Cannabis News Box

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Research

Ever wondered why you maintained your weed-smoking hobby, but some of your associates did not? Well, you could be about to find out the reasons behind your relationship with the plant, thanks to a  study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. This is the largest genome-wide association stud...

The United States could face a dilemma if cannabis is legalized at federal level

The United States could face a dilemma if cannabis is legalized at federal level

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 23, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

A plant that was formerly frowned upon is finally being appreciated for its medicinal and recreational benefits. However, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug at the federal level, despite the fact the government is making a ridiculous amount of revenue from the industry. Eight U.S. states and the Dis...

Farmers in Indiana want legal cannabis and hemp crops

Farmers in Indiana want legal cannabis and hemp crops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 22, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

An imbalance in supply and demand for soybean and corn crops has left Indiana's farmers in a slight predicament. Soybean and corn are the primary money-making crops in Indiana. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, a drop in demand has left farmers scrambling to make ends meet and, inte...

Cannabis study: Consumption rates among college-aged youth hits 30-year record

Cannabis study: Consumption rates among college-aged youth hits 30-year record

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

More college students are consuming cannabis than ever before. Based on the findings of the annual national Monitoring the Future Panel study in 2016, cannabis consumption rates among college students hit its peak level over the past three decades. The outcome remained the same last year and, a...

Biotech company signs $122 million deal to produce pharmaceutical-worthy weed

Biotech company signs $122 million deal to produce pharmaceutical-worthy weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 21, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

A biotech startup that specializes in designing custom microbes for customers across various markers has revealed its plans to produce lab-grown cannabis. Gingko Bioworks will join forces with Cronos Group to cultivate numerous unique cannabis compounds inside the Canadian company’s state-of-the...

Cannabis consumers in Florida run the risk of unemployment within the legal weed industry

Cannabis consumers in Florida run the risk of unemployment within the legal weed industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Company owners in Florida who are running their businesses amidst the rise of legal weed in the U.S. are turning down cannabis-consuming job applicants. It’s not just weed lovers who are reportedly being rejected to work in Florida’s legal weed industry. Individuals who may have been charged...

Will legendary beer pioneer Anheuser-Busch be the next beverage company to enter the legal cannabis space?

Will legendary beer pioneer Anheuser-Busch be the next beverage company to enter the legal cannabis space?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Over the last few months, the cannabis industry news has been inundated with announcements from big-name brewers entering the legal weed space. We have already learned about the recently announced partnerships between Constellation Brands and Canopy Corp Growth, Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Hydropothe...

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


Filed under Tribal Nations

Located on the south shore of Quebec’s St. Lawrence River is the Kanien'kehá:ka community of Kahnawake. This First Nations Reserve sits south of Montreal, where the countdown is on for cannabis legalization in Canada. However, for the indigenous people living on Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the grass ...

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabia News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


Filed under Research

A mental disorder that was once associated with frequent cannabis use could soon be treated using the plant. Based on the findings of a study on CBD for psychosis that was carried out by scientists in the U.K., the cannabis plant’s non-intoxicating compound Cannabidiol (CBD) may help to decrease abnor...

Cannabis legalization in Canada: 7 things you ought to know

Cannabis legalization in Canada: 7 things you ought to know

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 16, 2018


Filed under Global

On October 17, cannabis legalization in Canada will go into full effect. Following discussion and debate between the Senate and House of Commons, Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) was approved by the Canadian parliament. The looming enactment of Bill C-45 has propelled the legal weed industry into high...

Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Mayor says cannabis regulation strategy in Denver is “having success”

Bethan Rose Jenkins and Bethan Rose Jenkins

September 15, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

He might have campaigned in opposition of Colorado’s cannabis legalization measure back in 2012, but it seems that the Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock (D), has changed his opinion on the green plant. He has since admitted that the city has successfully been able to regulate the cannabis industry....

Six Nations is drafting its very own cannabis law

Six Nations is drafting its very own cannabis law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 14, 2018


Filed under Tribal Nations

The most populous First Nations reserve in Canada is drafting its own cannabis law. Cannabis in the Six Nations could be regulated quite differently than it will be in provinces that patiently wait for regulations to be imposed by outside governments. So, why does Six Nations want to draft its own...

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