Friday, August 22, 2014

Toke Radio 55: Four Men Beheaded For Marijuana! Taxpayers Paying For Anti-Pot Campaign! First Dispensary Opens In Connecticut!


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Saudi Arabia: Four Men Beheaded For Smuggling Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Four men have been beheaded by sword after being convicted of smuggling marijuana into Saudri Arabia, the interior ministry announced on Monday.

Oregon Taxpayers Paying For Anti-Marijuana Just Before Legalization Vote

(Hemp News)

An opposition campaign to Oregon's Measure 91 marijuana legalization initiative is taking shape -- and it's being funded with taxpayer money.

Connecticut's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

(Hemp News)

Connecticut's first medical marijuana dispensary opened on Wednesday night in South Windsor, and the state's other five dispensaries reportedly won't be far behind.

Seattle Cop Who Wrote 80% of Marijuana Tickets Returns To Duty

(Hemp News)

A bicycle officer who was briefly reassigned after it was discovered he had personally written 80 percent of the tickets for public marijuana use issued in the city this year has returned to his regular job, the Seattle Police Department announced Monday afternoon.

Seattle's Second Recreational Marijuana Store Opens

(Hemp News)

For almost six weeks now, Seattle's lone recreational marijuana store, Cannabis City, has struggling to stay open, repeatedly running out of legal cannabis priced around $25 a gram. Now, a second pot store, Herbal Nation, has finally opened in the Emerald City.

Maine: South Portland City Council Places Marijuana Legalization Measure On Ballot

(Hemp News)

The South Portland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to place a measure on the November ballot that would make private marijuana possession legal for adults within city limits.

Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Officially Certified In Santa Fe, N.M.

(Hemp News)

The Santa Fe City Clerk on Monday announced the Reducing Marijuana Penalties Campaign submitted enough valid signatures to qualify for the city's citizen initiative process setting the stage to give voters in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a vote on reducing marijuana penalties.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Toke Radio 54 : Banks Offer Services To Marijuana Businesses! Canada Edibles Ban Unconstitutional! Latin America's First MMJ Patient!


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U.S.: Banks Offering Financial Services To Marijuana Businesses

(Hemp News)

A top federal official on Tuesday said that 105 banks and credit unions are now doing business with legal marijuana merchants, and suggested that revised federal rules giving financial institutions the green light to provide services to cannabis businesses are starting to work.

Canada: Medical Marijuana Edibles/Topicals Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

(Hemp News)

Canada's ban on medical marijuana edibles and body creams is unconstitutional, a B.C. Court of Appeal judge ruled on Thursday.

Chile: Housewife Billed As Latin America's First Legal Medical Marijuana Patient

(Hemp News)

A 48-year-old woman in Chile has become the first legal medicinal cannabis patient in Latin America after being granted special permission by the Institute for Public Health due to having both systemic lupus and breast cancer.

Australia: Norfolk Island Medical Marijuana Approval Overturned By Commonwealth

(Hemp News)

It was a short-lived triumph. The approval of medical marijuana that had been granted by Norfolk Island's government was overturned on Thursday by the Australian Commonwealth.

Florida: Anti-Pot Group Claims Medical Marijuana Could Lead To Date Rape

(Hemp News)

An anti-marijuana group in Florida is making new claims that legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes could lead to date rape.

Washington: First Recreational Marijuana Edibles Sold Legally

(Hemp News)

The very first edible recreational marijuana products are now being sold legally in Washington state, a month after cannabis itself went on sale in state-licensed stores.

Colorado: Gov. Hickenlooper Uses Scare Tactics In Marijuana Prevention Campaign

(Hemp News)

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has introduced his administration’s marijuana prevention campaign to deter underage consumption -- and unfortunately, it uses scare tactics rather than a reality-based approach. The campaign is slated to waste $2 million of taxpayer money.

Colorado: Company Announces Development of Marijuana Pizza

(Hemp News)

Marijuana, it seems, often leads to pizza. Now at least one company is cutting to the chase and combining the two. 

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Toke Radio 53: Teen Marijuana Use Down Under Legalization! Highway Fatalities Near Record Lows! GOP Still Hates Weed!


