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Justice Department Shuts Down Major Property Seizure Program

By Ben Adlin   Threatening to seize property has been one of the most effective tools federal prosecutors have used in their stop-and-go efforts to close cannabis businesses across the country. When U.S. attorneys shuttered hundreds of dispensaries and growers across California a few years ago, it was a tactic deployed across the state. This […]

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Glaucoma patients need to smoke more pot – “Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”

By Stephen Feller Researchers say many patients have inaccurate expectations or knowledge about marijuana’s effects on glaucoma. Photo by Atomazul/Shutterstock. Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”   Full […]

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The Ghosts of the NFL

RETIRED / NFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN   The new “Concussion” movie starring Will Smith will have everyone talking about concussions and the NFL – did you know a compound in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) has shown scientific potential to be an antioxidant and neuroprotectant for the brain? Former New York Jet Marvin Washington talks about concussions, […]

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Medical marijuana gains ground globally

  Colombia became on Tuesday the latest in a growing number of nations around the world to legalise the use of cannabis for medical reasons. However the rules vary widely across continents, with some countries permitting cannabis cultivation and others only allowing pharmaceuticals extracted from the drug.   Full Article: http://www.wort.lu/en/lifestyle/status-around-the-world-medical-marijuana-gains-ground-globally-567aedd40da165c55dc50075

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The New Green Building Trend is Bricks of Cannabis. Really.

Brad Tuttle @bradrtuttle Hemp, which can be mixed with lime and water to make “hempcrete” blocks, has been used for decades as a building material in Europe.   Builders are using cannabis “not in joints but between joists.” The jokes about homes “going up in smoke” are inevitable. But the truth is that one of […]

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Two Floridians get free marijuana for life — from the feds

By: Craig Patrick, FOX 13 News   You know the federal government bans marijuana, and that a medical marijuana referendum in Florida failed last year. But you may not know that the U.S. government still provides marijuana to people in Florida. It all started in with a man named Bob Randall, who successfully argued for […]

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Cannabis opponents take a hit as top ethicist calls for legalization – Asa Kasher tells Knesset committee that Israel should ease red-tape on medical marijuana, allow regulated recreational use

Raoul Wootliff Portrait of Professor Asa Kasher, in 2014. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90) Israel’s preeminent expert on ethics and philosphy voiced support Tuesday for easing limits on the use of medical marijuana and — with appropriate regulation — legalizing the drug for recreational use. Speaking to the Knesset Committee on Controlled Substances, Professor Asa Kasher said restrictions […]

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Chicago celebrity chef to make marijuana sweets

Associated Press Barry Brecheisen Mindy Segal  When Mindy Segal decided she wanted to work with marijuana, the James Beard award-winning pastry chef knew she could do so much better than that tired cliche — the brownie. Instead, she’ll tap her understanding of transforming sugar into tempting treats to launch a line of chocolate brittles, granola bites, […]

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Marijuana Reaches New Highs – Reduced restrictions will make it easier for scientists to study pot’s potential

By Alexandra Ossola   It’s now easier to buy marijuana in the U.S. for personal consumption than it is for scientists to procure it for research: 23 states and D.C. have legalized it (at least as medicine), and several others may have it on the ballot in 2016. Researchers hope the barriers to studying the […]

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Japan’s First Lady Touts Revival of Hemp Culture

JUN HONGO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and first lady Akie Abe arrive in Malaysia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit last month.Agence France-Presse/Getty Images   There seem to be few dull moments in the life of first lady Akie Abe, who sometimes spends her time hosting a web-based talk show, harvesting honey from a bee farm […]

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