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Bud beauty: New York woman, 68, claims a toke a day keeps her healthy and looking younger

By PETE D’AMATO FOR DAILY MAIL ONLINE   A 68-year-old woman claims she’s kept her looks and feels more active thanks to smoking weed throughout her life and thinks more Americans should be allowed to do the same. Catherine Hiller estimates she’s smoked a joint once a day since she was 18 and says pot […]

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The little girl behind $37m donation for medicinal cannabis research

KATE AUBUSSON Michael Lambert Katelyn Lambert’s father Michael still cries when he thinks about the day his daughter was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome.   Watching his six-month-old daughter endlessly spasming in pain drove Michael Lambert beyond the bounds of Australian drug laws. Three years later, Katelyn’s recovery has prompted an unprecedented A$33.7 million (NZ$37.29m) donation […]

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Tribe Bets on Legal Pot

By Steven Nelson The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, popular with casino gamblers, has legalized recreational pot with plans to become a tourist destination. Get ready for Little Amsterdam on the Prairie: A Native American tribe that operates a successful casino in eastern South Dakota is about to become the first to enter the legal marijuana business, […]

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Banda turns herself in as attorney and supporters speak out

ANGIE HAFLICH   As she approached the Finney County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Shona Banda, the local medicinal marijuana advocate who gained national attention after the state took custody of her son, was surrounded by supporters, including Jennifer Winn, the Republican candidate who challenged Gov. Sam Brownback in last August’s primary. Banda, accompanied by her attorney […]

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Be.e, the World’s First All-Hemp Electric Scooter

By Anthony Herrold Within the first few months of 2016, a Holland based company called Van.eko plans on introducing the world’s first ever electric scooter made completely out of hemp. The fact that the ingenious idea for this one-of-a-kind vehicle comes from a country known for its environmentalism is no surprise, and neither should its […]

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Oglala tribal member says he should be allowed to grow hemp

DAVE KOLPACK   Alex White Plume thought his decade-long wait to produce industrial hemp on a South Dakota Indian reservation was ending when the federal government softened its stance on marijuana enforcement and lawmakers expanded the development of hemp under certain circumstances. But federal prosecutors in South Dakota refuse to lift an injunction against White […]

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San Francisco to host medical marijuana food fair today

By Erika Caturay   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, imagine what a pancake breakfast might do for medical marijuana. Marijuana is only legal for medical purposes in California, but that isn’t stopping purveyors of pot-infused cupcakes, nuts and other edible forms of the drug from putting […]

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U.S. firm buys Manitoba hemp company for $133M

CBC News   A Manitoba company that specializes in hemp products has been bought by a U.S. firm for $132.5 million. On Monday, Compass Diversified Holdings announced its plan to buy Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., otherwise known as “Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods.”   Full Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/u-s-firm-buys-manitoba-hemp-company-for-133m-1.3104694

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McConnell hemp amendment approved by Senate committee

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Ensures industrial hemp pilot programs can continue without federal disruption WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2015) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced today that an amendment he introduced with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oreg.) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) regarding legal industrial hemp cultivation pilot projects was approved by the […]

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Senate Panel Votes to Protect State Medical Marijuana Laws

BY TOM ANGELL   In a strong bipartisan vote on Thursday, a key U.S. Senate panel acted to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would bar the Department of Justice from spending any money to prevent states from implementing their own medical cannabis policies. The vote […]

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