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US Senate panel kills bill allowing use of marijuana derivative

BY KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press From News Observer BOISE, IDAHO – A proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants is likely dead for the year after a group of lawmakers on Monday broke out in turmoil during a last-minute…

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The rise in senior cannabis usage

From WN Once seen as a drug for youngsters and hippies, the profile around those who take cannabis today has changed incredibly. While some people who smoked it at a younger age never gave it up, there are many figures…

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Canada is positioned to be the World Leader in Medical Marijuana

BY JON HILTZ From While the cannabis world was busy watching Mexico and Ireland vote yes for medical marijuana, and pot lovers were pining over the potential framework for Canada’s adult-use industry, the Cayman Islands quietly legalized cannabis oil….

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Synthetic biology could open a whole new can of worms

By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea, Wednesday October 8, 2014, IPS – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is the world’s leading producer of vetiver. In the southwest of the country, vetiver production is hard…

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Nine Caribbean skinks petitioned for inclusion on endangered species list

By Jonathan Losos From Anole Annals A while back, we reported on a monograph Hedges and Conn that described an enormous number of new skink species (35) from the Caribbean. Now efforts are being made to prevent some of these…

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Florida Bill would allow medical marijuana for child seizures

By Greg Allen From NPR Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to…