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Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature

Jeff Mapes | The Oregonian/OregonLive This Google Earth view of the Murphy Creek Road area south of Grants Pass shows a new hemp farm in the lower left of the photo that has attracted the ire of nearby medical marijuana growers.   Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of […]

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Keeping ALS at Bay with Cannabis

Justin Kander CATHY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALS IN 1986. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most degenerative motor neuron diseases in existence. Most people with ALS die within three to five years after symptom onset, and the disease often progresses very rapidly. Bob Strider wants others to know this prognosis is not written […]

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U.S. House votes to protect state-level marijuana laws in Colorado, elsewhere

Molly Armbrister Denver Business Journal The U.S. House of Representatives today approved an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill denying the use of federal funds to interfere with medical cannabis patients or providers in states where medical marijuana is legal. The measure passed by a margin of 242 to 186 that included […]

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Medical Marijuana Smoking Linked to Parasite Prevention

Posted By: Irina Slav   Scientists from Washington State University have suggested that smoking cannabis may have a beneficial effect with regard to the avoidance of intestinal parasite infections, which could explain why the drug has such a long history of recreational use. In a press release by the university, lead researcher Ed Hagen from […]

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North Pole Rejects Proposed Ban On Marijuana Sales

By Mary Beth Quirk   Santa Claus already has a jolly reputation and soon more of the North Pole’s citizens may earn a jolly reputation of their own, after the city voted to reject a measure that would’ve put the kibosh on medical marijuana dispensaries. While it’s not exactly “the” North Pole, the Christmas-themed community […]

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15 Hemptastic Recipes for National Hemp History Week

  The week of June 1st- 7th is a great time for all plant-based eaters and whole foods lovers out there to celebrate—it’s Hemp History Week! Hemp seeds are the epitome of the perfect protein-rich seed, containing all essential amino acids, but that’s not all. Hemp seeds are also one of the most abundant sources […]

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IRS Approves First Church Of Cannabis. What’s Next For Marijuana?

Robert W. Wood   Welcome to the First Church of Cannabis Inc., approved by Indiana’s Secretary of State under its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even bigger that state law approval, the church has even been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. Tea Party conservatives evidently had a lot more trouble with their tax exemption applications. The […]

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Oklahomans Rally For Medical Marijuana Initiative

BY HEATHER HOPE, NEWS 9   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans pushing for a stronger medical marijuana initiative rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday. Organizers said although they made some strides in the past year, it’s still not enough for patients who they said really need help. All smiles now, little Jaqie Warrior looks like […]

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Las Vegas – Jury acquits medical marijuana patient of felony charges

By DAVID FERRARA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL   Steven Ficano wept as the clerk read the verdict: not guilty on both counts. He embraced his lawyers, who had tears in their eyes. A few members of the jury cried, too. For almost three years Ficano has faced two felony counts, one of which could have sent […]

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Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted

BY KEVIN S. HELD AND ANTHONY KIEKOW   JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested during an undercover drug bust in Sedalia in 1993. He was sentenced in 1996 under the state’s Prior […]

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