December 16, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HEMP OIL’S HEALING BENEFITS NOW LEGALLY ATTAINABLE ANYWHERE AFTER YEARS OF SUPPRESSION

Up until the late 1930s, industrial hemp agriculture thrived. Tinctures and tonics of medicinal hemp with the psychoactive ingredient THC were prescribed by AMA physicians and dispensed in pharmacies. In 1937, Dr. William Woodward, AMA federal legislative counsel, discovered too late that Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) head and former prohibition enforcer Harry Anslinger was zealously pushing through legislation that would threaten the AMA’s use of cannabis called the Marijuana Tax Act. Woodward protested that he didn’t have time to prepare a case against the legislation because he and his colleagues had no idea that marijuana meant cannabis at first. The…

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Industrial Hemp Documentary Highlights Hemp History Week

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Hemp is of greatest importance to our nation.” The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper. American farmers were required by law in the 1700’s to grow hemp. More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “Hemp for Victory” program during World War II. This is Hemp History Week, and hundreds of events are occurring across the country to promote hemp products for our belly and our body—and the economy. Premiering this week is the documentary Bringing It Home, showing the benefits of industrial hemp—a variety of cannabis that does…

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Lab Testing Reveals EnviroTextile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die. MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.” One of the most important recent discoveries is hemp’s ability to kill surface bacteria,…

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Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana to be Legalized

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, supports the legislation of marijuana in Mexico as well as in the United States. His opinion is that the sale and recreational use of marijuana should be decriminalized. This way, the violence of Mexican drug cartels would be ended. The costs of the war on drugs are becoming too high for Mexico if nothing changes. Well, it might not be one of the usual reasons for marijuana legislation, but at least the former president of Mexico is on our side. Unfortunately the current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, is opposed to marijuana legislation. He…

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Olympic Athletes Can Smoke Marijuana After All

The World Anti-Doping Agency, the drug testing authority during the Olympics, drastically changes its rules on marijuana. This means a lot for many athletes, as they can finally smoke a joint sometimes again. Until now, the rules have always been as follows: as long as the tested amount of marijuana is 15 nanograms per milliliter or lower, an athlete isn’t tested positive. Whenever its higher, an athlete will be banned out of the competition. This caused some problems in the past with the Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati. He almost lost his gold medal because of an amount of 17.8 nanograms…

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Hemp Research Amendment Passes House

For the first time in 50 years, the United States House of Representatives passed an amendment regarding hemp! By a vote of 216 to 208, the House agreed on an amendment that will legalize industrial hemp for research purposes. Victory for Kentucky The amendment was part of the farm bill, that failed last month because of a lack of support. As a result, industrial hemp research will, even if the Senate agrees on the amendment, not be legal everywhere. In fact only Kentucky will profit from the amendment. Hawaii and Maryland have already legalized hemp themselves. In other states, research…

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Kentucky Pursues Federal Hemp Legalization

NAIHC.org, May 24, 2013 – “The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not allow industrial hemp production.” That’s one of the many facts highlighted in a new “Industrial Hemp Facts” page on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture website. The Kentucky page also points out that: “Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same plant species as marijuana.” “However, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup.” “Hemp plants are low in THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive chemical).”   “THC levels for hemp generally are less than 1…

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Kentucky Governor Allows Hemp Legislation to Become Law

NAIHC.org, April 5, 2013 – On Friday, Kentucky became the ninth state to approve legislation designed to have industrial hemp become a legal crop in the U.S. once again. Kentucky joined the ranks of Colorado, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia when Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear withdrew the threat of vetoing the hemp bill which was approved by overwhelming majorities in House and Senate votes. Gov. Beshear declined to sign the bill, SB 50. But since it was passed by the legislature last week and since the governor decided against the veto which state police officials…

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Hawaii Legislature Considering Industrial Hemp Bill

NAIHC.org, March 29, 2013 – A bill proposing to use industrial hemp to clean up contaminated soils is being considered by legislators in Hawaii. The two-year research program which would be run by the University of Hawaii at Manoa also would investigate developing industrial hemp as a biofuels feedstock. Industrial hemp production in the U.S. remains blocked under federal drug laws which ban industrial hemp because it is related to marijuana. If the bill is passed, Hawaii will join nearly a dozen other states currently seeking federal approval for growing industrial hemp. The legislation has been approved in Hawaii’s House…

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Inside the Movement to Legalize Hemp

                        Its cooler cannabis cousin, marijuana, gets all the buzz—generational bards from Bob Dylan to Snoop Dogg sing Mary Jane’s praise; cancer and AIDS patients declare her glory. And even though smoking hemp won’t make you feel high—just really stupid for trying (as well as a sharp burning sensation in the lungs)—the feds still crack down on it because they think it kinda sorta looks like the wacky weed that threatens to send our nation back into reefer madness. Just another innocent casualty in the war on drugs. In…

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