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Willie Nelson Launching His Own Brand of Weed

By Rebekah Bell Larry Busacca, Getty Images   Willie Nelson is launching his own brand of weed, which will be called Willie’s Reserve. The 81-year-old country icon has been a lifelong supporter of cannabis, both on the industrial hemp side and the marijuana side. Michael Bowman, a hemp and pot lobbyist who serves as the […]

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Arizona medical marijuana for PTSD study gets OK from feds

BY COOPER RUMMELL   An Arizona-based psychiatrist and marijuana researcher is moving forward with a controversial cannabis study that could have nationwide implications. Just months after her termination from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Sue Sisley has been given the go-ahead from the federal government for the study and has secured funding […]

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Newsom-Led Policy Group Releases Road Map To Legal Pot In CA

  Almost a year-and-a-half after its launch, today the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy led by Lieutenant Governor andGubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom, along with the ACLU and a team of law enforcement officials, activists, and academics, releases a “progress report” to detail key issues in anticipation of ballot measures that might legalize cannabis as […]

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University of Mississippi Awarded $68.8 Million for Marijuana Cultivation, Studies

By Thomas H. Clarke |  The Daily Chronic   The United States government is buying $68.6 million worth of marijuana from the University of Mississippi. Well, sort of. On Monday, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded the contract to the University of Mississippi, which has been the only producer of federal marijuana since 1968 […]

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Marijuana legalization should be up to Louisiana voters, legislator says

By Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune   A Louisiana legislator has proposed putting marijuana legalization to a statewide vote during the presidential election in 2016. Rep. Dalton Honore, D-Baton Rouge, has filed legislation to put possession, distribution and dispensing of marijuana and its derivatives on the Louisiana ballot Nov. 8, 2016. Voters would be deciding on […]

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State Senate Committee Passes Improved Cannabis Oil Legislation

GLORIA TATUM   The Georgia Senate Health and Human Services Committee, after over four hours of testimony, finally passed an amended Senate version, similar to HB 1, with bipartisan support. The bill provides immunity from prosecution in the State of Georgia for patients who use cannabis oil, up to five percent THC in the oil, […]

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Vega Biofuels to produce bio-coal using industrial hemp as feedstock

EBR Staff Writer   Vega Biofuels has partnered with Vencor International to produce green energy bio-coal using industrial hemp as feedstock. The company currently produces bio-coal, a green energy alternative to traditional coal, using timber waste as feedstock. With a high energy density of up to 13,000 BTUs/lb, the company’s bio-coal is said to comply […]

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Babylon Backs Down

BY SAXON BAIRD   Attend any outdoor sound system party in Kingston and you are guaranteed to experience at least two things: loud, bass-thumping reggae and dancehall blasting from a gigantic stack of speakers, and clouds of marijuana smoke rising over the crowd. Like peanuts at a baseball game, the two go hand-in-hand, and it’s […]

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First Ever Marijuana Dental Care and Skin Care Line Rivals CBD-Based Products

Juliette Fairley   While cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are reportedly excellent painkillers, there’s a new cannabinoid on the block called cannabigerol (CBG) that has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. That could lead the way formarijuana dentistry. “It can help with gingivitis and bleeding gums,” said Dr. George Anastassov, a dentist and CEO with AXIM […]

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