Friday, April 24, 2015

Toke Radio 81: Bill Would Respect State Marijuana Laws! Rubio Wants Pot Crackdown! Oregon Cops Want $5M To Go After Weed!


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Bill In Congress Would Allow States To Determine Their Own Marijuana Laws

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U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and five Republican co-sponsors on Tuesday introduced legislation in Congress that would modify the federal Controlled Substances Act so that anyone acting in compliance with a state marijuana law would be immune from federal prosecution.

U.S. Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

(Hemp News)

The U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon confirmed the nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General in a 56-43 vote. The results of the vote have been highly anticipated, as significant partisan bickering had stalled her appointment for months. 

Presidential Candidate Rubio Wants To Enforce Federal Law In Marijuana States

(Hemp News)

Prospective candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination continued their baffling verbal assault on cannabis this week, as Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined Chris Christie in pledging a federal crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana.

Oregon: What Legalization? Police Want $5 Million For Marijuana Enforcement

(Hemp News)

Legalization? What legalization? Advocates may rightly be asking this question after the Oregon State Police requested a $3.9 million budget increase to go after marijuana. 

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Senate Committee

(Hemp News)

A bill which would legalize the medicinal use of marijuana in the Keystone State unanimously passed a Pennsylvania Senate committee on Tuesday.

Ohio: Group Close To Getting Legalization On Ballot; Accused Of Sabotaging Grassroots Effort

(Hemp News)

The group ResponsibleOhio claims it is more than halfway towards its goal of getting marijuana legalization on the state ballot. But advocates trying to put a rival initiative on the November 5 ballot have accused founders of the well-financed ResponsibleOhio of sabotaging its smaller, weaker competitor last year before launching its own effort.

Alabama: Key Senator Blocks Medical Marijuana Bill; Says State 'Not Ready'

(Hemp News)

Medical marijuana may have been passed by an Alabama Senate committee this week, but a powerful politician quickly blocked the way for further progress, declaring the state is "not ready" for such legislation. The full membership of the Senate won't even get the chance to debate the bill unless he changes his mind. 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Toke Radio 80: Americans Want Legal Weed! Obama Supports Medical Marijuana! Christie Promises Crackdown!

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New Poll Finds 53% Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A new poll from Pew Research Center finds that 53 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, with 44 percent opposed. As recently as 2006, just 32 percent supported legalization, while nearly twice as many -- 60 percent -- were opposed, according to Pew.

President Obama Declares Full Support For Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

President Barack Obama will state his full support for medical marijuana in a CNN special to be aired on Sunday.

 Gov. Chris Christie Promises To Crack Down On Marijuana If Elected President

(Hemp News)

If you want to see a massive marijuana crackdown in the United States, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is your guy.

Spineless Federal Judge Declines To Remove Marijuana From Schedule I List

(Hemp News)

If you've ever doubted that the deck is stacked, you can safely lay those doubts to rest. A federal judge in California on Wednesday unexplainably declined to remove marijuana from a list of the most dangerous drugs, ignoring all evidence to the contrary.

Georgia Governor Signs Low-THC Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Into Law

(Hemp News)

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday signed legislation immediately legalizing the use of low-THC medical marijuana oil to treat eight serious medical conditions.

Washington Legislature OKs Gutting Medical Marijuana Program Under Legalization

(Hemp News)

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a bill essentially gutting the state's medical marijuana program, sending to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee a bill that eliminates medicinal cannabis dispensaries now that the state's recreational market is nominally in place. 

Jesse Ventura On Washington State's I-502: 'That's Not Legalization'

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said in a Tuesday interview that the patients of Washington State should “stand up” to efforts to shut down the medical marijuana community, and called the taxation scheme of recreational legalization measure I-502 “unfair and unworkable.”

