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Cannabis banking might not be here yet but cannabis credit cards are

Cardholders may bag discounts on pot products inside Columbia Care's dispensaries
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial July 8, 2019

Last month, Columbia Care went down in history as the first ever company to introduce a cannabis credit card created especially for the industry.  The company, which is one of the biggest medical cannabis...

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board votes 4-0 for using weed to treat opioid-use disorder

Approximately 70,000 patients are currently enrolled in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 9, 2019

Lawmakers in the "Land of Enchantment" have reaffirmed their support for adding opioid-use disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.  The state’s support was reaffirmed...

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Israel decriminalizes adult-use cannabis during Tel Aviv CannaTech conference

The country's new cannabis laws are expected to go into effect imminently
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 9, 2019

Possessing a homegrown cannabis plant in Israel is no longer punishable by law, thanks to a new batch of Israeli laws that decriminalize possession of the plant and its matter. Israeli civilians who...

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Hemp is removed from Texas’ controlled substance list

Some legal experts believe that a question mark hovers over the legality of hemp products currently being sold in Texas
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 9, 2019

The Texas Department of State Health Services has removed hemp from its list of controlled substances. Removing hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs means that the plant is no longer in the same category...

https://www.cannalawblog.com/a-refresher-and-an-update-the-marijuana-states-act/

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 9, 2019

Congress may finally be taking action on two integral measures for federal cannabis reform. The chairman for the House Rules Committee has vowed to achieve a full House vote for the Strengthening the...

https://thehappycampers.com/news/legal-cannabis-is-coming-to-new-york/

New York State budget doesn’t include recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 9, 2019

On Monday, the New York State budget took effect for a fresh fiscal year. Unfortunately, recreational cannabis legalization was not included in the budget. Rather, a more solid plan for the rollout...

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Guam governor signs bill to legalize cannabis

Cannabis sales in Guam will be imposed with a 15 percent excise tax
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 8, 2019

A bill to legalize cannabis in Guam has been approved, after lawmakers voted in favor of legal weed on Thursday, March 28. Exactly one week later on Thursday, April 4, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero (D) signed...

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Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Scientists discovered that mice with Alzheimer’s disease exhibited improvements in memory after being treated with THC
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 4, 2019

Fresh research has delved into the fascinating ways in which cannabis may influence a developing human brain. The research spotlights the effects of cannabis on the brain, some of which are beneficial...

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Study discovers rise in employment among epileptic medical cannabis patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 4, 2019

Aleafia Health Inc. recently revealed the results of a medical cannabis patient study involving 4,000 participants. Published on March 13, 2019 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Drug Issues, the medical...

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Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 4, 2019

In recent weeks, U.S. Military veterans from a wide scope of backgrounds have been testifying hard before Congress to trigger a bout of research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into medical...

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

Walgreens will sell the CBD products inside 1,500 stores scattered across nine U.S. states
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 3, 2019

Just a week after drugstore chain CVS revealed its plans to stock products containing cannabidiol (CBD), Walgreens has announced that it plans on doing the same, only on a much larger scale. Walgreens...

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Cannabis financier Gotham Green Partners to invest $250 million in MedMen

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 2, 2019

Finally, something good to report about MedMen. The cannabis company's name has been dragged through the mud quite a lot lately, what with a trail of lawsuits prompting reporters to spit out negative...

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