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A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research? – Marijuana News

As the government considers reclassifying cannabis, researchers say easing the rules could lead to big advances.

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Hemp waste fibers form basis of supercapacitor more conductive than graphene – Marijuana News

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.

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Indiana seed bill inches state closer to hemp production – Marijuana News

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.

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Twins study finds no evidence that marijuana lowers IQ in teens – Marijuana News

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.

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Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC

A package of compressed yeast, produced in Finland. Image: Hellahulla via Wikimedia Commons
 
Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
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The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

Hemp vs. Marijuana: What's The Difference?

Hemp Plants. Image: Jungbim via Wikimedia Commons
 
Canadian researchers unraveled the genetic structure of 81 different marijuana and 43 hemp samples, in an attempt to test long-held assumptions about cannabis.
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Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

Sarah Stuive, biological control consultant, checks for bugs at Bedrocan Canada, a medical marijuana facility, in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
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.
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Hemp vs. marijuana: Minnesota researcher finds genetic difference

Hemp field

Tom Weber ~ Minnesota Public Radio ~

A University of Minnesota plant biologist has identified a key gene that distinguishes hemp from marijuana.
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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.
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Marijuana: 13.6 Percent oF Colorado Adults Use Cannabis, Health Department Says

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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the state agency that most frequently raises alarms about marijuana use.
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Marijuana Goes Green

Image of a box of legal recreational marijuana from Kindman - Denver Colorado
 
As with any newly developing industry, marijuana has had several unforeseen setbacks on the road to becoming a blossoming new sector.
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Oregon cannabis feud pits marijuana growers against hemp farmers

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Marijuana advocates fear cross-pollination with low-THC hemp, and state legislators take up the issue
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Looks Good Enough To Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

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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.
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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.
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Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional And Unjust

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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.
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Marijuana is not a gateway drug, if anything alcohol is

Image of a Pie Chart showing 83.2% of people did not use cannabis before using other drugs
 
It's our legal drug of choice that is at the beginning of the chain
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Foes of Marijuana Legalization Can't Like These New Numbers

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Matt Ferner ~ Huffington Post ~
 
Opponents of legalizing marijuana can't be happy about several new polls released Tuesday. Majority support for making cannabis legal is holding steady, while young adults are legalization's biggest fans. And that's true both nationally and in several swing states.
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A Skateboard 3D Printed with Hemp? Lotus Boards Among Those Bringing Hemp to 3D Printing Materials

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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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Cannabis, neuroscience and TV: A ~ joint ~ enterprise

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The Guardian ~
 
What’s it like to turn your science into 90 minutes of TV? The researchers involved in Channel 4’s Drugs Live share their experience
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