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Medical Cannabis to be licensed in South Africa by the end of 2017

By Alexis Haden   The Citizen reported this week that those who want to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes will be able to do so by the end of the week.  The Medicines Control Council’s Griffiths Molewa told parliament’s portfolio committee on health that the council would approve regulations in the next few weeks.   Full Article:  […]

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High hopes for hemp seed solution to Williamtown contamination

  University of Newcastle researchers believe hemp seed might provide a real solution to the Williamtown contamination crisis. Chemicals from firefighting foams historically used on the RAAF base have been discovered in high concentration in the local environment, including in groundwater, surface water and soils. Researchers at the prestigious Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and […]

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Hemp Seed To Battle Water Contamination In Australia

By  Gillian Jalimnson Image credit : University of Newcastle A powder made from industrial hemp seed has been found to be very effective in removing particularly problematic toxins from water. Chemicals contained in foams used for fire-fighting at some Royal Australian Air Force bases has left a nasty legacy –  per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) […]

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How One Woman Transitioned from Oxy to Oil

By Sharon Letts   In 1997, 28-year-old Oregon resident and stay-at-home mom Amy Mellen was pregnant with her second child when her physician prescribed Percocet for severe migraines that began when she was in college. “My migraines were debilitating,” Mellen shared. “It was impossible to care for my oldest daughter, while pregnant with my youngest daughter. […]

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Take a look inside Canberra’s first hemp house

RACHEL PACKHAMTWITTER Construction of Canberra’s first hemp house. From left, homeowner Rowan Woodburn, Prostyle Building director David Fogg, and Plan It Green designer Angela Knock. Photo: Jamila Toderas It’s fire resistant, termite proof, completely natural and carbon positive – welcome to Canberra’s first hemp house. The home, which is under construction in O’Connor, is one of just […]

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A pot club seniors can love

JACKIE FLYNN  Mary Ann Blackwell (center) smokes marijuana out of a vaporizer during the East Bay Senior Social Club at the Magnolia Dispensary on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. SOURCE: Santiago Mejia   Although seniors are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers, they’re also a group that often faces isolation and shame from […]

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This THC Powder Turns Any Dish Into an Edible

by HEDY PHILLIPS   If you’re someone who wants a dish that will give you a good high without having to make the classic brownies or deal with marijuana directly, there’s a new option for you. Stillwater Ripple is a dissolvable THC that’s completely colorless and odorless, so you can literally add it into any food and not taste it […]

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Mr. Hemp and the Amazing Dream Crop

By Rob Hill Michael Bowman on the state of farmers, the uncertainty in Washington D.C., and why hemp is good for the environment and economy. On a sweltering July night, Michael Bowman entered the Washington, D.C., watering hole The Dubliner to meet a member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership with ties close to the White House. […]

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Federal judge blocks prosecution of Northern California cannabis growers

Bob Egelko   A judge in San Francisco, in the first known ruling of its kind, has halted federal prosecution of two North Coast marijuana growers because Congress has prohibited the Justice Department from interfering with states’ medical marijuana laws. Anthony Pisarski and Sonny Moore pleaded guilty in 2014 to conspiring to possess and grow […]

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At This LA Rehab Center, Cannabis Is an ‘Exit’ Drug

HAYLEY FOX   By Mac Kirk’s own count, he’s already attended more than 30 drug rehabilitation programs. With a propensity for heroin, Xanax, and “pretty much everything under the sun,” the 20-year-old musician moved from New York to the West Coast in April to get clean. Bouncing between recovery facilities and sober living centers, Kirk […]

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