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  • Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds [no brain damage from long-term use].

    03/29/2018 7:14:17 AM PDT · by varyouga · 107 replies
    University of Colorado ^ | 2/2/2018 | Cay Leytham-Powell
    "To combat this misconception in the existing literature, the researchers gave a fresh look at some existing neurological imaging data from the MRIs of both adolescents and adults to see how, using the same variables and controls, the influence of cannabinoids on the brain compared to or contrasted with alcohol. "With alcohol, we’ve known it’s bad for the brain for decades," said Hutchison. "But for cannabis, we know so little." To see any potential difference, the researchers used the data to examine the most important neurological components: gray matter and white matter. Gray and white matter are the two main...
  • Mitch McConnell pushes for hemp legalization

    03/26/2018 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 26, 2018
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The U.S. Senate's top leader said Monday he wants to bring agricultural hemp production back into the national mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity. The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years. "I believe hemp has a bright future in our state," McConnell said. "It's now time to take the final step and...
  • Sterling Hall bomber Armstrong arrested after $800,000 cash found in vehicle

    05/27/2012 10:55:28 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 22nd | ED TRELEVEN
    Convicted Sterling Hall bomber Karl Armstrong was arrested last week in Chicago after state troopers found more than $800,000 cash in heat-sealed bags stashed inside of a motor home that Armstrong was driving, according to a document filed Monday in court. That arrest Thursday led to a search on Saturday by the state Division of Criminal Investigation of a town of Madison trailer home where Armstrong lives for evidence of marijuana trafficking, according to a search warrant filed in Dane County Circuit Court. Neither Wisconsin nor Illinois authorities found marijuana in Armstrong's trailer or motor home.
  • A Murder Provides a Lesson in Evil at the University of Texas

    04/15/2016 2:45:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2016 | David Paulin
    Haruka Weiser was lovely and full of promise – a dance major in her freshman year with a full scholarship at the University of Texas in Austin. She had planned to declare a second major in pre-med. Her brutal murder nearly two weeks ago, in the heart of the idyllic campus, happened during an utterly routine part of her day: She was walking to her dorm room from the drama building at 9:30 p.m. -- using a well-traveled sidewalk dimly illuminated with street lights. She was part of the wardrobe crew for an upcoming production. Weiser's murder has shocked and...
  • Hemp waste fibers form basis of supercapacitor more conductive than graphene

    03/15/2016 7:38:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | March 11, 2016 | Rick Stella
    Comprised of a lone hexagonal honeycomb lattice layer of tightly packed carbon atoms, graphene is one of the strongest, lightest, and most conductive compounds ever discovered. Bottom line, it's an extraordinary composite. However, a scientist from New York's Clarkson University says he's found a way to manufacture hemp waste into a material "better than graphene." Moreover, the scientist -- known to his peers as Dr. David Mitlin -- says creating this graphene-like hemp material costs but a minuscule fraction of what it takes to produce graphene. Presented at an American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco, Dr. Mitlin described how...
  • Hemp nanosheets could be better than graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor

    06/17/2015 2:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors, according to David Mitlin, Ph.D. Supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can’t store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers...
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • Southern Oregon medical marijuana growers fear industrial hemp could ruin their crops

    03/22/2015 4:32:29 PM PDT · by gundog · 75 replies
    The Oregonian/Oregon Live ^ | February 17, 2015 | Noelle Crombie
    Southern Oregon marijuana growers want to ban industrial hemp production from the region out of fear that hemp may pollinate their crops and render them worthless. Some outdoor marijuana growers want industrial hemp cultivation to be limited to eastern Oregon - far from their lucrative marijuana crops. At the very least, they don't want hemp in Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties. Compared to Oregon's marijuana legalization movement, the effort to launch an industrial hemp industry in Oregon has been an understated one propelled by a small but passionate group of advocates. When one of them, Edgar Winters, of Eagle Point,...
  • Kentucky Takes DEA to Court Over 'Illegal' Hemp Seed Seizure

    05/17/2014 3:34:33 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 15 replies
    US News ^ | 5/16/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Kentucky officials say the Drug Enforcement Administration is breaking the law in an attempt to illegally ruin the state’s industrial hemp pilot program. The Bluegrass State legalized industrial hemp in 2013 and the federal farm bill signed by President Barack Obama in February allows states to grow it for research. Industrial hemp superficially resembles marijuana, but has much lower concentrations of psychoactive THC. It’s been used for centuries for making rope, clothes and other items, but growing it was illegal for decades in the U.S. Earlier this month, the DEA seized 250 pounds of hemp seeds en route to the...
  • Ky. Ag Agency Sues for Release of Hemp Seed

    05/14/2014 4:08:25 PM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2014 | AP
    Ky. ag agency sues for release of hemp seeds May. 14, 2014 6:21pm LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials. The state said it needs to get the seeds in the ground for the spring season and each day they are held up jeopardizes the yield. The 250-pound shipment from Italy has been held for more than a week by customs officials in Louisville. "No state should have to endure what Kentucky has gone through in this process. We must...
  • Comer to launch 5 pilot projects to grow hemp, including testing of cannabinoids for medicinal...

