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A raincoat for our houses

by Chiara Cecchi Production line at the co-operative enterprise CAVAC Biomatériaux, France. Natural fibres processed into a continuous mat (biofib) – Martin Ansell, BRE CICM, University of Bath, UK   “Besides textiles, innovative natural fibre composite materials are a parallel field of the research on insulators that can preserve indoor air quality. These bio-based materials, such […]

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Institute of Cannabis Research Launches at CSU-Pueblo

By SHANNA LEWIS The new Institute of Cannabis Research opens at Colorado State University – Pueblo CREDIT COURTESY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY – PUEBLO The new Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University Pueblo recently launched with about $1.1 million in state and local funding. Ten CSU faculty from different departments will lead cannabis research […]

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States with medical marijuana laws have lower traffic fatality rates, study reports

Fredrick Kunkle (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) (Seth Perlman) States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more drivers are, too. But, no. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found an 11 […]

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Conn. Hospice to conduct medical marijuana research

Associated Pres   The nation’s first hospice plans to study how medical marijuana can help dying patients. Officials from Connecticut Hospice Inc. in Branford said Monday they hope to improve pain management while also reducing opioid use in palliative care. They also want to decrease nausea and vomiting while improving patients’ appetites and overall well-being. […]

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Hartford, Connecticut – Marijuana study greenlighted at St. Francis hospital

PATRICIA DADDONA   It appears St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center will be the first in Connecticut to conduct medical marijuana research under a new program authorized by the legislature. The state Department of Consumer Protection said Friday that it has authorized St. Francis — part of the Trinity Health-New England system — to conduct […]

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Colorado proposes to build affordable housing with legal marijuana tax revenues

By ANTONIO PACHECO Colorado’s Governor recently proposed transfering revenues raised from taxing legal marijuana sales toward funding affordable housing programs. (Courtesy Wikimedia Images / X-Weinzar)   A new initiative by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper seeks to divert $16.3 million in tax revenue generated from the state’s legal marijuana trade toward creating permanently affordable housing units […]

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Legalizing Marijuana Has Reduced Opioid Overdoses by 25%

Brittney McNamara Photo: James Wojcik For the first time ever, heroin is more likely to kill us than guns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin deaths surpassed gun deaths in 2015, a harsh reminder of the growing public health crisis that is opioid addiction. Opioid use grew quickly in the U.S. outpacing doctors’ […]

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Tomorrow: Up to 10 Ounces of Cannabis for Massachusetts Residents

By Associated Press PHOTO BY BRETT LEVIN   Key portions of Massachusetts’ voter-approved recreational marijuana law were cleared to go into effect after the Governor’s Council on Wednesday certified the results of the Nov. 8 ballot question — though not without some contentious moments. It will become legal on Thursday for adults 21 and over […]

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Mexico Senate Votes 98 to 7 to Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Agence French-Presse   Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana on Tuesday after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence. In a major policy shift, President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed legalizing medical marijuana in April after his government organized forums to discuss changes to […]

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Chinese Tourists, Businesspeople Load up on Pot During Trips to North Korea

Photo courtesy of Yonhap News Chinese who visit North Korea on sightseeing or business trips are purchasing marijuana in large quantities in the Rason Special Economic Zone and selling it for a tidy profit back home where it is illegal, sources inside North Korea said. Because marijuana cultivation is legal in North Korea, selling yeoksam, […]

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