Cannabis News Box

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for (cannabis) in the United States." Cannabis proponents ...

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...

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to review medical cannabis research applications, which seem to have been...

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers urge for recreational cannabis legalization

Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers urge for recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2019

A number of House Democrats in Connecticut have teamed up to unleash draft legislation that would legalize the plant for adult-use. Connecticut is the most recent Eastern state to bat for legal weed. If the measure is approved, the framework for legal adult-use cannabis in Connecticut would operate under a tightly-man...

New Mexico recreational cannabis bill fails, but Gov. wants to try again in 2020

New Mexico recreational cannabis bill fails, but Gov. wants to try again in 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

The Governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has vowed to put recreational cannabis legalization at the top of her priority list for the 2020 legislative session. Her decision comes after a bipartisan bill crumbled without a single Senate vote by the close of a session. According to Grisham, next year’s 30-day legislative session will feature proposals for cannabis reform. Ch...

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

MedMen Enterprises – a publicly-traded cannabis company that owns and operates 19 licensed facilities in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail – has been exiled from the ranks of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association (NYMCIA). This is according to a spokesman from the NY...

Cannabis firm Tilray is hiring Goldman Sachs’ former managing director

Cannabis firm Tilray is hiring Goldman Sachs’ former managing director

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

Leading Canadian cannabis cultivator Tilray has announced that it is hiring Goldman Sachs’ ex-managing director, Andrew Pucher, as the company’s chief corporate development officer. Pucher is the latest of numerous Wall Street executives to enter the legal weed industry in recent times. His ro...

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

A racketeering lawsuit against a Massachusetts-based cannabis shop was recently dismissed. However, the triumph did not occur without a hefty fee. While the value of the settled RICO case was not disclosed, it was said to be a “substantial” figure, of which was agreed on by both parties in a confidential out-o...

U.S. government sued by Seattle law firm over cannabis industry border bans

U.S. government sued by Seattle law firm over cannabis industry border bans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 25, 2019

A law firm in Washington State is hoping to get “immediate” access to important records that explain why certain foreign nationals, especially Canadians, are being turned away at the border because of their cannabis industry involvement. The U.S. government is being sued by Seattle-based Davis Wright ...

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2019

A cannabis study conducted by the University of Kent has concluded that there is no evidence to prove that stricter policies discourage young individuals from consuming the green plant, in whatever form that might be.   Data was gleaned from more than 100,000 teenagers from 38 countries. Those countries inclu...

USDA encouraged comments on hemp for its webinar on the 2018 Farm Bill

USDA encouraged comments on hemp for its webinar on the 2018 Farm Bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2019

A webinar was recently held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but it wasn’t just any old webinar. The USDA organized a webinar to enlighten people on the topic of hemp production and the recently enacted 2018 Farm Bill.  The listening session was hosted as a means of preparing to implement the all-impor...

First medical cannabis processor in Ohio gets green light to operate

First medical cannabis processor in Ohio gets green light to operate

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 22, 2019

A medical cannabis processor in the “Buckeye State” recently received a certificate of operation from the state Commerce Department. Grow Ohio in Muskingum County received its certificate of operation earlier this month. With this certificate, the company can legally convert cannabis into a vast arra...

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