Chile Harvests The Largest Legal Marijuana Plantation In Latin America

  Authorities and representatives from different organizations supporting the medical use of marijuana started harvesting the largest legal marijuana field in Latin America, in a rural area in southern of Chile, close to the Andes Mountains. The initiative, which has been authorized by the Chilean government, will transform the buds of 6,000 marijuana plants growing […]

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Supreme Court Nixes Oklahoma, Nebraska Challenge To Colorado Marijuana Laws

BY CBS NEWS   The Supreme Court has rejected an effort by Nebraska and Oklahoma to have Colorado’s pot legalization declared unconstitutional.   Full Article:  http://5newsonline.com/2016/03/21/supreme-court-nixes-oklahoma-nebraska-challenge-to-colorado-marijuana-laws/

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New Village in Scotland Builds Houses with Hemp

  A new sustainable housing project in the northwest of Scotland will feature industrial hemp as a main building material, reports Green Building Press. The eco-friendly material is the main component of a pre-fabricated wall system called Hempbuild – a mixture of the plant’s woody core and a lime-based binder. The system was supplied by Hemcrete […]

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Center for Disease Control Guidelines Urge Doctors Not to Test for Marijuana

By Pat Anson, Editor   One of the less publicized provisions in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s opioid prescribing guidelines is a recommendation that doctors stop urine drug testing of patients for tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that causes the “high” for some marijuana users. The guidelines also discourage doctors from dropping patients […]

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Kentucky’s hemp crop research enters 3rd year

By Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture   The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has authorized planting of nearly 4,500 acres of hemp for pilot projects this year, compared with about 900 acres of hemp production last year, and 33 acres in 2014, the first year of pilot projects. Since 2015, the number of university-led research projects has […]

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Tanner Hall and the Athlete’s Case for Cannabis – The New Yorker

BY CHARLES BETHEA   In February, Tanner Hall, one of the greatest freestyle skiers of all time—he won seven X Games gold medals and four silver in the Big Air, SlopeStyle, and Superpipe events between 2001 and 2009—signed a deal with a Denver-based cannabis-accessories company called Black Rock Originals. Hall, who is now thirty-two and based […]

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Pennsylvania Senate Unanimously Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

By Thomas H. Clarke |  The Daily Chronic   While sick Pennsylvanians anxiously await the outcome of an expected vote to legalize medical marijuana in the Pennsylvania House, lawmakers in the Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill to create an industrial hemp cultivation pilot program on Wednesday. Members of the Senate voted 49-0 to approve […]

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NFL lineman gives $10k to marijuana research, urges league to match donation

By Oscar Pascual   Current NFL star Eugene Monroe is leading the league in medical marijuana advocacy. The Baltimore Ravens lineman took to Twitter on Monday urging fellow players and commissioner Roger Goodell to match a $10,000 donation towards marijuana research,ESPN reports. In a series of over 30 tweets, the impassioned defensive player advocated for […]

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Former Bulls guard Jay Williams says 80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

By Lindsey Foltin @LindseyBaseball   Jay Williams thinks the NBA needs to get with the times when it comes to marijuana, and allow players to use it without punishment. The former Chicago Bulls guard-turned NBA analyst toldFOXBusiness.com that 75 to 80 percent of players use the drug, which he believes is much safer than the […]

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Coalinga’s new oil boom: Proposal would transform empty prison into cannabis oil facility Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/state/article66208007.html#storylink=cpy

BY RORY APPLETON rappleton@fresnobee.com   This city founded on the discovery of a petroleum field is looking to strike it rich in a new oil industry. Instead of relying on the black gold pulled from the ground for jobs and economic stability, Coalinga could find future wealth in marijuana by transforming its vacant state prison into […]

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