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How Cannabis Helped Shape the United States of America

By MassCentral   In America, cannabis is only just starting to get recognized as a plant that can heal. However, America was built on cannabis, or hemp, and even in the black market, cannabis managed to do a lot of good. Here are just a few ways that cannabis helped to shape America. Today when […]

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‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

By Tess Allen   Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the radio] talking about […]

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Would you like fries with that? Colorado’s first drive-thru marijuana dispensary set to open

Jon Street (Image source: David McNew/Getty Images)   It’s been just more than four years since Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana for people older than 21. Now, one Colorado business wants to make buying pot as seamless as ordering a burger. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported that the Parachute, Colorado, Board of Trustees […]

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When Retirement Comes With a Daily Dose of Cannabis

By WINNIE HU Ruth Brunn, 98, taking her medicinal marijuana with vitamin water at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City earlier this month. CreditYana Paskova for The New York Times   Ruth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98. She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her […]

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Hemp Tops Agenda at Grain Growers Conference

  The 13th annual Grain Growers Conference on March 23 will feature five sessions on industrial hemp including talks by Vermont and Canadian growers who will share their insights and experiences growing this crop.   Full Article:  http://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/meetings_and_notices/hemp-tops-agenda-at-grain-growers-conference/article_a1cdf7f1-6dd8-582d-a9e3-10a2039a1216.html

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Jamaican scientists close to creating affordable hepatitis C drug from cannabis

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Dr. Wayne McLaughlin   Research scientists, led by Dr Henry Lowe, say they have discovered properties in Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major bioactive compounds in the cannabis (ganja) plant, that have the potential to provide affordable treatment as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for hepatitis C.   Full Article:  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/J-can-scientists-close-to-creating-affordable-hepatitis-C-drug-from-ganja_89260

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How and where to attend cannabis-infused dinners (and a cooking class) in Los Angeles

Esther Tseng A cinnamon-basil pear tart infused with cannabis from the PopCultivate pop-up dinners. (Lillian Lin)   There are more reasons than ever for Angelenos to explore marijuana. In November, California passed Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults, and the sale of recreational marijuana in retail locations in 2018. While most […]

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Texas Cops Hit State Capitol in Support of Pot Decrim

By Jimi Devine   Thursday saw a coalition of police officers and judges head to the Texas State Capitol in support of House Bill 81, which would would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and replace them with a civil fine […]

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Tiny house builder branches out his hemp-crete business

By: Olivia Bako Dion Lefebvre poses in front of his hempcrete home which he completed last summer. Hempcrete is a concrete-like block made of hemp and lime mix. WN File An area man behind a tiny house built out of hemp is seeing his idea grow. Since completing a 350-square-foot home south of Westlock last […]

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In California’s ‘Pot Alley,’ Agriculture Pivots to Marijuana

John Cádiz Klemack   California’s Salinas Valley is referred to as the “salad bowl of the nation,” best described in iconic pages when John Steinbeck, American author and son of the Monterey County community, put pen to paper in most of his classic writings. It’s here in this region of sprawling fields about 100 miles […]

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