Cannabis News Box

Adult-use cannabis sales in Illinois hit another new record in September

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 20, 2020

Illinois' recreational cannabis industry is on a continuous race towards success, with sales of legal weed approaching $68 million in September — almost $4 million more than the total sales recorded in August.  September's sales comprised more than 1.4 million products. Approximately a quarter ...

House vote set to commence that could remove cannabis from controlled substances list

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

Next month, The House will vote to eliminate cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and eradicate some cannabis-related criminal records. Under the terms of the bill, the drug’s legal status would be left in the hands of the states. However, news of the House gearing up to vote on remov...

DEA releases long-awaited regulations for research cannabis supply expansion

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2020

A joyous occasion was celebrated by cannabis researchers in the United States last month, when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published draft rules for the supply expansion of research-grade cannabis. It's been a tedious wait for researchers, who've been anticipating the announcement for fo...

New Jersey company ordered by court to repay medical cannabis costs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A medical cannabis consumer in New Jersey who was unfairly treated by his former employers could be on the receiving end of compensation any day now. This is according to a ruling announced on January 13, when Vincent Hagar was told by Superior Court Judge Heidi Willis Currier that he had won his cas...

Despite legalization, the CBD and hemp industries are facing discrimination

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 21, 2019

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was expected to eliminate the uncertainty that enshrouds the hemp and CBD industries. In spite of it passing with President Donald Trump’s signature in December of last year, a great deal of discrimination still clouds the ambiguous legal CBD market. CBD (cannabidiol) is...

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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...

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