Cannabis News Box

Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

While it may be an exciting time for cannabis reform in the U.S., officials over in Beijing don’t seem quite as pleased at the prospect of legalizing pot. Deputy director of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, Liu Yuejin, recently announced his thoughts on cannabis legalization in th...

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018

On July 12, medical cannabis patients in “The Big Apple” rejoiced as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced it would permit cannabis prescriptions for the replacement of opioids. This could potentially help tackle the opioid epidemic. According to a report from the N...

Newly released opioid overdose figures show fatalities on the rise

Newly released opioid overdose figures show fatalities on the rise

December 23, 2017

The number of Americans who died from opioid overdoses continued its dramatic increase in 2016, according to a new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics this month. More than 42,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses in 2016, which is a 28 percent increa...

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