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Schaaf Files Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp in Missouri

  (ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph lawmaker wants the state to cash in on hemp. Republican State Senator Rob Schaaf filed a bill that would make it legal for farmers to grow industrial hemp.   Full Article: http://www.stjoechannel.com/story/d/story/schaaf-files-bill-to-legalize-industrial-hemp-in-m/40537/NeQzva1iwUCNqy6n3mqxOg

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WeedHire Releases Q4 Cannabis Jobs Report

Will Schmidt for the National Edition   WeedHire today released an infographic that details the job growth in the cannabis industry in the year 2014. Between states with active medical marijuana laws and states in the process of implementing those, over 148 million Americans now live in pro-medical marijuana states. And after the 2014 mid-term election voting […]

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House considers erasing misdemeanor marijuana convictions by Washingtonians over 21

By DERRICK NUNNALLY  Associated Press OLYMPIA, Washington — Lawmakers on Friday considered whether adults will be able to have misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession thrown out if they were over 21 at the time of the offense. The House’s Public Safety Committee began weighing a bill by Democratic legislators that would allow misdemeanor convictions for possessing […]

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When These Clothes Wear Out, You Can Throw Them In Your Compost Bin

ADELE PETERS   Though a lot of clothing is made from natural fibers like cotton, most of it shouldn’t be tossed in a compost heap, thanks to things like dyes, buttons, and polyester tags. But Swiss manufacturer Freitag has designed a new line of clothing that’s safe for your garden or a city’s compost bins. […]

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The Man Who Brought Hemp to Kentucky

By Sarah Baird   Since the successful cultivation of the state’s first small-but-mighty legal “research” hemp crop early last year, politicians on both sides of the aisle have been eating hemp bars, talking about hemp-powered cars andexploring how hemp oil can help ease the pain of debilitating seizure disorders. There’s a new fervor around everything […]

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Maligned and banned: The American comeback of industrial hemp

By Brooks Mencher   After serving nearly 80 years on narcotics charges, hemp is back, semi-legalized in the 2014 Farm Bill. Its new age is a chemical renaissance. Experimental medicines extracted from hemp will treat epilepsy, migraine headaches, glaucoma, and diabetic and other nerve pain; there may even be applications for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s […]

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New Study: Cannabis Use May Lead to a Lower BMI

Arielle Gerard   A study recently published in Obesity in December 2014 presents evidence that cannabis use may lead to lower rates of obesity. Researchers used data gathered in 2004 from 786 Inuit adults, using the Nunavik Inuit Health Survey, and found that use was very common, with 57.4% of adults being cannabis users. They also found that […]

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Sativex Fails In Cancer Pain Study, GW Pharmaceutical Shares Plummet

by Johnny Green   Marijuana opponents always try to make it sound like all we need is cannabis derived pharmaceutical products, and that legalizing the entire plant for medical purposes is a waste of time. One product that they point to early and often is Sativex. There’s just one major problem with their argument – […]

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Halifax couple constructs eco-friendly home

CTV Atlantic   A Halifax couple has undertaken the task of building their own home and using eco-friendly materials to do it. Kate Varsava and Noel Taussig’s new home looks like any other house under construction, but the materials used to build these walls are far from typical. “We seized the opportunity to build with […]

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Native American Pot Farming Imminent in California?

By David Downs   Are California’s native Americans getting ready to grow Amsterdam marijuana? That seems likely according to the Lost Coast Outpost’s Hank Sims, whowrites this week about an imminent deal to bring medical cannabis cultivation to a Northern California reservation. A Department of Justice memo publicized in December instructs prosecutors to ignore America’s indigenous […]

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