New Study Shows Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency Of Mitochondria And Remove Damaged Brain Cells

by Arjun   A recent study conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that marijuana(or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the […]

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Hemp Hoe Down

  We are thrilled to announce Hemp Hoe Down 13 is moving to Glencoe Camground in Sturgis, South Dakota. This venue makes it possible for us to bring you everything we’ve wanted to for years, and more. A HUGE indoor building lets you rock the night whether it’s raining, snowing or moon-shining, a high-end industrial […]

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Steve Katz Votes to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

By Jon Campbell, Gannett Albany Bureau   ALBANY, NY–  Westchester Assemblyman Steve Katz, who was ticketed for marijuana possession earlier this year, voted Wednesday to decriminalize small amounts of pot. The Assembly passed the bill by an unofficial vote of 80-59, but its future in the Senate is uncertain. If passed by the Senate and […]

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Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment

Ashoka Industrial hemp being grown for fiber and grain in France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Logan Yonavjak (@Loganyon) makes a case for allowing farmers in the United States to grow hemp. Industrial hemp was once a dominant crop on the American landscape. This hardy and renewable resource (one of the earliest domesticated plants known, with […]

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Celebrating Hemp History Week

By Emily Patti   For centuries, hemp was grown on American soil. The viable, adaptable crop was essential to the growth of industry. Thomas Jefferson endorsed it, declaring, “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.” During World War II, the U.S. government instituted a program to supply material for military […]

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Relief elusive for N.J.’s youngest medical marijuana patient

By Susan K. Livio/The Star-Ledger Two year old Vivian Wilson in her Scotch Plains home. Vivian suffers from a severe seizure disorder and is a registered medical marijuana patient. 5/6/13 (John O’Boyle/The Star-Ledger) Two-year-old Vivian Wilson sleeps with a heart and oxygen monitor attached to her toe. When she wakes up, the toddler must wear an […]

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Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times   Hemp is conceivably best known for its Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids that make it an excellent addition to a healthy diet, or perhaps as a cotton substitute used in the manufacturing of ecologically-sound clothing. But it can also be manufactured into a vast array of resourceful, environmentally-sound building materials. Hemp […]

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University of Michigan kicks off 2.2 million dollar Marijuana Research Study

  The University of Michigan has recently recieved a $2.2 million dollar federaral research grant to study marijuana’s effects on pain. This funding comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and will pay for a two-year studty of 800 Michigan Medical Marijuana patients who are seeking to obtain a state medical marijuana card.   […]

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New Study Seeks 10,000 Veterans For Marijuana Treatment Monitoring

by Rick Thompson   DENVER- Medical professionals and interested parties have announced the start of Stage 1 of a new and highly ambitious study involving Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and cannabis use designed to answer a singe question: “Do Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress benefit from the Use of Medical Marijuana ?” The principals involved […]

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L.A.’s New Mayor Is OK With Legalizing Marijuana

Jacob Sullum   Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti, who was elected mayor last week on the same day that voters approved a cap on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in L.A., says he would be OK with legalizing the plant for general use: During a short interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Sunday, Garcetti was asked if he thought pot […]

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