Former Flyer Riley Cote takes on another fight

         Flyers fans will remember Riley Cote as the tattoo-covered heavyweight enforcer who would drop the gloves to protect a teammate. His last fight on the ice took place April 1, 2010, but look at Cote now, and he resembles nothing of the guy who could spar with the toughest men in the NHL. […]

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I’m a Marijuana Mom

Sarah Eyre   I’m a mom and I use marijuana. I know, it’s a shocker, right? When I read that Jane couldn’t get anyone to write about pot-smoking moms who are tired of being judged by wine drinkers, I thought: OH, SHIT, THEY ARE PLAYING MY SONG. My ability to drink is severely limited due to the medications I take, but I […]

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LA’s Sorry Week in Weed

In a lifeless economy, the Los Angeles City Council took the unusual step on Tuesday of voting 14-0 to immediately close down up to 762 thriving businesses within city limits.According to the LA Times: “Medical marijuana activists who had packed the council chambers jeered when the vote came down. More than a dozen Los Angeles Police Department officers were called […]

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Is the War on Drugs in the Caribbean Going Up in Smoke?

Kevin Edmonds   Despite the war on drugs being lost long ago, the debate on a progressive drug policy in the Caribbean is showing positive signs of revival due to increased campaigning on behalf of community organizations, farmers, and academics. Earlier this month, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders met in St. Lucia to discuss regional issues […]

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Industrial hemp stretching the boundaries of plastic

  This week the potential for developing a commercial industrial hemp growing industry in Tasmania has been detailed at a state parliamentary inquiry. An unusual case was put by a small northern Tasmanian recycled plastics manufacturer that wants to use hemp in its products. Envorinex is a speciality plastics manufacturer with a strong research and […]

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Hemp And Lime House Achieves CSH Level 5

A recently developed green walling material, has helped to create a newbuild sustainable home in Hillingdon, London – as part of a pioneering council-run scheme to create high quality, affordable housing on disused garage sites. Designed by Paper Project architecture and design and built by Hill Partnerships (Western), the project forms part of a regeneration […]

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L.A. City Council Bans Medical Pot Dispensaries

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The measure, which the mayor is expected to sign, would force the city’s 762 dispensaries to shut down immediately or face legal action. Read complete article here: http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2012/7/25/la-city-council-bans-medical-pot-dispensaries.aspx

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Mother Energy, Eternal Earth part 2

Written by Rand Clifford   US prohibition of hemp farming is a national catastrophe. Addiction to fossil energy is a global, ecological catastrophe. Both are peoples’ catastrophes; right up there with the consequences of hemp prohibition, and suppression of Mother Energy access, is the demonstrated disregard of humanity. Nature is infinitely subtle. We are part of […]

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Marijuana helps seniors in South Florida see pain go up in smoke

  By: Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel That kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center — any one could be among a growing portion of our aging population: the senior stoner. In retiree-rich South Florida, some golden-agers are — gasp! — […]

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Ottawa Invests In Flax And Hemp Processing

Written by Kelvin Heppner   Finding a market for flax straw can be a challenge for producers, but there’s a new option on the horizon. The federal government is investing $500 thousand in Advanced Foods and Materials Canada to increase production capabilities of technology that turns flax and hemp straw into high-quality fibre.   Read […]

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