Monday, December 16, 2013

Toke Signals Radio 21: MMJ Home Grow In WA? UN Loathes Legalization! Pot Returns To Pharmacopeia!

The 21st episode of Toke Signals Radio with host Steve Elliott takes a look at some of the biggest marijuana news stories of the week.

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in 30 minutes!

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Washington Liquor Board Reverses Itself; Recommends Medical Marijuana Patients Can Grow At Home

(Hemp News)

In a major victory for the medical marijuana community, the Washington State Liquor Control Board, under heavy patient pressure, on Wednesday reversed itself, signaling they will recommend to lawmakers that medical marijuana patients continue to be allowed to grow cannabis in their homes.

Uruguay Marijuana Legalization Challenged By UN's International Narcotics Control Board

(Hemp News)

The celebration is in full swing in Uruguay, which became the first nation in modern times to legalize marijuana, but a drug agency overseen by the United Nations on Wednesday claimed that the move violates an international treaty on controlled substances.

Experts Issue Standards On Cannabis, Restore Classification As A Botanical Medicine

(Hemp News)

The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), in a historic move, on Wednesday released the first installation of a two-part Cannabis monograph that classifies cannabis (marijuana) as a botanical medicine, alongside many other widely accepted complementary and alternative medicines.

It's Legal To Smoke Marijuana On Your Front Porch, Says Denver City Council

(Hemp News)

The Denver City Council on Monday overwhelmingly approved allowing adults to smoke marijuana on their front porches and private property, even if it's in clear public view. 

Seattle City Council Approves $27 Fine For Smoking Marijuana In Public

(Hemp News)

Smoking marijuana in public is still against the law in Washington state, even under legalization measure I-502, but it won't cost you very much, at least in Seattle.

Study: Marijuana Doesn't Cause Schizophrenia

(Hemp News)

Claims of a causal link between marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia have been some of the (literal) Reefer Madness claims hardest to extinguish, partly because of insistent coverage in the British tabloid press which actually led to the Brits re-criminalizing cannabis after briefly relaxing the laws. But yet another study, this one from Harvard Medical School, has found no association between smoking cannabis and going crazy.

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The Undergreen Railroad: Helping Marijuana Refugees Find Freedom

(Toke Signals)

A new nonprofit organization, The Undergreen Railroad, has formed to help marijuana refugees relocate from states with unfriendly cannabis laws to more compassionate states.

Studies Spanning 12 Years: Medical Cannabis Works

(Toke Signals)

A historic experiment in medical marijuana research spanning a dozen years, which brought new science to the debate on the place of cannabis in medicine, has found that the herb offers broad benefits for pain control from injuries, HIV, strokes and other conditions. 

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