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