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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


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

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


Filed under Culture, News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

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


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

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...

The American Psychological Association advocates to advance research on cannabis

The American Psychological Association advocates to advance research on cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 7, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The American Psychological Association, the nation's largest organization of psychology professionals, is urging the federal government to remove impediments to cannabis research. In a recent advocacy briefing, the association said major barriers to research are preventing scientists from carrying...

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

According to tribal members residing Nevada, federal agencies are threatening cannabis businesses on tribal land even though state social cannabis sales began in July. Although Nevada’s tribal cannabis compact bill became law this summer and allowed tribes to grow and sell cannabis, there are curr...

Thousands of illegal grows in California could attract federal intervention

Thousands of illegal grows in California could attract federal intervention

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 4, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

According to state officials, 70 percent of all illegal cannabis crops seized by federal, state and local law enforcement in the nation originated in California. It was estimated the state produced 13.5 million pounds of product last year, but residents only consumed 2.5 million pounds. Local law enforcement found 2...

A new bill could completely change cannabis research

A new bill could completely change cannabis research

September 20, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor If anyone knows how hard it is to study the medicinal benefits of cannabis, it’s Dr. Sue Sisley. Sisley is a physician who has worked with veterans for over 20 years and has been studying how cannabis could help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sisley has dealt with burdensome regulations, a DEA a...

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Senate panel urges feds to test legal cannabis products nationwide

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

A senate panel urged federal agencies to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis is legal. After showing concern about the lack of data on potency and purity of the cannabis products available to consumers, the Senate Appropriations Committee is directing federal agencies to ...

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