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Please help #SaveWAMM

Greetings WAMM supporter: As you may have read recently in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the WAMM collective faces the potential  loss of the land where, since 1993, we’ve grown low-cost or no-cost cannabis for seriously ill patients otherwise unable to afford medicine. The loss of this land could mean the end of the collective forever, cutting […]

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National Geographic on marijuana science: An embarrassment of riches

By David Downs Microscope image of cannabis trichomes, which contain the plant’s main active ingredients, the cannabinoids. (By David Downs) The June issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at the science and medicine of cannabis that’s guaranteed to open a few minds. NatGeo hangs out with the discoverer of THC, Raphael Mechoulam, who reports: “We […]

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Weed K-Cups Let You Start the Morning Stoned

BY CHRISTOPHER SPATA It’s like the old commercial said:  the best part of waking up, is getting really high. As marijuana retailers amaze us with the things they’re selling in states where such things are legal, this newest one probably has people outside Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska really jealous because it combines weed with […]

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National Geographic loves weed so much, they’re devoting an entire print issue to it

By Xeni Jardin   The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue. The first article to hit the web examines the cannabis treatments for child epilepsy as a likely path toward legalization. “The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened […]

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Activist lit up joint on live TV because ‘interview was stressful’

Eyewitness News Screengrab of Andre du Plessis smoking a dagga joint during SABC’s Newsroom interview on 11 May 2015. JOHANNESBURG – Head of the Cannabis Working Group Andre du Plessis has defended himself saying he lit up and starting smoking a dagga joint on live television this week because his interview on SABC’s Newsroom programme became “too […]

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Watch Texas’ First Big TV Ad for Pot Decriminalization

By David Downs   As California goes, so goes the nation — and the nation is waking up to the ravages of cannabis prohibition. Over in the Lone Star state, a last-minute push to get weed decriminalized will includebroadcast television ads aimed at persuading voters and their representatives. In the ad, a folksy Texas Hill […]

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First Cannabis Festival in Greece

by Philip Chrysopoulos   The first cannabis festival in Greece is taking place today at Syntagma Square in Athens with the participation of the organized SYRIZA youth and the human rights department of the party. The advocates of legalization of cannabis who have organized the festival call it Athens Cannabis Protestival and they ask for […]

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Brad Irvin: It All Started with a Handful of Hemp Seeds

Brad Irvin: Hippie Butter He was a world traveler and worked with well-known musical artists to engineer a cool crisp sound for their various concerts, but as amazing as this was for him, his interest was drawn away from it to pursue another endeavor and it all started out with a handful of hemp seeds. Brad Irvin, founder and CEO […]

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‘420 Games’ Set Out to Prove Stoners Can Play Sports Too

DANIEL NUSSBAUM California marijuana enthusiasts will have the chance this month to break some long-held stereotypes and prove they can play sports too, when the “420 Games,” a kind of “stoner Olympics,” debuts in San Jose. The 420 Games, beginning May 17 at San Jose’s Hellyer Park, will feature a 5K run, half marathons, triathlons, […]

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Kentucky’s 2015 Hemp Crop to Exceed 1,700 Acres; Up from 33 Acres in 2014

By Thomas H. Clarke |  The Daily Chronic   Kentucky’s hemp crop is expected to exceed 1,700 acres in 2015, up from just a 33 acres last year, state agriculture officials said this week. At a news conference Tuesday, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced that 121 participants have been selected to grow hemp in Kentucky […]

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