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Deadly coronavirus in China could have repercussions for the cannabis industry

Deadly coronavirus in China could have repercussions for the cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 17, 2020

A respiratory illness called "Coronavirus (COVID-19)" has proliferated throughout China's Hubei province of Wuhan; spreading across 25 countries and infecting 37,558 people as of February 9, 2020. The deadly virus – which is associated with symptoms like mild cough, fever and shortness of breath ...

New bill introduced by Washington state lawmakers would outlaw the majority of cannabis concentrates

New bill introduced by Washington state lawmakers would outlaw the majority of cannabis concentrates

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A group of lawmakers in Washington state are unhappy with the currently-permitted THC limits for cannabis concentrates. Amidst concerns that cannabis is associated with an increased risk for psychosis, a group are pushing for a 10 percent limit on adult-use products. House Bill 2546 is a new proposal that, if a...

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

The black market for cannabis is overshadowing the legal market in North America

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 21, 2019

North America's legal cannabis market is undoubtedly thriving, but so is the black market. New Frontier Data – an independent analytics company specializing in the cannabis sector – thinks that illegally-operating cartels are capable of bagging more customers than their legal opponents, moving forward. ...

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. ...

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...

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Did you know that one in three adults don't get adequate sleep every night? This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends a minimum of seven hours of shuteye every 24 hours. Thankfully for insomniacs and people who struggle with sleep disorders, cannabis for sleep could help. The...

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, smoking dried cannabis flower could be healthier for consumers than vaping the plant's potent oils. This is according to a professor at the Canadian University of Waterloo School of Public Health & Health Systems named David Hammond. Hammond’s research focuses primarily on the prevention of chronic disease. He has collaborated alongside global govern...

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019

Legislation to expand the potency of medical cannabis in Iowa has been approved by House and Senate lawmakers. The legislation, named House File 732, must now be reviewed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa’s existing medical cannabis potency law restricted the level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that could be sold inside li...

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