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Searching for Jack Herer, the ‘Emperor’ of American Cannabis

TOM ZOELLNER Fans gather around Jack Herer’s bus on a tour in the 90’s. (Courtesy of Jeannie Herer)   If you visited Los Angeles’ Venice Beach boardwalk in the 1980s, you were likely to encounter a bearded, corpulent man peddling a wild conspiracy theory. With his disheveled clothes and slobbery workingman’s diction, he often looked […]

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Florida – Last chance to weigh in on medical marijuana rules – today and tomorrow

Sarah Hollenbeck, WTSP   Wednesday and Thursday are the last days you’ll be able to tell state leaders how you feel about medical marijuana. Do you want to see more dispensaries? Fewer? Should more people get access to treatment or should it be restricted? The Health Department hosted a packed 2-hour public meeting from 9am […]

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The biggest potheads aren’t who you’d guess

By Gabrielle Fonrouge Shutterstock     They are the city’s new pot-smoking professionals — ganja-puffing teachers, TV execs and businessmen who go about their daily routines while under the influence, thanks to the drug’s decriminalization. “I started realizing a lot of my family smokes weed, and they’re all very successful adults,” said “Jake,” a 29-year-old […]

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University of Vermont – Our First Year Growing Industrial Hemp

Industral hemp, Alburgh, VT   During 2016, our Northwest Crops and Soils Program began researching industrial hemp. Hemp is a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa L. The crop is one of historical importance in the U.S. and is re-emerging as manufacturers seek it as a sustainable resource for a wide array of food and fiber […]

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How Cannabis-Infused Dinner Parties Became The New Normal

by Maxwell Williams   Cannabis has a funny way of monopolizing words. Ask anyone who has tried to describe a musty room as “dank” or wanted to cook in a “pot” only to hear stifled giggles. Get your mind out of the bong, Shaggy. Those words have other meanings. The term “edible” is one of […]

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Hemp and cannabis fair in Bakersfield attracts thousands of people

by Kristen Powers, Eyewitness News   A hemp and cannabis fair took place at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. The Oregon-based Hemp and Cannabis Fair brought in over 2,000 people. This was the first time the fair came to California. “The people who come through the door have just been so excited […]

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Doctors think medical marijuana could be an effective Autism treatment

By Gayle Guyardo   Some doctors believe medical marijuana could be an effective treatment for children with Autism. The drug treatment is non-euphoric, or would contain low THC levels,  so kids wouldn’t get high.   Full Article:  http://wfla.com/2017/02/06/some-doctors-think-medical-marijuana-could-be-an-effective-autism-treatment/

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California’s Next Buzzy Varietal May Not Come From Grapes

ZUSHA ELINSON A cannabis hybrid, Willits Gold x Grapefruit Kush, growing on Justin Calvino’s farm in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California. PHOTO: BRETT CANADY   Justin Calvino maneuvered his mud-spattered black Ford truck away from crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean and into the piney hills of what he hopes will become “the Bordeaux […]

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Louisiana State University is looking for medical marijuana farmers

By The Associated Press LSU is seeking contractors to grow medical marijuana at an indoor facility near its Baton Rouge campus (G. Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)   LSU will begin taking offers from contractors to produce marijuana for the state for medical purposes. The marijuana-growing operation is estimated to cost $10 million and […]

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Manitoba hemp processor doubles contracts

by Robert Arnason   After a year of reduced production, hempseed acres are poised to jump substantially this spring. Companies that contract hemp production and industry reps expect seeded acres to top 150,000, which could set a new record.   Full Article:  http://www.producer.com/2017/02/manitoba-hemp-processor-doubles-contracts/

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