Rhode Island Embraces Industrial Hemp
Jul19

Rhode Island Embraces Industrial Hemp

The walls of cannabis prohibition are collapsing on the west coast.  In the east we still applaud every new crack in that edifice of lies.  Rhode Island is welcoming back a crop grown by her original colonists — hemp.  Here’s more: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, H8232, to establish rules for the commercial, licensed cultivation of hemp in the state. The legislation creates the “Hemp Growth...

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Tennessee:  Small Steps / Right Direction
May24

Tennessee: Small Steps / Right Direction

The states of the old confederacy are some conservative places, but even there small steps in the direction of re-legal cannabis are being taken.  Attend: On the criminal front: Legislation signed into law reduces marijuana possession penalties for repeat offenders.  House Bill 1478 amends third-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, to a misdemeanor offense, punishable by no...

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Upcoming Events: Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition
May22

Upcoming Events: Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition

Wednesday, June 15 will be the opening day of the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBE) in New York; a gathering where some of the sharpest minds in the cannabis industry assemble to provide business solutions and expertise in the presence of potential partners and investors.   The International Cannabis Association (ICA) will host the event. They are a company dedicated to the evolution of the cannabis...

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MJ”s Book Look:  Getting High, Marijuana Through the Ages
Feb22

MJ”s Book Look: Getting High, Marijuana Through the Ages

The question that opens this treasure hunt is, “when and where did fiber hemp plants become psychoactive cannabis strains?”  We all are grateful why.  John Charles Chasteen presents a trip back in time, visiting all parts of the planet.  We follow a lot of false leads  but we do find an answer.  This is first rate scholarship but written so well you hardly hold that against the work.   I kid.  I bet there is a...

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Eating Raw Cannabis
Jan07

Eating Raw Cannabis

Here’s the good news: our health would improve if we munched raw cannabis daily. There are two main reasons. First, the plant contains important nutrients, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Couple this with its role in cancer prevention and benefits of daily digestion, and it all becomes clear. But, here’s the bad news: the prohibition of marijuana makes raw, daily consumption impractical. Bummer.    ...

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2015 Hemp Industry Worth $1/2 Billion
Dec23

2015 Hemp Industry Worth $1/2 Billion

Looking for a future occupation? How about something in hemp? Sales of hemp products will reach $500 million nationwide in 2015, according to a preliminary analysis by the Boulder-based Hemp Business Journal. That’s up 25% over 2014, when Americans bought about $400 million worth of such hemp-based products as clothing, cosmetics and building materials, the majority of which were imported into the U.S. That’s likely to...

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