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Senators Approve Funds For Feds To Restore Cannabis Genetics

Forbes By Tom Angell A powerful U.S. Senate panel is directing agriculture authorities to begin building up the nation’s stockpile of cannabis genetics, and they’re setting aside half a million dollars to support the work. Specifically, the Senate Appropriations Committee wants the federal Agricultural Research Service to spend $500,000 to maintain an industrial hemp seed bank…. Read more »

From pills to creams to drinks: The future of marijuana goes way beyond inhaling

Financial Post By Mark Rendell The opportunities aren’t only in alcohol-like products. You only have to look to states where cannabis is legal in the U.S. to see a range of products, from CBD-infused energy drinks to THC tea   Picture yourself enjoying a bottle of cannabis beer after a long day, as you rub… Read more »

Landmark State Court Ruling Says THC in Blood is NOT Sufficient Grounds for DUI

The Free Thought Project By Justin Gardner Phoenix, AZ – A Court of Appeals in Phoenix delivered a ruling on Thursday that could set a precedent as legal systems grapple with the question of driving under the influence of cannabis. “Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug… Read more »

PTSD clinic at UCF gets saved; Spectrum’s CEO gets $98 million

Orlando Sentinel By Scott Maxwell Today we’re following up on three columns past — about veterans in need, cable-company frustrations and the secret spending of tax dollars. (With a cameo by Taylor Swift thrown in for good measure.) Providing needed help Last fall, I shared the story of a pioneering program at the University of… Read more »

Study Reveals Marijuana Does Not Decrease Lung Function but Increases It

US Health Online Marijuana does not impair lung function—at least not in the doses inhaled by the majority of users, according to the largest and longest study ever to consider the issue, which was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers working on a long-term study of risk factors for cardiovascular… Read more »