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Nevada judge halts permit process for the launch of retail pot shops

Nevada judge halts permit process for the launch of retail pot shops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2019

On Friday August 23rd, Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez has frozen the permit process for a number of new recreational cannabis stores in Nevada. An injunction was issued by the judge after concerns arose regarding compliance among Nevada's cannabis retail business owners; the busines...

Arkansas rakes in $6 million in medical cannabis sales

Arkansas rakes in $6 million in medical cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 13, 2019

More than $6 million has already been accrued by Arkansas' medical cannabis industry; to be exact, $6.04 million, according to figures published by the state. These figures are impressive, considering the fact that legal cannabis sales unfolded across Arkansas this May. Data unveiled by the Arka...

Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Colorado cannabis regulators demand mycotoxin testing for all concentrated products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 12, 2019

From September onwards, all medical and recreational cannabis concentrates produced and sold in Colorado must first be tested for mycotoxins. This is per the orders of Colorado regulators, with officials from the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) confirming that the rules will go into effect from...

British man self-treats with medical cannabis oil, stuns doctors when cancer disappears

British man self-treats with medical cannabis oil, stuns doctors when cancer disappears

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

A British man who used cannabis oil to treat 12 cancerous brain tumors has been given incredible news. George Gannon has been told that he is now "essentially cancer-free" after using the oil for three months. Gannon chose to use the oil after chemotherapy left him feeling drained. The Brit says that...

Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Health Canada vows to deal with backlog of medical cannabis research licenses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Delays in cannabis research licensing are plaguing Canada, as well as the United States.  Health Canada has been criticized for its sluggish approach to reviewing cannabis research licenses, with reports stating that over 250 applicants were awaiting review in July.  The green plant was lega...

Study demonstrates pain-relieving efficacy of THC-rich cannabis flowers

Study demonstrates pain-relieving efficacy of THC-rich cannabis flowers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

A study recently carried out by a team of researchers from the University of New Mexico has highlighted the pain-relieving potential of cannabis' psychoactive constituent, tetrahydrocannabinol, A.K.A. 'THC'. The researchers have urged medical practitioners to pay attention to the medical benefits...

From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

From football to weed: Former Detroit Lions players join forces with Harvard to study cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Calvin Johnson and Robert Sims used to be busy kicking a football around a field in front of eager Detroit Lions fans. However, the former football players have decided to branch out and dabble in business outside of the sports industry. Their latest endeavor will focus on researching medical cannabis. ...

Barbados may join other Caribbean countries in legalizing medical cannabis

Barbados may join other Caribbean countries in legalizing medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Could Barbados be the next Caribbean country to legalize cannabis for medical purposes? Based on recent cannabis industry news, lawmakers are contemplating the idea of legalizing medicinal-grade weed in the palm tree-speckled country.  The news comes after the Barbados House of Assembly revealed its pl...

Could CBD reverse the effects of aging?

Could CBD reverse the effects of aging?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Cannabis skincare is a hot topic lately, with cannabis-derived ingredients cropping up on the shelves of beauty, health and wellness stores around the country. Australian scientists from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have caught wind of this and decided to investigate the potential of using...

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Weedmaps prepares to ban ads from unlicensed cannabis sellers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

In an attempt to stop unlicensed cannabis dispensaries from advertising their services to prospective customers, Weedmaps has announced it will be cracking down on illegally-operating businesses. The news of Weedmaps banning unlicensed cannabis companies indicates that online black market activity...

Facebook removes Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page in community standards crackdown

Facebook removes Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page in community standards crackdown

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 11, 2019

Facebook's community standards have put a spanner in the works for medical cannabis companies in Ohio. Last month, the social media giant deactivated the Ohio Medical Cannabis Review page. The online platform provided social media users with a forum where they could discuss dispensary product options,...

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The lead minister working on the Canadian federal government's cannabis file has been discussing hashing out regulatory framework for First Nations in Ottawa.  Cannabis has been legal in Canada since October 2018, when the Cannabis act – A.K.A "Bill C-45" – went into effect. Once cannabis wa...

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