Friday, May 22, 2015

Toke Radio 85: Senate Panel OKs Medical Marijuana For Veterans! Sanders Leaves Door Open To Legalization! IL Senate Approves Removing Criminal Penalties!


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U.S.: Senate Panel OKs Medical Marijuana For Veterans

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The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 18-12 to approve an amendment to increase military veterans' access to medical marijuana.

Bernie Sanders Leaves Door Open For Marijuana Legalization

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Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday hinted at support for marijuana legalization, saying police didn't focus on arresting people for pot when he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Illinois Senate Approves Bill To Remove Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

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The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a bill 37-19 to remove criminal penalties for possession of a small amount of marijuana. The measure, which was approved by the House of Representatives in April, will now be sent to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for his signature. 

Louisiana Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Bill Reforming Marijuana Possession Law

(Hemp News)

Lawmakers in Louisiana on Wednesday took a major step forward when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to reform the state’s harsh marijuana possession law. If passed, Louisiana would join the growing number of states that have recently reduced penalties for small amounts of marijuana.

Oregon Court Rules Portland Police Pulling U.S. Mail For Dog Sniff Test Is Unlawful

(Hemp News)

 

Portland police and a U.S. postal inspector had no legal authority to intercept a package headed to a Portland home just because they suspected it contained contraband and a police dog later alerted to it, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

Washington Driver Gets 6 Months For Crash That Likely Had Nothing To Do With Marijuana

(Hemp News)

During the campaign leading up to the passage of marijuana legalization Initiative 502 in Washington state in 2012, many activists -- this writer included -- expressed grave concerns about the effect of 502's unscientific, arbitrary per-se cutoff point of 5 nanograms per milliliter as a "bright line" beyond which motorists are considered too high to drive. On Tuesday, a Vancouver, Washington marijuana user got a six-month jail sentence, followed by five years of probation, in a case that illustrates exactly why we were worried.

Washington Compliance Checks Show 4 Recreational Marijuana Stores Sell To Minors

(Hemp News)

Four Western Washington recreational retail marijuana businesses this month failed compliance checks conducted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB).

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Facebook's Marijuana Problem: User Banned For Sharing Mainstream News Story

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Cannabis journalist Steve Elliott on Saturday was banned by Facebook from posting, Liking or commenting for 30 days — for posting the link to a mainstream news story that had been shared by 1,400 other users of the social media site. 

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Toke Radio 84: Americans Ready For Legal Marijuana! Call To Action In Oregon! Cannabis Religion Growing Like A Weed!


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Increasing Percentages of Americans Ready For Legal Marijuana

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A new Harris Poll finds that the growing acceptability of marijuana among state lawmakers reflects attitudinal shifts amongst the general American public since 2011. Support for the legalization of marijuana for both medical treatment and recreational use has increased by seven percentage points over the past four years.

Oregon: Call To Action - Medical Marijuana Is Being Undermined By SB 964

(Hemp News)

In a scenario which is becoming sadly familiar, another state (hello, Washington!) is using the pretext of recreational marijuana legalization in an attempt to shut down medical marijuana facilities. 

Marijuana Based Religion Is Growing Like A Weed

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Do you use cannabis every day, religiously? So does Indiana's Bill Levin, and he's taking advantage of the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) -- passed to legalize discrimination against gays in restaurants and other establishments -- to offer a bold test of the law's ban on government restraints on the exercise of religion.

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

(Hemp News)

The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday voted 40-7 to approve a bill that would make it legal for seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with recommendations from their doctors. The bill will now go to the House for consideration.

President Obama Nominates Chuck Rosenberg To Head Beleaguered DEA

(Hemp News)

A senior F.B.I. official and former U.S. Attorney, Chuck Rosenberg, has been selected by President Obama as interim director of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Rosenberg has served as the chief of staff to the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, for the past 18 months.

Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Initiative 1372 Gaining Momentum In Washington

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With 20 co-sponsors for I-1372 so far, the word about the initiative — aimed at protecting medical marijuana patients in Washington state — is spreading like wildfire on Facebook and social media.

BUSH Series of Vaporizers Released in Conjunction with New Snoop Dogg Album

(Hemp News)

Snoop Dogg sure knows how to do an album release up nice and proper. Not only is he collaborating with vaporizer powerhouse Grenco Science, coordinating the release of a like-named "BUSH" vape pen with his new album, but when consumers buy the BUSH G Pro Vaporizer set, it will come with an included digital download of the new release.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Steve Elliott at Seattle Cannabis Freedom March, May 9, 2015





I enjoy taking part in the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March every year, doubly so when they allow me to speak. :)

One area of real concern, for me, was echoed by Tiger Weedz, who made the observation that this was the first cannabis march ever where he didn't feel safe to medicate. Is this really how we're going to allow "legalization" to happen? Not on my watch.

