Cannabis News Box

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2018

Cannabis consumption amongst older Americans is significantly more common now than it was back in the 1980s, according to a recent study on adult cannabis consumption. Researchers discovered how two particular age groups are 20 times more likely to consume the plant nowadays in comparison with the number of older Americans consuming cannabis 30 years ago. Those age groups were ages 50 to ...

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....

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

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...

Decrimanizaltion proposed for New Mexico’s biggest city

Decrimanizaltion proposed for New Mexico's biggest city

March 6, 2018

The city of Albuquerque may soon decriminalize cannabis. City Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton are pushing to decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of cannabis in order to reallocate police resources for more serious crimes. Their proposal would amend Albuquerque's criminal code by making...

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...

New Jersey is debating decriminalization and legalization

New Jersey is debating decriminalization and legalization

February 21, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New Jersey is on the path to legalize cannabis, but some aren’t ready to take that step. It seems they know cannabis laws are going to change, but they don’t want them to change too much. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill t...

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 ...

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...

Ontario proposes tourism-boosting idea that will allow hotel room cannabis consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Editorial Writer

February 7, 2018

In September of last year, Canadian cannabis connoisseurs were left feeling disheartened when consumption of the green plant was prohibited outside of private residences. However, it seems that the Ontario government have given cannabis tourism a second thought, following the announcement of a pro...

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018

Cannabis social clubs are anticipated to open their doors to Maine residents… in 2023. This news comes after a cannabis legalization panel in the "Pine Tree State" voted to postpone social club licensing. A vote of 5:1 by the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee set this change in moti...