohio State Medical Board rejects autism and anxiety as qualifying conditions for cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2020

Cannabis regulators have put forward a recommendation to bulk up the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in Ohio. Cachexia – otherwise known as "wasting syndrome" – could soon be included on the state's eligibility criteria. This medical condition is characterized by weight/muscle loss, w...

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