Cannabis News Box

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

The DEA wants to boost cannabis production for research purposes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2018

A total of 30 U.S. states have officially given cannabis the green light, with Oklahoma being the most recent state to legalize the green plant for medical use. Despite this, cannabis is still deemed to be a Schedule I substance by the federal government. In the most recent turn of events, the DEA h...

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Canada’s legal cannabis industry is not without risk

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2018

Since Canada’s Senate approved amendments to Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) on June 19, the legal cannabis industry has gone full steam ahead. As the world’s first industrialized country to legalize cannabis fully, Canada is under a lot of pressure to prove that cannabis reform is worthwhile. Consumer...

Arizona might finally pass bill for lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of contaminants

Arizona might finally pass bill for lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of contaminants

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018

Republican lawmaker Sen. Sonny Borrelli was able to convince majority of the Legislature to sign his initiative to require lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of mold and contaminants. The proposal would require over $2 million dollars to do the testing, which is a small fraction of the...

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 28, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect medical cannabis programs from federal interference, despite a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to do so. The amendment adds a clause that prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to stop a state from ...

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017

A house bill in Oregon’s legislature was recently passed, allowing growers in the Oregon Medical Cannabis program to sell up to 20 pounds in excess amounts to the social-use program, while also placing the framework for the Oregon Cannabis Commission. HB 2198 was quickly passed through the Oregon ...

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