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THC In Cannabis Has Potential Therapeutic Effects On Alzheimer’s Disease

by T Goodman   “THC is known to be a potent antioxidant with neuroprotective properties, but this is the first report that the compound directly affects Alzheimer’s pathology by decreasing amyloid beta levels, inhibiting its aggregation, and enhancing mitochondrial function,” said lead author of the study, Chuanhai Cao. Dr. Cao reported that the concentrations of […]

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Medical Use of Marijuana for Dogs – The Irreverent Vet Speaks Out

By: Irreverent Vet   I would absolutely give my dog marijuana if it would improve his quality of life in the face of pain and anorexia. I would even go so far as trying to find someone that knew someone that would sell me a dime bag and make special cookies if I must! Of course, […]

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Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Raylan Campbell   Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change comes as a result of the striking down of a law that previously tripled cannabis related sentences. The estimate is that about 40% of Italian inmates were […]

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Federal lawsuit filed against warrantless seizures

By Leah DeAnda LAKE COUNTY, California >> According to attorney Joe Elford, a lawsuit was filed Friday at the U.S. District Court in San Jose against Lake County authorities. Elford said the suit was on behalf of residents who claim they were subject to warrantless searches and unlawful abatement procedures by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Nixon Unknowingly ‘Muled’ for Pot Smuggling Louis Armstrong?

By Roger Stone   Richard Nixon (1913-94) could be quite naïve. In the late 1950s, the U.S. State Department made jazz legend Louis Armstrong (1901-71) a “Goodwill Ambassador” and underwrote a concert tour in Europe and Asia. On his return from the first two tours, Armstrong and his entourage were waived through customs without a […]

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Illegal Medicine: The Struggle of A Southern Medical Marijuana Activist

Sonja Renea   I find it surreal, this world I live in…a world that feels like a dream of how the future is not supposed to be. Ours is a world full of people who are suffering, living with pain that could be eased by a plant… a simple, beautiful flower. But they may not […]

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Comedian/activist Credico seeks Democratic nod for governor

Jon Campbell   ALBANY – Randy Credico performed stand-up comedy on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” in 1984. He has stood outside of the state Capitol dressed as Diogenes, an ancient Greek philosopher who famously searched for an honest man. He once lit up a joint in the state Capitol, a protest, he said, of New […]

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When it comes to the problems facing the world today . . . the answer’s hemp. Now what’s the question?

By: David Shayler   “If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on” – Terence McKenna, alternative scientist “Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects.  But marijuana is not such a […]

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New Denver Hemp Clothing Company Promises Free Weed with Purchase

By Celeste Stiles |  The Daily Chronic   DENVER, CO — There’s a new hemp clothing company coming to Denver, and they promise to personally deliver an added gift with every purchase: a free eighth of marijuana. The company, Hemp House Clothing, is offering the promotion to adults 21 or older who live in the Denver area only, as the […]

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Making houses out of mushrooms

By Golda Arthur Buildings made from natural resources are challenging conventions in design   Much of the construction industry depends on fossil fuels, creating a big carbon footprint. As pressure mounts to make construction “greener”, experts have started to design houses out of hemp and straw, and bricks made of mushrooms.   Full Article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28712940

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