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Synthetic marijuana hospitalizations surge tied to chemical formulas 'tweak'

A huge spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.

Poison control centers around the US reported 359 cases in January of illnesses from synthetic cannabinoids, which mimic the effects of the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana but can be far more potent. There were 273 in February and 269 in March. But the number skyrocketed to just over 1,500 in April, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

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Congress: House Lawmakers Narrowly Defeat Measure To Allow Veterans Greater Access To Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC: Members of the US House of Representativesnarrowly defeated a proposed amendment that sought to allow veterans greater access to cannabis therapy.

House members rejected the amendment by a vote of 210 to 213. One hundred and seventy-five Democrats voted for the measure, while eight voted against it. Thirty-five Republicans voted for the amendment, while 205 voted against it.

A similar measure was defeated in 2014 by a vote of 195 to 222.

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How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about

Several industries have become notorious for the millions they spend on influencing legislation and getting friendly candidates into office: Big Oil, Big Pharma and the gun lobby among them. But one has managed to quickly build influence with comparatively little scrutiny: Private prisons. The two largest for-profit prison companies in the United States – GEO andCorrections Corporation of America – and their associates have funneled more than $10 million to candidates since 1989 and have spent nearly $25 million on lobbying efforts.

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Businesses Staking Claims in the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry in the state of Washington brought rise to more than just the opportunity for anyone over 21 to legally purchase a variety of marijuana products—it opened the doors to a variety of investment opportunities and new businesses, while also extending the legitimacy of businesses decades old. It is essentially de-vilifying an entire retail segment. If someone is interested in a new career, there are a number of options in the marijuana market.

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Texas one step closer to legalizing marijuana with long road ahead

Tim Timmons holds a glass pipe filled with marijuana prior to smoking it at his Garland home October 26, 2010. Timmons, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has offered to go before the Texas legislature to show lawmakers what a toke looks like and explain the benefits in order to convince them that medical marijuana should be legalized. (COURTNEY PERRY/Staff Photographer)

Texas has taken the first major step toward legalizing marijuana, but with time limited and state leaders’ strongly opposed, it’s unlikely to happen.

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Carbon Dioxide Enrichment for Better Yields from your Cannabis Crops

Most cannabis growers are looking for the best and biggest buds possible.  There are numerous factors involved when trying to get better yields from your cannabis crops.

In this article we will take a look at carbon dioxide and how it can help get better yields in a cannabis garden. We will give a briefly examine some methods to increase CO2 in a cannabis environment.

Carbon Dioxide Enrichment.

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Beyond the grass ceiling – the changing relationship between women and weed

Marijuana has finally gone mainstream in the US. The drug, which is now legal in some form in nearly two-dozen states and the District of Columbia, after nearly a century of prohibition, has even had endorsements from CNN and FOX News – both have been touting its health benefits. And, “as legalisation has begun to pick up steam” as one report put it earlier this month, “women are finally coming out of the cannabis closet”, both as users and as ganjapreneurs.

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Tommy Chong – It all comes down to greed

SensiBilisation proudly presents the third chapter of the series, featuring world-famous comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, and dedicated cannabis spokesperson Tommy Chong!

Sensi Seeds interviewed Tommy Chong during a ‘Weed & Greet’ in the Netherlands, presented by Futurola and RollingStoned. Our talk with Tommy clearly demonstrated that his knowledge  and dedication to the cannabis plant go far beyond the funny side of it alone. All of this and more will be shared with you in the upcoming episodes of SensiBilisation.

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GTSO Develops Flexible Solution to Lab Shortage Crisis

The historic boom in biotechnology over the past few years has driven up demand for laboratory space in the nation’s hottest markets, sending rents soaring and vacancy rates plummeting. Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (GTSO) is working on new solutions to help ease the scarcity.

“The explosion in demand for laboratory space driven by the biotech sector has had a ripple effect across a number of industries,” said GTSO CEO Wallace W. Browne. “Out West, especially, startups and smaller businesses are having difficulty securing the lab space and services that they need to operate. Our company is taking steps towards a possible solution to that problem.”

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Here's Where The GOP's 2016 Presidential Contenders Stand On Marijuana Legalization

While the federal government maintains a blanket ban on marijuana, recreational marijuana is already legal in four states and the District of Columbia. In addition, 23 states, as well as D.C., have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.

And with at least 10 more states expected to consider legalization in some form by 2016, the next president of the United States will almost certainly have to reckon with the disparity between state and federal law on marijuana.

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