February 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told a national audience that the legislature would consider medical marijuana, but his words were met with mixed reaction here in Kansas City. On Sunday morning’s CNN show State of the Union, Nixon said the bridge isn’t yet built for decriminalization, but lawmakers are open to medical […]

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Reuters / Jason Redmond Testifying against legislation that would decriminalize marijuana in Maryland, the Annapolis police chief cited a satirical article that claimed 37 pot deaths occurred on the first day Colorado legalized its sale. “The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Chief Michael Pristoop […]

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Activists have been shouting they want an end to GMO foods for more than a decade now, and Cannabis Sattiva L. supporters have been at it for even longer, so why has the US government finally given farmers the right to legally grow industrial hemp, the non-hallucinatory, sister plant of medical marijuana? It is safe […]

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Researchers at the University of California San Franciso’s Benioff Children’s Hospital will be the first in an international study to test whether purified cannabinoid – yes, the stuff in marijuana – will treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy for those who do not react to traditional drugs. The study started a month ago as doctors […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told a national audience that the legislature would consider medical marijuana, but his words were met with mixed reaction here in Kansas City. On Sunday morning’s CNN show State of the Union, Nixon said the bridge isn’t yet built for decriminalization, but lawmakers are open to medical […]

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Fortune Live Media/flickrIn November 2012, Colorado voters approved a scheme to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in their state, opening up a whole new revenue stream for local and state governments while instilling fear in the hearts of drug warriors who profit from the continued criminalization and demonization of marijuana and other narcotics. The state’s […]

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Today, the House Agriculture Committee will consider SB 357 concerning industrial hemp. It authorizes the state seed commissioner (I didn’t know we had one of those!) to authorize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. Among other things, industrial hemp is defined as the plant of the Cannabis sativa seed that contains only a limited […]

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Researchers at the University of California San Franciso’s Benioff Children’s Hospital will be the first in an international study to test whether purified cannabinoid – yes, the stuff in marijuana – will treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy for those who do not react to traditional drugs. The study started a month ago as doctors […]

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Researchers at the University of California San Franciso’s Benioff Children’s Hospital will be the first in an international study to test whether purified cannabinoid – yes, the stuff in marijuana – will treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy for those who do not react to traditional drugs. The study started a month ago as doctors […]

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whatsupwithamsterdam.comEuropean citizens of voting age can submit “citizen’s initiatives” that, if they clear a million signatures, require EU lawmakers to propose legislation.  The initiatives need a minimum number of signatures from at least seven different EU countries, they have to be formed by groups of at least seven European citizens, each from a different member […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va., February 24, 2014– As first reported by BenSwann.com last month, West Virginia legislators introduced legislation to nullify the federal ban on hemp. Earlier this afternoon the West Virginia State House voted to approve the bill which authorized the production, distribution and sale of industrial hemp within the state. The final vote was 88-8.

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Researchers at the University of California San Franciso’s Benioff Children’s Hospital will be the first in an international study to test whether purified cannabinoid – yes, the stuff in marijuana – will treat severe forms of childhood epilepsy for those who do not react to traditional drugs. The study started a month ago as doctors […]

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