Wall Street Journal Online | Oakland Council Backs a Tax on Marijuana Oakland’s City Council last week approved a 1.8% tax on medicinal marijuana sold in the city. If voters pass the proposal in a July election, Oakland would become the nation’s first city to directly tax the drug, medical-marijuana advocates say. … The owners […]

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Forbes.com | Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 63 adolescents who smoked marijuana regularly. About a third of the teens said they used the drug as a medication rather than as a means of getting high. This finding is 1) completely unsurprising and 2) more than a little […]

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TechCrunch.com | New Phishing Attack Spreading On Facebook I know this doesn’t have anything to do with cannabis, but I figured many of you might use Facebook, so I’m posting it anyway. Yesterday a phishing scam spread across Facebook in the form of a message form a friend asking you to click on a link […]

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Fresno News – abc30.com | Visalia Pot Grower Gets 12 Pounds Back Daleman was recently acquitted of possessing and cultivating marijuana for sales and now he got his marijuana back. And he can’t help but enjoy the smell of it. Dude. With that much cannabis, he can’t help but smell it, period. Good for the […]

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Innovation in Textiles | Flax and hemp to feature in new era bio-composites The natural mechanical properties of flax and hemp bring high performance and competitive cost to new composite materials now being used in the Automotive, Furniture, Boat Building and Leisure Industries… … CELC’s ambition is to see flax and hemp as a key […]

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PR Newswire | Growing Hemp Food and Body Care Sales is Good News for Canadian Hemp Seed and Oil Producers Strong sales of popular hemp items like non-dairy milk, shelled hemp seed, soaps and lotions have occurred against the backdrop of state-licensed hemp farmers in North Dakota fighting a high stakes legal battle against the […]

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Boston Phoenix |  Hemp — the law, the musical Coincidentally simultaneous with the landmark (and fashionably dubbed) Paul-Frank proposal — which would lift senseless restrictions on industrial-hemp farming — local playwrights Terry Crystal and Don DiVecchio are rolling out their five-years-in-the-making musical, The Caitlin County Hemp Wars, for one night only at the Zero Arrow […]

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Free Keene » Marijuana Activist Refusing to Attend Trial if Cameras Banned from Court. So much for the Constitution! I understand banning cameras from the courtroom in very limited circumstances, e.g. if there are children involved, but this, this is just ridiculous.

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Farm and Ranch Guide | NDSU still looking for funds for industrial hemp research site The DEA notified NDSU in November 2007 it could begin research after a judge hearing oral arguments in an industrial hemp lawsuit brought my two North Dakota producers admonished the DEA for not acting on NDSU’s request. Note that the […]

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Capital Press | Legislature advances ag bills. A Senate committee also this week moved a bill to the floor with a do-pass recommendation that would permit production and possession of industrial hemp. The catch: The OR Department of Agriculture is not expected to give out licenses until the federal government lifts the ban on hemp […]

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