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Colorado: Teen Marijuana Use Down Since Legalization

(Hemp News)

Rates of current and lifetime marijuana use among Colorado high school students has dropped since the state's voters made marijuana legal in 2012, according to a Thursday press release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Colorado: Highway Fatalities Reach Near-Record Lows Since Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

The "stoned driving" laws that accompany recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington were sold to us as being necessary for public safety; the specter of stoned drivers was presented as something dangerous and potentially deadly. Many weed-hating cops were quite happy to find there's still legal reason to arrest potheads. Reality, meanwhile, is telling another story, as highway fatalities in Colorado are nearing record lows since pot was legalized.

GOP Congressmen Criticize Marijuana Legalization; Claim Pot Causes Car Wrecks

(Hemp News)

Congressional Republicans on Thursday criticized Colorado and Washington state for legalizing marijuana, claiming pot causes automobile accidents.

D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

(Hemp News)

The Washington, DC Board of Elections on Wednesday ruled that Initiative 71, an measure reforming DC’s marijuana laws, has enough valid signatures in order to qualify for the November ballot. One month ago, the DC Cannabis Campaign submitted 57,000 signatures, more than twice the number needed to qualify for the ballot.

Spain: Cannabis Club Rules Being Drafted In Catalonia; Would Allow Cultivation, Transportation

(Hemp News)

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia (a region of Spain) is drafting rules to regulate the cannabis sales associations which have become popular in the region. Cannabis clubs in Catalonia already have more than 165,000 members and take in about five million euros per month, according to published reports.

Australia: Norfolk Island Gives Go Ahead To Grow, Import, Export Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A Tasmanian company has been given the go-ahead to grow, import and export medical marijuana on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia which is not part of Australia's taxation or welfare system.

Russia: Bees Attack Police Who Were Destroying Marijuana Plot

(Hemp News)

I guess it makes sense that bees don't like buzzkills. Russian police suddenly found themselves in a "sting operation" on Tuesday when they were attacked by hundreds of angry bees as they attempted to destroy a marijuana plot close to Kostroma, northwest of Moscow. The officers fled in disorder from the scene.

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Growing Marijuana Under LED Lights: Spectrum and Wavelength

(Toke Signals)

With the increasing popularity of LED grow lights, manufacturers and distributors are innovating new ways to capture your attention. They like to lace genuine science with a healthy dose of marketing hype in hopes that you pause just long enough for them to dazzle you with the latest hyperbole. There are so many terms being thrown around, it can be difficult to dissect reality from marketing hype. 

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Toke Radio 52: Senators Ask White House To Clarify Pot Laws! New York Times Calls For Legalization! US and Canada Highest On Earth!


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Senators Ask White House To Clarify Federal Marijuana Laws

(Hemp News)

 

The Senate delegations from Colorado and Washington are seeking clarification from the Obama Administration on the regulations which will impact the legal marijuana trade in those two states.

New York Times Calls For Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

In yet another sign of the inevitability of cannabis law reform in the United States, The New York Times has called for marijuana legalization.

U.S. and Canada Higher Than Most Countries, When It Comes To Marijuana Use

(Hemp News)

The United States and Canada should be proud of themselves. According to an annual United Nations report on global drug use, they rank among the highest in the world, when it comes to marijuana use. Nigeria and Australia join the U.S. and Canada as the highest nations on Earth.

Germany: Court Allows Seriously Ill Patients To Grow Their Own Cannabis

(Hemp News)

Germany's Administrative Court of Cologne on July 22 ruled that some patients suffering from chronic pain should be allowed to grow their own cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

Florida: Wow! 88% Support Medical Marijuana; Majority Also Favors Legalization

(Hemp News)

As Floridians get ready to vote on medical marijuana in November, months of campaigning by both sides hasn't moved the numbers at all. A new poll shows 88 percent support for medicinal cannabis, the exact same level of support shown in May.

Brookings Institution Says Colorado Is Successfully Regulating Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Colorado is successfully regulating marijuana, according to a report released on Thursday by the Brookings Institution’s Center for Effective Public Management.

One Seattle Cop Issued 80% of Marijuana Tickets This Year; He's Been Reassigned

(Hemp News)

Eighty percent of the marijuana citations issued by the Seattle Police Department during the first half of this year were written by just one pot-hating cop -- and now that officer has been reassigned.

