This teacher is the poster child for saying no to hard drugs

A TEACHER in Oklahoma already accused of bringing heroin and dozens of needles into her second-grade classroom is now facing additional charges in connection with the young students in her care. Megan Sloan, 27, was arrested on May 1 after another teacher at Holmes Park Elementary in Sapulpa reported finding Sloan discussing heroin and pawning school property on her Facebook account, which she left open on a computer, the Tulsa World reports. Police later went […]

Cocaine Is Destroying Forests in Central America

Once-forested lands are being used in money laundering operations Cocaine production is big business—according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a whopping 943 tons of the drug was produced in 2014 alone. And the United States is one of its biggest consumers, with 1.5 million regular users in the U.S. at any given time. But that addiction has more than economic consequences—it has environmental ones. As Oregon Live’s Kale Williams reports, Central […]

Lance Rhodes pleads guilty to murdering his mother and a child in ice-fuelled rage

Fuelled by ice Lance Rhodes arrived at the Lalor Park home he shared with his mother, Linda Adams, and niece Hayley Rhodes, just before 11pm on September 8, 2015. “We’re going to have fun tonight,” he said to Hayley, then 19. Lance Rhodes outside the NSW Supreme Court on Friday. Photo: Nine News The teenager said, “whatever” and went back to her bedroom, unaware of the horror that was about to follow. About five minutes later, Hayley […]

Aging mice get brains of two-month-olds thanks to cannabis

If human trials are approved and successful, this little plant could have a big impact on treating dementia It turns out the fountain of youth might spurt smoke instead of a magical liquid. Well, that’s not entirely true, but researchers did just discover that one of the active ingredients in marijuana – THC – was able to improve the brains of elderly mice to the level that they seemed like the brains of rodents who […]

Australian Company Hemp Foods On Hiring Spree

With the recent legalization of hemp as a food in Australia, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hemp foods manufacturer, Hemp Foods Australia plans to expand its operations and is seeking experienced hemp professionals to help it do so. Because of Manitoba’s outstanding international hemp reputation, Hemp Foods Australia is specifically seeking a Production Manager from the area. The recent ruling by Coalition of Australian Governments will have an impact on the country’s economy and farming industry. […]

Marijuana effective in treating pain & other ailments but some science still lacking – study

Marijuana is effective in treating some illnesses, but there’s not enough science to determine its efficacy for others, a new report has found. The massive study may be the most up-to-date and comprehensive look at the efficacy of medical cannabis ever. There is “substantial” and “conclusive” evidence that cannabinoids, the compounds found in marijuana plants, can be useful for patients with chronic pain ‒ the most common complaint among medical marijuana users, according to the […]

Record huge haul: 900kg of ice worth $900m found in Chinese floorboard shipment

Authorities are calling it Australia’s largest seizure of ice, and the drugs – all 903 kilograms of it – was found in floorboards. The drugs, which police say are valued at almost $900 million, were seized when a suspect shipment of floorboards from China was found in a nondescript warehouse in Melbourne’s outer east. The drugs had been hidden between the wooden slats. It’s believed a Chinese organised crime syndicate was behind the importation and […]


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ran for Canada’s highest office under the pledge to completely legalize marijuana. It was a somewhat controversial position, but it won widespread support among Canada’s younger voting bloc. Many would argue that the promise of legal marijuana won him the race… As someone who is heavily invested in Canada’s current marijuana industry, this was the best possible news I could have received. Currently the industry is heavily regulated by Health Canada, […]

This potash fertilizer producer will help cannabis growers get a superior product

Diversifying towards the cannabis sector and organic fertilizers seems like a good idea for potash producers as the market continues to be depressed. Canada’s IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP) is creating a new research and development subsidiary called ICP Organics to focus on enhancing yields for cannabis growers and increasing the health impact and effects for consumers. The freshly formed company will invest up to Cdn$1 million into a number of facilities and companies with the intent […]

By legalizing medical marijuana would it help curb the opiate epidemic?

    (Reuters Health) – In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows. Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medicinal purposes, the analysis found. Hospitalization rates for opioid overdoses dropped 13 percent on average. At the same […]

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