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Tue
24
Feb

GMP will NOT be enforcing tough new drug-driving law over concerns about the equipment

A tough new law against drug-driving comes into force next week - but Greater Manchester Police will not be enforcing it.

‘The biggest shake-up of drug-driving laws for 85 years’ will be rolled out by the Department for Transport next Monday.

Modelled on drink-driving testing, it places legal limits on eight illegal drugs and eight medicinal drugs.

The Department for Transport has set low limits for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and higher limits for the eight prescription drugs.

Police are meant to enforce the new laws with roadside saliva-testing kits followed by blood and urine tests at the station.

Mon
23
Feb

Time-Release Cannabis Pill Coming

As scientists and patients discover the pain-relief and healing properties of cannabis, more governments are legalizing the distribution of medical marijuana by prescription. Yet physicians remain uneasy about the way it’s administered (rolled up in smoking paper or dropped into a vaporizer) and the inability to measure exact dosages.

A two-year-old Israeli-American company, Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, says it has a revolutionary technology to put the medicinal compounds of cannabis into a sustained-release capsule in standardized doses.

Mon
23
Feb

World’s First Hemp Plane To Take Off From Kitty Hawk

Canadian company Hempearth is producing the world’s first hemp plane. That’s right, an aircraft made almost entirely out of hemp. At least 75% of the plane – wings, seats, pillows, and outer shell – will be built from hemp. And, it’ll run completely on hemp-bio fuel. (Note: Henry Ford’s first Model-T car was built to run on hemp gasoline and partly constructed from hemp!) Hempearth says the plane is 2 to 3 times less expensive to fabricate than one made of fiberglass. And it’s more energy efficient to make.

Sun
22
Feb

Jamaica UTech partners with Ganja Labs USA

BALRAM Vaswani chairman and 'chief ganja officer' of Ganja Labs USA and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) on Monday, February 16 signed a three-year agreement to develop high-quality ganja strains.

It forms the latest drive to formalise the medical ganja industry. The strains would grow under controlled indoor and outdoor conditions. But both parties offered no immediate plans to sell the drug as it still awaits clearance to grow it legally.

Sat
21
Feb

Accounts Payable Specialist Job in Boulder, Colorado US

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The Accounts Payable Specialist will face with the following responsibilities:
- Maintain the accounting system up-to-date for the customer payments.
- Cope with the customer invoicing.
- Follow up on the past due receivables.
- Process vendor invoices for the payment and approval.

Fri
20
Feb

Guelph company developing life-saving drugs from tobacco plants

PlantForm Corporation, a University of Guelph spin-off company, is working to secure funding for more trials of its innovative treatments to combat critical illnesses like cancer.

The principle focus of PlantForm’s work is using tobacco plants to create low-cost versions of biosimilar drugs – plant-based, generic versions of biological medications.

The plants are grown indoors and, through genetic engineering, made to express certain compounds that are then purified into alternatives to popular drugs like Herceptin, used to treat breast cancer.

Fri
20
Feb

Heliospectra AB Engages Viridian Capital & Research

NEW YORK and GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, is pleased to announce that it has engaged Viridian Capital & Research for financial and corporate advisory services.

Tue
17
Feb

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any drugs or alcohol prior to driving.

Tue
17
Feb

Clarkson prof from Hannawa Falls using hemp, peanut shells to create better batteries

POTSDAM -- A Clarkson professor and Hannawa Falls resident is using hemp and peanut shells to create more efficient batteries.

David Mitlin, a professor of both chemical, bio-molecular, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, recently received international media attention for producing supercapacitors out of hemp bast fiber -- the material found inside the bark of the hemp plant.

The new "super caps" performed on a par with or better than graphene -- the industry standard -- and at a fraction of the cost. The hemp used is legal to grow and contains no THC.

Fri
13
Feb

New Zealand Farmers denied high-value hemp crop

Canterbury growers have struck another roadblock for growing hemp seed as authorities remain uneasy about its closeness to its drug cousin.

Health ministers from New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland last month to consider a recommendation from Food Standards Australia New Zealand that governments change the food law to enable hemp seed to be grown for human consumption.

Grower hopes hemp growing would be made more freely available to them were dashed when this was rejected because of transport concerns.

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