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Dagga activists to host 4.20 celebration

(Picture: Shutterstock) Johannesburg – A party to raise funds for a legal challenge against dagga prohibition laws will be held in Johannesburg on Sunday, cannabis non-profit organisation Green Fields For All said on Saturday. “This is the second year of our 4.20 party, a date ‘sacred’ to the worldwide cannabis culture,” spokesperson Julian Stobbs said. According […]

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Cannabis: the fiber of Japan

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES Workers harvest cannabis at a licensed farm in Tochigi Prefecture. | JUNICHI TAKAYASU   When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very […]

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Cannabis: the healing of the nation

BY JON MITCHELL SPECIAL TO THE JAPAN TIMES Police find cannabis plants in Nara Prefecture in September 2012. | KYODO   Every summer in Hokkaido and northern Honshu, platoons of police and public servants scour the countryside for cannabis. For a nation well-known for its strict drug laws, the plants are remarkably easy to find. In an […]

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Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons

BY JIM MILLER jmiller@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, with the vast majority of the recipients convicted of long-ago drug crimes. The people pardoned, Brown wrote in the pardon messages, have “lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character” and conducted themselves as law-abiding citizens. Of the 63 pardons, more than two-thirds were for people […]

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Gaming Control Board wants no part in investigating people who want to get into Nevada’s medical marijuana business

by Ray Hagar Various strains of medical marijuana are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. (Ray Hagar photo) “Perhaps in the next couple of years, the federal government will change it to a Schedule Two,” Segerblom said. “It is amazing how the public perception is changing. When Reno get a unanimous vote, you […]

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Gun language dropped from Illinois medical marijuana rules

By Samantha Jeffreys - email   Language barring legal gun owners from using cannabis has been dropped from the proposed rules governing medical marijuana in Illinois. A person close to the rule-writing process released the information, but spoke on the condition of anonymity. The regulations are expected to be published Friday. Full Article: http://www.wrex.com/story/25273225/2014/04/17/gun-language-dropped-from-illinois-medical-marijuana-rules

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Eugene’s Elvy Musikka is one of only four recipients of federal medical marijuna for glaucoma

by Troy Brynelson     The first thing you notice about Elvy Musikka are her eyes. Behind a pair of leopard-print glasses, they are as thin as crescent moons. They’re dark and slanted, like she’s permanently squinting, which is a result of her glaucoma, born from congenital cataracts. One afternoon, she sits on her couch and […]

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All Charges Dropped Against Joe Byron & Joe Grumbine

By Nick Schou Joe Grumbine (center) and Joe Byron (right) outside the courtroom   More than a year after Joe Byron and Joe Grumbine–who were featured in this Weekly cover story–were convicted of selling marijuana in Long Beach Superior Court, a has judge dismissed all charges against the two men. A courtroom observer tells the Weeklythat the courtroom hearing […]

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Hemp processing plan turns straw into briquettes

by Dan Yates   A proposal from a Regina entrepreneur adds to the growing list of plans to process hemp in Western Canada for industrial purposes. After two years of research and development, Thomas Chevalier said he hopes to set up a plant by the end of this year in Gilbert Plains, Man., producing biomass briquettes […]

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Marijuana Extract Legalized in Mississippi

By Leslie Nash - email     Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill to legalize a marijuana extract to be used as medicine under tightly controlled circumstances.   Full Article: http://www.wjtv.com/story/25276187/marijuana-extract-legalized-in-mississippi

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