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Industrial Hemp Farming Legalized in Maine June 23, 2015

Maine’s legislators over-rode the state Governor’s veto to make growing industrial hemp legal for Maine farmers effective immediately. Farmers, organic growers, agricultural researchers and community members threw their support behind the bill, which opens new opportunities for farmers and would provide local sourcing for many products made from hemp. Read the legal statute. Hemp fibers can […]

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Huge New Development – President Obama’s Staff Clear the Way for Marijuana Research in US

WASHINGTON — The White House took a major step forward on Monday to support research into the medical properties of marijuana, lifting a much-maligned bureaucratic requirement that had long stifled scientific research. By eliminating the Public Health Service review requirement, the Department of Health and Human Services will help facilitate research into the drug. A bipartisan group […]

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Canada Court Rules Medical Marijuana in Any Form Fully Legal Throughout Canada

Medical marijuana is used for medical ailments such as Crohn’s disease, seizures, HIV and nausea. Throughout Canada, physicians decide who is eligible to use it. Before the recent court ruling, they were only able to legally prescribe dried marijuana use, which is not as effective medically or nutritionally in many cases as other variations of […]

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Celebrities Adding Star Power to Booming Marijuana Industry

High-profile celebrities are starting to leverage their start power to create new income streams by licensing their names and brands to private marijuana industry companies. Currently the trend is taking greatest foothold in the few states that have decriminalized recreational use like Colorado and Oregon. Read full MJ Biz Daily article by clicking here..

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Quality US Medical Marijuana Changing the Drug War – Putting Mexican Pot Growers Out of Business

With 23 US states now allowing marijuana farming to some degree, Mexican pot farmers are shifting to other plants for export according to Bloomberg Business. Not because overall supply exceeds demand, but because the quality of US grown medical marijuana far exceeds its south of the border peers. Also because cultivation technologies are enabling US […]

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Why Law Enforcement Agencies Oppose Legalized Marijuana – The Real Story

Why do law enforcement unions oppose decriminalization of marijuana? Jobs. Plain and simple. This applies to all government agencies part of the criminal justice system at state and federal levels. Many of their jobs are directly connected to the increased level of prosecution of marijuana laws the US saw from 1990 into the 2000s. Fortunately […]

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Medical Marijuana, Hemp And Cannabis – History Of Use And The Untold Story

[Editorial note: this is an extraordinary article originally written in 2011 by a well respected naturopathic physician (NMD), being republished by Hempioneers; some of the information may be dated such as the # of states in US licensing medical marijuana clinics] Introduction: In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled […]

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History of Marijuana and Cannabis Laws in the US

The history of marijuana use and regulation in the US is indeed incredibly fascinating. Many of this country’s founding fathers and greatest patriots actually grew hemp as one of their farm’s main crops. They were literally “pot” farmers. It was not until many generations later in the 1900s that hemp/cannabis/marijuana became “bad plants” for reasons […]

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6.3.2015 – US House of Representatives Votes to Protect State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reauthorize an amendment that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal interference in states where the drug is legal, siding with a majority of Americans who say that medical marijuana is an issue best left to the states. The amendment, offered by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) […]

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Why Big Pharma is Opposed to America’s Fastest Growing industry – Medical Marijuana

We predict at some point in the not too distant future some Big Pharma conglomerate teams will begin voicing support for medical marijuana, if they are not already doing so quietly. There is little doubt Big Pharma will be very acquisitive in the industry once federally legal, and spearheading a wave of US based studies […]

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