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Washington Citizens' Initiative Does More To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

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With Washington Governor Jay Inslee looking increasingly likely to sign SB 5052 into law, it may end up being a waste of taxpayers’ money. Due to its violating federal and HIPPA laws, a federal injunction could be issued, ending SB 5052 before it can cause harm to patients. Showing that SB 5052 violates the state constitution will take longer in state court. 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Toke Radio 79: Congressmen Tell DOJ To Halt MMJ Prosecutions! Tax Reform For Legal Marijuana Businesses! Drug Cartels Buy Prostitutes For DEA Agents!


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Smackdown: Congressmen Tell Justice Dept. To Halt MMJ Prosecutions!

(Hemp News)

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Reps. Sam Farr (D-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) refuted the Justice Department’s recent interpretation of a spending provision intended to protect state medical marijuana laws and confirmed that any criminal or civil action against medical marijuana providers is a violation of federal law.

Rep. Blumenauer, Sen. Wynden Announce Tax Reform For Legal Marijuana Businesses

(Hemp News)

 

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Thursday announced plans to introduce bicameral legislation next week that would reconcile state marijuana laws and federal tax law.

DEA Agents Consorted With Prostitutes Provided By Drug Traffickers

(Hemp News)

If you're an American citizen, you must be aware that federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents spend plenty of your tax money in Latin America. Recent revelations that DEA agents attended sex parties hosted by the same drug traffickers they were supposed to be fighting shed some revealing light on what they've been up to.

Texas: Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Bill To Reduce Penalties For Marijuana Possession

(Hemp News)

The Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The hearing is scheduled to take place in the Texas State Capitol Extension E2.030 upon adjournment of the House. 

Louisiana Residents' Tolerant Views On Marijuana Not Reflected By Harsh State Laws

(Hemp News)

Louisiana residents have a much more relaxed and tolerant approach toward marijuana than is reflected by their state's harsh laws, according to a statewide survey conducted by Louisiana State University this winter. 

California Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom Supports Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is preparing for a 2016 gubernatorial campaign, and if an expected ballot measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana meets his criteria, he will endorse it and effectively become the public face of the campaign, betting his political future on the popularity of cannabis in the Golden State.

Missouri: Suspect Tells Cops, 'I'm Not Gonna Lie. I Sell Marijuana.'

(Hemp News)

A 27-year-old Missouri man was charged with selling marijuana after confessing during a traffic stop for having the wrong license plate, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said on Friday.

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Killing Medical Marijuana: How Could Olympia Stoop So Low?

(Toke Signals)

 Why does the Washington State Legislature want to undermine medical cannabis? New Approach Washington’s Alison Holcomb and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes with Initiative 502 clearly stated that if passed, it would have no effect on medical cannabis laws. Both repeatedly reassured voters that “I-502 won’t harm patients.”

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You MUST Hear The Karovas Milkshake - Russian Psychedelia!


“There aren’t too many bands out there that love 60s psychedelic pop rock more than The Karovas Milkshake. They’re a Russian band who released their first full length album, which oozes with flower-child charm. We’re talking sitar, electro saz, fat organ, and fuzzed out guitars.” ~ jotcamp

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Toke Radio 78: Legalization On 2016 Ballot In Nevada! NJ Gov. Refuses Sick Children! Washington State Screws Up Legalization!


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Nevada: Marijuana Legalization Will Appear On November 2016 Ballot

(Hemp News)

The Nevada Legislature is letting voters decide in November 2016 whether to end marijuana prohibition and regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Repealing Cannabis Prohibition

(Hemp News)

Last week the Associated Press reported on the introduction of H. 1561 in the Massachusetts Legislature; the bill would legalize recreational cannabis consumption and sales.

Former N.M. Gov. Gary Johnson Calls Washington State Pot Rules 'Worst-Case Scenario'

(Hemp News)

Former two-term New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, now CEO of a marijuana company, on Sunday told an audience of cannabis industry representatives that voters, not politicians, are behind the legalization movement, and he called Washington state's troubled implementation of legalization Initiative 502 a "worst-case scenario."

Virginia School Suspends 11-Year-Old For A Year For Leaf That Wasn't Marijuana

(Hemp News)

An 11-year-old sixth grader in Virginia has been suspended from school for 364 days after being caught with a leaf that wasn't even marijuana. 

