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Alaska just lost one of its three cannabis testing facilities

Alaska just lost one of its three cannabis testing facilities

April 6, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor One of Alaska’s three testing facilities for cannabis is closing, and it’s connected to the industry’s banking problem. Wells Fargo decided to withdraw...

Veterans who support medical cannabis respond to Trump’s VA pick

Veterans who support medical cannabis respond to Trump’s VA pick

April 4, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Veterans who support medical cannabis aren’t quite sure what to make of Trump’s latest leadership shakeup. Trump recently fired VA Secretary David Shulkin...

Colorado auto fatalities have increased, but cannabis isnt necessarily to blame

Colorado auto fatalities have increased, but cannabis isn’t necessarily to blame

March 28, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The number of people who have died in car accidents who tested positive for cannabis has been steadily increasing in Colorado since 2013, according to The...

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to fix cannabis’ banking problem

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to fix cannabis’ banking problem

March 24, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is part of a growing group of senators who are pushing to pass legislation that would allow cannabis businesses to do business...

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

Sen. Rand Paul wants Kentucky to legalize medical cannabis

March 16, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Kentucky is one of those straggling states that has yet to approve medical or social use cannabis. However, the medical part may soon change. Kentucky is...

Jeff Sessions says he’s not going after low-level cannabis offenders: What does it really mean?

Jeff Sessions says he’s not going after low-level cannabis offenders: What does it really mean?

March 14, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now famous for his hatred of cannabis. Sessions rescinded Obama-era rules in January that prevented federal prosecutors...

Sen. Cory Booker says legalization is inevitable

Sen. Cory Booker says legalization is inevitable

March 9, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bill called the Marijuana Justice Act in 2017 that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis, and he thinks we’re...

Vermont might fine people over cannabis odor

Vermont might fine people over cannabis odor

March 7, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont’s legislature legalized cannabis in January, and lawmakers in the state have been working on regulations since. One bill that is going through Vermont’s...

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

March 2, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor One group was left out when California drafted Prop. 64, which legalized cannabis in the state: Native Americans. Until emergency regulations were drafter...

Does the cannabis industry use too much energy?

Does the cannabis industry use too much energy?

February 23, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor There’s been a lot of talk about how much electricity the cannabis industry uses in recent years. According to a report from Denver’s Department of Public...

New Jersey is debating decriminalization and legalization

New Jersey is debating decriminalization and legalization

February 21, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New Jersey is on the path to legalize cannabis, but some aren’t ready to take that step. It seems they know cannabis laws are going to change, but they...

Vermont is combatting high driving the wrong way

Vermont is combatting high driving the wrong way

February 17, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Vermont legalized social use cannabis in January, and it’s been working on setting up the system since. One concern some residents have expressed is that...

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