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Canada’s cannabis branding laws could negatively impact producers

Canada’s cannabis branding laws could negatively impact producers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2018

Canada’s Cannabis Act includes a number of cannabis branding laws that the majority of licensed producers are not overly happy about. The country is on the brink of cannabis legalization and amidst all of the excitement, cannabis producers are voicing their concerns for the branding and advertis...

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2018

Cannabis consumption amongst older Americans is significantly more common now than it was back in the 1980s, according to a recent study on adult cannabis consumption. Researchers discovered how two particular age groups are 20 times more likely to consume the plant nowadays in comparison with the number of older Americans consuming cannabis 30 years ago. Those age groups were ages 50 to ...

Massachusetts kick-starts its recreational cannabis licensing

Massachusetts kick-starts its recreational cannabis licensing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018

“Ganjapreneurs” in Massachusetts can now apply to open a recreational cannabis business. Regulators in Massachusetts started inviting applicants to begin the application process for cultivating and selling social cannabis at noon on Monday, April 2. Only select cannabis entrepreneurs in Massac...

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Germany prepares to become the world’s biggest federally regulated medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2018

The number of medical cannabis patients in Germany is soaring and this swell in consumption is pushing the country to the forefront of the cannabis market. In fact, Deutschland is predicted to become one of the biggest global medical cannabis markets. Vice president of Vancouver’s government relations, Deepak Ana...

Colombia is expected to become the largest medical cannabis supplier on the planet

Colombia is expected to become the largest medical cannabis supplier on the planet

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2018

Colombia’s second-largest metropolis, Medellin, is the latest destination on the map to start cultivating cannabis plants with government’s approval. The city is predicted to become a global leader in the ganja industry and will export cannabis crops to Latin America and beyond. Letting go of a d...

Cannabis-infused beer goes on sale at UK brewery

Cannabis-infused beer goes on sale at UK brewery

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 23, 2018

The demand for cannabis-infused beverages is on the incline, with the United Kingdom being the latest place on the map to start selling cannabis oil-infused beer. It is the first beer of its kind in the UK. Adding to its allure is the product's name, “Buffalo Soldier," which was inspired by reefer-...

Cannabis oil is now available to purchase in UK pharmaceutical stores

Cannabis oil is now available to purchase in UK pharmaceutical stores

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 17, 2018

People in the United Kingdom now have access to medicinal cannabis oil. Better known as Cannabidiol (CBD), this plant-derived oil is currently being sold in high street stores, such as Holland and Barrett. CBD is being used by a record number of cannabis consumers around Great Britain. In fact, the...

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

March 16, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Kentucky is one of those straggling states that has yet to approve medical or social use cannabis. However, the medical part may soon change. Kentucky is currently debating a bill that would legalize medical cannabis, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently...

Federally legal cannabis could generate $106 billion in tax revenue

Federally legal cannabis could generate $106 billion in tax revenue

March 13, 2018

If cannabis were fully legalized under federal law, the plant could generate $105.6 billion in tax revenue, according to numbers from New Frontier Data. Legalization nationwide could also produce 1 million new jobs by 2025. "Under the new business tax rate of 21 percent, the Trump tax cuts will come as welcome relief to cannabis business owners who already face tax hurdles bec...

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2018

Cannabis investments have grown by 600 percent in comparison with figures released in the first five weeks of 2017. Based on data published by the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker, $1.23 billion was invested in the global cannabis industry in January of this year. This monthly figure is almost as much ...

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 12, 2018

The medical uses for cannabis are widespread and according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, cannabis therapy can relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia affects some 3 to 6 million people in America, this news is being received very well across the cou...

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