    02/17/2014 10:45:29 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 2/17/2014 | Ryan Alessi
    LEBURN[Ky.] — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on Monday announced the first five pilot programs to grow hemp in Kentucky as part of the foundation of his economic development plan for Eastern Kentucky. “Hemp will go into the ground for the first time in Kentucky since World War II,” Comer told several hundred people at the Knott County Sportsplex along Highway 80. That includes a project to research cannabinoids for medicinal purposes at an Eastern Kentucky site overseen by the University of Kentucky. Comer made the announcement with both Republican U.S. senators, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, as well as Democratic...
  • Colorado shop owners can't keep marijuana edibles in stock

    01/18/2014 10:23:25 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Colorado residents may wind up with "pot bellies" if they keep filling up on marijuana edibles at this pace. Ever since recreational marijuana sales began in the state on Jan. 1, many shop owners said they have been unable to keep pot-infused candies, cookies and sodas in stock. "Edibles have been really huge with the recreational market," Linda Andrews, owner of LoDo Wellness Center in Denver, told "They're great if you're not a [marijuana] connoisseur and you want something more palatable," she said. "And they are certainly more discreet." Andrews estimates edible sales are up 300 percent at her...
  • Colorado hemp offers hope for struggling farmers

    11/15/2013 6:02:43 AM PST · by posterchild · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 11, 2013
    SPRINGFIELD, Colo. — Out near a lonely highway southwest of town, a farmer's son stuck some seeds in the ground last spring to see what would happen. What he pulled from the soil made history and has sown new hope for struggling farmers both here and across the nation. Last weekend, 41-year-old Ryan Loflin, a fifth-generation Coloradan, along with an enthusiastic crew of 45 volunteers, harvested what is being called the first U.S. crop of commercial hemp in more than half a century.
  • Seattle police to distribute Doritos at pot rally

    08/15/2013 6:20:26 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 18 replies ^ | Aug 15 2013 | Kim Peterson
    Marijuana is now legal in Washington, and the Seattle police have been remarkably mellow about the whole thing. In fact, the city's Police Department plans to be at Hempfest, what has become the largest pot rally in the world. And they're taking bags of Doritos in case anyone, you know, gets a little hungry.
  • Local city named one of the grooviest places for hippies

    08/02/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT · by Baynative · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/2/13 | Mariana Hicks
    OLYMPIA – names Olympia the second best city for hippies in the country. Estately used information including, marijuana legality and availability, number of stores selling hemp, local counter-culture icons, tie-die availability, festivals and a Facebook poll. Read more:
  • Hemp Flag to Fly Over Capitol on Fourth of July

    07/04/2013 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2013 | by Garrett Bruno
    Fireworks won’t be the only thing flying high over the Capitol during the Fourth of July celebration. An American flag made of hemp, a non-psychoactive variant of marijuana, will be flown over the Capitol on July 4 for one day. Industrial hemp–which is considered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be a Schedule I substance along with ecstasy and heroin–is a type of cannabis plant that cannot legally be grown in the U.S. but is legally imported and used in hundreds of products ranging from rope to clothing.
  • The Squares Lose: Hemp Flag to Grace Capitol Building on July 4th

    07/03/2013 7:12:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 7-2-13 | Philip Bump
    If you're near the Capitol on the Fourth, celebrating your patriotism and whatnot, or if you see images from Washington of the building during broadcasts of John P. Sousa performances, take a look at the flag on top of the dome. That flag, ladies and gentlemen, will for the first time in decades be made of hemp. The Washington Post reports on the patriotic move. (Its headline includes the word "high," do you get it?) Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman is the man responsible for getting the flag, made from Colorado-raised hemp and screen-printed with the stars and stripes, up...
  • Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Join Forces to Legalize Hemp

    03/04/2013 4:59:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | March 04, 2012 | Matthew Hurtt
    The push to legalize domestic hemp production is gaining steam. Supporters of industrial hemp gained a powerful ally in Washington several weeks ago when Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined fellow Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul and Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) as a co-sponsor of S.359, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013. The House companion, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), has 28 co-sponsors. The bills would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp, the domestic production of which has been illegal since 1970. Though manufacturing hemp is currently just as illegal...
  • Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal

    12/06/2012 5:09:05 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/6/2012 | By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
    Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal Washington state has become the first in America to allow the recreational use of cannabis, setting up a potential showdown with the US federal government. ... SNIP ...
  • Scientists invent 'cannabis without the high'

    05/31/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 58 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/31/2012 | AFP Writer
    Israeli scientists have cultivated a cannabis plant that doesn't get people stoned in a development that may help those smoking marijuana for medical purposes, a newspaper said on Wednesday. According to the Maariv daily, the new cannabis looks, smells and even tastes the same, but does not induce any of the feelings normally associated with smoking marijuana that are brought on by the substance THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. "It has the same scent, shape and taste as the original plant -- it's all the same -- but the numbing sensation that users are accustomed to has disappeared," said Tzahi Klein, head...