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Tue
10
Feb

Teddy Bears Introduce Hemp Fabrics for Healthcare

EnviroTextiles is introducing antibacterial hemp fabrics into the children’s plush toy market thanks to a new partnership with a humanitarian teddy bear company, Bears for Humanity. The plush bears are intended for children in need, including many children living in isolated hospital environments.

EnviroTextiles founder Barbara Filippone has provided certified agricultural fibers for the apparel industry over the past 23 years. Now that she’s working with Bears for Humanity and its President Vijay Prathap, she’s launching a new healthcare market for her certified organic hemp textiles to supply various products including lab coats, privacy curtains, sheets, towels and patient gowns.

Mon
09
Feb

New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression

Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder to chronic pain. A study released this week suggests that depression can be added to that list.

Mon
09
Feb

Marijuana and Technology

Technology is beginning to affect every aspect of the cannabis marketplace, pushing it in unprecedented directions. As Tantalus Labs builds the first ground-up, legal, cannabis-tailored greenhouse in Canada, we can’t help notice others building ancillary services in the marketplace. As with most health innovation, the end result is a better patient experience. Some of these prospects are big bets on the future, and many others can be found in established industries, with the application to marijuana seemingly past due.

Mon
09
Feb

Medicinal Cannabis Can Be The Health Care Success Story of Our Lifetime

Hugh Hempel | TEDxUniversityofNevada

 

Fri
06
Feb

Industrial Sector Gets High on $2.7B Marijuana Industry

The country’s legal marijuana industry more than doubled in size in 2014, to $2.7 billion, and the commercial real estate world is starting to take notice. Reports on the industrial sector attribute extra-strong demand in places such as Denver to the growing, storage and distribution of the plants.

Thu
05
Feb

Senior surgeon calls for drug law relaxation after son dies of overdose - Telegraph

The surgeon father of a young musician who died after a heroin overdose has called for Britain to adopt Swiss-style 'shooting galleries' where intravenous drugs can be administered more safely.

In a letter to the Telegraph, John Skipper claimed that had his son Rob been given the opportunity use a supervised consumption room, he might still be alive.

Tue
03
Feb

Portsmouth cannabis grower told police he was exercising his Magna Carta rights

A MAN caught twice growing cannabis at his home told police and a judge he was a freeman of the land not bound by common law.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the Southsea home of Niall Dixon was raided by police who found 65 plants growing in 2013.

The court heard that during a second raid in January last year officers found two plants in a growing tent, one in his conservatory and some dried cannabis.

Prosecutor Nicholas Hall said Dixon had told police that through Magna Carta he was exercising ‘his right granted by god to consume any plants that he chose to do and therefore the inapplication to him of this legislation’.

The court heard Dixon, 43, used the cannabis in juice form for medical conditions he suffered, including anxiety.

Tue
03
Feb

Whole-Plant Cannabis Use Associated with Decreased Likelihood of Developing Bladder Cancer

A survey/chart study published in The Journal of Urology in February 2015 found that whole-plant cannabis use is associated with a decreased likelihood of developing bladder cancer.

What is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is caused by an overproliferation of abnormal cells of the bladder (an organ in the body that collects urine). Tumors can press on or block surrounding structures or spaces, causing dysfunction in normal body processes, and in later stages, cancerous cells can metastasize (i.e. invade distant organs), potentially causing extensive damage and, if uncontrolled, death.

Mon
02
Feb

The boss of medical marijuana company Phytotech whose shares soared on debut has suddenly quit

The CEO of PhytoTech Medical, the first ASX listed medical marijuana company, has resigned.

Ross Smith’s departure comes less than two weeks since the company made its ASX debut, after which the share price soared.

However the share price has fallen back since. Phytotech shares were trading down 8.42% to $0.435 today.

His departure comes after a series of other company appointments, but also following some posts to his Facebook page.

Fri
30
Jan

'First ever' bill proposes legal cannabis in France

France is no Amsterdam when it comes to marijuana laws, in fact it has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed this week could change that. The lawmaker behind the legislation tells The Local why marijuana should be legalized in France.

People smoking a joint in France face a maximum penalty of a year behind bars and a €3,750 fine for the first offence, yet 13.4 million French people admit to sparking up at least once in their life. Even France’s top cop, Interior Minister Manuel Vallls, said in a recent interview, he’d tried it “maybe once.”

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