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How Cannabis-Infused Dinner Parties Became The New Normal

by Maxwell Williams   Cannabis has a funny way of monopolizing words. Ask anyone who has tried to describe a musty room as “dank” or wanted to cook in a “pot” only to hear stifled giggles. Get your mind out of the bong, Shaggy. Those words have other meanings. The term “edible” is one of […]

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Hemp and cannabis fair in Bakersfield attracts thousands of people

by Kristen Powers, Eyewitness News   A hemp and cannabis fair took place at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. The Oregon-based Hemp and Cannabis Fair brought in over 2,000 people. This was the first time the fair came to California. “The people who come through the door have just been so excited […]

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Doctors think medical marijuana could be an effective Autism treatment

By Gayle Guyardo   Some doctors believe medical marijuana could be an effective treatment for children with Autism. The drug treatment is non-euphoric, or would contain low THC levels,  so kids wouldn’t get high.   Full Article:  http://wfla.com/2017/02/06/some-doctors-think-medical-marijuana-could-be-an-effective-autism-treatment/

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California’s Next Buzzy Varietal May Not Come From Grapes

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 […]

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Louisiana State University is looking for medical marijuana farmers

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 […]

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Manitoba hemp processor doubles contracts

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/

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Sonoma State University to offer medical cannabis course

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=0

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Undergraduate course on the ‘Physiology of Cannabis’ offered this spring at UC Davis

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 […]

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More Colorado businesses dropping pot from pre-employment drug tests

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/

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Board Rules in Favor of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

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 […]

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