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Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Medical cannabis facilities in Detroit sue over recreational licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Marijuana Regulatory Commissioner (MRA) Andrew Brisbo has had lawsuits filed against him by three Detroit-based cannabis facilities. Why? A dispute has arisen regarding local ordinances that outlawed recreational cannabis sales until January 31, 2020. Brisbo, who is an East Lansing resident, has been accused of fai...

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Illinois rakes in almost $11 million during the first week of legal cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Since 2020 started, more than $11 million worth of recreational cannabis has been sold in the newly-legal state of Illinois; and that's just during the first week of legal sales. This is according to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which has confirmed that the first o...

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

More people are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with research demonstrating a 6.1 percent increase in diagnoses among American children between the late 1990s and 2016; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more cases begin to surface, so too does t...

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

South Dakotans will vote on legalizing recreational cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

An announcement made by the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office on January 6 had cannabis connoisseurs jumping for joy. Fortunately for pro-pot residents, an initiative to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes is making its way to the 2020 ballot. Over 50,000 signatures were reportedly sub...

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Thai people can now procure free cannabis in first full-time clinic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On Monday, January 6, Thailand's first full-time cannabis clinic – specializing in alternative and traditional plant-based therapies – opened its doors. The clinic's launch is the latest in a string of efforts made by the Thai government to expand the Southeastern Asian country's medical canna...

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Travelers passing through Chicago’s airports can honestly bin their bud before boarding

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

On January 5, 2020, a momentous occasion occurred in Illinois. On this date, cannabis became legal for recreational purposes statewide. As a direct effect of this, Chicago's airports have introduced "cannabis amnesty boxes". These boxes – owned by Chicago's Department of Aviation – are to be used by individuals departing from the state for the p...

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

The Governor of Kansas has confirmed that she is supportive of legalizing recreational cannabis across the state. However, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced that – in spite of her support – she is obliged to deal with the medical aspect of legalization before dabbling in...

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Cannabis legalization may have had a positive effect on binge drinking, according to a new study. Researchers at Oregon State University carried out the study, which concluded that there was a six percent decrease in the likelihood of binge drinking among students aged 21 and above who reside in cann...

Two new cannabinoids have been identified by Italian scientists

Two new cannabinoids have been identified by Italian scientists

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

As many as 400 chemicals are contained in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species. However, just a handful of chemical compounds have been closely investigated for their therapeutic potential in the field of medicine. More is now being learned about the cannabis plant, with one of the latest discoveries r...

State-funded poll reveals that three-fourths of New Mexico voters support legal weed

State-funded poll reveals that three-fourths of New Mexico voters support legal weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2020

New insights into the level of support for recreational cannabis legalization in New Mexico has revealed that 75 percent of voters back the idea. This is based on the findings of a new poll, which was conducted by Change Research and commissioned by the Governor’s Legalization Working Group. “In...

These 5 cannabis stocks will slash production in 2020

These 5 cannabis stocks will slash production in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 13, 2020

The year 2020 brings pot investors a stroke of bad luck. According to data from the Marijuana Index – which monitors cannabis industry stocks – a 63 percent reduction in 45 of the leading North American cannabis stocks has been noticed since April 1.  Such a drastic decrease has been attribut...

Licensed cannabis stores can be verified by Californians using QR codes

Licensed cannabis stores can be verified by Californians using QR codes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 13, 2020

California’s cannabis consumers can now feel more confident when purchasing their supply from one of the huge state’s long list of vendors. A unique application designed for use on smartphone devices will enable consumers to determine whether or not a dispensary is legitimately licensed to conduc...

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