North America

Thu
28
Jan

Can’t Handle the Truth: Educating the Next Generation

“I never lie to my son,” insists Diane Fornbacher. And for the long-time cannabis activist and mother living in the town of Collingswood, New Jersey, that means telling the truth about the world’s most versatile plant, to her children as well as the world.

Thus, Fornbacher’s son, now 10-years-old, saw everything.

“He sees that I have legal hemp products in my house,” says the devoted mother.

Thu
28
Jan

Southern Oregon hemp growers look to oil to make good money

Hemp growers look to oil, rather than fiber, to make good money

The Oregon Department of Agriculture will resume issuing licenses for hemp growers in late February just as the industry is veering away from industrial uses and toward the more lucrative market of medical marijuana products.

Hemp is a hybrid cousin of marijuana but with low levels of THC, the chemical that produces the high. It has been used over the centuries for fiber, clothing, food, oil and other industrial purposes. But since the legalization of medical marijuana 18 years ago, growers have found that hemp's high levels of cannabidiol can provide patients with some of the same medical benefits as marijuana but without the psychotropic effects.

Wed
27
Jan

5 Reasons Why Employers Should Allow Weed Breaks At Work

Standing desks. Flex hours. Unlimited vacation policies. Working from home. In 2016, employers are more open than ever to to new approaches for a happier, healthier, more productive workplaces. So, what about the new wave of employers allowing - and even encouraging - employees to consume cannabis on the clock?

Wed
27
Jan

How MassRoots is Leading Cannabis’ Charge into the Mainstream

For the past several years, the issue of cannabis legalization has become a dominant topic of discussion in North America. From a cultural and social standpoint, momentum and popularity continues to move in favor of decriminalizing the drug, with an overwhelming majority in support of wider legalization. This has led to the legislative and political landscapes shifting rapidly to reflect the sentiment of their constituents. It also helps that the first states to legalize cannabis for recreational use have largely reported promising results on just about all fronts. This has created a dynamic in which support is building upon itself. As more positive data comes out, the cannabis community’s voice for legalization gets louder, and politicians react in kind.

Tue
26
Jan

The cannabis-growing nuns fighting to legalise weed

A group of nuns are fighting to keep to keep weed legal in California. The Sisters of the Valley are based in California’s Central valley, and manufacture weed-based products they sell on their Etsy store. It’s worth pointing out that their products won’t get you high – they’re more like an alternative medicine.

The Sisters have got their habits in a twist because the city of Merced, where they live, last week passed a law banning medicinal weed. Although weed is legal in California, the Governor has given all cities in the state the opportunity to set their own cannabis legislation – and Merced has voted to ban the drug. 

Tue
26
Jan

Mexican Lawmakers on Medical Marijuana Legalization: Current Policy 'Not Working'

BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25: One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mexican lawmakers are proposing a bill to legalize medical marijuana for patients in the country.

Mon
25
Jan

No to Marijuana Stocks, Yes to Weed Investing

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that marijuana is now legal in some states in the U.S. hinting at a future where cannabis is no longer illegal at all. The end of prohibition for marijuana in the U.S. would be hugely disruptive and create the potential for a great deal of money to be made off of marijuana legally.

Mon
25
Jan

This Interactive ‘Wheel’ Helps Find The Perfect Cannabis Strain For You

How do you like your weed? Whether you smoke to relax, get creative, or for medical reasons, a new online tool will help you decide which marijuana strain is best for the job.

 

Mon
25
Jan

California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police.

So far, it hasn't turned out that way.

Facing what appears to be a rapidly closing window for action, dozens of cities and counties from across California are racing to enact new bans on marijuana-growing. Some apply only to commercial cultivation, both indoor and outdoor, but many would also prohibit personal pot gardens that have been legal — or at least overlooked — for 19 years.

Mon
25
Jan

This Latest Marijuana Study Could Blaze a Trail for Legalization

Researchers from the U.K. make an interesting find when it comes to the correlation between adolescent marijuana use and IQ score

The year may have only just begun, but 2016 is shaping up to arguably be the most important in marijuana's history.

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