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Why Hemp Makes Better Toilet Paper

Kathy Garton   Toilet paper, made from the industrial hemp plant, has been marketed in other countries for some time now. It is now being advocated by environmentalists and its consideration noted by several toilet paper manufacturers. Perhaps now is the time to take another bold step in revisiting the role of toilet paper. Hemp […]

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First-Ever Cannabis Growers’ Fair Opens in Oregon

By The Associated Press   People flocked to Oregon’s first-ever marijuana growers’ fair on Saturday where a competition for best cannabis plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair. The inaugural two-day Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair underscores how the once-illicit marijuana industry is starting to go mainstream in […]

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Weed Helps This Athlete Run 200 Miles

  Smoking weed and jogging have more in common than you think. For starters, they both get you high, and they can both make you very hungry. Biologically, the runner’s high and the cannabis high look much alike. The foundation of both lies in the body’s endocannabinoid system: a group of “endogenous,” or inherently occurring, […]

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How Legalizing Marijuana Might Stave Off ‘Spice’ Epidemics

BY JOEL WARNER   The first time Stewart Martin tried knockoff weed he was 15 and on probation for marijuana possession. Martin and his friends would buy the stuff legally from local head shops and bodegas in Virginia, smoking brands like “Space Cadet,” “Scooby Snacks,” and “Bizarro”. “You never knew whether the results were going […]

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Louis Armstrong and Cannabis: Celebrating the Jazz Legend’s Lifelong Love of “the Gage”

By Lisa Rough   Louis Armstrong: just the name evokes the image of a dark, smoky dance hall filled with classic jazzy trumpeting tunes tinged with nostalgia. Known fondly as “Satchmo” and “Pops,” Louis Armstrong is instantly recognizable for his unmistakable gravelly voice and unique trumpet-playing. He rose to prominence in the 1920’s, one of […]

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Cannabis Tampons Are Now a Thing

By Lena Grossman   Women who suffer from painful menstrual cramps sympathize with the debilitating discomfort that arrives monthly like clockwork. Motrin, Midol and Advil can take a back seat, however, because there’s apparently a new remedy for cramps: Cannabis tampons. The company Foria, makers of marijuana-infused personal lubricant, created “relief suppositories” made out of […]

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If you want to get paid to smoke pot, you might want to talk to the VA

BY MIKE FITZGERALD mfitzgerald@bnd.com Mike Fitzgerald   Are you a military veteran? Do you have post-traumatic stress disorder? Do you enjoy smoking cannabis? If you can answer yes to all three questions, then you might want to talk to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to Military Times. VA researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking […]

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Snoop Dogg and MTV Team Up for Cannabis-Themed Sitcom

By Nicolle Callier   Cannabis icon Snoop Dogg will have more than an executive producer credit on MTV’s new 420-friendly comedy, Mary + Jane. The 44-year-old rapper will also, according to show executives, make a cameo when you least expect him. “You don’t know when he’s going to appear,” Deborah Kaplan, one of the show’s […]

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Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

By Ivan Moren   Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time. The Republican’s signature means the new law takes immediate effect, making Illinois the third largest state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Full Article:  http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Governor-Signs-Bill-Reducing-Marijuana-Penalties-in-Illinois-388697442.html

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Arkansas Extends Deadline for Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

By The Associated Press   The group behind one of two efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Arkansas won additional time to circulate petitions Thursday after falling short of the required signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office told Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana it had verified […]

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