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Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana nationwide

Uruguay Marijuana

Marijuana advocates across Uruguay are in celebration as they became the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana nationwide. While critics are angry to see the continued chipping away of their failed War on Drugs, Uruguay’s leaders believe it’s a positive move to end the violence and crime connected to prohibition there. “I think it’s a ... Read More »

Federal government reports marijuana effective in combatting certain cancers reports ADSI

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The following is a statement by Advocates for the Disabled and Seriously Ill: In a recent report, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the Federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), stated that marijuana “inhibited the survival of both estrogen receptor–positive and estrogen receptor–negative breast cancer cell lines.” The same report showed marijuana slows or stops the growth of ... Read More »

Hempcrete: made from hemp, used to build houses

Hempcrete

Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is still being investigated. The only problem? The base of the Hempcrete creation is hemp, which comes from the cannabis sativa plant — the same one that produces ... Read More »

Farmers begin planting hemp under new Colorado law

Industrial Hemp

Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used ... Read More »

Obama administration considering ways to overturn marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado

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Obama smoking weed as a youngster, but as president he has jailed more people than ever before for marijuana possession New legislation in Washington state went into effect this week that legalizes for the first time in ages the possession of marijuana. Federal law still says otherwise, though, setting up the Justice Department to make some serious determinations. Even as smoking ... Read More »

United Nations moves to impose international treaties on states legalizing marijuana

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The United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced “grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults ... Read More »

Marijuana legalised in Washington and Colorado

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Here’s some good news in the election results: Voters in Washington and Colorado have decriminalized small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. This is an attempt to end the insane waste of law enforcement resources on small-time pot users who pose no threat to society. Although I’m personally not a pot user and I don’t advocate the smoking of pot for recreational use, this ... Read More »

Hemp can repair DNA

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Did you know that DNA can be damaged…and repaired? DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the hereditary material found in humans, animals, and organisms. DNA is in every cell in our bodies. Each cell’s nucleus has DNA, which is rolled into structures that are our chromosomes (23 pairs). “Most genes contain the information needed to make functional molecules called proteins. (A few ... Read More »

Marijuana and Cancer: Scientists find cannabis compound stops metastasis in aggressive cancers

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A pair of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has found that a compound derived from marijuana could stop metastasis in many kinds of aggressive cancer, potentially altering the fatality of the disease forever. “It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited,” said Pierre Desprez, one of the scientists ... Read More »

The Union: the business behind getting high

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Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the ‘60s, BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into an unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as ‘The Union’. Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually, ... Read More »