Hempcrete – about an eighth of the weight of traditional concrete – extremely fireproof – provides insulation – cuts down on pests – useful in areas where flooding is a problem due to its resistance to mold – doesn’t rely on petrochemicals – comes from a renewable source

Laura Brodbeck , Benzinga Staff Writer The House That Pot Built: Using Hemp For Construction As marijuana slowly gains mainstream approval across the US, some entrepreneurs are looking to the plant for other uses. Hemp is a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis which can be used to make things like wax, paper, clothing and in this […]

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Palm Beach County Commissioners have voted to decriminalize marijuana

Jason Hackett   With a 4 to 1 vote Tuesday, Palm Beach County followed in the footsteps of cities like West Palm Beach and Miami Beach and decriminalized pot. “We have to understand that we cannot legislate and lock up everybody for everything they do,” commissioner Priscilla Taylor said at Tuesday’s commission meeting. Commissioner Steven […]

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More Than 75% Of High School Heroin Users Started With Prescription Opioids

CJ Arlotta “Teens are commonly taught that marijuana is as dangerous as heroin and then when they’re exposed to marijuana they may develop a distrust regarding all other drug information,” he said. “Teens are generally only taught how drugs are bad and there is little focus on why some people use.” Full Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/cjarlotta/2015/12/07/more-than-75-of-high-school-heroin-users-started-with-prescription-opioids/

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Why Washington Is Dreaming Of A ‘Green’ Christmas

By Julia Wright It’s been three years since recreational cannabis was legalized in Washington – and in the weeks leading up to the holidays, business has never been more brisk. Overall, monthly sales in the state grew from $3-million in the first year, to more than $57-million this November. Figures from the Liquor and Cannabis […]

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Amazon, Margaret Cho are developing ‘Highland,’ a sitcom about a weed shop

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff Comedian and actress Margaret Cho (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)   Amazon and Margaret Cho are getting into the weed business. Rather, the commerce giant and the stand-up comic are developing a sitcom about the weed business — a show called “Highland,” about a dysfunctional family running a marijuana shop, […]

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Medical marijuana is this Mexican grandma’s magic remedy

AFP Mexico (Picture Courtesy: AFP) However cannabis is banned in Mexico. Mexico: When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. […]

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Get Ready to See Hemp Fields Cropping Up in New York

BY MADISON MARGOLIN   By spring, New York farmers may be able to grow hemp legally for the first time in decades. The Hemp Research Bill, introduced in Albany by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara, was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. As its title suggests, the bill allows researchers to grow […]

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Kentucky senator files “Cannabis Freedom Act” to legalize recreational marijuana

BY EMILY GRAY BROSIOUS   Kentucky Senator Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville) pre-filed a bill Friday to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult recreational consumption in the state, as reported by ABC affiliate WHAS11. The “Cannabis Freedom Act” would legalize marijuana cultivation, possession and sales in Kentucky and would regulate the marijuana industry similar to the alcohol […]

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La Pine, Oregon council repeals medical marijuana tax

Jennifer Wade   The La Pine City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to repeal the city’s 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, a week after the city was sued Dec. 2 by Green Knottz, a dispensary in La Pine. City Attorney, Jeremy Green told NewsChannel 21 Thursday that the decision to repeal the tax […]

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San Francisco prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana use

By Joshua Sabatini Supervisor Scott Wiener, who created the cannabis task force, stands outside The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francsico. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner   Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose regulations for the industry, addressing everything from drug potency […]

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