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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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Cannabis use among Americans 55 and older, as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, is rising – and the stigma is shrinking

Kerry Stiles taking cannabis. CBS NEWS   Can it really be true that so many older people nowadays will “Just Say Yes”? Yes to using marijuana, that is? Our Cover Story is reported by Barry Petersen: Sue Taylor works hard to stay fit, and stay healthy. This 68-year-old is a regular at the gym, eats […]

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Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in the Brain

  Researchers report low doses of THC can help restore memory and reverse some of the effects of brain aging in mice. The findings could open new avenues for treating dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.   Full Article:  http://neurosciencenews.com/aging-reversal-cannabis-6608/

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In search of a healthier puff

WICHIT CHANTANUSORNSIRI   Thailand Tobacco Monopoly is making an unprecedented move: it is considering planting hemp and processing it for use in consumer products. The state enterprise is particularly interested in producing the byproduct hemp seed oil, as well as rolling papers, the materials used for hemp cigarettes. For hemp rolling papers, Thailand Tobacco is […]

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Future Farmers of America want to grow hemp

By PETER SCHARPE Minnesota Farm Guide The new 2017-2018 Minnesota State FFA officer team. Top row (L-R) Maddie Weninger-State Sentinel, Eleora DeMuth-State Reporter, Kylee Kohls-State Secretary. Front row (L-R) Katie Benson-State President, Emily Pliscott-State Vice President, Spencer Flood-State Treasurer.   The 2017 State FFA convention came to a close on Tuesday April 26, following the […]

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