Take a weed break at work. It’s allowed!

by Parija Kavilanz   @CNNMoney Isaac Dietrich [center], co-founder of MassRoots, at his startup’s weekly rooftop Cannabis smoking session.   At most offices in America, smoking a joint during your lunch break or eating cannabis-laced brownies at your desk would land you in HR. But in some states, not only won’t you be punished — […]

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Ex-Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pills

Robert McCoppinContact Reporter Chicago Tribune   Former Super Bowl champion and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon says an unfairly demonized drug helped him recover from the pain of his football career: medical marijuana. McMahon was in Chicago this week, where he attended Tuesday’s Bears reunion marking the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory. He was […]

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Licensed cannabis oil too scarce, expensive for medical users

MIKE HAGER   “Mr. Skidmore, a cannabis advocate for several years, says he can’t afford the cannabis oil sold by a handful of Canada’s licensed commercial producers, and every patient he knows buys their oil from illegal dispensaries or small-scale producers such as himself. Using marijuana he grows with a licence under the old federal […]

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Former union boss Helen Kelly seeks medicinal cannabis: ‘I’m dying, basically’

NZ Herald   Former union boss Helen Kelly has written to Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne to seek permission to use medicinal cannabis. Ms Kelly, who has lung cancer, said she hoped her application would be granted as soon as possible. “[Dunne] said it took him an hour once he got the last application, so […]

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Lawmakers press VA to allow medical marijuana for veterans

By Tim Devaney   A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to use medical marijuana. Currently, VA doctors are prohibited from recommending medical marijuana to their patients, even in states that have legalized pot. These veterans must go to nonmilitary doctors outside their healthcare plan to obtain […]

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Biomaterials for better building

by KORKY KOROLUK   “Nanotechnology can best be described as the science of the extremely small. Scientists have discovered that engineering materials at the atomic or molecular scale can result in surprising — and very useful — results. So when we’re talking about nanometres, we’re talking a billionth of a metre. An average human hair, […]

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Cannabis church leader uses marijuana extract at state capitol

BY FORREST YINGLING   The leader of a Rhode Island “cannabis church” says she has permission to use marijuana extract during a prayer and healing ceremony outside the capitol building in Harrisburg. Anne Armstrong says the oil is a sacrament for religious anointing purposes and is protected by religious freedom. She showed a copy of […]

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Senator said no reason to wait for either marijuana’s federal reclassification or a “full vetting” by the state

Matt Stroud ReporterPittsburgh Business Times Democratic Pa. Senator Wayne D. Fontana, who’s based in Brookline and who represents the state’s 42nd Senatorial District, said there’s no reason to wait for either marijuana’s federal reclassification or a “full vetting” by the state. “If I had a child who suffered from epilepsy — who couldn’t grow physically or […]

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Kevin Smith Rolls Out ‘Hollyweed’ Pot Comedy Project

Laura Prudom News Editor @lauinla   Kevin Smith has wrapped production on “Hollyweed,” a half-hour comedy produced by FremantleMedia North America and StarStream Media, Variety has learned. The project, written, directed by and starring Smith, is set in a Los Angeles cannabis dispensary. It follows two potheads, played by Smith and Donnell Rawlings (“Chappelle’s Show”), who battle […]

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Arizona – State Representative Jay Lawrence Withdraws Bill That Could Have Ended Medical Marijuana Program

BY RAY STERN   State Representative Jay Lawrence (R-Fountain Hills) has withdrawn his bill that could have destroyed Arizona’s medical-marijuana program. Lawrence’s bill, HCR 2019, would have stripped naturopaths and homeopaths of the right to recommend medical marijuana, even though those doctors write nearly 90 percent of the recommendations. His plan also called for patients […]

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