Thanks to my friend Kirk Ludden for the footage!




Friday, May 8, 2015

Toke Radio 83: Seattle Cannabis Cup Canceled! Texas House Panel Approves Legalization! Puerto Rico Goes Medical!


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Welcome To Legalization: Seattle Cannabis Cup Canceled

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Hear that massive sucking sound? That’s the sound of all Washington’s promised “cannabis tourism” dollars going south to Oregon.

Texas House Committee Approves Bill To Make Marijuana Legal For Adults

(Hemp News)

The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Wednesday approved a bill 5-1 that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. 

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order To Legalize Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico on Sunday signed an executive order yesterday legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S. territory. 

Louisiana Senate Approves Medical Marijuana; Bill Headed To House

(Hemp News)

The Louisiana Senate on Monday approved legislation which would legalize the medicinal use of cannabis. Senate Bill 143, which spells out how the state's medical marijuana industry would work, was approved on a 22-13 vote.

Delaware House Committee Approves Bill Removing Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

(Hemp News)

The Delaware House of Representatives Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday approved a bill 5-4 that would remove criminal penalties and potential jail time for possession of a small amount of marijuana and replace them with a civil fine similar to a traffic ticket. The bill now moves to the full House for consideration.

California: They're Coming After MMJ, and 'Law and Order' Is The Phrase of the Day

(Hemp News)

What's so scary about a free market? Almost two decades after California voters approved the medicinal use of marijuana, the state's cannabis trade is being described as a "Wild West," even as it has reached the status of a $2 billion industry.

Kentucky: Hemp Industry Growing, Attracting Processors, Investment

(Hemp News)

Kentucky's industrial hemp crop is growing and bringing new investors to the state, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced at a Tuesday news conference in Lexington.

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Compassion Killed By Greed: Marijuana and the Green Rush

By Donna Lambert

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I believe that human beings should have more rights than corporations.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Toke Radio 82: WA Ending Medical Marijuana Dispensaries! LEAP To Lead NYC Cannabis Parade! Rhode Island Wants Legalization!


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Washington Gov. Inslee Signs Bill Eliminating Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

(Hemp News)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on April 24 signed into law regulations which essentially eliminate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, along with the medicinal cannabis system as it's been known there since voters approved it back in 1998.

U.S.: Marijuana Businesses Access To Banking Act Reintroduced

(Hemp News)

U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Denny Heck (WA-10), along with a bipartisan group of 16 other Republicans and Democrats, on Wednesday re-introduced H.R. 2076, the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 to resolve the banking crisis marijuana-related businesses are facing.

Amendment Offered To Remove Restrictions Preventing VA From Recommending Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

When the U.S. House of Representatives this week considered the FY 2016 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon offered an amendment to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical marijuana. 

New York: LEAP To Lead Cannabis Parade In NYC May 2

(Hemp News)

Want to participate in a revolution?

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is leading the Cannabis Parade in NYC on this Saturday, May 2, reports Jack A. Cole of LEAP. "The first 60 people to signup to be part of the LEAP contingent for that parade will be given free LEAP T-shirts and badges," Cole announced on Facebook Tuesday.

"Send me an email at jackacole@leap.cc or text me at 617-792-3877, with your name, cell phone, email address, and T-shirt size to reserve a shirt," Cole said. "The LEAP contingent will walk behind our 'End the Drug War-Stop the Killing' Banner."

New York: Bipartisan Legislation Intro'd To Expedite Medical Marijuana Access

(Hemp News)

Patients, family members and activists stood with legislators on Tuesday as they announced the introduction of Assembly bill A. 7060, which would direct the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. The bill, introduced by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried and Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb, comes 298 days after Governor Cuomo signed the medical marijuana bill into law on July 5, and nine months after the Governor urged the Health Commissioner to do everything in his power to get medical marijuana to children suffering from life-threatening forms of epilepsy.

Justice, Rights Group Condemn Execution Of Nonviolent Drug Offenders By Indonesia

(Hemp News)

A number of U.S.-based and international criminal justice reform, human rights and public health groups on Tuesday are joining together to condemn the execution of nonviolent drug offenders by the Indonesian government that just took place.

Rhode Island: New Poll Finds Record 57% Support Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

A record-high 57 percent of Rhode Island voters support changing state law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, according to a survey conducted this month by Public Policy Polling. Only 35 percent were opposed. 

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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

(Hemp News)

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'

(Toke Signals)

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?

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 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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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