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Wed
30
Jul

5 Facts about hemp you won’t believe!

Current hemp newstells us that industrial hemp is on the rise in America. More states are beginning to grow their own industrial hemp, just as it was centuries ago. But here are a fistful ofhemp facts I think will blow your minds! If anything, it’s a good read to kill some time. And yes – I know the more seasoned industrial hemp veterans already know these facts, but it’s always nice to remind ourselves just how important this crop can be/is, and let’s face it, everyone loves reading facts. Just ask Snapple.

Sun
20
Jul

Baking bad — poppy seed alert

Poppy seeds widely used in bakery products may contain potentially hazardous levels of morphine (Getty)

FIRST it was the hash cake. Now cookery programmes such as The Great British Bake Off could be in danger of hitting a new high with opium muffins.

Poppy growers in Britain are to be issued with new advice on cultivating and processing their crops after scientists warned that seeds widely used in bakery products may contain potentially hazardous levels of morphine.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the guidelines were intended to minimise any risk to consumers and that “morphine-like” effects had been observed in some cases after poppy seed consumption.

Wed
16
Jul

Nepal's ex-crown prince nabbed in Thailand, again

BANGKOK (AP) — Nepal's former crown price, notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle, has been arrested for marijuana possession in Thailand for a second time in two years, police said Wednesday.

Paras Shah was taken into custody last week after officers found marijuana in his Bangkok hotel room, police Col. Chutrakul Madee said. He was released on bail Monday.

"The officers were initially called to investigate a quarrel between him and his girlfriend and then they found the marijuana," Chutrakul said. "He will be brought to a Bangkok court for prosecution."

Shah was in Thailand on a tourist visa.

In 2012, he was arrested for marijuana possession on the resort island of Phuket in southern Thailand. It's unclear how that case was resolved.

Mon
14
Jul

'World's first' recreational marijuana ad takes on prohibition policies (VIDEO)

Published time: July 15, 2014 15:39

Screenshot from youtube by Crop King

Crop King Seeds, a breeder of marijuana in Canada, has released what the company calls "the world's first” recreational pot commercial. Cue the uncontrollable laughter.

The Vancouver company has posted the part advertisement, part pro-marijuana public service message on YouTube, but has yet to air the spot.

“We wanted something that not just advertise [sic] our company but also something that promotes a healthier alternative to alcohol and tobacco,” Crop King Seeds said in a statement. “We want to break the stigma that marijuana has earned from years of media brainwash and manipulation.”

Fri
11
Jul

Investing in Washington State Marijuana

Why Washington State's Pot Industry Could be the Most Profitable

The dominos are starting to fall.

Just six months ago the state of Colorado became the first jurisdiction to legalize the recreational consumption of marijuana. This week it was the state of Washington’s turn to drop its pot prohibition, handing-out its first recreational marijuana retail licenses this Monday. And there are at least eight other states lined up behind them that are either considering or are already in the process of doing the same.

Thu
10
Jul

Marijuana Clubs Rise Out of Decades-Old Spanish Laws

Barcelona Journal
Video | Barcelona’s Cannabis Culture In Barcelona, government officials worry that Barcelona’s members-only cannabis clubs are becoming a magnet for marijuana tourism.
By SUZANNE DALEY
July 10, 2014
Thu
10
Jul

Marijuana Clubs Rise Out of Decades-Old Spanish Laws

Barcelona Journal
Video | Barcelona’s Cannabis Culture In Barcelona, government officials worry that Barcelona’s members-only cannabis clubs are becoming a magnet for marijuana tourism.
By SUZANNE DALEY
July 10, 2014
Fri
04
Jul

'For our love of dagga we go to court'

The "Dagga Couple" Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs fight for legislation of recreational use. (Delwyn Verasamy)

The media dubbed them the “Dagga Couple”, but Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs have made the name their own, proudly carrying on a campaign to have the recreational use of dagga legalised in South Africa.

Nomenclature is important to them. They’re not fighting for marijuana (“Americanism”, says Jules) or hemp (“industrial cannabis”) or medical marijuana (“it confuses the real value of the plant”) or dope (“a 1950s propaganda word”), but dagga, cannabis or zol (“good local names for a great local plant”).

Thu
03
Jul

Investing in marijuana: Pipe dreams or path to profits?

Marijuana sales are spreading across the nation thanks to the growing legalization of the drug. Now a new financial firm, KindBanking, wants to be the financial backbone for the hemp and cannabis industry.

"Think of us as the GE Capital of this under-served, but potential multi-billion dollar industry," said KindBanking's founder and CEO David Dinenberg.

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