Cannabis News Box

U.S. House chooses to expand medical cannabis research
December 15, 2020

On Wednesday, December 9, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a history-making bill that could essentially open the floodgates for scientific cannabis research opportunities.  Composed of many...

Hemp industry players want the DEA to classify hemp byproducts fairly
November 15, 2020

A filing submitted on Monday, November 9 in U.S. District Court in Washington DC, saw the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) face pressure in regards to substance clarification. In this particular...

Adult-use cannabis sales in Illinois hit another new record in September
October 20, 2020

Illinois' recreational cannabis industry is on a continuous race towards success, with sales of legal weed approaching $68 million in September — almost $4 million more than the total sales recorded...

Federal court rejects DEA request to drop cannabis rescheduling case
August 31, 2020

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) doesn’t seem to be budging on the reclassification of cannabis; it wants to keep the plant bound by Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.  However,...

DEA releases long-awaited regulations for research cannabis supply expansion
April 20, 2020

A joyous occasion was celebrated by cannabis researchers in the United States last month, when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published draft rules for the supply expansion of research-grade...

Cannabis companies want to stimulate federal research efforts

Cannabis companies want to stimulate federal research efforts
February 7, 2020

Applications to permit cannabis cultivation for research purposes in the United States has been seriously delayed by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Agency began welcoming applicants in...

Trump officials urged by lawmakers to lift restrictions on cannabis research
January 24, 2020

House lawmakers are becoming increasingly impatient with the federal government's prohibitionist stance on cannabis. In an attempt to lift restrictions on the plant's sale, use, possession, cultivation...

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?
January 15, 2020

More people are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with research demonstrating a 6.1 percent increase in diagnoses among American children between the late 1990s and...

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries
December 19, 2019

If a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers get their way, researchers could soon get their hands on cannabis purchased from state-legal pot shops.  A letter was sent to the Drug Enforcement...

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease
Although some positive research into cannabis for Parkinson’s does exist, it is severely limited
November 13, 2019

Did you know that Parkinson's disease affects approximately one million people in the U.S.? The topic of "cannabis for Parkinson's disease" has been discussed a lot over the past few years. However, the...

10 studies detailing the therapeutic effects of CBD

October 8, 2019

The CBD market is growing. A unique cannabinoid that harbors potential as a treatment for an ever-growing list of ailments and chronic conditions, 'cannabidiol' is a therapeutic powerhouse. CBD may...

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says

CBD as a post-workout recovery tool: What the research says
Many athletes are getting involved in the CBD industry lately, indicating that this kind of cannabinoid offers therapeutic potential far greater than typical opioid medications
October 3, 2019

Athletes and fitness fanatics are swapping workout supplements for CBD. An influx of CBD products are entering the market following the removal of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid from the list of banned...

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