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Philadelphia Cannabis Decriminalization Law Takes Effect October 20th

A proposal that decriminalizes the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis will officially take effect tomorrow, October 20th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Under the new law, which was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on October 1st after being approved 14 to 2 by the City Council, those caught possessing up to …

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New Jersey: Hundreds Rally, Dozens Light Up Outside of Statehouse

Advocates of both medical and recreational cannabis legalization joined forces Saturday for a peaceful rally outside of the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, in protest of Governor Chris Christie’s position on cannabis law reform. An estimated 250 people participated in the protest, which took place across the street from the Statehouse. At one point during …

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Research Reveals Frozen Princess Used Cannabis to Treat Cancer Over 2,500 Years Ago

Newly-released research on the Ukok Princess, a young woman frozen in ice over 2,500 years ago and discovered in 1993, has revealed that the Siberian maiden likely used cannabis to treat her breast cancer. Researchers discovered the well-preserved mummy in the icy steppes of the Ukok Plateau in Russia, buried in an elaborate chamber filled …

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World’s First Airplane Made From Hemp To Be Launched Next Year

Last month, the Ontario-based company Hempearth signed a contract with the Florida-based plane manufacturing company Velocity Inc. to build the world’s first airplane made of hemp. According to Derek Kesek, owner of Hempearth, the plane will be constructed from at least 75% hemp – including the wings, seats, pillows and outer shell. The plane will …

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Washington: Liquor Control Board Calls for Cannabis Cultivation Limit to be Quadrupled

Washington State Liquor Control Board Spokesman Brian Smith announced Friday that the group is proposing that the state more than quadruple its legal limit for cannabis cultivation. The Board is calling for the amount of cannabis allowed to be grown throughout the state from 2 million square feet to 8.5 million. The proposed change is …

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New Poll Finds 56% of Those in Delaware Support Legalizing Cannabis

New polling conducted and released by the University of Delaware has found that a strong majority –  56% – of those in Delaware are in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. According to the poll, only 39% oppose the move, with the remaining 5% being undecided. “I would say the numbers suggest solid support for fully …

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Poll: Majority of Oregon Voters Support Measure 91 to Legalize Cannabis

A new OPB/Fox 12 poll released this week has found that a majority of Oregon voters support Measure 91, an initiative to legalize cannabis which will be voted on in less than 20 days. According to the poll, 52% said they would vote in favor of Measure 91 if the election were held today, with …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Oral Spray Dramatically Improves Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

A new study just released out of the U.K., and recently published in the Journal of Neurology, has examined the efficacy of the THC/CBD oromucosal spray Sativex on peripheral neuropathic pain (PNP). The peripheral nervous system connects nerves from the spinal cord and brain to the rest of the body; the pain associated with peripheral …

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Report: Decriminalization has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses

A new report released by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) has found that cannabis decriminalization in California has resulted in a reduction in crime, drug overdoses, driving under the influence, suicides and school dropout among teenagers. According to the report, there was a 22% reduction in school dropouts among teenagers two years …

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Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy

By Press Release West Hartford, Conn., October 14, 2014 – In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy. The …

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