Cannabis News Box

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Recreational cannabis bill in New Mexico would impose 9 percent retail tax

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis advocates in New Mexico have been focusing on the potential economic windfall that the U.S. state stands to receive if weed is legalized and taxed. Currently, weed still infiltrates the black market. If those illicitly traded products were legalized and taxed, the economy could be bolster...

Experts say Canada’s legal cannabis shortages may last years

Experts say Canada’s legal cannabis shortages may last years

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


Filed under Global

Four months following the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada stores are running dry of their supplies. According to an industry expert, Canada's weed supply shortage could last for as long as five years. This is not good, considering Congress is edging closer to federal legalization in...

Denver’s Cannabis policy director divulges details of operating America’s first legal recreational market

Denver’s Cannabis policy director divulges details of operating America’s first legal recreational market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


Filed under Culture

Denver, Colorado's capital and largest city, boasts the biggest concentration of recreational cannabis stores in the state. Since launching adult-use cannabis sales back in 2014, the director of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses and the agency’s Office of Marijuana Policy, Ashley Kilroy,...

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii is moving forward

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 20, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Hawaii has progressed at the state Legislature. According to a report by Hawaii News Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advocate the measure, which will make its way to a minimum of two additional committees before the proposed outcome is ...

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Baltimore’s top prosecutor files petition to eliminate almost 4,000 cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 19, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

In a bid to “right an extraordinary wrong,” Baltimore’s top prosecutor has submitted a legal petition and a rather rare one at that. The State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, plans to clear 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession by initiating a legal “Maryland v Maryland” strategy filing in a B...

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Research

The year 2018 saw scientists discover things about cannabis that left the world in awe of the leafy green plant. It was also a year when politicians discovered that the general public really does like the idea of cannabis reform. Based on the results of a survey by Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Ameri...

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under Research

A freshly formed cannabis research center has officially opened at the University of California Berkeley. According to the center's co-director Van Butsic,  the center has the potential to become something magnanimous in regards to academia. Butsic, who holds a Ph.D. in forestry, will dedicate 2019 ...

NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs initiates legal battle against Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand trademark

NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs initiates legal battle against Snoop Dogg’s cannabis brand trademark

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under Culture

Snoop Dogg has found himself in the midst of a legal battle with Toronto Maple Leafs, after the major NHL brand claimed that the rapper's LEAFS BY SNOOP brand trademark bears a strong similarity to the ice hockey team's trademark. The dispute comes three years after Snoop Dogg officially launched his can...

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Cannabis stock surges 148 percent after WHO’s international drug treaty recommendations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under News

If you've been reading the cannabis news lately, you will know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested changes to international drug treaties. For a bunch of lucky traders, this meant that pot stock demand soared. In fact, one Vancouver company called Weekend Unlimited Inc. saw gains of 148 perce...

New Mexico medical cannabis program accrued $106 million in 2018

New Mexico medical cannabis program accrued $106 million in 2018

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

Last year, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program pulled in $106 million in sales revenue, a 23 percent increase since 2017. The number of patients enrolled in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program rose 45 percent between 2017 and 2018, with the patient count now standing at 67,574. Interesting, considering the fact that patient enrollment exceeded sales. Ultra Health is the biggest provider in NM’...

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Report reveals constant climb in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2019


Filed under News

A report by New Frontier Data has demonstrated growth in U.S. cannabis consumer shopping. Average expenditure per consumer seems to be inflating as more states adapt their laws to permit pot in some form, be it medical or recreational. States are showing growth in their respective legal weed ma...

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 11, 2019


Filed under News

Cannabis could soon be eradicated from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, after bill H.R. 420 was put in front of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "420 bill" would regulate the plant like alcohol – a stark contrast to cannabis's current Schedule I listing, w...

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