New Jersey Governor Refuses To Help Suffering Children With Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's cold-hearted refusal to allow sick children in his state safe access to medical marijuana was the subject of a blistering editorial inMonday's Star-Ledger.

Washington: 10-Person Team Sells Marijuana For City Government

(Hemp News)

Just a few days after it opened, the nation's only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed. Open for just a few days, manager Robyn Legun, 36, was frantically trying to restock. "If I don't get this order in this morning, we're going to be out for the weekend," Legun fretted. Someone joked about a typical government operation, always running late.

Nevada Lawmaker Wants Medical Marijuana For Pets

(Hemp News)

A Nevada lawmaker on Tuesday proposed a bill in the Legislature that would grant ailing pets legal access to medical marijuana.

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There's Still Hope For Medical Marijuana Patients In Washington State

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By Kirk Ludden

 

Representatives in Olympia continue with politics as usual, listening to special interests and agencies that treat medical cannabis as if it has no medicinal properties. They are going against the voters by further restricting patients, and taking away their rights including proposing to drop patient possession limits once again, and breaking HIPPA laws by having a registry in the process with SB 5052.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Toke Radio 77: Federal Medical Marijuana Bill! Legalization Bill In Mass.! Dangerous Pesticides Allowed On Legal Marijuana!


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U.S.: Here's What's In The Historic Federal Medical Marijuana Bill

(Hemp News)

The historic medical marijuana bill being introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday -- the first ever such bill ever introduced in the Senate -- would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana. Beyond that, however, it would also implement a number of critical reforms that advocates have been seeking for years, according to those familiar with the legislation.

Massachusetts: Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Legalize And Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol

(Hemp News)

Massachusetts lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would make marijuana legal for adults and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.

U.S.: Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Restrictions On Growing Legal Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A study released on Wednesday of the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana either for medical or recreational use finds a patchwork of state laws and evolving policy that define allowed pesticide use and management practices in cannabis production. This variety of state law is occurring in the absence of federal registration of pesticide use for cannabis production because of its classification as a narcotic under federal law.

Illinois: Chicago Police Used Marijuana To Disappear Young People

(Hemp News)

Marc Freeman disappeared inside Chicago's Homan Square police warehouse for hours last year, but you wouldn't know that from his arrest report. His time in custody wasn't logged on the books until he appeared at another police station, seven hours after his arrest -- and his case isn't unique.

New Hampshire: House Approves Removing Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

(Hemp News)

The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill 297-67 that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The measure will now be considered in the Senate. 

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Both House, Senate Sponsors

(Hemp News)

For the first time ever, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Safe Access Act will be sponsored in both houses of the Alabama Legislature. The companion bills are expected to be filed in the Alabama Senate and House on Tuesday, March 17.

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Legislation Expected On Governor's Desk This Year

(Hemp News)

Both advocates and critics expect a medical marijuana bill to reach Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's desk this year.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Toke Radio 76: Legal Weed In Nation's Capital! Free Weed For Low Income Canadian Patients! Wasilla Responds To Legalization By Outlawing Pot Brownies!


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U.S.: Marijuana Officially Becomes Legal For Adults In Nation's Capital

(Hemp News)

A voter-approved law making marijuana legal for adults in Washington, D.C. officially took effect on Thursday, February 26, at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Missouri: Bill Introduced To Release Jeff Mizanskey From Life Sentence For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

In a very rare move, a Missouri legislator has proposed a bill to free one man from prison. That happened this week when Rep. Shamed Dogan filed House Bill 978, which would allow a parole board to release any prisoner serving a life sentence for nonviolent marijuana charges. 

Israel: 'We Can Become A Cannabis Superpower,' Says Green Leaf Party

(Hemp News)

Running up to the March 17 elections, Israel's Green Leaf Party on Wednesday announced a comprehensive economic study showing higher than expected revenues of about NIS 3 billion per year for the state if the cannabis market is regulated by law.

