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Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

Nuns from non-religious sisterhood cannabis operation in California want to launch faction in New Zealand

Nuns from non-religious sisterhood cannabis operation in California want to launch faction in New Zealand

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 15, 2018


Filed under News

A group of self-ordained “cannabis nuns” in California could be the first to set up a faction in New Zealand. The nuns are located in the Central Valley, close to the town of Merced. Not only is this destination known for being the source of more than half of the United States’ fruit, nuts, an...

These pot stocks are predicted to soar if cannabis is legalized in Canada

These pot stocks are predicted to soar if cannabis is legalized in Canada

March 6, 2018


Filed under Global

Canada is emerging as a country that could potentially rival the United States if it legalizes cannabis. Back in 2017, Canada’s cannabis market was worth an estimated $316 million CAD - equivalent to almost $250 million USD. This figure is pretty impressive, considering the fact that the recreational...

Maine residents must wait until 2023 to attend cannabis social clubs

Maine residents must wait until 2023 to attend cannabis social clubs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Cannabis social clubs are anticipated to open their doors to Maine residents… in 2023. This news comes after a cannabis legalization panel in the "Pine Tree State" voted to postpone social club licensing. A vote of 5:1 by the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee set this change in moti...

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thanks to cannabis legislation, life has already changed for a lot of Californians. On January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis sales officially became legal in the state, where dispensaries opened their doors following the ruling; one that will bring in an estimated $3.7 billion by the end of the yea...

House version of the Marijuana Justice Act is introduced by Lee and Khana

House version of the Marijuana Justice Act is introduced by Lee and Khana

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018


Filed under News

Last year, Sen. Cory Booker put into place something called The Marijuana Justice Act.  Cannabis prohibition and the prejudiced implementation of cannabis criminalization laws in the United States were to be lifted in this legislation, of which was further solidified on January 17, 2018, when the H...

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


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

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 ...

New Jersey’s new Governor pledges to make the state cannabis-friendly

New Jersey’s new Governor pledges to make the state cannabis-friendly

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 17, 2018


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis

Today, cannabis advocates in New Jersey breathed a sigh of relief as the state governor, Philip Dunton Murphy, vowed to "align" New Jersey's vision and leadership by lifting the laws on cannabis. The 56th governor of New Jersey is already making history with his decision to overthrow the cannabis ...

Maryland medical cannabis patients must choose between guns or buds

Maryland medical cannabis patients must choose between guns or buds

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 17, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Patients in the state of Maryland who are actively buying and using cannabis to ease medical ailments are facing a predicament - they will have to relinquish their guns if they want to keep acquiring cannabis. Maryland State Police have announced how they will question gun buyers about their medical cannabis status an...

The cost of opioid epidemic passes $500 billion, according to the White House

The cost of opioid epidemic passes $500 billion, according to the White House

Sara Tiradossi

November 22, 2017


Filed under News

The true cost of the opioid epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars, according to a report released by the White House on Sunday. The Council of Economic Advisers said the figure is more than six times larger than the most recent estimate determined by a private study...

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘health emergency,’ but requests no funds

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘health emergency,’ but requests no funds

Sara Tiradossi

October 27, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency on Thursday, a move intended to expand access to treatment and loosen current regulations. However, the declaration will not bring new dollars in the fight of the epidemic of drug overdose, that kills tens of thousands...

Law Enforcement Leaders urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Law Enforcement Leaders urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Sara Tiradossi

October 19, 2017


Filed under News, Politics

The Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration sent a letter to Sessions and Trump on Wednesday urging them not to return the “lock ‘em up” crime-fighting policies of the 1980s and 1990s and not to waste resources on low-level drug offenders. The law enforcement leaders stated...

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