Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana

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Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — Most Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses fewer harms to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents […]

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March 4, 2016 – Report: Cannabis Will Overtake Tobacco by 2029

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March 4, 2016 – Report: Cannabis Will Overtake Tobacco by 2029
Competition within the cannabis industry is fierce. San Francisco-based Ackrell Capital predicts that the cannabis industry will reach $ 100 billion by 2029, toppling numbers achieved by the tobacco industry, in a recent report. The report predicts that …
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No More Cannabis Clubs and Absolutely No Drive-Thru Dispensaries for Portland
One thing that seems to inevitably come along with marijuana legalization is the implementation of numerous restrictions that change not only state to state, but in some cases county to county. Of course, this is not much different than any other …
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Faith leaders back medical cannabis bill
The Rev. Patty C. Willis of the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society joins members of the faith community speaking in favor of medical cannabis at the state Capitol on Friday, March 4, 2016, in Salt Lake City. She was joined by representatives …
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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Gives Farmers Green Light To Grow Hemp

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April.

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April.

 
“We used to grow tobacco on the farm and now basically we just have cattle and grow hay, and it just

seems like a good alternative crop,” said Steven Albert, a farmer from Green County. 

Albert came to a Hemp Commission meeting to learn more. 

The state legalized industrialized hemp if federal law would allow it.

Well, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not prosecute the two states that legalized marijuana.  Furthermore,

Comer says the man who wrote the memo testified the government would not prosecute hemp farmers.

Comer says this gives Kentucky the green light.

“This is a very exciting first step, and we’ll just have to see.

History will decide whether this was a defining moment in Kentucky agriculture, or not,” said Comer.

He and Senator Rand Paul plan to send the DOJ a letter announcing the state’s intent to move forward.
“I can’t imagine why they would be opposed to it,” said Comer.
Things are moving quickly, but farmers like Albert need to learn how to grow hemp.

“Farmers in Green County know how to grow tobacco, tomatoes, anything you can think of,

but when I ask them how do you grow hemp?  How do you harvest hemp?  Most of them say they don’t know,” said Albert.

The state needs to work out some regulatory issues before anybody puts seeds in the ground.

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