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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...

Cannabis gone global: first ever medical cannabis shipment sent to Canada from Africa

Cannabis gone global: first ever medical cannabis shipment sent to Canada from Africa

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2018

A milestone move in medical cannabis has been made by a company in Africa’s southern region. On March 26, an 850-gram shipment of medical cannabis was released from the mountainous country of Lesotho to Vancouver, British Columbia. Anandia Labs, a leading cannabis biotech company, is currently anticipating the arr...

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2018

The number of medical cannabis patients in Germany is soaring and this swell in consumption is pushing the country to the forefront of the cannabis market. In fact, Deutschland is predicted to become one of the biggest global medical cannabis markets. Vice president of Vancouver’s government relations, Deepak Ana...

Cannabis-infused beer goes on sale at UK brewery

Cannabis-infused beer goes on sale at UK brewery

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2018

The demand for cannabis-infused beverages is on the incline, with the United Kingdom being the latest place on the map to start selling cannabis oil-infused beer. It is the first beer of its kind in the UK. Adding to its allure is the product's name, “Buffalo Soldier," which was inspired by reefer-...

Cannabis oil is now available to purchase in UK pharmaceutical stores

Cannabis oil is now available to purchase in UK pharmaceutical stores

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 17, 2018

People in the United Kingdom now have access to medicinal cannabis oil. Better known as Cannabidiol (CBD), this plant-derived oil is currently being sold in high street stores, such as Holland and Barrett. CBD is being used by a record number of cannabis consumers around Great Britain. In fact, the...

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Great Britain is the world’s biggest legal cannabis producer despite it being illegal in the country

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 14, 2018

The United Nations has recently reported on Great Britain’s involvement in the cannabis industry, exposing the country for producing more legal cannabis than anywhere else in the world. Based on statistics gathered by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), cannabis production hit 95 tonnes ...

Does the cannabis industry use too much energy?

Does the cannabis industry use too much energy?

February 23, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor There’s been a lot of talk about how much electricity the cannabis industry uses in recent years. According to a report from Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, obtained by Colorado Public Radio (CPR), cannabis is using up 4 percent of De...

Cannabis cryptocurrency and bitcoin craze gaining global momentum

Cannabis cryptocurrency and bitcoin craze gaining global momentum

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 8, 2018

Cannabis legalization is having a direct effect on the trading environment. With this rise in legalization comes increased demand for cannabis cryptocurrency. According to CEO of TD Ameritrade, Tim Hockey, cryptocurrency trading will soon be pushed to remarkable levels. “If you look at the two sectors in the qua...

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018

Thanks to cannabis legislation, life has already changed for a lot of Californians. On January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis sales officially became legal in the state, where dispensaries opened their doors following the ruling; one that will bring in an estimated $3.7 billion by the end of the yea...

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 22, 2018

As of today, 29 states and a number of U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis. Nine of those states have legalized it for social use and this year, social cannabis legalization will be considered by at least 12 states. However, cannapreneurs seem to be in a spot of bother when it comes to opening ...

8 publicly-traded cannabis stocks predicted to rise in 2018

8 publicly-traded cannabis stocks predicted to rise in 2018

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 19, 2018

Oh, to be a budding entrepreneur with a fat wallet. Actually, this could be you if you are a wise cannabis stock investor, with the industry steadily becoming one of the most lucrative markets out there. The green rush is real and you've only got to look at the stock market to realize the sheer m...

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