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Apr

Food or Marijuana Production: Which Has a Better Return for Tribes?

Tribal Stewardship of Plant and Food Sovereignty was the subject of a Native law conference at the University of Idaho. Presentations were given on a number of subjects by speakers from as far away as Kansas, Arkansas, and Alaska, but the recent national headlines concerning tribes and marijuana brought that subject to the forefront.

Janie Hipp Simms, an attorney, and director of Indigenous Food and Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law. “Everyone is saying action is going to be required by tribal government, either pro or con. My tribe has already kind of said we’re not going into this phase.”

Thu
02
Apr

Illinois approves 2000 medical marijuana patients

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois approved about 400 new patient applications for medical marijuana during March, bringing the total to 2,000 patients with complete paperwork.

The Illinois Department of Public Health released the updated numbers Wednesday.

The health department said about 19,500 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,700 have submitted at least part of the application.

The tally is still far short of the number of patients the program’s coordinator hoped would enroll in the first year. In July, program coordinator Bob Morgan said “thousands, hopefully tens of thousands” were expected to enroll.

Qualifying patients pay an annual fee of $100 for a marijuana card and need a doctor’s written certification.

Thu
02
Apr

Uncle Sam's Expanded Marijuana Menu

Just as the fear of privatization spurred Pennsylvania's state-run liquor monopoly to act more like a profit-oriented business, talk of allowing competition with Uncle Sam's marijuana monopoly seems to have encouraged a more customer-oriented attitude at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is currently the country's only legal source of cannabis for research. NIDA's recently revised online menu of marijuana available to qualifying researchers suggests the agency is aiming to please in new ways. "NIDA appears to finally be loosening longtime restrictions on cannabis research," says Allen St.

Thu
02
Apr

Weed Merchants Are Taking Over an Australian Mining Company

The reverse takeover provides the U.S. and Canadian companies with an entry to the Australian equity market.

Thu
02
Apr

Emotional testimony about medical marijuana heard at Nebraska State Capitol

An emotional testimony about medical marijuana was heard Wednesday at the Nebraska State Capitol, with supporters pushing to get a bill to the full Legislature.

"They don't understand. If it was a natural disaster in Nebraska, everybody would be rallying around (it), but our kids are Nebraska's natural disaster, and they need the help now," Becky Budden said.

Budden's 4-year-old daughter has epilepsy and gets seizures.

Families like Budden’s support the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.

"We've tried multiple pharmaceuticals," Budden said. "Right now, we're only on a rescue medicine. She's still having seizures."

Thu
02
Apr

Medical marijuana dispensary upsets Vancouver condo neighbours

The plan to open a new medical marijuana dispensary at a downtown Vancouver condo complex has riled up some residents of 1675 Hornby Street. 

Maxine Clough, one of the residents at the condo near Hornby St. and Beach Ave., said that while she and her neighbours have no problem with medical marijuana, their building is simply the wrong location. She has started a petition to stop the store from opening and has collected roughly 140 signatures so far.

"We have the Montessori school just down the bike path. We have another pre-school on Burrard Street, where the children go by here all the time," she says. "We just don't think this is the right atmosphere [for a medical marijuana store]."

Thu
02
Apr

Women and weed: Why women are the future of marijuana legalization

Women must come out of the cannabis closet for marijuana reform according to Cheri Sicard

Thu
02
Apr

NJ MAY EXPAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO COVER PTSD

Doctors and patients emerge in sharper focus thanks to second annual report on program

As New Jersey’s medical marijuana program moves into its third year, state health officials said they will consider expanding it beyond the 10 conditions it currently covers. A panel of doctors and other medical experts will meet in the next few months, for example, to discuss adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other problems to the list.

Thu
02
Apr

Hemp: a Good Source of Zinc

Looking for a reliable source of zinc in your daily diet? Vegans, take note — hemp seeds and hemp oil are great for keeping your zinc at a healthy level.

Here at the CNC, we’ve talked often about the nutritional benefits to be found in hemp food products. Today, we take a closer look at hemp as a source of zinc, an important nutrient in keeping your immune system healthy, and which is sometimes hard to find in vegan foods.

Thu
02
Apr

Canada's first branded marijuana company opens in Vancouver

Crop King Seeds is the first branded marijuana company in Canada that sells seeds for cannabis genetics at over 140 stores across Canada. 

With their head office located in the Penthouse of Gastown’s Dominion building, Crop King Seeds has over 20 strains of marijuana and 13 employees gearing up to become the next “Molson Canadian” of North America’s fastest growing industry.

Kyle (last name withheld), the owner of Crop King Seeds has been asked over and over during his time in the industry; why the marijuana business? “Why not? I could have gone into the trendy Micro Brewery industry but then I realized that alcohol is far more harmful and destructive than marijuana. I wanted to be a pioneer, a game changer to bring a positive change to our country and communities.”

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