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UN Drug Office can’t find a single cannabis drug overdose, despite it being most widely-consumed drug

By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff   The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its 2017 World Drug Report, covering 2015 statistics from around the world. The report finds that cannabis is the most consumed, most widely cultivated and most confiscated drug the office tracks. Despite leading in all of these categories, UNODC […]

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From ‘Highly Addicted’ To Happy Thanks To Cannabis: One Man’s Journey After Opioids

By Tess Allen   When Tom Quigley had surgery on his pancreas in 2012, his doctors told him opioids would be best for the pain. A years-long dependence on the potent painkillers – which Quigley finally managed to conquer in 2010 – told him that simply wasn’t an option. “There’s no doubt about it: pain […]

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Calls For Open International Cannabis Trade

Chris Moore     Former Mexican President Vicente Fox called for open international cannabis trade in his keynote address at the National Cannabis Industry Association this week. In his thirty-minute speech, Fox said he believed that Mexico and Canada could become the world leaders in both medical and recreational marijuana exports. To this end, he […]

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Kentucky hemp acres swell and Louisville facility opens to handle demand

Farm Press Staff Industrial hemp is grown on a research plot at University of Kentucky Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.   Kentucky has the nation’s largest industrial hemp pilot project, and a new processing plant, which uses hemp and other agricultural feedstocks, is slated to open in Louisville to meet growing demand. “This new facility […]

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Permaculture and Cannabis

By: Scott Pearse | Photographs: Cyril Guthridge   First off, a lot of you may be wondering, what is permaculture? Cyril Guthridge of Waterdog Herb Farm defines permaculture as “designing a natural system that is going to take care of and feed itself over the long haul.” It’s a term that has recently gained a […]

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Jamaica – Prime Minister says the time has come for the construction sector to embrace new hemp technology

By Garwin Davis Photo: JIS Photographer – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), converses with Co-Founder of Tiny House Enterprises, Andrew Morrison (right), during a tour of a ‘tiny house’, which was on display at the opening of the Build Expo and Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June […]

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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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