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Expungement Day: Get Help Clearing an Old Cannabis Arrest

BRUCE BARCOTT   Thirteen years ago, Yirim Seck got caught with cannabis. It was a warm summer night, and the promising young musician, then 23, was enjoying the annual SeaFair Torchlight Parade in downtown Seattle. It was a routine charge, one of those small-time arrests that legalization opponents often write off as no big deal. […]

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This is Nattaly Brown. She’s 7, has cancer, and uses medical cannabis

Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer   Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter’s hat. “A ponytail?” For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days. Nattaly was diagnosed […]

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Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot

By Patrick Doyle   Jeff Sessions recently said that pot is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. I wonder if he’s tried both of them. I don’t think you can really make a statement like that unless you tried it all. So I’d like to suggest to Jeff to try it and then let me […]

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Get Ready to See Hemp Fields Cropping Up in New York

by MADISON MARGOLIN   By spring, New York farmers may be able to grow hemp legally for the first time in decades. The Hemp Research Bill, introduced in Albany by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara, was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. As its title suggests, the bill allows researchers to grow […]

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University of Louisville plants industrial hemp for energy possibilities

WHAS11.com staff , WHAS   The University of Louisville is trying something new by planting industrial hemp with an end game in mind, energy. It’s part of the JB Speed School of Engineering looking at crops for developing chemicals and fuels. The school says the crops can fulfill energy needs and possibly aid in future […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris to Trump: Leave grandma’s marijuana alone

BY SEAN COCKERHAM scockerham@mcclatchydc.com   Sen. Kamala Harris of California used the year’s first big 2020 presidential spotlight Tuesday to rail against Trump administration drug policies and call for easing laws governing marijuana. “Let me tell you what California needs, Jeff Sessions. We need support in dealing with transnational criminal organizations and dealing with human trafficking […]

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Hempcrete, Building Material of the Future?

by Nena Perry-Brown A Tiny Hemp House   As various states around the country reconsider their approach to the controversial cannabis plant, its non-psychoactive variety is also gaining recognition for its many uses. Hemp, which typically has less than 0.3 percent THC, is somewhat of a super-crop, with uses from nutrition to clothing to construction […]

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Wine country looking more like cannabis country in California

BY ANGELA HART ahart@sacbee.com   The grapevines that line rolling hillsides and sweeping valleys in Northern California’s wine country have become iconic – a symbol of the region’s rustic charm that helped California earn its reputation as a world-class wine and food destination. But winegrapes have new competition: weed. California’s legalization of recreational marijuana has led […]

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Union offers medical cannabis coverage to battle opioid crisis

CBC News   In a bid to discourage opioid prescriptions and to give workers a healthier alternative to the highly addictive drugs, an Ontario union is now offering medical cannabis products through its benefits plan. LIUNA Local 625 in Windsor announced the change to its plan Tuesday after two years of widespread consultation with pharmacies and […]

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Community effort builds hempcrete ‘Miracle’ house

Photo: Friends, neighbours and strangers put hempcrete on the walls of the house being built for the Read family at Canowindra. (Supplied: David Bullock)   Bucket by bucket, a hempcrete house is being constructed by volunteer labour in a small New South Wales town to provide an accessible and clean-air environment for triplets with muscular […]

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