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Are ‘Hemp Homes’ the New Granny Pods?

Mary Kate Nelson   Step aside, “granny pods” — it’s all about “hemp homes” now. That’s according to Pat Rasmussen, the Washington state resident behind a project aimed at building affordable, tiny homes for seniors using hemp materials and solar panels. The specific hemp material—hemp hurd—can be mixed with water and lime to make “hempcrete,” […]

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Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business — Tax Free

Robert W. Wood (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)   As governments try to exact on taxes to cash in, the idea of a tax-free ticket to the industry is not lost on Native Americans. Some tribes are considering changes to tribal laws as well as looking at commercial opportunities. California’s Pinoleville Pomo Nation was poised as the first tribe to grow […]

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I Tried a Hemp Facial and the Relaxation Just Wouldn’t Quit

BY LINDSAY TUCKER   Living in Colorado in 2017 means hearing about marijuana daily: the medicinal benefits, new grow operations, and (let’s face it) the recreational puff-puff pass, are all the rage right now. What we don’t hear much about, however, is the actual hemp plant — a specific variety of Cannabis with myriad uses […]

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The scientific secret behind hemp’s efficiency

By Ricardo Oliveira   Hemp plants grow considerably tall and thick, and in the period of just one year they accumulate a large biomass. Surprisingly, this rate of growth requires little human input and is largely constant across different environmental conditions. The fact that hemp has been planted from the tropics up to the Arctic […]

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Seniors Build the First Hemp Tiny Homes in Washington State

By Pat Rasmussen Pat Rasmussen in front of tiny home built by Joseph Becker of ION Ecobuilding for his small family. Courtesy Michelle Burke   I dream of living in a tiny home with hemp insulation and solar panels on top. Suddenly finding myself 71, I’ve realized I need a safe, secure, warm home, a […]

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Four Canadian women explain how cannabis made their periods better

By Ivy Jackson   According to a 2016 study by the health app Clue, in partnership with the International Women’s Health Coalition, only 34 per cent of Canadian women feel comfortable talking about periods. This might explain why so many of us remain oddly discreet about menstruation, quickly tucking a bullet-shaped bit of rayon or […]

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Hemp seed oil for acne

By Meg Bellemore   The concept of oil-based products being particularly compatible with our skin makes perfect sense. Oil-based things mesh well with other oil based-things. It’s simple science. However when it comes to treating pimples, the formula often just doesn’t feel right. Full Article:  http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/beauty/proof-oil-clears-acne-22401

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10-Year Sentence for 960g of Cannabis Seeds Overturned in Dubai

BY JON HILTZ   Due to ongoing global marijuana reform, there are a number of places where people might feel comfortable traveling with cannabis seeds. The United Arab Emirates shouldn’t be one of those places. In December of last year, an unnamed 34-year-old Austrian man was arrested at the Dubai International Airport after law enforcement […]

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Expungement Day: Get Help Clearing an Old Cannabis Arrest

BRUCE BARCOTT   Thirteen years ago, Yirim Seck got caught with cannabis. It was a warm summer night, and the promising young musician, then 23, was enjoying the annual SeaFair Torchlight Parade in downtown Seattle. It was a routine charge, one of those small-time arrests that legalization opponents often write off as no big deal. […]

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This is Nattaly Brown. She’s 7, has cancer, and uses medical cannabis

Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer   Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter’s hat. “A ponytail?” For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days. Nattaly was diagnosed […]

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