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San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

San Jose is home to the first unionized pot shop in the South Bay

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Medmen has secured a partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 Union to unionize a San Jose cannabis dispensary. Previously, MedMen partnered with UFCW Local 770 to represent its Los Angeles-based employees. However, this is the first time that a licensed dispensary has become unioni...

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Cannabis legalization initiatives are making their way to the 2020 Florida ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

A number of pro-cannabis politicians are feeling hopeful about an initiative that is headed to the 2020 Florida ballot. So far, cannabis reform has swept across 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Florida sits at the epicenter of the "Green Rush" and if next year's voter-driven ballot measure...

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

DEA responds to lawsuit, pushing forward with medical cannabis research applications

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

The brakes have been lifted on medical cannabis research, following a recent announcement from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Late last month, the DEA revealed its plans to "facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for (cannabis) in the United States." Cannabis proponents ...

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

American Bar Association and National Institute on Drug Abuse are encouraging medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 6, 2019

Could cannabis reform be on the horizon for the United States of America? Based on recent news, there's a good chance . Recent reports have revealed how the American Bar Association (ABA) wants to stop pot prohibition once and for all. A resolution has been adopted by the ABA to prompt further research int...

Cannabis as an anti-inflammatory: Here’s what researchers have discovered

Cannabis as an anti-inflammatory: Here’s what researchers have discovered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Cannabis has been cropping up on medicine shelves for several Centuries, with the plant being favored by global cultures as a natural method of treatment for inflammation. Chronic inflammation is closely associated with a wide range of medical ailments and conditions, including – but not limite...

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

These three studies support the idea of using CBD for a better night’s sleep

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Did you know that one in three adults don't get adequate sleep every night? This is according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends a minimum of seven hours of shuteye every 24 hours. Thankfully for insomniacs and people who struggle with sleep disorders, cannabis for sleep could help. The...

Study shines a light on the science of cannabis and neurochemistry

Study shines a light on the science of cannabis and neurochemistry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

A study recently conducted and published in the Addiction Biology provides an insight into cannabis and neurochemistry. Researchers studied the implications that cannabis consumption may have on psychosis, with the study authors claiming that the risk of developing schizophrenia increases with hi...

How does medical cannabis help to minimize HIV disease progression? The facts

How does medical cannabis help to minimize HIV disease progression? The facts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Should doctors prescribe cannabis for HIV/AIDS? While it cannot be claimed a cure, science certainly paints a pretty promising picture of the potential that cannabis holds as a treatment for the debilitating disease. The green plant is emerging as an option for symptomatic relief from Human Immun...

Medical cannabis sales begin in Louisiana following years-long wait

Medical cannabis sales begin in Louisiana following years-long wait

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

It has been a little under a month since dispensaries started legally selling medical cannabis in Louisiana and, according to reports, retail sales in the state are running smoothly.  Medical cannabis sales finally launched on August 6. The tedious rollout left patients waiting impatiently to get...

Feds spent more money on cannabis prohibition and furniture in 2018 combatting terrorism

Feds spent more money on cannabis prohibition and furniture in 2018 combatting terrorism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

According to reports, the Trump administration has restricted funding for tackling domestic terrorism. Instead, more money will be used to deal with pot prohibition. It's a pretty bad time for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cut back, what with the nation currently mourning the loss of...

One medical cannabis lawsuit is still alive and kicking in Utah, following the demise of a recent lawsuit

One medical cannabis lawsuit is still alive and kicking in Utah, following the demise of a recent lawsuit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

A lawsuit that could have imposed limits on Utah’s medical cannabis industry recently died in a Utah high court. Earlier this month, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed an effort to replace the state's medical cannabis ballot initiative, Proposition 2 and HB 3001; Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Through conduct...

Maker of AriZona Tea takes a leap of faith into the cannabis-infused market

Maker of AriZona Tea takes a leap of faith into the cannabis-infused market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Another major drinks producer has joined the “Green Rush” – the creator of Arizona Tea. Arizona Beverages will venture into the legal cannabis market to produce a range of weed-infused gummies and beverages, according to recent reports. Founded in 1971, the drinks giant has secured a licensing dea...

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