Sheriff Pays Woman $20,000 To Replace Her Medical Marijuana

Photo: PennLive.com In yet another embarrassing loss for law enforcement in California, who have tried for years to ignore the fact that medicinal cannabis is legal in the state — and has been for 14 years now — San Luis Obispo County cut a $20,000 check on Monday to a patient whose medical marijuana was […]

Read more.

Scientists Uncover How CBD Treats MS, Alters Cholesterol Metabolism

Cannabidiol 5/25/2011 – Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis plant that is currently being exploited by researchers for its therapeutic properties. CBD is usually the second most abundant compound found in the plant. A research team devoted to studying the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the immune system has made a […]

Read more.

Fiber resource: When wood is not wood

By Skip Wenz Hemp is a versatile, robust and, in the U.S., vastly underused source of fiber. It’s underused here because it’s illegal to grow industrial hemp, which has been confused with its cousin the marijuana plant, though it’s grown commercially in virtually every other country in the world. (Industrial hemp has no pharmacological properties.) […]

Read more.

Medical marijuana provided free by Namaste Hospice for end-of-life relief

By Joel Warner In a striking example of medical marijuana’s growing legitimacy, the Denver-based Namaste Hospice will begin offering free medical marijuana to patients with terminal illnesses. While end-of-life care might not seem like the most cutting-edge of industries, Namaste, which has been providing Denver-area hospice services since 1998, seems to be downright forward thinking […]

Read more.

Inhaled Cannabis Beneficial For Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Says .

Barcelona, Spain–(ENEWSPF)–May 20, 2011. The use of cannabis is associated with beneficial effects on various symptoms of fibromyalgia, including the relief of pain and muscle stiffness, according to the results of an observational case-control study published online in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) ONE. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome associated with musculoskeletal […]

Read more.

Dr. William Eidelman Responds To Dr. Drew’s Cannabis Claims

The other day we asked our readers what they thought of Dr. Drew’s assertion that, not only is marijuana addictive, it has a “rather severe withdrawal syndrome.” Our readers responded, but we also wanted to get a professional medical opinion on the TV doctor’s claims. I contacted Dr. William Eidelman in Los Angeles, CA and […]

Read more.

Industrial Hemp – A Golden Opportunity for California Business

by Senator Mark Leno   Ed Note: Senator Leno’s hemp bill will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday   If you like shopping at your local natural foods or specialty grocery store, you’ve probably noticed the growing popularity of hemp as an ingredient in food and skin care products. Hemp seed, which […]

Read more.

Raided pot providers sue government

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA, Mont. – May 12, 2011 (WPVI) — Two medical marijuana providers have accused the U.S. government of civil rights violations in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind in response to a federal crackdown on pot operations across the nation.  The owners of Montana Caregivers Association and […]

Read more.

Rep. Ron Paul Introduces H.R. 1831, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act, on Heels of Successful Second Annual Hemp History Week

PR Newswire WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 Senate  Bill  In  Support  of  Industrial  Hemp  Farming  Expected  to  Follow WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — For  the  fourth  time  since  the  federal  government  outlawed  hemp  farming  in  the  United  States  over  50  years  ago,  a  federal  bill  was  introduced  on  May  11,  which  if  passed,  will  remove […]

Read more.

Organic business to unveil unique straw-built barn

Farmer Tim Sellers in a field of spelt   AN “ECO” open day is to be held at an organic farm and bakery on Sunday to celebrate the opening of a straw bale barn that is thought to be the only one of its kind. Tim and Caroline Sellers of Carr House Farm and Side […]

Read more.