Pot Festival Meets Country Fair At Emerald Cup In Santa Rosa, CA

San Francisco General Hospital is making strides in developing a marijuana-derived treatment for sickle-cell anemia.

CALIFORNIA:  Marijuana culture took center stage on the first day of a high-profile organic cannabis competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, a first for the county and perhaps a harbinger of the drug’s eventual outright legalization. Organizers expected the event Saturday and Sunday to draw 5,000 people daily to toke some of the best marijuana Read the full article…

Hemp Might Finally Make A Comeback in America

“I think that once people see the value of hemp, it'll become a no-brainer,” said farmer Ryan Loflin, the Colorado man who has already planted 60 acres of the plant.

COLORADO: The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal affects on their children’s illnesses. “I put what fit in my car and drove out here,” Marisa Kiser, whose toddler, Ezra, has had seizures almost since Read the full article…

Hemp Might Finally Make A Comeback in America

A bill to legalize commercial use of hemp in New Mexico breezed through its first legislative test Tuesday.

COLORADO: The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal affects on their children’s illnesses. “I put what fit in my car and drove out here,” Marisa Kiser, whose toddler, Ezra, has had seizures almost since Read the full article…

Kentucky Asks Whether DEA Will Oppose Hemp

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

KENTUCKY: Three of Kentucky’s members of Congress and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking whether the federal agency would oppose Kentucky’s plans to begin growing hemp. The letter, dated Nov. 25, relies on a Department of Justice policy change issued Aug. 29 that says the federal agency will Read the full article…

A New Cash Crop? Assembly Panel Approves Bill To Allow Growing Hemp In N.J.

Fifty-four percent of respondents say that marijuana ought to be legal now, according to the poll. The total is the highest percentage of support ever reported by Pew and marks an increase of two percent since 2013.

NEW JERSEY:  George Washington, who famously crossed the Delaware to Trenton, grew hemp on his estate in Virginia. Now a Trenton lawmaker wants to follow his example and legalize growing the plant in New Jersey. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee today voted 3-1 to approve a bill (A2415) that would create an industrial Read the full article…

Hemp: Your New Secret Beauty Ingredient

Lately hemp seed oil has been all the rage and has caught our attention.  It’s not new – in fact – people have been using it and enjoying its practical miracle benefits for (literally) thousands of years.

Hemp seed oil, the beauty wonder used for thousands of years for it’s beautifying properties, is poised to solve your beauty woes. Lately hemp seed oil has been all the rage and has caught our attention.  It’s not new – in fact – people have been using it and enjoying its practical miracle benefits for Read the full article…

Hemp Supporters Rally In Washington, Conway Wants Discussion With Ag Commissioner

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Hemp supporters will rally in Washington D.C. today. Members of Vote Hemp and other groups are descending on the nation’s capital for Hemp Lobby Day to convince Congress to lift a federal ban on the plant for industrial use. Earlier this year Kentucky lawmakers approved the research and cultivation of hemp, but Read the full article…

Canna-Pet Introduces The First Cannabis Medicine For Pets

Two veterinarians and an MIT entrepreneur produce cannabidiol supplements from industrial hemp, specifically for pets.

WASHINGTON:  Two veterinarians and an entrepreneur from MIT have leveraged the high CBD content of industrial hemp and determined the proper dosages for pets, releasing supplements specifically for the health and well-being of cats and dogs. 

Ah Warner: Back to Cannabis Basics

nder Kohl-Welles’ proposal, cannabis health and beauty products would not be able to contain a THC level higher than 0.3 percent, they would not be allowed for human consumption and they would not be able to cross the blood-brain barrier which leads to intoxication.

WASHINGTON: It’s a chilly fall morning in Seattle, and so in need of warm sustenance I go ahead and order a large coffee and a bear claw and settled down in a corner table at Uptown Espresso to await the arrival of Ah Warner. Founder and CEO of Cannabis Basics, Ah is at the center Read the full article…

Hemp: Read Draft Regulations For Growing Industrial Hemp

The hemp harvest in Springfield, Colorado.

COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture has released draft regulations for the growing of industrial hemp. The rules, which are on view below, specify that farmers must pay a fee of $200 plus an additional $1 per acre to grow hemp for commercial purposes, must disclose the location of their crop and, if chosen, must pay Read the full article…