• Jamaica scientist launches medical marijuana firm

    Jamaica scientist launches medical marijuana firm0

    A prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur is launching a company that aims to capitalize on medical marijuana, a growing global industry that he asserted Wednesday could be a boon for the island’s chronically limping economy. Henry Lowe, a researcher who specializes in medicinal chemistry and the chairman of an institute that develops therapeutic and cosmetic

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  • Marijuana activist protests state’s pot laws for 23rd year in a row

    Marijuana activist protests state’s pot laws for 23rd year in a row0

    SKOWHEGAN, Maine — For 23 years, Donald Christen has stood outside Somerset County Superior Court on Patriots Day to protest marijuana laws in the state. He hopes this year is the last time he has to protest. Late last month, 35 legislators co-sponsored a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana and regulate it

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  • Can Smoking Weed Be Good For You?

    Can Smoking Weed Be Good For You?0

    Medical marijuana has been increasingly more popular–and in some cases more legalized–lately. While marijuana can be used to treat a bunch of things, a new medicinal use has been found for it. Can smoking weed be good for preventing diabetes? A new study shows that people who use marijuana have lower insulin levels, which lowers

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  • L.A. City Council bans e-cigarettes in public

    L.A. City Council bans e-cigarettes in public0

    The City Council voted unanimously in favor of both measures, which means e-cigarettes will soon be treated as regular cigarettes in terms of where you can use them and in terms of who can buy them. The L.A. City Council today will consider a new motion to be introduced by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell that would

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