ZUSHA ELINSON A cannabis hybrid, Willits Gold x Grapefruit Kush, growing on Justin Calvino’s farm in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California. PHOTO: BRETT CANADY Justin Calvino maneuvered his mud-spattered black Ford truck away from crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean and into the piney hills of what he hopes will become “the Bordeaux […]Read more.
By The Associated Press LSU is seeking contractors to grow medical marijuana at an indoor facility near its Baton Rouge campus (G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) LSU will begin taking offers from contractors to produce marijuana for the state for medical purposes. The marijuana-growing operation is estimated to cost $10 million and […]Read more.
by Robert Arnason After a year of reduced production, hempseed acres are poised to jump substantially this spring. Companies that contract hemp production and industry reps expect seeded acres to top 150,000, which could set a new record. Full Article: http://www.producer.com/2017/02/manitoba-hemp-processor-doubles-contracts/Read more.
CYNTHIA SWEENEY After about a year of discussions with a medical cannabis education organization, Sonoma State University will finally be offering its first course in medical cannabis in March. Full Article: http://www.sonomanews.com/news/6624281-181/sonoma-state-university-to-offer?artslide=0Read more.
First undergraduate course in Physiology of Cannabis offered this spring at UC Davis. Courses for medical students and the general public are also planned. A new undergraduate course on “Physiology of Cannabis” (HPH 115) will be offered at UC Davis this spring to raise awareness and understanding of how cannabis and cannabinoids affect the […]Read more.
By DANIKA WORTHINGTON Kathryn Scott, The Denver Post Marijuana testing by Colorado businesses has slowly declined over the past two years as 7 percent dropped the drug from pre-employment tests while 3 percent removed it from all drug tests. Full Article: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/03/colorado-business-pot-drug-tests/Read more.
Human Rights Commission An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Gordon (Wayne) Skinner’s medical marijuana expenses are to be covered by his employee insurance plan. Mr. Skinner, of Head of Chezzetcook, Halifax Regional Municipality, argued that he faced discrimination in accessing insurance coverage based on his disability. Benjamin Perryman, the board […]Read more.
CHARLOTTE JANSEN Photography by YAELI GABRIELY Nestled on a quiet hillside looking out on the Mediterranean Sea, you’d never guess this house is made of cannabis. Israel’s first ever marijuana house, in the rural village of Ein Hod, is a 250-square-metre private villa built without cement: instead, the 35cm thick external walls are made […]Read more.
SARAH ZHANG Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic? James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, “Listen, don’t give me any of […]Read more.
Dennis Romboy Adobe stock photo Utah researchers would be able study cannabis for medicinal use without federal approval under a bill that unanimously cleared a House committee Monday. “This is the first step in what I think is the right policy direction for this state,” said Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem, sponsor of HB130. […]Read more.
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