Australia: Flight Attendant Warns Passengers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing

(Hemp News)

Most of us would appreciate such a warning, but an Australian airline on Wednesday is apologizing for a flight attendant's tip to passengers that there were drug-detecting dogs waiting for them at a Sydney airport.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Toke Radio 51: Will Senate Protect Marijuana States? Oregon To Vote On Legalization! Chicago Hospital Wants To Sell Cannabis!


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Rand Paul Files Measure To Protect Medical Marijuana States From Feds

(Hemp News)

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday filed an amendment to Senate Bill 2569, the "Bring Jobs Home Act," that would explicitly allow states to pass medical marijuana laws despite the federal Controlled Substances Act. The amendment would also bar prosecutions of patients and doctors involved in medical marijuana when they are in compliance with state laws.

Oregon Marijuana Legalization/Regulation Measure Officially Qualifies For Ballot

(Hemp News)

It’s official: Oregon voters will decide in November whether to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Chicago Hospital Wants To Sell Medical Marijuana, But Stymied By Federal Law

(Hemp News)

 

If officials at Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital get their wish, authorized medical marijuana patients could one day buy their cannabis at a hospital dispensary, just like patients buying antibiotics or pain relievers at the hospital's pharmacy.

First Recreational Marijuana Sold In Seattle Heads For Museum

(Hemp News)

The very first recreational marijuana legally sold in Seattle will become part of a display at the city's Museum of History and Industry, after the woman who was first in line donated part of her purchase on Tuesday.

Washington: Moody's Says High Taxes May Slow Marijuana Revenue

(Hemp News)

High taxes and a low number of storefront licenses mean that revenue from legalized marijuana sales in Washington state could be "minimal" this year, according to Moody's Investor Service.

Washington: Marijuana Businessman Sues Liquor Control Board Over Denied License

(Hemp News)

A Washington marijuana businessman is suing the state's Liquor Control Board, saying the agency rejected his application to retail cannabis over a minor technicality. The suit alleges that the board put him and his partners at risk of substantial financial loss.

Washington: Blacks Disproportionately Ticketed For Public Marijuana Use In Seattle

(Hemp News)

When limited marijuana legalization measure Initiative 502 was on the Washington state ballot back in 2012, one of the main selling points touted by its supporters was the the measure would help eliminate racial disparities in low-level marijuana enforcement -- the kind that exist practically everywhere, and which were the subject of a recent American Civil Liberties Union study. But sadly, it appears I-502 didn't make a lot of difference in that regard.

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Marijuana Shows Great Promise For Alzheimer's -- But Research Is Stalled

(Hemp News)

 

Early use of marijuana apparently delays — and might even prevent — the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a leading scientist in the field. But the work of longtime researcher Gary Wenk of Ohio State University has come to a halt, despite the promising results.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Toke Radio 50: Pot Decrim In DC! House Approves Marijuana Banking! Cannabis For Illinois Patients In 2015!


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D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect In Nation's Capital

(Hemp News)

A marijuana decriminalization law passed by the D.C. Council took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The new law, like others around the United States, eases penalties for minor cannabis possession.

U.S. House Votes To Allow Banks To Work With Marijuana Stores and Dispensaries

(Hemp News)

In a historic vote, the U.S. House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan amendment by Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) preventing the Treasury Department from spending any funding to penalize financial institutions that provide services to marijuana businesses that are legal under state law. The amendment passed 231 to 192.

Illinois: Medical Marijuana Could Be Available To Patients In Early 2015

(Hemp News)

Patients in Illinois who qualify under the state's Medical Cannabis Pilot Program could be able to start legally using marijuana early next year, according to program coordinator Bob Morgan, who is a lawyer for the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Illinois: Medical Marijuana Now Legal -- But Where Are The Authorizing Physicians?

(Hemp News)

Now that medical marijuana has come to Illinois, how can qualified patients get authorized to legally use it? That can be a problem when physicians willing to certify patients for the state's Medical Cannabis Pilot Program are problematically scarce, according to a new study.

Black Police Leaders Say Marijuana Prohibition Damages Minority Communities

(Hemp News)

The president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) on Tuesday said that America's marijuana laws are total failures. John Dixon III, police chief in Petersburg, Virginia, speaking at the NOBLE's annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said law enforcement is too concerned with busting people for minor marijuana offenses.