Jamaica: Cannabis Global Initiative To Assist Marijuana Companies Entering New Market

(Hemp News)

Legislation to make provisions for ganja reform was approved by the Jamaican Cabinet and tabled in the Senate in January 2015. This Bill, the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015, and popularly called the Ganja Bill, opened the door to the emergence of new financial and commercial opportunities for companies who want to do business in Jamaica.

Canada: Patient Assistance Program For Medical Cannabis Use Announced

(Hemp News)

CannTrust Inc., a licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis in Canada, today announced CannTrust Access, a comprehensive patient assistance program for medical cannabis compassionate use in Canada.

Kind Financials Gets 2nd Round Of Funding To Provide Financial Solutions To Cannabis Industry

(Hemp News)

Kind Financial, (formerly KindBanking), the financial solutions platform for the cannabis industry, on Thursday announced that it has secured its second round of funding.

Alaska: Wasilla Bans Pot Brownies; Says Smoking Weed Still Illegal If It Pisses Off The Neighbors

(Hemp News)

Well, nobody can say the Wasilla City Council wasn't ready when marijuana legalization came along, no sir. Less than three hours before recreational cannabis became legal across the state, the council on Monday banned making pot brownies at home.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Toke Radio 75: Pot Doesn't Increase Car Crashes! Drug Czar Is Recovering Alcoholic! 100 Tribes Look At Marijuana Business!


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U.S.: NHTSA Study Concludes Marijuana Doesn't Increase Car Crashes

(Hemp News)

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has concluded that smoking marijuana before driving doesn't make you more likely to get into a car crash, especially when compared to drinking before driving.

U.S.: Recovering Alcoholic Confirmed As Drug Czar, Takes Top Spot At ONDCP

(Hemp News)

President Obama’s nominee for director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), acting director Michael Botticelli, was confirmed by the Senate 92-0 on Monday, granting him one of the nation’s highest drug-control offices.

California: Legislator Introduces Bill To End Organ Transplant Denials For Medical Marijuana Patients

(Hemp News)

California State Assembly member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) has introduced AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, a bill aimed at preventing medical marijuana patients from being unduly denied organ transplants.

Washington: Small Town Plans To Run Its Own Marijuana Store By Month's End

(Hemp News)

 

The City of North Bonneville, Washington, a community of about a thousand residents on the Columbia River, doesn't appear extraordinary at first glance, but it's unique in one way: It's about to become the first municipality in the state to run its own marijuana store.

Washington: Federal Judge To Hear Motion To Dismiss In Kettle Falls 5 Medical Marijuana Case

(Hemp News)

A motion to dismiss will be heard in federal court Thursday, February 12, in a widely watched medical marijuana case involving a family from rural northeastern Washington State. Larry Harvey, 71, and other family members of the so-called "Kettle Falls Five" have moved for dismissal of their case, arguing that a recently enacted Congressional measure forbids the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting them.

U.S.: More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing, Selling Marijuana

(Hemp News)

More than 100 Native American tribes have reportedly contacted FoxBarry Farms, a company which says it is building the nation's first marijuana cultivation facility on tribal land, over the past month expressing industry in the cannabis industry.

Police Raid Family Over Suspected 'Meth Lab' -- It Was Maple Syrup

(Hemp News)

Overzealous law enforcement agents continue to take the War On Drugs to what we’d call a deeply silly level — if it didn’t so easily, and so often, result in tragic consequences.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ian Matthews ~ Perfect Timing [1990]





There's no such thing as perfect timing 
Nothing's wrong but nothing's rhyming 
There's no such thing as perfect timing 
Nothing's deeper than what I'm in right now 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Toke Radio 74: Surgeon General Says Marijuana Helpful! Daily Cannabis Use Doesn't Change Brain! Veterans Deserve Medical Weed!


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U.S.: Surgeon General Says Marijuana Can Be Helpful

(Hemp News)

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has joined the growing number of top medical professionals and organizations favoring the reform of marijuana allows to allow access to cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Study: Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Change Brains Of Teens Or Adults

(Hemp News)

It's a repeating pattern. Last year, the mainstream press gave lots of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana use could cause abnormalities in the brain. But now that new research, using better techniques, indicates that claim simply isn't true, it doesn't get nearly as much coverage.

