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Patent No. 6,630,507: Why the Government has Patents on Cannabis Plant Compounds

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist It may not have quite the same ring to it as a certain seven-digit number made famous in song in 1981, but 6,630,507 has been growing increasingly internet-famous since last week. Following the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s inaction on rescheduling marijuana, legalization proponents have responded by taking to the internet …

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Tips For The Marijuana Flowering Stage

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.org After an entire season of taking good care of your marijuana plants, it is easy to sit back and relax during the flowering stage of their life cycle. This is one of the worst things you could do, however, as this stage needs to be just as carefully monitored. Perhaps even more so …

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Why Hemp Makes Better Toilet Paper

By Kathy Garton, MarijuanaTimes.org Americans use an average of 50 pounds of toilet paper, per person, each year. This accounts for millions of trees being destroyed. While the Western world has cut back on paper usage with the development of technology, toilet paper is one area that cannot be improvised – or can it? Before …

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Why Microsoft is Joining the Marijuana Industry and Why the DEA Won’t Stop it

By Rajiv Rao ZDNet.com The last two months have been busy ones for the marijuana community. Most recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declined to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana, and kept the drug classified in the same ‘Schedule 1’ category as LSD and heroin. There was much handwringing before and after the decision was …

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It’s Official: These 5 States Will Vote on Cannabis Legalization in November

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan last week certified a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot, setting the stage for a national election that will see the issue go directly to the voters in five states, including California, the nation’s most populous. Four states have already legalized marijuana at the …

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Malia Obama Caught on Video Smoking Cannabis Joint

By Duke London, Marijuana.com Cue the national outrage machine, an Obama was busted smoking weed (allegedly)!

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High Times Rates Michigan As #1 Place For CBD Production

By Rick Thompson Of all the chemicals that make up the cannabis plant, cannabidiol, or CBD, is typically viewed as the most beneficial to human health. Some states allow only CBD-based medical marijuana products to be legally consumed by their patients. In a recent article titled, “The Strongest Strains on Earth 2016,” High Times Magazine …

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The Big Apple: Marijuana Arrest Rates Up 29 Percent, Minorities Account For 90 Percent

By Monterey Bud, Marijuana.com The ebb and flow of marijuana arrests in The Big Apple continue. . . Purportedly working to lose their “marijuana arrest capital of the world” moniker – and after successfully cutting their weed-related arrests by 75% between 2013 and 2014 – New York’s 2016 marijuana arrest rate shot up by 29% when …

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Study: Frequent Marijuana Consumers Not More Likely To Access Health Care Services

By Paul Armentano, NORML Marijuana consumers do not access health care services at rates that are higher than non-users, according to data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin assessed the relationship between marijuana use and health care utilization in a nationally representative …

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Number of Adult Marijuana Users Nearly Doubles in Three Years

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org A new Gallup poll reports that the number of people who use marijuana has nearly doubled since 2013. That year, 7% of adults said they were current marijuana users; this year, the number jumped to 13%. It’s not clear whether or to what degree the reported sharp increase is attributable to …

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