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Hemp Eyewear looks to high-end spectacles market

Kirsteen Paterson Hemp Eyewear, founded in Edinburgh, is installing infrastructure which will allow it to expand its business   SCOTS sunglasses firm Hemp Eyewear has its sights on the luxury market as it moves into high-end spectacles for the first time. The innovative start-up began trading from its Edinburgh base in 2014 after a kickstarter […]

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Treating Your Allergies With Weed

MEAGAN ANGUS   Good news, stuffed-up stoners! As it turns out, cannabis could be the next treatment for your chronic, acute seasonal allergies. It all starts with cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD. For some time now, self-medicating folks have been aware that CBD oil works as a powerful treatment for asthma and COPD by […]

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You can smoke pot in this creative writing class

BY LINDSEY BARTLETT An evening at Lit on Lit, aka the stoned poets’ society. Lindsey Bartlett “Be a crazy, dumb saint of the mind…,” proclaims Daniel Landes, standing in a third-floor attic space in south Denver that feels nice, warm and present. At first glance, this class may look like your average creative-writing workshop, with pens […]

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MycoBoard Offers an Innovative, Sustainable Solution for Building Products

by JENNIFER CASTENSON Change and innovation in the building industry is a slow process. Change has to take root and then drive through the multiple tiers of players, starting with consumers and making its way through suppliers, manufacturers, designers, and builders. That’s partly why Eben Bayer, CEO and founder of Ecovative, worked on creating a […]

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Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis

By SETH DOANE   Farmers in a region of Italy once known for cheeses have turned to cultivating a type of cannabis — not to smoke or sell — but to decontaminate polluted soil. The hemp they’re growing contains very little THC — the compound that makes people high. Vincenzo Fornaro showed CBS News an […]

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Big Alzheimer’s research roadblock: Federal government

Leslie Kramer, special to CNBC.com Eric Risberg | AP – Jim Hill looks over the marijuana he grows for medical purposes at his farm in Potter Valley, Calif. Hill believes passionately in marijuana’s purported ability to treat the symptoms of diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Promising new research conducted last year at the Salk Institute […]

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Medical expert: Marijuana should be first line option, not last resort

by Tara Petitt   The push to legalize medical marijuana is intensifying at the South Carolina State house. Lawmakers heard nearly five hours of testimony Wednesday from medical experts. Currently, 24 states have full comprehensive medical cannabis laws, and several doctors are urging South Carolina lawmakers to do the same. “Cannabis is not for everybody, […]

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Philippines: One day after death penalty vote, House endorses medical marijuana

By Asian Correspondent Staff   JUST a day after the Philippine House of Representatives approved the move to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related offences, the House committee on health endorsed the use of marijuana for medical reasons. House Bill 180, according to ABS-CBN News, prescribes the rules for the proper use of medical marijuana, including […]

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Scientists say the government’s only pot farm has moldy samples — and no federal testing standards

BY CALEB HELLERMAN A researcher in Dr. Sue Sisley’s lab pours out a sample of marijuana produced by the federal facility responsible for growing cannabis for clinical research. When she received marijuana for a PTSD trial last year, Sisley says the packages contained mold and weren’t as potent as she requested. Photo courtesy of MAPS. […]

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Zeoform A New Plastic That Turns Hemp Into Almost Anything

  What if plastic could be made without using fossil fuels and toxic chemicals? An Australian company has done just that, with a new type of plastic that can turn hemp fiber into pretty much anything. Zeoform is a promising eco-friendly solution to traditional plastics. It’s made from a simple mixture of plant fiber (specifically […]

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