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From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Calvin Johnson and Robert Sims used to be busy kicking a football around a field in front of eager Detroit Lions fans. However, the former football players have decided to branch out and dabble in business outside of the sports industry. Their latest endeavor will focus on researching medical cannabis. ...

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for (cannabis) in the United States." Cannabis proponents ...

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Could cannabis reform be on the horizon for the United States of America? Based on recent news, there's a good chance . Recent reports have revealed how the American Bar Association (ABA) wants to stop pot prohibition once and for all. A resolution has been adopted by the ABA to prompt further research int...

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to review medical cannabis research applications, which seem to have been...

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Congress is on the cusp of regulating cannabis like alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 11, 2019

Cannabis could soon be eradicated from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act, after bill H.R. 420 was put in front of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives. The "420 bill" would regulate the plant like alcohol – a stark contrast to cannabis's current Schedule I listing, w...

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018

A total of 30 U.S. states have officially given cannabis the green light, with Oklahoma being the most recent state to legalize the green plant for medical use. Despite this, cannabis is still deemed to be a Schedule I substance by the federal government. In the most recent turn of events, the DEA h...

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018

On July 12, medical cannabis patients in “The Big Apple” rejoiced as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced it would permit cannabis prescriptions for the replacement of opioids. This could potentially help tackle the opioid epidemic. According to a report from the N...

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 2, 2018

On Monday, Justin Gover hit a milestone in his career. He is the CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that created a cannabis-based medicine called Epidiolex. Not only is Epidiolex being used to treat two forms of epilepsy but also, it is non-psychoactive, what with it containing the cannabis com...

New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA goes on sale across the U.S.

New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA goes on sale across the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 16, 2018

Beer lovers and cannabis connoisseurs countrywide can soon raise a glass of New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA. Well, unless you live in Kansas, that is. The “hemp pale ale” has finally been released following three years in development. A unique blend of hops and hemp, the refreshing brew is currently bei...

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...

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 ...

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

DEA wants researchers to grow less cannabis for medical studies in 2018

Sara Tiradossi

November 12, 2017

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow 443,680 grams of cannabis for scientific studies in 2018. The government-cultivated proposed cannabis, that amounts to a little more than 978 pounds, is slightly less compared to this year's level. According...

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