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Curb on Hemp Production May Succumb Humanity To It’s End

Legislation limiting industrial hemp in Oregon or anywhere else is a win for fossil fuels, nuclear energy and the military-industrial complex. Such mistakes will lead us all to inevitable global extinction.  Time is running out for mankind to make any meaningful difference in healing Earth’s atmosphere. Political mismanagement in Oregon and elsewhere couldn’t be more clueless to the significance of hemp as a federally recognized, critically …

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NFL’s altering perception of marijuana division center stage with Super Bowl

Marijuana has become part of the hype and hoopla running up to Sunday’s Super Bowl. But it’s not because the league suspended any players for failing or missing testing for such banned substances as marijuana, as it has in past seasons with star players such as Josh Gordon, Von Miller and Santonio Holmes. Instead, the NFL announced this month it …

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American Indian Tribe in Maine Cultivates Industrial Hemp to Detox Polluted Soil

An American Indian tribe in Maine is testing hemp as a phytoremediator to clean up 600 polluted acres of its land. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs regained the land in 2009, when the U.S. government turned over the former Loring Air Force Base to the tribe, but the land was so polluted that it was …

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Curaleaf’s, Outstanding Rare Leveraged Buyout Deal Sets New Example for Marijuana Industry

Bring on cannabis leveraged buyouts? Multistate operator Curaleaf Holdings (CSE: CURA; OTCQB: CURLF) on Dec. 28 announced the acquisition of Bloom Dispensaries, a private, integrated Arizona marijuana operator, in a deal valued at $211 million. Here are the basics: Bloom has four retail dispensaries, in Phoenix, Tucson, Peoria and Sedona, and two adjacent cultivation and processing facilities totaling …

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Lemoal Lemoal Builds First Ever Hempcrete Building in France: Step Forward Towards Sustainable Development

Paris studio Lemoal Lemoal has used hempcrete blocks to build the Pierre Chevet sports centre in France, which the studio believes is the country’s first public building built from the biomaterial. Named Pierre Chevet, the 380 square-metre sports hall is located in the town of Croissy-Beaubourg near Paris. The sports hall has hempcrete block walls Lemoal Lemoal used the building as an opportunity to experiment …

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GreenPee Company Installs Hemp-Based Urinals in Amsterdam to Put an Halt to “Wild Peeing”

Dutch company GreenPee has installed eight hemp-filled sustainable urinals in Amsterdam to combat an increase in people urinating in the streets after the coronavirus lockdown ended. Amsterdam council rushed to install the public urinals in the city centre as tourists returned and pubs reopened. Users urinate into the openings on the sides of the GreenPee planters, which have an internal tank filled with hemp …

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Researchers Refers Reddit to Understand What Kinds of Marijuana Posts Influenced Legalization Attitudes

Social media is a powerful tool in shaping political discourse, and a recent study that examined Reddit posts spanning over a decade sheds light on exactly what kinds of conversations may have influenced the public’s shift in support of marijuana legalization. A Brown University researcher used machine learning to analyze more than three million Reddit …

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Berlin Public Transit Offers Edible Hemp Infused Tickets For Riders Rejuvenation

Berlin’s public transit authority is hoping to take the stress out of holiday travel with promotional hemp-infused tickets that riders can eat. The cannabis publicity stunt doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that the newly sworn-in German coalition government has separately committed to legalizing marijuana nationwide. And the tickets are infused with hemp oil …

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Hempcrete Model home is a blueprint for sustainable, affordable housing in India

A startup in India’s Uttarakhand state has completed a hemp-based home it hopes will serve as a model for the expansion of sustainable, affordable housing in the state’s northeastern Himalaya region. Green builders and materials supplier Gohemp Agroventures, based in Faldakot, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand near the Himalayan foothills, said the region can reduce dependence on …

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