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These celebrities are cashing in on cannabis

These celebrities are cashing in on cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 17, 2018

Cannabis seems to be the word on everybody's lips at the moment, whether the subject being discussed is related to legislation, new types of extracts or the potent medical powers associated with cannabis. As the industry rises to prominence and cannabis scientists continue to break the boundaries...

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018

The U.S. cannabis industry is flourishing just like the plant itself. As we continue to learn about its healing potential, more people are embracing cannabis reform than ever before. Investors from all corners are flocking to the stock market to get a slice of the green pie.  Once they take ...

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Cannabis

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 5, 2018

Cannabis has emerged as a medical marvel over the last few years and even more so, over the last year. Scientific research has led to the discovery of cannabis’ medical potential to heal and treat the human body, with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) being one of the things this plant is being used...

The Brain Loves CBD: What are the effects of this major cannabinoid?

The Brain Loves CBD: What are the effects of this major cannabinoid?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 2, 2018

The cannabis plant contains an abundance of naturally-occurring cannabinoids and Cannabidiol (CBD) is stealing the limelight lately. Recent studies show that CBD reacts with the brain in more ways than one, making this cannabinoid one of the most exciting to date. What you should know about Cannabidiol (CBD) and t...

San Fransisco takes a leaf out of Amsterdam’s books by opening cannabis social lounges

San Fransisco takes a leaf out of Amsterdam’s books by opening cannabis social lounges

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 20, 2018

As California prepares for a very busy year keeping up with industry demands, the state strives to maintain its influential status by conducting cannabis experiments. Well, that’s what seems to be happening in San Francisco, where the state’s very first cannabis social lounge recently opened ...

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...

Licenses to grow and sell cannabis are being issued throughout Jamaica

Licenses to grow and sell cannabis are being issued throughout Jamaica

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 5, 2018

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is giving startups and seasoned ganjapreneurs an opportunity to break into the metamorphosing cannabis market in Jamaica by approving licenses for influential brands and companies. Without a license, growers, distributors and sellers are unable to legally perform ...

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

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...

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2018

Just last week, a measure to reduce the local cannabis tax in Berkeley, California from 10 percent to 5 percent was approved by Berkeley City Council, making the recreational tax rate in city lower than anywhere else in the state. The aim of this move is to retain local businesses and the tax cut is expe...

Maine residents must wait until 2023 to attend cannabis social clubs

Maine residents must wait until 2023 to attend cannabis social clubs

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...

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...

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