World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for […]

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Cannabis Stocks Buzz – Earth Science (ETST), International Consolidated (INCC …
INCC (INCC)'s wholly owned partner, Medical Cannabis Holdings, declared that it is on target for leasing personnel, equipment, security, accounting, financing and compliance to Eden's Garden, LLC, the first of MCHI's 10 identified recreational grow …
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International Cannabis Lovers Holiday 420 Connects with Earth Day to Re-Tool the Medical Marijuana Landscape

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Oakland, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 17, 2011

The medicinal cannabis industry is undergoing an accelerated shift of perception at warp speed. With over 60,000 media articles published this year on the subject of ‘medical marijuana’ and ‘medical cannabis’ – the industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and interest. The 420 Holiday, Earth Day and the newly created Deep Green festival all give cause to reflect on the emerging medicinal cannabis and hemp industries that are sure to become a major factor in the upcoming 2012 elections. Deep Green celebrates how jobs, taxes, economics, health, the environment, ecology and medical cannabis are all inherently linked.

“The uses of medical cannabis are far more diverse than intoxication; and the medical cannabis community is composed of more than just party animals. Deep Green is a festival for the entire medical cannabis community to honor and celebrate the many ways medicinal cannabis enhances our wellness, spirituality, industry, and inspiration,” said Steve DeAngelo, ED Harborside Health Center.

DeAngelo, an ardent medicinal cannabis activist of 40 years and ED of the nation’s largest model dispensary Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California will be one of the featured speakers at Deep Green.

“The idea for Deep Green grew out of my concern for how the 420 Holiday has typically been portrayed with a parade of stereotypical stoner images, sensational six foot joints, clouds of smoke, and dreadlocked debauchery, and an unending focus on the most outrageous and alienating segments of the community,” said DeAngelo in a recent interview. “As a mature and responsible lover of medical cannabis, I envisioned a holistic celebration of the plant, highlighting the many real ways medical cannabis contributes to the health and wellness of individuals and community alike.”

This April 20th holiday is an opportunity to celebrate this extraordinary moment and rally to the cause. The 420 holiday was started in 1971 by a group in San Rafael, California that was looking for a way to enjoy the drug in a socially accepted way. Now it has come to be known as a time to connect, reflect and celebrate medical cannabis. This is a ritual that still holds a deep meaning to the medicinal cannabis culture. For those on the frontlines of medical cannabis – and in an effort to break widely perceived stigmas – it’s time to re-tool and reflect on some history making moments that have occurred in the industry in the last few years.


In October of 2009, the Attorney General Eric Holder states that the Justice Department will not prosecute and calls for review of marijuana cases on a case-by-case basis consistent with the state and local law enforcement authorities.

In November of 2009 The American Medical Association (AMA) issues a resolution that asks the Federal government to review the restrictions on medical marijuana in order to ease the way for more research.

In March of 2011 the first real market data of the medical cannabis industry’s economic power was released by See Change Media and the National Cannabis Industry Associations first lobbying day on Capitol Hill – citing domestic sales of medical marijuana to be 1.7 billion dollars.

As of 2011 there are 15 compassionate states and D.C. who have passed and are implementing their compassionate use legislation, with dozens of more states considering initiatives for their states future health and economies.

The time has come to celebrate the 420 Holiday responsibly by integrating holistic health, environment and the precepts of Earth Day into the conversation. It’s the dawning of a new age and the medical cannabis revolution is upon us.

The Deep Green festival is the first Earth Day celebration of medical cannabis, health and ecology will be held Saturday April 23rd at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. The event will feature music, speakers, workshops and over 75 exhibits.

Details about Deep Green can be found at deepgreenfest.com. For more information on Harborside Health Center, please visit harborsidehealthcenter.com.

About Harborside Health Center

Harborside Health Center is the nation’s largest not-for-profit model medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California. Founded in 2005 by national cannabis leader Steve DeAngelo, Harborside has 70,000 registered patients. A landmark Bay Area medicinal cannabis facility, the center offers patients free holistic health services, lab tested medicine and education. ‘Out of the shadows and in to the light’ epitomizes DeAngelo’s mission to enlighten the public on the many medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the plant and actively works to empower the country to change its image of it.

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(ALGA) Algae International Group Subsidiary, American Seed & Oil Company, Advocates For Legal Hemp on Capital Hill

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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

The American Seed & Oil Company, a subsidiary of Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA) shared its first hemp crop progress last week at the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. and joined the HIA on Capital Hill to lobby for the exclusion of hemp from the definition of marijuana. American Seed & Oil joined forces with hemp industry leaders to include Nutiva and Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soaps at the HIA Conference.

To learn more about the Company’s cannabis business strategy and the progress to date in the development of that strategy, visit the Company’s new American Seed & Oil Company website. In particular, read ‘The Introduction Of The American Seed & Oil Company’ found on the website to specifically learn about the Company’s current hemp crop and all three new cannabis industry subsidiaries.

http://www.americanseedandoil.com/news/alga-introduces-american-seed-oil-company

About Algae International Group, Inc. and The American Seed & Oil Company, Inc.

(OTC: ALGA) Algae International Group, Inc. first became interested in the cannabis opportunity last year while attempting to build a business to produce bio diesel from cold pressed algae oil. While the ‘promise’ of the cannabis market is great, the path to achieving the ‘promise’ is unclear. An incubator improves the odds of success in an early and rapidly evolving market by building multiple, complimentary businesses with an initial strategy to explore market opportunity rather than to attempt seizing market opportunity prematurely. Accordingly, the Company is starting with three incubated subsidiaries, and will continue to explore the introduction of additional complimentary subsidiaries. As subsidiaries develop to a viable stage of independence, the Company will spinoff such subsidiaries creating independent ROI opportunities for parent shareholders.

Learn more about the incubated subsidiaries at http://www.AmericanSeedandOil.com.







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(ALGA) Algae International Group Subsidiary, American Seed & Oil Company, Advocates Hemps Environmental Benefit at UN Climate Change Summit

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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2014

The American Seed & Oil Company, a subsidiary of Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA) participated last week in the U.N. Climate Change Summit (http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/). Hemp is a sustainable agricultural crop with proven benefits to the environment not to mention its potential as a sustainable clean fuel alternative to hydrocarbon based fuels.

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Congressional Research Report – June 2014 – Hemp As An Agricultural Commodity

(http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/crs/RL32725.pdf)

Forbes: Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment

(http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/05/29/industrial-hemp-a-win-win-for-the-economy-and-the-environment/)

To learn more about the Company’s cannabis business strategy and the progress to date in the development of that strategy, visit the Company’s new American Seed & Oil Company website. In particular, read “The Introduction Of The American Seed & Oil Company” found on the website under “news” to specifically learn about the Company’s current hemp crop and all three new cannabis industry subsidiaries.

About Algae International Group, Inc. and The American Seed & Oil Company, Inc.

(OTC: ALGA) Algae International Group, Inc. first became interested in the cannabis opportunity last year while attempting to build a business to produce bio diesel from cold pressed algae oil. While the “promise” of the cannabis market is great, the path to achieving the “promise” is unclear. An incubator improves the odds of success in an early and rapidly evolving market by building multiple, complimentary businesses with an initial strategy to explore market opportunity rather than to attempt seizing market opportunity prematurely. Accordingly, the Company is starting with three incubated subsidiaries, and will continue to explore the introduction of additional complimentary subsidiaries. As subsidiaries develop to a viable stage of independence, the Company will spinoff such subsidiaries creating independent ROI opportunities for parent shareholders.

Learn more about the incubated subsidiaries at http://www.AmericanSeedandOil.com