Missouri: Governor Signs CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Law

(Hemp News)

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Monday signed legislation into law that allows the use of cannabidiol oil extracted from marijuana to treat epileptic seizures that can't be effectively treated by pharmaceuticals.

Los Angeles Seeks To Shut Down Marijuana Farmers Market

(Hemp News)

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said he will seek on Tuesday to shut down medical marijuana farmers market that launched in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles two weeks ago. Feuer said he will seek a restraining order blocking the operation of what he called the "so-called farmers market."

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The Straight Dope: Marketing Marijuana and Promotional Products
By Jenna Markowski

(Toke Signals)

As more legal marijuana businesses open their doors, there is a growing opportunity for the marketing industry to help budding “ganjapreneurs” (all of the puns in the marijuana industry are seriously the best) get the word out about their brands. These opportunities of course include the promotional product industry. However, before we get to all of that, first let’s get all of the legal jargon out of the way.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Toke Radio 49: Dying Cancer Patient Convicted For Growing Medicine! Pot Smell Can't Justify Search In Mass.! Tourists Love Legal Weed!


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Iowa: Dying Cancer Patient, Wife, Son Convicted of Growing Marijuana For Medicine

(Hemp News)

The unthinkable has happened in Iowa, where a dying cancer patient -- along with his wife and son -- has been convicted for growing marijuana.

Massachusetts: Smell of Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

(Hemp News)

Police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana as probable cause to justify a vehicle search, the state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday -- even if the smell is "strong" or "very strong," the justices said.

Tourists Loving Legal Marijuana in Colorado Ski Resort Towns

(Hemp News)

Tourists are responsible for up to 90 percent of recreational marijuana sales in some Colorado ski resort towns, according to a new analysis from the state. Those visitors are infusing tens of millions of dollars into the Mile High marijuana economy.

U.S.: New Poll Shows Young Adults Favor Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

A new Reason-Rupe study and survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 years old finds 57 percent of this demographic -- known as the millennials --believe the government should allow the recreational use of marijuana. Just 39 percent were opposed.

Brooklyn DA Won't Pursue Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

(Hemp News)

The Brooklyn district attorney's office on Tuesday announced that it will immediately stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases. The policy change comes after months of resistance from the New York Police Department.

Washington: First Day of Legal Marijuana Sales Sees High Prices, Long Lines

(Hemp News)

Twenty months after Washington's voters approved limited marijuana legalization measure Initiative 502, the first licensed recreational cannabis stores in the state opened on Tuesday to long lines. With only four shops open statewide of 24 that received licenses on Monday, prices were high and competition was nonexistent.

C0lorado: Man Offers Obama a Toke of Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A bar patron in Denver Tuesday night offered President Obama a joint, asking, "Do you want to hit this?" The President laughed and smiled, but didn't answer as he shook hands with other patrons.

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An Open Letter from Federal Marijuana Prisoner Chris Williams

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"While I do my best to keep positive and stick to doing my time, there are things out in the world that do affect me here. I have not felt this depressed and upset since first entering federal prison. I cannot describe what it is like to be in prison, you have to experience it for yourself to understand, but I hope you never have to experience it!"

Chris Williams

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Steve Elliott Eaten By His Cat On Caturday!





STEVE ELLIOTT EATEN BY HIS CAT ON CATURDAY!

We all know that Steve Elliott has been feeding his cat, Pookie, stray animals and small neighborhood children, accounting for the cat's ever-increasing waistline and predatory behavior.


After running out of cat food on Saturday, Pookie, suffering from a bad case of the munchies after eating three brownies, turned on her owner....and the fur flew. Elliott put up a valiant fight, but was no match for the 113 lb. cat. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

WA NORML's Keith Henson Is Definitely A Whiney Ass Bitch


Keith Henson of Washington NORML is definitely a whiney-ass little BITCH... LOL! :-D whiney ass BITCH got his wittle BITCH feewings hurt... 

The drama-prone Henson, proud owner of a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, worked himself into quite a lather when I first revealed, in a Facebook post, that he’d missed the meeting.
Wondering why whiney-ass bitch Keith hates me so much? Because I exposed him for being a FAKE activist and a slacker, to boot...

WA NORML Official Claims To Represent Patients; Doesn’t Show Up For Crucial LCB Meeting