Cannabis News Box

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

Medical cannabis expansion gets approval from advocates in Georgia

Medical cannabis expansion gets approval from advocates in Georgia

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018

Just last year, Gov. Nathan Deal opted to broaden the State of Georgia's medical cannabis program by signing into the Senate Bill 16. Under this new ruling, an additional six conditions were approved for treatment using a specific amount of cannabis oil.  Those conditions are as follows: Aut...

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

Sara Tiradossi

December 14, 2017

New state regulations in Colorado are now banning edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruit, and products that resemble realistic animal fruit, including artistic, caricature, cartoon characters or fictional humans. According to Mike Hartman, executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue,...

Canadians will be able to buy cannabis from public and private stores, and online

Canadians will be able to buy cannabis from public and private stores, and online

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017

With social legalization around the corner, Canada’s federal government will allow provinces to roll out their own regulations regarding user age, the location and licensing of retail stores, home grows, and many other details. In Manitoba, the Progressive Conservative government announced anyone...

Michigan to release emergency medical cannabis regulations before application deadline

Michigan to release emergency medical cannabis regulations before application deadline

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has released a set of emergency regulations for the state's medical cannabis program, right before the state begins accepting licensing applications on Dec. 15. The rules are immediately active and will remain in effect for six months,...

Medical cannabis potency testing to expand in Colorado

Medical cannabis potency testing to expand in Colorado

Sara Tiradossi

October 10, 2017

Colorado’s Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has recently announced its plan to expand medical cannabis potency testing beginning next month. The department considered the testing to be a “matter of public health and safety.” Manufacturers of medical cannabis infused...

‘Dabbing’ cannabis may release cancerous toxins

‘Dabbing’ cannabis may release cancerous toxins

Sara Tiradossi

October 5, 2017

Dabbing, a new popular method of cannabis consumption, may present health hazards to consumers. Researchers at Portland State University analyzed the chemical composition of the vapors released by butane hash oil (BHO), a cannabis extract used in dabbing, and found dabbing produced elevated levels...

Expensive medical cannabis products drive New York patients to black market

Expensive medical cannabis products drive New York patients to black market

Sara Tiradossi

October 3, 2017

New York State is facing a problem in the medical cannabis industry: it is offering a limited selection of medical cannabis products at an overly expensive price. Medical patients in New York State have been able to purchase their products at licensed dispensaries since 2016, but they are now seeking...

New study: 86% of California’s cannabis clones contaminated by pesticide

New study: 86% of California’s cannabis clones contaminated by pesticide

Sara Tiradossi

September 28, 2017

California’s cannabis supply chain is at risk in 2018, with improper pesticide use and uncertain testing procedures, according to a new research project funded by Steep Hill, a leading global cannabis science and technology company with extensive expertise in lab testing. The study aimed to determine whether and at what point the pesticides ...

Colorado to implement warning labels in cannabis products

Colorado to implement warning labels in cannabis products

Sara Tiradossi

September 26, 2017

Starting Oct. 1, Colorado will implement new rules to promote public health and safety and help people identify more accurately cannabis products. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement division are cooperating in an...

State leaders rebuke AG Sessions’ criticism of legal cannabis

State leaders rebuke AG Sessions’ criticism of legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 8, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters with “serious questions” to the governors of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon on existing cannabis legislation last week, and now state officials have rebuked his claims. Sessions claims the laws have been inadequately enforced, enabling minors to ac...

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