Congress Looks At Expanding Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

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U.S. House Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and eight bipartisan Congressional cosponsors on Tuesday introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act,” marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal.

Washington's I-502 Pot Stores Say If You Can't Beat The Competition, Have Them Outlawed

(Toke Signals)

The press blitz began months ago, and it became absolutely inescapable once 2015 started. Article after article has appeared in the mainstream press about the supposed need to extinguish medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington.

Oregon Group Launches New Effort To Defend Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

The successful campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon has launched a new effort to defend Oregon’s marijuana law from those who are trying to undermine the measure.

Alabama: Senator 'Tired Of These People,' Won't Release Medical Marijuana Survey

(Hemp News)

 

An Alabama state senator this week proclaimed "I'm really tired of dealing with these people" when pressed to release a doctor survey he ordered, which was conducted by the state medical association.

Study Says Florida Is Worst State For Marijuana Smokers

(Hemp News)

An informal study by has shown Florida is the worst state in the Union for marijuana smokers.

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Cannabis POW of the Month: Former Marine Larry Duke Is Serving Life Without Parole

(Hemp News)

 

By Cheri Sicard

“We hope you go home soon Larry.”

These  are words Larry Duke, serving two life sentences without possibility of parole for a nonviolent marijuana offense, hears from the most unlikely of sources… the federal prison guards who are paid to keep the 68-year-old grandfather incarcerated.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Toke Radio 73: Marijuana Is Nation's Fastest Growing Industry! The DEA Is Watching You! Weed Vending Machine Comes To Seattle!


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U.S.: Report Says Legalized Marijuana Is Nation's Fastest Growing Industry

(Hemp News)

Legalized marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a new report.

U.S.: Huge DEA Program Revealed To Trace Americans' Locations With License Plates

(Hemp News)

Big Brother is watching you. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has started a huge national license plate tracking program, and civil liberties advocates are not happy.

U.S.: Rep. Blumenauer Grills FDIC On Blocking Financial Services To Marijuana Businesses

(Hemp News)

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) on Thursday sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg asking for clarification on what guidance the FDIC provides to banks who offer financial services to marijuana-related businesses, and what role, if any, the FDIC played in M Bank’s decision to abruptly suspend operations in Colorado.

Washington: Marijuana Vending Machine Coming To Seattle

(Hemp News)

Seattle-area medical marijuana patients will soon be able to buy their cannabis from a vending machine.

Oregon: Gov. Kitzhaber Claims Home Marijuana Possession Limits Are Too High

(Hemp News)

Oregon voters -- a whopping 56 percent of them -- approved Measure 91, which legalized marijuana, up to half a pound of it at home. But now Gov. John Kitzhaber has apparently decided he knows better than voters, and on Tuesday he indicated me might ask the Legislature to set lower limits.

Lebanon: Hashish Growers Say They're Ready To Join Fight Against ISIS

(Hemp News)

Hashish growers in Lebanon's cannabis-rich Bekaa Valley say they are ready to join the fight against Islamic militant group ISIS.

Facebook Bans Reporter For Mentioning The Price Of Legal Marijuana

(Toke Signals)

 

Washington state cannabis journalist Steve Elliott, editor/owner of Toke Signals, editor of Hemp News and NW Leaf columnist, on Thursday received a 30-day ban from Facebook… for mentioning the price of legal Washington weed in a comment.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Night Shift ~ The Reefer Song [1977]





http://www.tokesignals.com/ ~ This original, written by lead vocalist/guitarist Ronnie McCarley of Hamilton, Alabama, was recorded in 1977 by the band Night Shift, which also featured Dudley Davidson on guitar, Kenny Umfress on keyboards, Brad Wallace on bass, and Steve Elliott on drums.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Toke Radio 72: Americans Say Weed Safer Than Milk! Marijuana-Based Sex Spray Hits Shops! Pot Strain Named After Seahawks Star!


