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420 with CNW — New Study Finds Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Use of Opioids by Cancer Patients

December 08, 2022 4:20pm

New research has found that the legalization of medical cannabis has been linked to a reduction in the use and prescription of opioids for patients with cancer. The research involved a cross-section analysis of data on insurance claims from more than 38,000 individuals who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. The analysis included 34 states … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Study Finds Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Use of Opioids by Cancer Patients”

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420 with CNW — President Biden Enacts Cannabis Research Bill

December 08, 2022 4:20am

U.S. President Joe Biden made history when he enacted the cannabis research bill and signed it into law on Nov. 2, 2022. The law now waits for 60 days for the attorney general to either approve it or ask for supplementary information from the originator of the bill. This new law opens the gates for … Continue reading “420 with CNW — President Biden Enacts Cannabis Research Bill”

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420 with CNW — Minnesota Expands List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

December 07, 2022 4:20am

The Department of Health in Minnesota has approved the addition of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to the list of medical conditions for which patients can be certified to start using medical marijuana. This change is slated for implementation starting on Aug. 1, 2023. Jan Malcolm, the state’s health commissioner, said … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Minnesota Expands List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — Ohio Campaigners Look to 2023 Ballot to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana

December 06, 2022 4:20pm

Cannabis reform activists in the state of Ohio are hoping to get a recreational cannabis legalization bill on the November 2023 ballot. Earlier this year, the campaign behind a legalization measure announced that the bill would not be on the 2022 ballot but that there was a chance of getting the measure on the subsequent … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Ohio Campaigners Look to 2023 Ballot to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Nevada Conducts Lottery to Select Cannabis Consumption Lounge Licensees

December 06, 2022 4:20am

As the Cannabis Control Board of Nevada had earlier announced, regulators held two lotteries on last week to pick the first set of licensees that will be allowed to open marijuana consumption lounges in the state. A total of 40 licenses were awarded during the lotteries. Half of the licenses went to existing marijuana businesses … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Nevada Conducts Lottery to Select Cannabis Consumption Lounge Licensees”

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420 with CNW — Gallup Data Suggests Young Americans Are More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Tobacco

December 05, 2022 4:20pm

Cigarette smoking in the United States has been on a decline since 1964 when adult smoking prevalence rates peaked. As the population has become more cognizant of the health risks of smoking, fewer young people have picked up the habit. By 2020, only 13 out of every 100 adults in America (12.5%) smoked regularly. A … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Gallup Data Suggests Young Americans Are More Likely to Use Marijuana Than Tobacco”

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Growers Face New Challenges as Washington State Clocks a Decade of Legalization

December 05, 2022 4:20am

Voters in Washington state chose to legalize recreational cannabis a decade ago, opening the state up to a multibillion-dollar industry that has seen significant growth in just a few short years. But, even though the adult-use cannabis industry has proven to be quite lucrative with retailers in Washington state selling around $1.5 billion to $1.7 … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Marijuana Growers Face New Challenges as Washington State Clocks a Decade of Legalization”

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420 with CNW — Massachusetts Company Creates Marijuana Gummy to Help Weight Loss

December 02, 2022 4:20pm

Many people tend to connect marijuana to “the munchies” and appetite boosting, but a Wareham, Massachusetts, company is proving that its marijuana edible can not only suppress appetite but also provide an energy boost that will help you coast through your workout session. Coast Cannabis, founded by a husband-and-wife team (Brian Cusick and Angela Brown), … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Massachusetts Company Creates Marijuana Gummy to Help Weight Loss”

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420 with CNW — Federally Financed Study Finds Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Increase Use Among Teens

December 02, 2022 4:20am

The cannabis industry has proven to be extremely lucrative, generating billions of dollars in taxes and creating hundreds of thousands of job opportunities. For the past two decades, states across the country have passed legalization measures and allowed cannabis sales to cash in on the profits. More than 20 states now allow adults aged 21 … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Federally Financed Study Finds Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Increase Use Among Teens”

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420 with CNW — Lawmakers Scramble to Secure Agreement on Marijuana Banking During Lame Duck Session

December 01, 2022 4:20pm

The reality that the House of Representatives will be controlled by Republicans in the coming Congress has created a sense of urgency among legislators who want to see marijuana banking legalized. These advocates are working feverishly to garner support so that a deal is reached during this lame duck session of Congress. Otherwise the prospects … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Lawmakers Scramble to Secure Agreement on Marijuana Banking During Lame Duck Session”

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420 with CNW — NY Selects Companies to Construct Social Equity Cannabis Business Premises

December 01, 2022 4:20am

America’s state-level cannabis reform movement has put plenty of consideration into ensuring that individuals from marginalized communities are given a chance to participate in the billion-dollar industry. It’s no secret that the war on drugs, and cannabis policing to be more specific, had a disproportionately negative effect on members of Black and Brown communities. Black … Continue reading “420 with CNW — NY Selects Companies to Construct Social Equity Cannabis Business Premises”

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420 with CNW — Nevada Regulators to Hold Cannabis Consumption Lounge License Lottery

November 30, 2022 4:20pm

Marijuana industry regulators in Nevada announced on Thanksgiving eve that they would be holding two lotteries to select the first companies to receive licenses to operate standalone marijuana consumption lounges. These lotteries will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. In total, 20 licensees will be selected, out of which 10 will be social-equity applicants … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Nevada Regulators to Hold Cannabis Consumption Lounge License Lottery”

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420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Outline Major Limitations of Presidential Cannabis Pardons

November 30, 2022 4:20am

After keeping the country in suspense for nearly two years and attracting plenty of criticism from lawmakers and reform advocates who argued that the his administration was dragging its feet, President Joseph Biden finally announced that he would issue mass pardons for Americans who had been convicted on certain cannabis-related offenses. The move was praised … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Outline Major Limitations of Presidential Cannabis Pardons”

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420 with CNW — EU Court Rules Against the Dutch Government Deporting a Medical Cannabis User

November 29, 2022 4:20pm

The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the EU, has ruled that the government of the Netherlands cannot legally implement a deportation order against a Russian citizen who is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and debilitating form of blood cancer in the Netherlands. His treatment protocol includes medical marijuana, a substance that … Continue reading “420 with CNW — EU Court Rules Against the Dutch Government Deporting a Medical Cannabis User”

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