Image of a 3D printed hemp plastic skate board
TE EDWARDS ~ 3DPrint.com
 
Commercial production of hemp in the West took hold in the eighteenth century, and the colonial and naval expansion of England at the time meant large quantities of hemp were needed to make everything from rope to shipbuilding oakum. 

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Matt Ferner ~ Huffington Post ~
 
Legal marijuana in Colorado has already generated more than $15 million in tax revenue that is specifically earmarked for public schools, according to the latest data from the state's Department of Education.

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Posted By Expanded Consciousness on March 17, 2015 ~
 
Canadian Derek Kesek is designing what will arguably be the most sustainable plane in the world.

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A vendor weighs marijuana for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market in Los Angeles, July 4, 2014.
 
Nevada's vote is set and advocates believe they can get similar measures on the ballot in four other states

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Jessica Sidman ~ Washington City Paper ~
 
DC Brau is looking to make a political statement with a new beer collaboration with Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery.

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By Paul Armentano |  NORML Deputy Director ~
 
PROVIDENCE, RI — The majority of qualified patients in Rhode Island who obtain cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary report having used it as an alternative to conventional prescription drugs, according to a demographic review of patient characteristics published in The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

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Johnny Green ~ TheWeedBlog
 
The marijuana reform movement is sweeping across the globe.

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Philip Ross ~ International Finacial Times ~
 
U.S. President Barack Obama offered some encouraging words for advocates of marijuana reform: Look for change at the federal level.

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Published by THE HOUSEMATES on March 16, 2015 ~
 
The medicinal marijuana debate was thrown wide open today by the ABC’s Vote Compass Poll. Nearly 80% of the 35,000 people surveyed were in favour of marijuana being legal for medical purposes.

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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 ~
 
Founded by a venture capital firm, The Weed Life Network brings together consumers and businesses drawn to the rapidly-growing legal marijuana sector

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NJ pro-cannabis activists
Steve Wood, South Jersey Courier-Post ~
 
A group of pro-cannabis activists plan to march to the State House in Trenton on Saturday, to speak out and smoke out.

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William Sumner ~ MJI News ~
 
Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate

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 ~ International Business Times ~
 
During the past two decades, the Ambient Water Corp. has used its clean-water technology in everything from fracking operations in shale-rich states to household drinking supplies in the Middle East. Now, the company is expanding its reach to a new but rapidly growing sector: legal marijuana.

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Image of marijuana and expensive wines
Chris Macias ~ Sacramento Bee ~
 
Marijuana. It’s what’s for dinner.

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Images of young marijuana plants
Niraj Chokshi ~ The Washington Post ~
 
Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016.

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Ellen Chang ~ Main Street
 
The walls of Kind Love in Denver are covered with professional artwork from local artists while the marble countertops and Italian leather couches are reminiscent of spending the day in a spa.

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Michael Walsh ~ Yahoo News
 
 Texas lawmakers introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation Friday that would allow patients suffering from serious conditions - including cancer and seizure disorders - to access the plant with a doctor's prescription.

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Slumping demand for Mexican "brick weed" has more drug farmers turning to growing opium poppies for heroin production.
Jason Tama ~ Denver Post Guest Commentary ~
 
With multiple state marijuana initiatives winning voter approval in the 2014 midterm elections, legalization proponents are already hard at work in states like California, where passage of a comprehensive initiative in 2016 could provide the policy “legitimacy” reformers are seeking.

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David Downs ~ Smell The Truth ~
 
Lawmakers in Boston introduced a bill this week to strike the word “marijuana” from much of its criminal code, and regulate and tax the botanical with a system similar to alcohol.

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