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Public hearing to be held today on rules for industrial hemp in Oregon

By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive A photograph of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. A photograph of a cannabis plant. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)   Oregon agriculture officials said Monday they are poised to adopt rules that would allow industrial hemp farmers to plant their crops this spring. The Oregon […]

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Vehicle body made from cotton, hemp, and wood

(Nanowerk News)   Carbon and glass fibers reinforce synthetics so that they can be used for vehicle body construction. But in this regard, there is an abundance of potential found in natural fibers – obtained from hemp, cotton, or wood. If you combined bio-based textile and carbon fibers, you can obtain extremely light yet very […]

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Canada – Medical marijuana users can continue growing from home after feds lose appeal

By Brandon Barrett   Medical marijuana users will be permitted to continue growing pot at home after the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision last month that would exempt patients from a massive overhaul of Canada’s cannabis laws. Regulations introduced in 2013 shifted the production of medical marijuana to licensed commercial producers, preventing users […]

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Study: Painkiller Overdose Deaths Decrease Dramatically In 420-Friendly States

by Marguerite Arnold   According to a report this year from the esteemed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), fatal overdoses caused by prescription painkillers dropped dramatically in states where cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use. Access to medical cannabis, according to the study, is responsible for an overall 25% drop in […]

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Former Senator Mike Gravel To Run Marijuana Company

Matt Ferner   Gravel served two terms in the Senate from 1969 to 1981, and was a candidate in the 2008 presidential race. He also has been an outspoken supporter of marijuana legalization and a staunch critic of the decades-long war on drugs. “I feel very deeply about the failure that is marijuana prohibition,” Gravel told […]

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Local The First Newspaper For Bay Area’s Pot Industry Rolling Out This Month

Jeffrey Schaub   The Bay Area is home to magazines and periodicals about clothing, lifestyle, boating and hi-tech but now comes one about marijuana—California’s growing cash crop. The SF Weekly, is scheduled to be available for free at San Francisco newsstands on Jan. 26.   Full Article: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/01/02/the-first-newspaper-for-bay-areas-pot-industry-rolling-out-this-month-sf-evergreen/

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Missouri – City Councilwoman Faces Recall Over Anti-Marijuana Vote

BY TOM ANGELL   A local elected official in Columbia, Missouri is facing a voter backlash after helping to defeat a proposal to decriminalize growing two marijuana plants. On Tuesday, the city clerk certified that marijuana reform activists turned in more than enough signatures to force a recall vote on City Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick. Chadwick, who was elected to […]

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Young and ambitious? Here’s how to get ahead

GLENN CHEATER   High grain prices haven’t just strengthened the balance sheet, but brought an infusion of youth into a sector where 40-year-olds are considered young farmers. But with prices down, will ambitious young people find dad and mom aren’t so open to new ideas? Mike Fata hopes not.  “Farming is no different than any […]

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Our View: Err on side of compassion

  Too much energy is being spent rewriting rules for the distribution of medical marijuana in New Mexico. The state Department of Health, rather than devising cumbersome rules that make it harder for patients to get the medicine they need, should streamline the process. While the latest version of rules is an improvement (anything would […]

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Can Consuming Marijuana Help Cure An Alcohol Hangover?

by Johnny Green   Did you booze it up at a New Year’s party last night? Maybe you started with one drink. One drink became two drinks. Two drinks became many drinks, and so on. Hopefully you didn’t blackout, and whether you did or didn’t, hopefully you didn’t do anything you will regret because you […]

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