• Legal marijuana backers raise $3 million in two US states

    Legal marijuana backers raise $3 million in two US states

    Aug 25 (Reuters) – Campaigns to become the first U.S. states to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Washington and Colorado have raised $3 million ahead of a November vote, far outpacing the opposition. Proponents of pot legalization in Washington state have raised nearly $2 million since the initiative qualified for the ballot in January,
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  • Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    The California Supreme Court this week threw out a court case that was part of the legal rationale for banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The court held that Pack v Long Beach is moot. So does that mean L.A.’s pot shop ban, which takes effect Sept. 6, is dead? Not so fast. While medical
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  • Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Courtesy Indiana State Police A police photo of marijuana planted in between corn in Harrison County, Ind. The drought across the Midwest is allowing police to easier sight green marijuana crop from the air, next to browning, dry corn. Police in Indiana say they’re finding an unexpected benefit to the drought baking the American Midwest:
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  • Medical marijuana on ballot

    Medical marijuana on ballot

    A Fayetteville-based group has taken one big step toward legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes only, bringing the measure to popular vote in the November general election. Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC), the proposed law’s sponsor, began its campaign to collect the needed 62,507 signatures from registered voters after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified the initiative
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  • DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

    DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down

    The Drug Enforcement Administration mailed letters Thursday to 23 medical marijuana businesses in Western Washington, warning they could be prosecuted and the properties seized if they are operating within a school zone. “Please take the necessary steps to discontinue the sale and/or distribution of marijuana…within 30 days,” read the letter, signed by Matthew G. Barnes, special agent in
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  • ‘Cannabis’ receptor discovery may help understanding of obesity and pain

    ‘Cannabis’ receptor discovery may help understanding of obesity and pain

    (Phys.org)—Researchers have discovered that a genetic difference in a ‘switch’, which causes over-activity in parts of the brain, may explain why some people could be more susceptible to conditions such as obesity and addiction, and may play a role in chronic pain and psychosis Aberdeen scientists believe that the findings—published in the Journal of Biological
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  • Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based green building construction materials is proud to announce construction is underway at the first green home in Florida utilizing Tradical Hemcrete. Tarpon Springs, Fl and Chicago, Il (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based
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  • Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Where to Buy Marijuana in Los Angeles After Dispensary Ban Takes Effect

    Now that the L.A. City Council has decided that all medical marijuana dispensaries must shut down by Sept. 6, where will you get your medicine?   The slacker down the street? No, he was put out of business by the dispensaries. MacArthur Park? Cleaned up years ago. Tijuana? You want to end up in Mexican prison over
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  • Marijuana Use Dangerous during Pregnancy

    Marijuana Use Dangerous during Pregnancy

    Attention to all prospective mothers out there who have been known (personally or by others) to enjoy a good toke once in a while: though the medical benefits of  marijuana are at times incontestable, as it is in treating glaucoma or mental medical disorders such as bulimia or anorexia, high potency and synthetic marijuana can
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  • Medical Marijuana: Maine’s Proposed Prescription Pot Rules Criticized by Many

    Medical Marijuana: Maine’s Proposed Prescription Pot Rules Criticized by Many

    As Maine tries to come up with ways to manage its medical marijuana program, one of the state’s lawmakers is speaking out against some proposed restrictions.   As detailed by the Portland Daily Sun, Rep. Deb Sanderson worries that the state will implement rules that “are more restrictive and divergent from the intent of the citizen’s initiative legalizing medical
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  • Cops: Man steals pot from police because ‘it smelled so good’

    Cops: Man steals pot from police because ‘it smelled so good’

    A man in Pennsylvania who was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing a bag of marijuana from a police station says he did so because he couldn’t resist the drug’s aroma. Police arrested David Allan Thompson, 27, for stealing a bag of pot that had been seized as evidence from the Charleroi Regional police department, according
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  • Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    Synthetic marijuana mill found in home in western Newton County

    OVINGTON — Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office have discovered a synthetic marijuana mill in a home in a subdivision in western Newton County, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Courtney Morrison. #Seized were approximately 3,000 small bags of the synthetic compound. Two arrests were made and more arrests and charges are pending, Morrison
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  • Medical Marijuana, Inc. Closes with Lotus Capital for a $2 Million Equity Based Line of Credit

    Medical Marijuana, Inc. Closes with Lotus Capital for a $2 Million Equity Based Line of Credit

    SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) a leading hemp industry innovator, has announced that the Company has signed closing documentation for a $2 million USD line of credit with Lotus Capital, a Chicago based private equity firm. The line of credit will be used as a reserve fund for product expansion
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  • Ballot language approved for marijuana proposal in Grand Rapids

    Ballot language approved for marijuana proposal in Grand Rapids

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – City Commission this morning approved ballot language for a marijuana proposal that voters will consider in November. A city charter amendment sought by Decriminalize GR would make possession and use of marijuana a civil infraction enforced with a ticket, and prohibit Grand Rapids authorities from referring violations for criminal prosecution under
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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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