Cannabis News Box

U.S. Supreme Court rejects 280E cannabis tax case filed by dispensary owners in Colorado

U.S. Supreme Court rejects 280E cannabis tax case filed by dispensary owners in Colorado

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Entrepreneurs involved in the cannabis industry still face a number of obstacles, such as cannabis banking woes and tax burdens. For the owners of one medical cannabis dispensary in Colorado, confusion regarding IRS tax code 280E has cost them a hefty fee.  Breckenridge-based dispensary Alpenglow Botanicals w...

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Cannabis legalization is a hot political topic in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

As the “Green Rush” continues to spread across the United States of America, it is clear that the political stance on cannabis legalization is metamorphosing. Globally, the market is estimated to be worth $55.8 billion by 2025 and the U.S. is forecasted to bulk-up its economy with $25 billion in cannabis revenue during the same time peri...

FDA chief announces resignation, what will happen to the CBD review?

FDA chief announces resignation, what will happen to the CBD review?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 22, 2019

Following the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill on December 12, 2018, hemp and hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) have been eliminated from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. As a direct effect of this, the CBD industry looks set to skyrocket into otherworldly realms of success.  However, the recently...

This supermarket is now selling help cigarettes

This supermarket is now selling help cigarettes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2018

Bargain hunters in Switzerland could be getting more than they bargained for, if they shop at Lidl, that is. This German supermarket has recently introduced its very first hemp product - Artur Swiss Cannabis Flowers. Tobacco smokers and stoners are taking a liking to the latest line of locally cultivated hemp cigarettes, which are being sold as...

Massachusetts kick-starts its recreational cannabis licensing

Massachusetts kick-starts its recreational cannabis licensing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018

“Ganjapreneurs” in Massachusetts can now apply to open a recreational cannabis business. Regulators in Massachusetts started inviting applicants to begin the application process for cultivating and selling social cannabis at noon on Monday, April 2. Only select cannabis entrepreneurs in Massac...

NY lawmakers are pushing to legalize medical cannabis for pets

NY lawmakers are pushing to legalize medical cannabis for pets

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 26, 2018

Pet owners in New York could soon be medicating their four-legged friends with medical cannabis products. Just last week, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County secured a bill that would enable pet owners to get a certification for cannabis products from the city’s veterinarians....

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 5, 2018

It may only be just two months since California legalized recreational cannabis sales, but the weed-friendly state is already being catapulted to the forefront of the industry.   Recent data from online job marketplace ZipRecruiter shows how the majority of cannabis-focused jobs posted on their market...

Complete cannabis legalization is demanded by members of the German police association

Complete cannabis legalization is demanded by members of the German police association

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 3, 2018

Decriminalization of cannabis use in Germany could soon become a reality, following a public announcement by the Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK). The BDK aims to put an end to the current cannabis ban. Supporting the “complete decriminalization of cannabis use,” the BDK plans to...

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2018

Just last week, a measure to reduce the local cannabis tax in Berkeley, California from 10 percent to 5 percent was approved by Berkeley City Council, making the recreational tax rate in city lower than anywhere else in the state. The aim of this move is to retain local businesses and the tax cut is expe...

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on cannabis’ Schedule I status

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on cannabis’ Schedule I status

February 27, 2018

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday, in which a diverse group of cannabis advocates challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration due to cannabis' status as a Schedule I drug. Specifically, the complaint challenged the constitutionality of the Controlled Substance...

Assembly members in the UK want patients to receive legal medicinal cannabis

Assembly members in the UK want patients to receive legal medicinal cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 15, 2018

Chronically ill cannabis sufferers in the United Kingdom are seemingly getting fed up with the current cannabis laws, which prohibits the drug for medicinal use. However, their voices are finally being heard. Assembly Members in Wales recently took their pleas into account in a bid to transform current...

Cannabis legalization in Israel could bring in $675 million in annual tax revenue

Cannabis legalization in Israel could bring in $675 million in annual tax revenue

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2018

Israel’s cannabis market has the potential to completely transform the economy, with the country expected to pull in an estimated $1.8 billion every single year, should the industry be legalized in its entirety. Taxes will not be paid on this amount, but if the green plant is legalized fully for ...

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