Big changes proposed for medical marijuana program

Two proposed changes to New Mexico medical marijuana rules could generate revenue for administering the state’s program, which was created in 2007 as an unfunded legislative mandate. One proposal would increase the fee for applicants seeking certification as nonprofit producers of medical marijuana to $1,000 from $100. The other would require producers to pay the […]

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Melissa Ethridge speaks about her breast Cancer battle

Do you feel that your cancer is part of the past, or does it still affect you? It doesn’t affect me physically anymore, but it affects the way I live my whole life today. The choices I make, the food I eat — everything is influenced by my breast cancer. Did you ever worry that […]

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HICKS: Pot prices getting too high?

So there’s this new website out there called www.priceofweed.com and it’s, well, just what you’d expect. According to the site, which calculates current prices based on actual reports from consumers (inhalers?), South Carolina has some pretty pricey pot. Our state’s unofficial No. 1 cash crop is running about $440 an ounce. That’s for the high-quality […]

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Marijuana Soda? Medicinal Users Now Have Smoke-Free Option

Thirsty? Why not open an ice-cold bottle of pot-infused root beer? A new line of pot-infused beverages masquerading behind soda flavors are now available to patients with a prescription for medical marijuana. Made by Colorado-based Dixie Elixirs, the carbonated drinks are marketed to medicinal-marijuana patients who wish to avoid “weed culture” stigmas. (More on NewsFeed: […]

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'Cash Crop' rises above the smoke

Posted: 11:50 AM September 30, 2010 “Cash Crop” is all about marijuana. But it also is about much more. The film, absent talking heads, absent a polemic voice-over, takes the audience on a road trip from the Mexican border to the northernmost counties of California — Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino — commonly known as the Emerald Triangle, […]

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First US House Built with Hemp Completed

(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) – The first house made out of hemp has been built in the United States, filling what advocates say is a need for more green building materials. USA Today reported the home was completed this summer in Asheville, N.C., and two more are in the works. While such homes have been built […]

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Prohibition Is Not Working

The consensus thinking among libertarians is that the standard by which people should judge any law or government program is whether the benefits of that law or government program outweigh the costs associated with its enactment or enforcement. With that in mind, can anybody name for me any example from history when any government of […]

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Hemp materials serve as safe, environmentally friendly alternative to asbestos products

As we become increasingly environmentally conscious, we are forced to ask the question, is there anything hemp can;t do? Through its many incarnations, hemp has now become a green construction option. Dozens of hemp homes have already been built in Europe over the last two decades, and they are starting to cross the pond, with […]

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Crowds Pack Cow Palace for Hemp Expo

A convention that made headlines and drew thousands of people to the Cow Palace in Daly City a few months ago lit up the Bay Area again this weekend. The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo had such great success in April that it made a return trip, complete with an area for card-carrying medical pot […]

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First Steps: The Diaper Debate

From birth to toilet training, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes. This sheer volume of diapers makes one thing clear: Your choice of diaper – cloth or disposable – has a tremendous impact on the welfare of your baby and the planet. To help you decide what’s best for your family, […]

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