Parke-Davis: cannabis not dangerous, even in “immense doses” (c. 1900)

By Chris Clay   By the turn of the last century, pharmaceutical giant Parke, Davis & Co. had fully embraced cannabis as a medicine. The company’s 1901 edition of Physician’s Manual of Therapeutics contains over 400 references to cannabis, recommending it as a primary treatment for a wide range of conditions including migraines, inflammation, neuralgia and epilepsy. […]

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern: Remove marijuana from banned list

Arthur Weinstein   Former NBA commissioner David Stern thinks the league should remove marijuana from the list of banned substances. Stern chose an interesting forum in which to make that pronouncement, in an interview with former NBA player Al Harrington, who now owns a cannabis medical extract company. Harrington’s documentary video on the medicinal use […]

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Could Hemp Fashion Be the Key to Fixing India’s Cotton Economy?

Ashoka Hemp fabric boasts some incredible properties: It’s stronger and more durable than cotton, takes half as much water and land to grow, is 98% UV resistant, repels bacteria and dust, and looks like linen (but wrinkles less).    India is the world’s second largest exporter of cotton, but there are some big challenges: Modern conventional cotton cultivation relies on pesticides […]

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Hemp House is Built of Rammed Earth, Timber and Hempcrete Walls

HomeWorldDesign Architects: Steffen Welsch Architects Project: Hemp House Location: Melbourne, Australia Photography: Rhiannon Slatter Hemp House, a dual occupancy home for three generations to explore co-housing, was built in a combination of rammed earth, timber and Hempcrete walls. It created a very beautiful and healthy environment; pulling it all together involved courage and adventure which for all […]

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