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Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Patients who require plant-based medicines in Alabama could soon be getting prescribed medical cannabis. Well, that's if the Alabama House votes to enact a bill that was recently approved by the Alabama State Senate.  Alabama's medical cannabis bill was approved by the state Senate on March 11 with a vote of 22-10. The votes we...

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new ‘Simpsons’ cannabis episode

Marge snitches on Homer for drug dealing in new ‘Simpsons’ cannabis episode

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Season 31 of the 'Simpsons' is among us and if you caught the 17th episode, "Highway to Well", you will have noticed that the sitcom was heavily influenced by cannabis. Since the show is set in the now-thriving cannabis region of Illinois or, to be more specific, Springfield, it was just a matter of t...

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Lebanon parliament will vote on law to legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Not so long ago, on February 27, a law that could potentially legalize medical and industrial cannabis cultivation in Lebanon was approved by the country's parliamentary committee. Lawmakers are optimistic that legalization could bolster Lebanon's damaged economy; the country is currently battling a debt crisis, fisca...

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Data firm says U.S. cannabis market sales have topped $13.6 billion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Sales of legal cannabis in the United States are on an upward incline. New Frontier Data – a Washington-based company that aims to provide transparency for the legal cannabis market through providing industry participants with up-to-date data and analysis – recently published a report on U.S. can...

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Mexican Senate preparing to vote on bill that would regulate cannabis and hemp the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Mexico is stepping into green territory, as it prepares to legalize cannabis and hemp; the Mexican Senate is reviewing the North American country's most recent cannabis legalization initiative, which has already gained approval from the body’s commissions on health, justice and legislative studies...

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, Republican lawmakers approved amendments made to Iowa's medical cannabis program that would replace the existing percentage-based limit on medical cannabis products. The changes were supported by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Previously, a maximum of three percent THC (tetrahydrocannabin...

Medical cannabis legalization bill approved by Tennessee Senate committee

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, a Tennessee Senate committee decided to give a restrictive medical cannabis legalization bill the green light. The measure, which is focused on launching a patient program, has replaced a previous chunk of legislation that would have prompted a state Health Department study. ...

Increasing number of EU-GMP certifications being awarded to Canadian cannabis companies

Increasing number of EU-GMP certifications being awarded to Canadian cannabis companies

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

More Canadian cannabis companies are testing the waters in Europe's ever-growing cannabis market. The latest companies to bag EU-Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification were Northern Green Canada and Eve & Co subsidiary Natural MedCo. Strathroy, Ontario-based Natural MedCo and Brampton and Ontario-b...

Customers rejoice as Boston’s first recreational cannabis store finally opens its doors

Customers rejoice as Boston’s first recreational cannabis store finally opens its doors

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

Almost four years of waiting is over for Boston’s cannabis consumers, what with the first ever recreational cannabis store having officially launched for business. On Monday, March 9, Pure Oasis began ushering customers inside its store, which is perched on 430 Blue Hill Avenue on the edge of Stanwood Street. “I...

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has halted the operation of global businesses, schools and the cannabis industry. Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in all 50 U.S. states. Health scares – combined with the fact that supply is running short, due to China's factories closing temporarily – has caused po...

South Dakota tribe votes for cannabis legalization on ancestral territory

South Dakota tribe votes for cannabis legalization on ancestral territory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2020

The results of a cannabis legalization vote by the Oglala Sioux Tribe are expected to be revealed in the coming week. If a successful vote ensues, this tribal territory in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would become the first region in the state to permit the legal sale and consumption of both me...

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