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Florida’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open this week

By Kate Flexter   Kathy Jordan is more than 30 years into a tough battle with the neurodegenerative disease, ALS. “Life was going good, and all of the sudden she just started having problems in her hands,” said Kathy’s husband and primary caretaker Bob. Those problems with her hands quickly turned to loss of speech […]

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Driver acquitted of marijuana DUI despite high blood test

BY ROB LOW   A Denver woman has been acquitted of driving stoned, even though she tested nearly four times above the state’s legal limit for marijuana. Melanie Brinegar’s blood came back at 19 nanograms, the state’s legal limit is 5 nanograms. “5 nanograms is not logical, it`s not fair to medical patients,” said Brinegar. […]

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Hemp Dog may be local food 1st at State Fair

Jere Downs, @JereDowns (Photo: Alton Strupp/The Courier-Journal)   Local hemp might help local beef bounce back into the Kentucky State Fair after decades of commodity burgers and rib eye sandwiches dished up on the fairway. Henry County cattle farmer David Neville’s “Kentucky Hemp Dog” represents his crusade for a truly local beef product that might be served in Kentucky […]

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Pennsylvania Legalizes Industrial Hemp

Alex Thomas   Farmers and freedom lovers in the Keystone State have reason to celebrate: Pennsylvania legalized industrial hemp Wednesday. The new law gives individuals the right to farm and sell the plant, but with some strings attached: Interested parties have to register through an agricultural pilot program and are subject to regulations proffered by […]

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Skoochies: The new cannabis drink Nigerian celebs are drinking

Adedayo Showemimo Cannabis tea   If you’ve never heard the word ‘Skoochies‘ and you claim to be ‘street’, then your street credentials needs to be re-evaluated and this story is NOT for you! In simple terms, ‘Skoochies’ is a ‘street cocktail’ made from cannabis/weed leaves. The leaves are boiled, the shaft is sieved and the water […]

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Hemp and Change – Can cannabis farming help clean up the land contaminated by Europe’s biggest steel plant?

By Sara Manisera Farmers in the Puglia region are growing hemp to help decontaminate the area surrounding Italy’s largest power plant.   The road into Taranto is dotted with 100-year-old olive trees and low stone houses. The town, in the region of Puglia, is in the heel of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. “The city between […]

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Agri View: Cannabis Oil Possibilities

Everett Griner Health Benefits of Cannabis Essential Oil Some of the most important health benefits of cannabis oil include its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, boost appetite and optimize digestion, reduce pain, prevent certain cancers, strengthen hearthealth, and protect your skin, among others. Full Article:  http://agnetwest.com/2016/07/19/agri-view-cannabis-oil/  

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Toss the OxyContin and Turn to Pot for Pain Relief Instead?

BY DAVID FUTCH More and more cancer patients are toking or turning to marijuana CBD pills for pain relief. Chuck Grimmett/Flickr The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants Americans to jump off the dangerous OxyContin train. Instead, the CDC is advising people suffering chronic pain to take ibuprofen and commit to physical therapy. Ibruprofen? Nonsense, […]

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An All-Natural, Cannabis Toothpaste You Can Make At Home

By sousweed   Within these last few years, researchers have discovered that using just a spoonful ofcoconut oil instead of toothpaste can have a lot more of a positive effect on the hygiene in your mouth. The team from AIT tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil and found that incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into […]

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Cannabis Helps My Epileptic Son. If Only We Had Known Sooner

Catherine Jacobson GETTY CREATIVE The debate can no longer be about whether to provide access. In 2012, when other parents were trading stories about the difficulties of balancing homework with football training or swimming lessons, I was in my garage painstakingly measuring amounts of a schedule one narcotic to extract medication for my son. Tinkering […]

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