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Safer Than Milk? More Americans Want To Ban Raw Milk Than Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Public perceptions of marijuana have certainly shifted. According to a recent study, more Americans now favor banning unpasteurized milk than favor banning marijuana.

U.S. Corporation Files 2nd Patent Application For CBD/Ibuprofen Pain Combo

(Hemp News)

Stevia Corp., an international farm management company and healthcare company, has announced the filing of a second important provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for pain treatment using a combination of ibuprofen and cannabidiol (CBD).

Marijuana-Based Sex Spray Hits Shops In Colorado

(Hemp News)

A new marijuana-based spray which claims to help women have better sex is hitting the shelves in Colorado this week.

Washington: I-1372 Gathering Signatures To Protect And Strengthen Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Backers of a new initiative to strengthen Washington state's medical marijuana law are now gathering signatures.

"Initiative Measure No. 1372, filed January 6, 2015, will protect and strengthen the medical cannabis law, RCW 69.51A, by offering compassion, clarity and consistency," said Kirk Ludden of Cannabis Patient Protection Washington (CPPWA) on Wednesday.

Petitions are at the website: www.cppwa.org .

Kansas: Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced; Senate Hears From Supporters, Opponents

(Hemp News)

State Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) and state Rep. Gail Finney (D-Wichita) have once again introduced medical marijuana bills in the Kansas Legislature, as they've done every year since 2009.

Indiana: Two Medical Marijuana Bills Filed In Legislature

(Hemp News)

 

Two Democratic lawmakers have filed bills that would allow the use of medical marijuana in Indiana, but neither measure is likely to make any progress in the Republican-controlled Legislature, according to observers.

New Marijuana Strain Named After Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch

(Hemp News)

Talk about a super bowl, man. Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a potent new marijuana strain named after him in the Emerald City... for the second year in a row.

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Brazil Legalizes CBD; Activists Vow To Continue Fight For Full Access To Medical Marijuana

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By Sergio Vidal

President, Multidisciplinary Association for the Study of Medical Marijuana (AMEMM)

 

Today, many scientists in different countries support the use of marijuana-based medicine as an effective treatment for diseases and to relieve various symptoms, including: AIDS, sickle cell anemia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spasticity, glaucoma, rheumatism, among others.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Toke Radio 71: Federal Judge Weighs Marijuana's Classification! Native American Pot Farm Opens In Feb.! 2 Legalization Measures In Ohio!


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U.S. Federal Judge Weighing Constitutionality of Marijuana's Classification

(Hemp News)

A federal judge in California is looking at the constitutionality of marijuana's classification as a Schedule I drug along with heroin and LSD.

California: Native American Marijuana Farm Opens Next Month

(Hemp News)

A Northern California Native American tribe has announced it is building a $10 million indoor marijuana cultivation facility just north of Ukiah. 

Ohio: 2 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measures Emerge

(Hemp News)

Not one but two proposed ballot measures to legalize marijuana have emerged on Ohio in the past month.

Illinois: Medical Marijuana In Limbo As Hostile GOP Governor Takes Office

(Hemp News)

Illinois patients who are still waiting for safe access to medical marijuana were once again left disappointed on Monday when outgoing Democratic Governor Pat Quinn not only failed to award licenses to growers and dispensaries before leaving office, but actually tightened the state's already strict medical marijuana laws in one of his final acts in office.

Iowa: Benton Mackenzie Dies After Being Center of Medical Marijuana Debate

(Hemp News)

Benton Mackenzie, the Scott County, Iowa man who was convicted on marijuana charges after he used it to treat his cancer, died early on Monday.

Washington: Judge Rules State Can't Ban Doctors From Advertising Marijuana Authorizations

(Hemp News)

A Superior Court judge in Pierce County has ruled unconstitutional a state law which forbids doctors and other medical professionals from advertising medical marijuana authorizations in their advertisements. 

Israel: Green Leaf Party Offers Marijuana (In the Future) For Campaign Donations (Now)

(Hemp News)

One political party in Israel is offering marijuana for campaign donations. The only catch is, it's marijuana in the future for campaign donations now.

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