That ‘Bama Weed: Looking for Relief in the Deep South

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ For the fourth time in as many days, I steer up the steep, dusty driveway and see the same surly hounds, with ribs protruding and a dangerous glint in their eyes. I close the car door and walk briskly to the front of the house in the 100-degree heat, hoping I […]

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US professor who faked Pfizer drug research is jailed for 6 months

Sentence for influential anaesthesia professor after 12 years of bogus research Scott S Reuben, the influential Massachusetts anaesthesia professor, who pleaded guilty in February this year to health care fraud after it was discovered that he had been faking research for pharmaceutical companies for 12 years, was sentenced this week to six months in jail plus […]

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Chief Apologises For Caning Teacher for Smoking Pot

Aggrieved teachers of Ejisu Besease School in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region have returned to the classrooms after staying out in solidarity with one of their colleagues who was allegedly flogged by the chief of the town. Their decision to go back to the classroom follows an unqualified apology rendered by the Paramount […]

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U.S. v.Steele Smith – First Federal Marijuana Case Allowing Medical Defense

Steele Smith is the central figure in what could be the most significant Federal Marijuana case in US history, the first allowing a medical defense based on State law. A Medical Marijuana patient and his wife face ten years in Federal prison in a fight to uphold the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, […]

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OCD Can Be Treated With Medical Marijuana (Cannabis)

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is basically an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce apprehension, fear, uneasiness or worry by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety. Unnecessary repetition of activities such as washing, cleaning, and hoarding during the day or being preoccupied with thoughts of coitus, violence, and religious ideologies as well as […]

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Hemp House: South Africa’s Most Sustainable Home Made From An “Illegal Narcotic”

By Tafline Laylin Because South African authorities do not distinguish between hemp and the euphoric THC-laden “dagga” plant, its benefits as a super-sustainable building material have largely gone untapped. Until now – a tireless hemp advocate, Tony Budden joined forces with Dutch architect Erwin van der Weerd from Perfect Places to build South Africa’s first […]

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Cannabis plant extracts can effectively fight drug-resistant bacteria

By NORA SCHULTZ Substances harvested from cannabis plants could soon outshine conventional antibiotics in the escalating battle against drug-resistant bacteria. The compounds, called cannabinoids, appear to be unaffected by the mechanism that superbugs like MRSA use to evade existing antibiotics. Scientists from Italy and the United Kingdom, who published their research in the Journal of […]

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Brazil’s marijuana march for freedom

By Sian Herbert Thousands took to the streets across Brazil recently in the country’s second “March for Freedom”, which saw a colourful collective of organisations protest together for the right to free speech, freedom of choice and, some, for the legalisation of marijuana. The mood was a mix of protest and celebration, in an event […]

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Maine governor signs medical marijuana law

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that’s aimed at protecting the privacy of medical marijuana patients. The governor signed Rep. Deb Sanderson‘s bill in his office Friday morning. The Chelsea Republican’s bill changes Maine’s medical marijuana law to ensure access and clarify and enhance law enforcement protections for patients, […]

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