Friday, January 17, 2014

Toke Signals Radio 24: Sen. Reid Says MMJ Works! Bills In PA, MD, MO, DC, NH! Mile 420 Sign Comes Down!

The 24th 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 25 minutes!

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Says Marijuana Has Medical Value

(Hemp News)

The U.S. federal government's classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug with no medical uses took another hit on Thursday, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said cities in his state of Nevada should move toward making medicinal cannabis available.

Washington Attorney General Says Cities, Counties Can Block Legal Marijuana Stores

(Hemp News)

Washington state's anemic marijuana legalization law is looking weaker by the minute. Now it appears much of the state won't even have local access to cannabis -- Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced cities and counties can block licensed, legal marijuana businesses from operating.

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania State Senate

(Hemp News)

A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday would legalize the medical use of marijuana in the state.

Maryland Lawmakers Launch Effort To Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

State lawmakers on Thursday launched an effort to pass a bill in this year's legislative session that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Maryland. Sen. Jamie Raskin, Del. Curt Anderson, and Del. Sheila Hixson were joined at a news conference by leaders of several state and national organizations, who announced the formation of a broad coalition in support of the forthcoming legislation.

Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved For Circulation In Missouri

(Hemp News)

Supporters of marijuana legalization petitions on Wednesday were cleared by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander to start gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot.

New Hampshire House Panel Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

(Toke Signals)

The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 170-162 in favor of passing HB 492, a bill to legalize, regulate and control marijuana for adults over 21, becoming the first state legislature to approve such a bill. Two other states, Colorado and Washington, have already legalized marijuana, but in both cases those laws were implemented through voter initiative.

Nation's Capitol Takes Major Step Toward Ending Marijuana Possession Arrests

(Toke Signals)

D.C. lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation that would eliminate criminal penalties under District law for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use.

Colorado Alters Mile 420 Marker Sign To Stop Thieves

(Toke Signals)

The “Mile 420″ sign found 148 miles outside of Denver on Interstate 70 East was stolen so often by souvenir-seeking stoners that the Colorado Department of Transportation has changed it to read “Mile 419.99″ in an attempt to fix the problem.

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