Cannabis News Box

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

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

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 dispensary operators nationwide, has announced that it will now start accepting “Columbia Na...

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

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

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 on Friday, March 29, when New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted 4-0 for usin...

Israel decriminalizes adult-use cannabis during Tel Aviv CannaTech conference

Israel decriminalizes adult-use cannabis during Tel Aviv CannaTech conference

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 carry small amounts of weed on their person in public without first obtaining a doctor’s note wi...

Hemp is removed from Texas’ controlled substance list

Hemp is removed from Texas’ controlled substance list

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 as drugs that have no authorized medical use and a high potential for abuse, such as LSD and...

Congress is making progress on federal cannabis legalization

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 Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act (S.3032) in the next "several weeks.” The ST...

New York State budget doesn’t include recreational cannabis legalization

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 of the state’s adult-use cannabis industry will be developed ahead of the session’s end on June ...

Guam governor signs bill to legalize cannabis

Guam governor signs bill to legalize cannabis

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 the bill, titled “Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019” into law.  Guam's governor is a longtime s...

Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

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 and others that could be harmful to human health. Findings were sourced from numerous studies and discussed at the 2...

Study discovers rise in employment among epileptic medical cannabis patients

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 cannabis study explores changes in employment and disability status among patients who use the green plant. The publishing of this medic...

Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

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 cannabis’ benefits. Representatives of numerous organizations appeared at a series of House and Senate V...

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

Walgreens to stock CBD patches and sprays following CVS announcement

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 will stock CBD creams, sprays and patches in almost 1,500 of its stores in select states. The ph...

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

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 headlines that have undoubtedly tarnished MedMen’s allure. Nonetheless, the company is bouncing back...

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