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NSW cannabis trial for sick kids, adults

AAP   Preparations for a multi-million dollar trial for medicinal cannabis is set to begin in NSW this week. Children with severe epilepsy, terminally ill adults and those undergoing chemotherapy could be part of the $9 million trial to help alleviate their symptoms. Before the trials can get underway the NSW government has to overcome […]

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The marijuana industry’s accidental entrepreneurs

CHARLESPASSY   With more states legalizing the use of marijuana for medical and even recreational purposes, more entrepreneurs are going into the pot business. Some are opening dispensaries, some are starting growhouses and some are baking up a mass-market version of “hash brownies” or other edible products. And then there’s Mike LeBlanc and Rick Simler. […]

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New York state allowing hemp growth

WNYT.com   New York State will begin growing industrial hemp. The governor signed the US Farm Bill yesterday to launch an agricultural pilot program to research the multi-use crop.   Full Article: http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3653763.shtml

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The Internet’s First Sale Ever Was a Bag of Marijuana

BY BARRY BARD   In honor of #TBT, Marijuana.com features a slice of hemp history on every Thursday.  Before the Silk Road and BitCoin were around to help facilitate online drug deals, finding drugs on the world-wide web wasn’t so easy. However, online drug transactions date much further back than you’d expect. A recent article on […]

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Denver to host scavenger hunt for pot

by Oscar Pascual   Colorado is known for its big game hunting and legalized marijuana. Now you can experience both at the Nug Hunt — Denver’s first marijuana scavenger hunt — taking place in January. Clothing company Hemp House has put together this event that invites everyone to scour the city’s nooks and crannies for […]

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Minnesota – Medical Marijuana Group Petitions Against Charges

  A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain. Minnesotans for Compassionate Care says it’s has collected nearly 9,000 signatures in support of Angela Brown, who has been charged […]

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Way Beyond Brownies: Vice Launches A Marijuana Cooking Show

“Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast” is the first episode of a Web series exploring pot cuisine. It features a charming 91-year-old grandmother who cooks cannabis Italian food infused with love.   Aurora Leveroni, 91, is also known as “Nonna Marijuana.”   On Sunday, my mother sent me an email: “OMG! Watch this unbelievable cooking show!” It […]

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Texas Legislature Will Consider Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Representative Moody announced the details of the bill at a news conference hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. He was joined by retired Texas District Court Judge John Delaney and representatives […]

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13 Years for Two Joints? Louisiana Gov. Jindal Needs to Correct Injustice With Clemency

Anthony Papa   As a former prisoner who served 12 years of a 15-to-life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime in New York, I know all too well the draconian nature of the war on drugs. I was lucky enough to be granted executive clemency in 1997. Since my release I have continued to advocate […]

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Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

Matt Ferner Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are legal. The spending bill includes an amendment that prohibits the Department of Justice from using funds […]

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