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Global Commission on Drug Policy Press Conference

  Watch video here: http://library.fora.tv/2016/04/21/Global_Commission_on_Drug_Policy_Press_Conference

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Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

By: The Associated Press   The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.   Full Article:  http://gazette.com/could-marijuana-help-treat-painkiller-and-heroin-addiction/article/feed/341721

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Arkansas AG approves wording of marijuana proposal

The Associated Press , KTHV   Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. Rutledge on Monday certified the proposed constitutional amendment by Mary Berry that would legalize the cultivation, production, […]

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69-Year Old Says Cannabis Oil is Keeping Him Healthy and Strong Six Years After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

by Alex Strauss+   Malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive malignancy caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure, is one of the rarest and most deadly cancers. Although scientists around the globe continue to develop and test new methods for diagnosing and combatting it, there is still no cure. When Californian Andy Ashcraft was diagnosed with late stage […]

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Hemp Insulation: The Healthy Alternative for You and Your Home

By Kathy Garton Getty   Every year thousands of Americans add fiberglass batts to interior walls, under floors and above ceilings to become more energy-efficient. However, this recommended material is made up of fibrous glass and has proven to be a potential health risk to occupants. Particles from fiberglass batts that are released into the […]

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Cannabis: A Journey Through the Ages

Bryan Hill   In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in Czechoslovakia, making it the oldest known object to be associated with cannabis.  Since that time, hemp has played an important role in humanity’s development.  For thousands of years marijuana was not only legal, but an important crop among cultures […]

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DEA approves PTSD marijuana study

Patricia Kime, Military Times   The Drug Enforcement Administration has given its blessing to a study on the effect of medical marijuana on post-traumatic stress disorder, the first randomized, controlled research in the U.S. for PTSD that will use the actual plant instead of oils or synthesized cannabis.   Full Article:  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2016/04/21/dea-approves-ptsd-marijuana-study/83356604/

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California – 14 marijuana-related petitions aim for November ballot

By KCRA Staff   The fight to legalize marijuana is back this election season, with even more choices for California voters. Right now, there are 14 potential marijuana ballot initiatives that have been cleared to collect signatures. The petitions need to be approved by the attorney general before they can be circulated for signature gathering. […]

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Architects have high hopes for this Tiny+ home made out of hempcrete

By Maria Mora   Big things come in small packages, according to GreenBuilt‘s Jim Savage. Last year, his concept of making buildings out of hempcrete was introduced to the public. Now, Green Built is working on creating the first-ever fossil-fuel-free, 400-square-foot home called HempHome: Tiny+. Made solely out of hempcrete — a natural, non-toxic, renewable […]

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Cannabis Seeds 101: All You Need to Know and More

By Ryland Derning   Cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning its female and male reproductive organs are found on separate individuals. Female cannabis plants are grown in an environment without males to produce what we find in medical and recreational stores: seedless, high potency marijuana flowers, traditionally known as “sinsemilla.” In order to reproduce, the […]

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