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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...

Trump’s Justice Department is obstructing opportunities for cannabis research

Trump’s Justice Department is obstructing opportunities for cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 18, 2019

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions might not be on the scene anymore, but this doesn't mean that cannabis research has sped up in his absence.   President Donald Trump could be just as much to blame for the lack of cannabis research in the U.S. It seems that the Trump Administration is not the...

Increasing number of jobs depend on America’s cannabis industry

Increasing number of jobs depend on America’s cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 16, 2018

The United States' cannabis industry has taken off in a big way, and this is just the beginning. Job growth is a direct effect of the rise of the legal cannabis industry and the nation is poised to reap some serious economic growth. According to New Frontier Data, as many as 630,000 people will b...

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 well on our way to legalizing. "It will happen," Booker said in a recent interview. "It's not a matter of if, but when." Booker is seen as a likely candidate for president in 2020, and another l...

Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 12, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress voted to safeguard medical cannabis states from federal persecution… again. This temporary resolution under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will last for six weeks (concluding on March 23, 2018,) following a short-lived government closure. It is not the first time congressi...

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 22, 2018

As of today, 29 states and a number of U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis. Nine of those states have legalized it for social use and this year, social cannabis legalization will be considered by at least 12 states. However, cannapreneurs seem to be in a spot of bother when it comes to opening ...

Senator’s new bill aims to legalize cannabis nationwide

Senator’s new bill aims to legalize cannabis nationwide

August 2, 2017

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bill on Tuesday which would end federal cannabis prohibition and reverse damage from the war on drugs. “Our country’s drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed,” Booker said in a statement. “They don’t make our communities any safer." The leg...

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