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420 with CNW – Planned Study Could Provide Desperately Needed Cannabis Data

August 13, 2020 4:20pm

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on amid a severe economic crisis, the cannabis industry remains relatively strong. The controversial plant has grown immensely popular over the past few years, especially after researchers started looking into its purported medical abilities. Users say cannabis can be effective against a variety of ailments ranging from chronic pain and … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Planned Study Could Provide Desperately Needed Cannabis Data”

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420 with CNW – Thailand Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Boost Its Economy

August 13, 2020 4:20am

Thailand’s economy wasn’t doing great even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Similar to plenty of countries, the pandemic has resulted in a severe economic crisis, especially since Thailand’s economy heavily relies on agriculture, tourism, and exports. The Finance Ministry forecasts a likely contraction of 8.5% this year, the biggest decline projected in Asia. In a … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Thailand Hopes Medical Marijuana Will Boost Its Economy”

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420 with CNW – States Ask USDA and Congress to Extend Hemp Pilot Program

August 12, 2020 4:20pm

Although the 2014 hemp pilot program is set to expire on October 31, various state agriculture and hemp industry advocates have expressed concern that some states aren’t quite ready to run their own hemp programs. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), received letters from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (“NASDA”) … Continue reading “420 with CNW – States Ask USDA and Congress to Extend Hemp Pilot Program”

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420 with CNW – Arizona Court Rules in Favor of Marijuana Ballot Initiative

August 12, 2020 4:20am

Cannabis legalization activists in Arizona can finally breathe easy after a judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that their recreational cannabis legalization measure was unfit for the November ballot. Last month, Arizonans for Health and Public Safety filed a lawsuit arguing that the measure wasn’t accurately described in the 100-word summary included in the petitions that … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Arizona Court Rules in Favor of Marijuana Ballot Initiative”

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420 with CNW – Vermont Could Be Close to Legalizing Marijuana

August 11, 2020 4:20pm

2020 looked to be the year for cannabis. Several states had plans to legalize cannabis via either voting on the November ballot or inclusion in the budget at the start of the year, but the coronavirus threw everything into disarray. The resultant health and economic crisis forced many of them to postpone legalizing cannabis to … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Vermont Could Be Close to Legalizing Marijuana”

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420 with CNW – Regulators in Massachusetts Asked to Revisit Marijuana Telehealth and Delivery

August 11, 2020 4:20am

Back in 2016, voters in Massachusetts elected to legalize cannabis in the state. Nearly four years later, the legal landscape of Massachusetts’ legal cannabis industry is still changing and shifting. Like in most states with a legal cannabis program, the industry is fairly young, and regulators are working together with stakeholders and consumers to create … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Regulators in Massachusetts Asked to Revisit Marijuana Telehealth and Delivery”

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420 with CNW – Israel Health Ministry to Slash Medical Marijuana Prices in Half

August 10, 2020 4:20pm

Israel’s medical cannabis program recently went through a number of reforms that will see patients purchasing medical cannabis for up to 50% off the current price. The changes were presented by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein in the Knesset’s Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee. The reforms include switching from a license system to a prescription system, … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Israel Health Ministry to Slash Medical Marijuana Prices in Half”

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420 with CNW – 2021 Looks Promising for Pot Stocks

August 10, 2020 4:20am

Had the coronavirus pandemic not struck, 2020 would have been a good year for cannabis. Several states were planning on legalizing cannabis either through a ballot or inclusion in the budget, but a lot of these plans have been put on the backburner. However, despite the ongoing health and economic crisis, cannabis stocks have fared … Continue reading “420 with CNW – 2021 Looks Promising for Pot Stocks”

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420 with CNW – Illinois Cannabis Sales Break Records in July

August 07, 2020 4:20pm

The months after the coronavirus broke out were characterized by a severe decline in commerce. Industries like airlines, food service and tourism were especially hit, with a large chunk of the more than 30 million Americans who lost their jobs coming from these sectors. Cannabis, on the other hand has weathered the storm fairly well. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Illinois Cannabis Sales Break Records in July”

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420 with CNW – Amazon Prime Unveils Search for Marijuana Business Talent

August 06, 2020 4:20pm

Michael Straumietis, commonly known as ‘BigMike’, is one of the most successful cannabis entrepreneurs in the world. He founded cannabis fertilizer brand Advanced Nutrients, a firm that has earned him millions over the last two decades. Said to be the world’s leading cannabis fertilizer, the brand’s products are sold in 109 countries and counting with … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Amazon Prime Unveils Search for Marijuana Business Talent”

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420 with CNW – How COVID-19 is Dampening CBD Sales

August 06, 2020 4:20am

As 2019 drew to a close, no one expected the virus that had been discovered in Wuhan, China in November to bring the world to a complete standstill. Three months into the year, however, the resultant pandemic had caused massive damage to the economy, with industries like food service and airlines shouldering millions of job … Continue reading “420 with CNW – How COVID-19 is Dampening CBD Sales”

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420 with CNW – The COVID-19 Outbreak is Hitting Illegal Cannabis Sales Hard

August 05, 2020 4:20pm

For many proponents of legalizing marijuana, snuffing out the black market and bringing all that revenue into the state coffers was a big motivation. However, the truth is the black market has thrived alongside state legal weed, and in many cases has actively undermined and drawn profits from the legal market. With the coronavirus pandemic … Continue reading “420 with CNW – The COVID-19 Outbreak is Hitting Illegal Cannabis Sales Hard”

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420 with CNW – Congress Passes Amendment Shielding State Cannabis Programs from Federal Interference

August 05, 2020 4:20am

As July drew to a close, the House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment that would protect all state, territory and tribal marijuana programs from federal interference. Sponsored by Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Tom McClintock, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Barbara Lee, the measure would prevent the Department of Justice from using its funds to … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Congress Passes Amendment Shielding State Cannabis Programs from Federal Interference”

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420 with CNW – Study Finds Marijuana Makes Women Have Better Sex

August 04, 2020 4:20pm

For as long as marijuana has been used recreationally, there have been anecdotal reports among the women who enjoy cannabis that it spices things up in the bedroom. Heck, there are even THC infused lubricants on the market that promise increased arousal and better orgasms, but do they really work? Or is it a placebo … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Study Finds Marijuana Makes Women Have Better Sex”

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