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Legal gray area leaves potential cannabis growers in limbo
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.
Cann American Corp. announces hemp farming lease
Business & Finance
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.
What went right, what went wrong, and what went sideways: 2022 In Cannabis
Business & Finance
David Downs ~ SFGate.com ~   Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
Irish brewmaster hoping cannabis beer will be a big hit
World News
 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.
Cannabis guide: 10 DOS X DONT'S for tourists issued!
Cannabis News
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.
Ireland: Cork toddler, 2, gets cannabis oil permit for epilepsy treatment – Cannabis News
World News
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.
State of Illinois asks public to help identify community organizations that will receive grants for marijuana revenues
Tom Weber ~ Minnesota Public Radio ~ A University of Minnesota plant biologist has identified a key gene that distinguishes hemp from marijuana.
Dispensaries Expecting Big Sales Prior To 420 Holiday
Cannabis News
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.
What is Kief and how do you use it?
Michael Roberts ~ Westword ~   Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the state agency that most frequently raises alarms about marijuana use.
Clinical trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome begins for cannabis-based chewing gum – Cannabis News
Medical News
Saul Hubbard ~ The Register-Guard ~   Marijuana advocates fear cross-pollination with low-THC hemp, and state legislators take up the issue
Marijuana Goes Green
Laura Hoy ~ Benzinga ~   As with any newly developing industry, marijuana has had several unforeseen setbacks on the road to becoming a blossoming new sector.
How will Canadian universities handle legal marijuana?
World News
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
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.
Focus on eyes: Marijuana can help with glaucoma but it's still not a recommended remedy
Medical News
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.
Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue gets a cannabis dispensary on April 20 - Cannabis News
Medical News
Christopher Hooton ~ Independent UK ~   It's our legal drug of choice that is at the beginning of the chain