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Grow Pot, Make Money

Manitoba farmers already grow hemp for its seed and fibre& they might one day be growing for its medicinal properties too They came from the country as well as the city hoping to learn about a crop that could relieve their symptoms, revive their farms or reinvent their basements. And organizers of a two-day seminar

Hemp Genome Deciphered

staff / The fine line between the stuff rope and paper are made of, and the stuff Cheech and Chong s movies are made of, has been found on the plant s genome. A team of Canadian researchers has sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, which, depending on the strain, is known for its industrial


Legal Pot Production Offers Nice Profit

It has been called a lot of things over the years: grass, pot, Mary Jane, wacky weed. Now, researchers are suggesting a new moniker for marijuana: alternative investment. A new report on the U.S. medical marijuana market estimates the unconventional business already generates $1.7 billion in economic activity a year. But the market could grow