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Nevada to Proceed With July Cannabis Sales Despite White House Warning

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. Marijuana possession and sales are illegal under federal law, but Nevada voters decided in November to allow people age 21 or older […]

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State Rep. Knute Buehler to feds: Hands off Oregon marijuana

By Joseph Ditzler, The Bulletin, @josefditzler Andy Tullis / The Bulletin file photo Marijuana flowers.   State Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, in a prepared statement Friday said federal authorities need to back off any intent to tamper with legal marijuana in Oregon. “I hope the new President and Attorney General keep their hands off Oregon’s marijuana […]

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Texas father risks freedom to promote cannabis treatments for his daughter

Marie Saavedra, KENS   A few times a month, Mark Zartler commits a crime that helps his daughter who cannot help herself. 17 years ago, Christy Zartler gave birth to twin girls. “When they came home, Keeley, her twin, came home first,” said Christy. “Three days Kara followed her.” From there, they began the difficult, […]

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As Cannabis Laws Loosen, Baby Boomers Come Aboard

MEAGAN ANGUS Illustration by James the Stanton   It should come as no surprise that the fastest-growing group of cannabis consumers in Washington state and other parts of the U.S. are baby boomers. Many boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, smoked weed in their 20s, but stopped as public opinion swayed toward the “Just Say […]

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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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