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The BOSSest of them all: Jack Herer

Christopher Gallagher   Now, there are CannaBosses and there are CannaBOSSes. When you are the guy who writes the definitive book exposing the true causes behind Prohibition; when you have one of the all-time great cannabis strains named in your honor; when PBS does a documentary about your work in support of cannabis; when you […]

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Hempcrete subdivision

HANNAH BARTLETT MARION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ A section at 42 St Lawrence St has been given council sign-off as a special housing area. A steep block of land in Nelson’s Victory Square suburb could soon be home to a new subdivision constructed using hempcrete. The Nelson City Council has approved four new special housing areas (SHAs) as part of the […]

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Let Timmy Smoke: It’s Time to Open Baseball’s Hidden Cannabis Culture

DONNELL ALEXANDER It’s almost impossible to be a stoner in the minors. Baseball’s hella straight until you get to the big leagues. Ryan Tucker will tell you all about it. Tucker is a former Florida Marlins reliever. He’s 30 now. His fastball still has a little movement on it, though not enough to keep him in […]

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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Reportedly Wants NFL To Stop Banning Cannabis

Bruce Y. Lee Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recent reported position on marijuana may make him more   As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I by definition cannot agree with anything that the Dallas Cowboys do, unless they choose to send all of their top players to the Eagles. However, at the recent National Football League (NFL) […]

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South Africa High Court Just Legalized Private Cannabis Use

CHUCK LUDLEY   In a landmark ruling this morning, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa ruled that keeping weed illegal is unconstitutional. The decision marks a significant change in South Africa’s cannabis laws, effectively legalizing private cannabis use.   Full Article:  https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2017/03/31/south-africa-legalized-cannabis/  

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Therapeutic Ratio

A common medical way to determine drug safety is called the therapeutic ratio. This ratio defines the difference between a therapeutically effective dose and a dose which is capable of inducing adverse effects. A commonly used over-the-counter product like aspirin has a therapeutic ratio of around 1:20. Two aspirins are the recommended dose for adult […]

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LD50 – Lethal Dose

The most obvious concern when dealing with drug safety is the possibility of lethal effects. Can the drug cause death? Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality. This is a remarkable statement. […]

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Mum gave cannabis to son with cancer who had days left to live and he made a miraculous recovery

By Emma Dodds Deryn was ready to die after four years of treatment (Credit: Twitter/ Deryn Blackwell)   As a parent, your job is to protect your child from harm. However, it’s not always possible – and that’s the devastating reality that Callie Blackwood had to endure.  When her son Deryn was diagnosed with leukaemia […]

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Oxford University to launch multimillion-dollar medical cannabis research program

Alexandra Gibbs | @alexgibbsy Uriel Sinai | Getty Images News | Getty Images Oxford University will be at the forefront of a multimillion-pound research program, which hopes to help develop new therapies for acute and chronic conditions by examining the effects of medical cannabis. Full Article:  http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/16/oxford-university-to-launch-medical-cannabis-research-programme.html

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A rabbi, a priest and an atheist smoke pot together

BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF   Have you heard the one about the rabbi, the priest and the atheist who pass around a bong? It’s no joke. In a new video, Rabbi Jim Mirel, emeritus rabbi of the Reform temple B’nai Torah of Bellevue, Washington, Episcopal priest Chris Schuler, and Carlos Diller, who describes himself […]

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