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US NY: New York Makes Bid To Grow More Hemp - For Industrial Purposes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:00
Buffalo News, 12 Jul 2017 - Now the state is taking steps to increase the crop. "We want to be the nation's leader in hemp production,'' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday shortly before signing legislation intended to boost the commercialization of industrial hemp, which is used in some 25,000 products from cosmetics and animal feed to clothing and biofuels.

CN ON: Hempfest 'Killed' By Lack Of Sponsors

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 07:00
The Northern Times, 01 Jun 2017 - The organizer behind Northern Ontario's longest running hemp festival is pulling the plug. Robert Neron, a Moonbeam resident and longtime activist in support of freer access to medical marijuana, made the announcement through a posting on social media on Sunday.

CN ON: Hempfest Burns Out

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 23 May 2017 - Organizer cancelling event due to lack of sponsorship and declining health The organizer behind Northern Ontario's longest running hemp festival is pulling the plug. Robert Neron, a Moonbeam resident and long-time activist in support of freer access to medical marijuana, made the announcement through a posting on social media on Sunday.

CN BC: Remembering Vancouver's Cannabis Wars

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 07:00
The Georgia Straight, 04 May 2017 - In the 1960s, the city's pro-pot counterculture faced fierce opposition from RCMP narcs and a notoriously hippie-hating mayor These days, most Vancouverites don't think twice about smoking a joint in public.

CN BC: Doc Says Pot Can Reduce Opioid Dependency

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 07:00
The Georgia Straight, 04 May 2017 - Dr. Caroline MacCallum wants doctors to know that cannabis "isn't the taboo medicine" they might think it is. Not only has she used it successfully to treat more than 50 conditions, she has also seen how it has helped her patients stop using prescription opioids. MacCallum, a specialist in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine, is the medical director at Green Leaf Clinic in Langley, where she assesses patients for their eligibility for Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations program.

Canada: A New Age For Cannabis

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 01 May 2017 - Adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s are trying medical marijuana for the first time, hoping it will ease chronic pain, insomnia and depression after pharmaceutical drugs have failed. Businesses are noticing - and they are all in, Adriana Barton reports. Around this time of year, Hope Bobowski can't wait to garden in the flower beds outside her home near Keremeos, in the hills of southern Interior British Columbia.

CN AB: Pot Law Draws Mixed Reaction

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 07:00
Cochrane Eagle, 20 Apr 2017 - Last week the federal government announced it will move forward with its highly-anticipated and contentious pledge to legalize recreational marijuana. What might possibly be the most memorable piece of legislation undertaken by the Justin Trudeau Liberals will most certainly result in polarizing political and personal stances.