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Pennsylvania Senators welcome bill for recreational cannabis legalization

Pennsylvania Senators welcome bill for recreational cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

In mid-October, something big happened for Pennsylvania — senators introduced a comprehensive cannabis legalization bill. It was filed by Sens. Daylin Leach (D) and Sharif Street (D); details of Pennsylvania’s cannabis bill were initially released back in March. The bill's official introduction...

Cannabis in South Africa could positively transform society, says Wits Professor

Cannabis in South Africa could positively transform society, says Wits Professor

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Could legal cannabis in South Africa help to tackle youth unemployment rates? According to Imhotep Paul Alagidede – a Professor of finance and academic director at the Wits Business School – quite possibly. He believes that the plant, which is also called 'dagga' in South Africa, is a “magical...

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Did you know that Parkinson's disease affects approximately one million people in the U.S.? The topic of "cannabis for Parkinson's disease" has been discussed a lot over the past few years. However, the federal government still classes cannabis as a Schedule I drug, meaning that research into the plant's ...

WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

What effect has cannabis legalization had on society? This is a question that Washington State University researchers have delved into with a recent study. WSU researchers analyzed data to determine what effect legalization had on the way law enforcement officials do their job, crime rates and cannabis-impaired...

Mexico’s draft cannabis legalization: Foreign investors would be unable to invest

Mexico’s draft cannabis legalization: Foreign investors would be unable to invest

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

It looks as though Mexico could become a cannabis-friendly state anytime now. The foundation for what is expected to become the largest adult-use market in regards to population is being prepared.  Under the terms of the proposed law for cannabis legalization in Mexico, adult-use cannabis, medical c...

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Chicago lawmakers give the go-head for recreational cannabis dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

In July, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into effect. It legalized the production, consumption and sale of cannabis in Illinois. Fast forward to 2020 and Chicago will hold a lottery, but it's not the kind of lottery that involves winning money. Rather, a luc...

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s CBD brand advocates feminism and equal rights

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe’s CBD brand advocates feminism and equal rights

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Captain of Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League, Megan Anna Rapinoe, is one many athletes who are not shy about using cannabis. The 34-year-old, who assumes the position of winger when she's on the pitch, recently bagged the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. Rapinoe also s...

Mike Tyson announces cannabis deal to bolster Brit-inspired tourism in Antigua and Barbuda

Mike Tyson announces cannabis deal to bolster Brit-inspired tourism in Antigua and Barbuda

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 5, 2019

British tourists who descend upon the Caribbean twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda will soon have access to cannabis, thanks to global boxing champion Mike Tyson.  The 53-year-old, who claims that he consumes USD$38,000 worth of the green stuff on a monthly basis, already owns a 420-style ranch in California.  ...

The White House approves USDA hemp production rules

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 4, 2019

Federal hemp production rules drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The USDA’s new interim final rules legalizes hemp production nationwide. Effectuated on Thursday, October 31, this regulatory information...

Vape giant Pax Labs slashes employee count after revenue fails to meet projections

Vape giant Pax Labs slashes employee count after revenue fails to meet projections

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Vape market pioneer, Pax Labs, is already suffering the effects of the vape-lung crisis that has left thousands in hospital across the U.S. On Monday, October 21, Pax Labs broke the news that it would be laying off 65 employees; equivalent to 25 percent of its entire team. “In light of evolving business ...

New York Governor prepares to ease restrictions on cannabis

New York Governor prepares to ease restrictions on cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Federal cannabis legalization could very well happen next year. However, until restrictions on the green, leafy plant's legal status are lifted, U.S. states must hash out their own rules for cannabis sale, use, cultivation and production. Paving the way for cannabis regulation is New York Gov. Andrew C...

Olivia Newton John believes medical cannabis should be on offer to everyone

Olivia Newton John believes medical cannabis should be on offer to everyone

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Olivia Newton-John, star of the classic hit musical 'Grease', has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. However, she's not letting the deadly disease dampen her spirits, with the 71-year-old praising cannabis as the treatment that has extended her life. The Australian actress recently appeared at ...

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