Marijuana Reaches New Highs – Reduced restrictions will make it easier for scientists to study pot’s potential

By Alexandra Ossola   It’s now easier to buy marijuana in the U.S. for personal consumption than it is for scientists to procure it for research: 23 states and D.C. have legalized it (at least as medicine), and several others may have it on the ballot in 2016. Researchers hope the barriers to studying the […]

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Japan’s First Lady Touts Revival of Hemp Culture

JUN HONGO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and first lady Akie Abe arrive in Malaysia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit last month.Agence France-Presse/Getty Images   There seem to be few dull moments in the life of first lady Akie Abe, who sometimes spends her time hosting a web-based talk show, harvesting honey from a bee farm […]

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The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, which has been established to drive down the cost of medical marijuana in the country.

Christopher Hooton @christophhooton   The Italian army has unveiled its first cannabis farm, which has been established to drive down the cost of medical marijuana in the country. The government announced the initiative back in September, which will see the army producing 100kg of the drug every year. It opened the doors to its secure growing […]

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N.J. Senate panel approves job protection for medical marijuana patients

By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Margie Diaz, dispensary manager places jars of cannibas on display at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness in Cranbury. The center is a new a state licensed medical marijuana dispensary and growing facility located. Thursday, October, 15, 2015 (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) New […]

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Pittsburgh decriminalizes pot possession

By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh City Council is ending its 2015 legislative session on a high note, having voted Monday morning to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana within city limits. Council voted 7-2 in favor of a bill, sponsored by Councilman Daniel Lavelle, that allows police to levy a fine […]

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Mexican cardinal says church doesn’t oppose medicinal pot, disagrees with president

Fox News Latino   Cardinal Norberto Rivera, the Catholic Church’s top authority in Mexico, said he has no problem with the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The cardinal said Sunday that the church has never had a problem recommending the use of “all elements from nature that can be used to help improve health.” […]

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I’m a “Real Housewives” fanatic and I’m so glad to see Yolanda Foster is trying cannabis oil for her lyme disease!

Mary Jane   Yolanda Foster has tried just about everything to find a cure for lyme disease. She has traveled the world to find a cure for her struggles, but she hasn’t found something that has put her on the path of healing. Foster has become the face of lyme disease and she’s using The […]

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Moroccan Opposition Party, PAM, Wants Public Agency to Sell Cannabis

  Rabat – Morocco’s Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) called for the establishment of a public agency for the sale of cannabis. Leaders of the PAM at the House of Councilors introduced a bill to create a “national agency for the culture of cannabis,” according to Yabiladi news website. The agency should be in charge […]

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The Indian Hemp Industry Wants You to Take it Seriously

Divyani Rattanpal   Hemp equals hippie. Does it not? Only bearded dudes talk about all things leafy. But this inquiry is purely from an environmental perspective. With carbon being pronounced a dirty word after the Paris Summit, the hemp industry in India and elsewhere is asking to be taken seriously as a producer of environmentally […]

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Feds Want Nebraska, Oklahoma To Quit Harshing Colorado’s Mellow

Cristian Farias MARK WILSON VIA GETTY IMAGES   The federal government has asked the Supreme Court to stay out of a controversial lawsuit the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed last year challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana. In court papers filed Wednesday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli urged the justices to throw out the […]

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