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Hemp waste fibers form basis of supercapacitor more conductive than graphene – Marijuana News
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At a recent presentation, a scientist described how he and his team were able to recycle leftover hemp bast fiber into powerful energy-storing supercapacitors.
Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana’s high-less cousin is a step closer to returning to Indiana. Lawmakers have allowed the state seed commissioner to license farmers to grow industrial hemp - if and when the federal government stops treating it like a Schedule I drug.
Twins study finds no evidence that marijuana lowers IQ in teens – Marijuana News
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In the first study of its kind, scientists have analyzed long-term marijuana use in teens, comparing IQ changes in twin siblings who either used or abstained from marijuana for 10 years.
Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC
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David Downs ~ SFGate.com ~   Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides
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 Brooke Borel ~ The Atlantic ~   A side effect of a federal drug law has left legal pot farmers without any approved pesticides—and as a result, many have turned to harmful chemicals to protect their crops.
Hemp vs. Marijuana: What's The Difference?
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Ed Cara ~ Medical Daily ~   Canadian researchers unraveled the genetic structure of 81 different marijuana and 43 hemp samples, in an attempt to test long-held assumptions about cannabis.
Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry
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Alexandra Posadzki ~ The Canadian Press ~   TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.
Hemp vs. marijuana: Minnesota researcher finds genetic difference
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Tom Weber ~ Minnesota Public Radio ~ A University of Minnesota plant biologist has identified a key gene that distinguishes hemp from marijuana.
One toke over the line: Race on to develop 'pot breathalyzer'
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Natalie Grover ~ Reuters ~   As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be taking the "high" road.
Marijuana: 13.6 Percent oF Colorado Adults Use Cannabis, Health Department Says
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Michael Roberts ~ Westword ~   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the state agency that most frequently raises alarms about marijuana use.
Oregon cannabis feud pits marijuana growers against hemp farmers
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Saul Hubbard ~ The Register-Guard ~   Marijuana advocates fear cross-pollination with low-THC hemp, and state legislators take up the issue
Marijuana Goes Green
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Laura Hoy ~ Benzinga ~   As with any newly developing industry, marijuana has had several unforeseen setbacks on the road to becoming a blossoming new sector.
Looks Good Enough To Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment
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Meredith Rizzo ~ NPR ~   When Erik Christiansen started smoking pot, he became fascinated by the look of different marijuana strains. But the photographs of marijuana he saw didn't capture the variety.
Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets
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Hampton Sides ~ National Geographic ~   As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.
Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional And Unjust
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Jacob Sullum ~ Forbes ~    Next Thursday I am scheduled to debate Robert White, co-author (with Bill Bennett) of Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America, on Glenn Beck’s radio show.
Marijuana is not a gateway drug, if anything alcohol is
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Christopher Hooton ~ Independent UK ~   It's our legal drug of choice that is at the beginning of the chain

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