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Smoke That Pot Now, Chris Christie Tells Users in States That Allow It

Terrence Doppt @tdopp     Residents in U.S. states that have legalized marijuana should toke up while they still can, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie, a Republican campaigning for the 2016 presidential nomination, said Tuesday during a town-hall meeting at the Salt Hill Pub […]

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Turnaround in Health Ministry will allow sales of medical cannabis in pharmacies

  By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH   The Health Ministry will make it possible for patients licensed to receive medical cannabis to get it at a pharmacy, Deputy Health Minister MK Ya’acov Litzman announced on Monday at a session of the Knesset Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The policy shift will make it easier for tens […]

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Northwest Senators Push To Open Banking To Cannabis Businesses

By LIAM MORIARTY   Legal marijuana is a rapidly-growing reality. Four states, including Oregon and Washington, have legalized recreational use of the drug. Several more – including California – could well do so by the end of next year. Forty states have legalized it in some form for medicinal use. Now, US Senators from Oregon, […]

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Ghana asked to decriminalize cannabis

  Mr Yaw Akrasi-Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, on Monday, called for an open debate, and an all-inclusive discussion with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to locally join in on-going global debates on the drug issue. This, he said, would help confront the present challenges being faced globally, as far as the issues on narcotics use and […]

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Bipartisan Bill May End Marijuana Prohibition In America

By Claire Bernish | AntiMedia     A bill with bipartisan support introduced in Congress this week is finally tolling the death knell for cannabis prohibition. By removing a notorious legal contradiction, the legislation would give precedence to state marijuana laws—making federal enforcement a thing of the past in states where medical and recreational weed are […]

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Cannabis Alleviates Peripheral Neuropathic Pain in Diabetes

        Dose-dependent reduction in pain with inhaled cannabis in trial of 16 patients   A small trial shows a dose-dependent reduction in peripheral neuropathic pain in patients with diabetes, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pain. Mark S. Wallace, M.D., from the University of California […]

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Marijuana Is a Wonder Drug When It Comes to the Horrors of Chemo

BY JESSICA FIRGER Canisters of medical marijuana and a price list for the marijuana products is seen inside Highland Health medical dispensary and wellness center in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. A growing number of cancer patients and oncologists view marijuana as a viable alternative for managing the negative effects, such as […]

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Seniors Are Seeking Out States Where Marijuana is Legal

Chris Taylor / Reuters Norma Jean Gargasz—Alamy   The top moving destination in 2014 was Oregon, which voted to legalize marijuana last November. When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare. Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana laws. The investment adviser […]

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Hempcrete is the newest green building material

Stephen Hanley   Add hemp fiber to lime and you get a lightweight building material that can be shaped like a cinder block. When fully cured, it floats in water. Buildings up to 10 stories tall have been built from hempcrete in Europe according to Philly.com. Hempcrete is made using the woody, balsa-like interior of the Cannabis sativa […]

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Senators Tell DEA to Stop Messing With State Hemp Crops

Elizabeth Nolan Brown   American-grown hemp may get another boost from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Last Friday, the Kentucky Republican added a provision to the agriculture appropriations bill to help hemp farmers transport crops across state lines sans federal interference. “Kentucky’s industrial hemp pilot programs continue to prosper,” said McConnell, “and I want to […]

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