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  • Police in Rome Seize Marijuana Farm Operating in Tunnel

    Police in Rome Seize Marijuana Farm Operating in Tunnel

    ROME — The police have discovered and seized a sprawling marijuana farm in a tunnel in the capital built during the era of Mussolini. The crop had an estimated street value of $3.7 million. Officers with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza, the financial police, raided the passageway, near one of the Italian central bank vaults, on Saturday after a patrol
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  • Grandmas Grow Gold in Swaziland

    Grandmas Grow Gold in Swaziland

    Jonathan Torgovnik for The New York Times Sibongile Nkosi, 70, started growing marijuana near Piggs Peak when she heard that the plant could earn a decent return. IGGS PEAK, Swaziland — After her daughters died, Khathazile took in her 11 orphaned grandchildren without hesitation. It is what a gogo, or grandmother, does in a country
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  • Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    Cannabis factory raided in Farncombe

    A CANNABIS factory in Farncombe was raided by police, who found 210 plants growing, after reports from suspicious neighbours. The rented house in Farncombe Street was empty at the time of the raid on August 10 and officers are searching for the tenants, a couple believed to be Vietnamese who have had the property since
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  • Cannabis Science develops hemp-based skincare formulations

    Cannabis Science develops hemp-based skincare formulations

    The initial product line is to go onto the European market in a joint venture with Dupetit Natural Products, however, the company says that it is developing the line of skin creams as well as nutraceutical and cosmetic products for the international markets as well. In fact, its scientists are said to be currently working
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  • Cannabis: The big business of the 20th century

    Cannabis: The big business of the 20th century

    Cannabis was one of the world’s most important industrial crops for thousands of years until its prohibition began in the early 1900s. In shipping, it was used to make sails, ropes, nets, flags, charts and maps; most of the world’s textiles and fabrics were made from the plant; hempseed oil was the most-used lighting oil
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  • Cannabis Enhances Bipolar Patients’ Neurocognitive Performance

    Cannabis Enhances Bipolar Patients’ Neurocognitive Performance

    According to a study published online in the journal Psychiatry Research, individuals with bipolar disorder who used cannabis showed higher neurocognitive performance than patients who did not use cannabis. Researchers at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Long Island, NY, in collaboration with a team at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College
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  • Proposed Denver MMJ Ad Ban Set for Public Hearing

    Proposed Denver MMJ Ad Ban Set for Public Hearing

    Colorado — A proposal to ban billboard, bus-bench and sidewalk sign-twirler advertising by Denver medical-marijuana dispensaries has pitted the state’s two most prominent cannabis trade groups against each other. On one side is the Cannabis Business Alliance, which denounces the proposal by saying it creates too many uncertainties for the industry. On the other is
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  • Marijuana Reform Facebook Ads Restored

    Marijuana Reform Facebook Ads Restored

    USA — Facebook turned over a new leaf Monday, unblocking advertisements promoting a marijuana legalization campaign involving a set of November ballot initiatives across the country. The social media giant conceded to Internet freedom advocates over the past week that it had erred in yanking a pro-legalization group’s ads from its network because of pot
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  • Medical Marijuana Ads Under Attack in Denver

    Medical Marijuana Ads Under Attack in Denver

    Denver — Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high. But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising
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  • Legalizing marijuana could bring windfall to state, if feds don’t object

    Legalizing marijuana could bring windfall to state, if feds don’t object

    The initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in Washington was estimated on Friday to raise up to $1.9 billion in new tax revenue over five years — or zero. The wild swing, included in an analysis by the state Office of Financial Management, reflects broad uncertainty about the potential federal intervention in an initiative
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  • Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    The Department of Justice’s crackdown on California medical marijuana might be the most well known in the country, but it’s worth paying attention to legal developments in Montana, where U.S. Attorneys are also doing battle with dispensaries.   As detailed by the Helena Independent Record, federal prosectors don’t want suspects involved in medical marijuana sales to be able
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  • Study: Marijuana Useful for Various Medical Conditions

    Study: Marijuana Useful for Various Medical Conditions

    Submitted by NORML on Aug 9, 2012 For the second time in recent months, a scientific paper published in a peer-reviewed journal has thoroughly rebutted the present Schedule I status of cannabis under US federal law, which states that the plant and its organic constituents possess a “high potential for abuse,” and that they lack “accepted medical use” and “accepted safety … under
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  • Bill to stop medical cannabis dispensary seizures introduced in Congress

    Bill to stop medical cannabis dispensary seizures introduced in Congress

    With recent federal crackdowns on medical cannabis dispensaries across California, a bill that would stop the federal government from seizing lawful dispensaries — such as the one that was closed down in Berkeley in May — was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The legislation — introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland,
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  • Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders in late 20s

    Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders in late 20s

    Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers has found. Those who used frequently in their teens and continued to use on a daily basis at the age of 29
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  • Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    Medical Marijuana: Montana Cannabis Under Fire From Feds

    The Department of Justice’s crackdown on California medical marijuana might be the most well known in the country, but it’s worth paying attention to legal developments in Montana, where U.S. Attorneys are also doing battle with dispensaries.   As detailed by the Helena Independent Record, federal prosectors don’t want suspects involved in medical marijuana sales to be able
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  • The Marijuana Trade In The Euro’s Birthplace

    The Marijuana Trade In The Euro’s Birthplace

    Maastricht, a town in the Netherlands, is known largely for two things. The treaty that created the euro was signed there. Marijuana is legal there, and it’s sold at “coffee shops” around town. This is the story of the troubled relationship between those two claims to fame. The single currency, along with all the other
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  • Uruguayan government proposes marijuana legalization bill

    Uruguayan government proposes marijuana legalization bill

    updated 3:08 PM EDT, Thu August 9, 2012 The government in Uruguay say the war on drugs has failed and have presented a bill legalizing the drug in the hope of controling its use. With the intent of undermining the market for illegal drugs, Uruguay’s government presented a bill to lawmakers that would legalize marijuana
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  • Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Marijuana Decriminalization

    Gubernatorial Candidates Differ On Marijuana Decriminalization

    Governor Peter Shumlin and GOP challenger Randy Brock have very different views about whether marijuana should be decriminalized. Shumlin says changing the law would allow police to focus on other, more important drug issues. Brock says Shumlin’s position sends a bad message to young people at a time when teen marijuana use in the state
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  • MAINE COMPASS: Medical marijuana program faces uncertainty from new rules

    MAINE COMPASS: Medical marijuana program faces uncertainty from new rules

    Imagine that you have Crohn’s disease, terminal cancer or chronic pain from a serious car accident. You’ve tried all the drugs out there, but they make you nauseated, withdrawn or cause severe headaches.   When you try to stop taking them, you feel anxious and crampy and can’t sleep. You’re scared because friends have gotten
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  • Study: Medical Marijuana Becomes Party Doobies for Kids

    Study: Medical Marijuana Becomes Party Doobies for Kids

    PROBLEM: Some people are concerned about “diversion” of medical marijuana. That is, its use by people for whom it was not prescribed. Little quantifiable data exists. METHODOLOGY: University of Colorado researchers polled 164 adolescents — all of whom where enrolled in substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver area — about their use of medical
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