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Pennsylvania’s most populous county opens first medical cannabis dispensary

Pennsylvania’s most populous county opens first medical cannabis dispensary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 15, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

A store called Herbology Medical Cannabis Dispensary has become the first retailer in Delaware County to legally sell the plant and its derived products for therapeutic/medicinal purposes. The official store launch commenced on Monday, May 6; a date that had been pondered over for a long time by la...

Study smashes stoner stereotype by suggesting that cannabis encourages people to exercise

Study smashes stoner stereotype by suggesting that cannabis encourages people to exercise

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


Filed under Research

The myths and misconceptions that have tarnished the cannabis plant’s reputation for centuries are slowly being debunked. A recent study has dismissed the lazy stoner stereotype that cannabis consumers are often portrayed as being, after researchers at the University of Colorado discovered that...

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

Legislation to expand the potency of medical cannabis in Iowa has been approved by House and Senate lawmakers. The legislation, named House File 732, must now be reviewed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa’s existing medical cannabis potency law restricted the level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that could be sold inside li...

Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Denver lawmakers reject proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A proposal to relax rules for cannabis social consumption businesses was recently rejected by the Denver City Council. In the event that the proposal was approved, more dispensaries would have been able to operate citywide. Seven out of 12 council members supported the proposal. This was less than t...

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Colorado’s second-largest dispensary chain objects to social cannabis-use bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019


Filed under Social cannabis

A six-year effort to introduce regulations on social cannabis consumption businesses in Colorado has been greatly supported by the industry at large. However, the measure is now being resisted by one of the largest cannabis dispensary chains in the state.  The company opposing the measure is called T...

Gov. Evers’ approach to Wisconsin cannabis legislation is dead on arrival, say Republican leaders

Gov. Evers’ approach to Wisconsin cannabis legislation is dead on arrival, say Republican leaders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

The prospect of cannabis legalization in Wisconsin might seem promising, what with a recent poll revealing how 83 percent of residents support medical cannabis and 59 percent support recreational cannabis. Nonetheless, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to legalize medical cannabis and decrimin...

More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Research

Significantly more cancer patients are joining the rapidly expanding cannabis consumer demographic in America. Based on the results of a recent study published in Cancer, a larger proportion of patients who suffer from the debilitating and often fatal medical condition have used the cannabis plant ...

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Research

Could cannabis be a suitable treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Tough to treat, BPD is a condition that affects approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the United States. While over-the-counter (OTC) medications may provide some relief from the symptoms of BPD, they can also cause addi...

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

A company that wants to oversee the medical cannabis industry in Missouri has initiated a protest after the contract was bestowed upon a rival. Florida-based BioTrackTHC has filed a protest with medical cannabis regulators in regards to the "Show Me State's" decision to award a cannabis licensing and s...

Federal prohibition is preventing research into medical cannabis for Veterans, forcing them to turn to opioids

Federal prohibition is preventing research into medical cannabis for Veterans, forcing them to turn to opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Research

Since 2001, over 2.7 million male and female veterans have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims that 20 percent of veterans are likely to return from combat zones with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Veterans Administration published...

Cannabis videos spark social media trend after garnering over three billion views

Cannabis videos spark social media trend after garnering over three billion views

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019


Filed under Culture

April 20th, famed for being a "4/20 " celebration that unites cannabis connoisseurs around the world, has already been and gone this year. Nonetheless, the effects of the 2019 event are still being felt, what with the recent 4/20 celebration being hailed as the most profitable event for cannabis ret...

Congressional committee cancels vote on two medical cannabis bills for veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 10, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

Two separate cannabis bills aimed at providing veterans with access to medical cannabis were expected to be voted on by a congressional committee this past Wednesday. However, a report from Marijuana Movement has revealed how the two bills concerning medical cannabis access for military veterans were...

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