The 25th 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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Possibly positioning himself for another attempt at the White House, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he believes states should be allowed to legalize marijuana and that, as governor, he has helped move Texas in the direction of decriminalizing marijuana.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Wednesday that he supports making medical marijuana available in Louisiana, as long as it is tightly controlled.
Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday took the oath of office for a second term and delivered his inaugural address at the War Memorial in Trenton. During his inaugural address he called for an end to the drug war and compassion for those suffering from drug addiction.
Illinois medical marijuana patients would have to be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year, under rules proposed by state officials on Tuesday -- and they would also give up their Second Amendment right to own a gun.
Past medical marijuana bills have gained little traction in the Tennessee Legislature, and both Democratic sponsors of the last bill, proposed in 2012, lost re-election bids after their districts were redrawn by Republicans. But Rep. Sherry Jones, a Democrat from Nashville, said she is "very hopeful" about her bill's chances this year.
West Virginia Del. Mike Manypenny (D-Taylor) on Thursday introduced a bill that would allow state residents with debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS, to access and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
Now that the Seattle Seahawks have defeated the San Francisco 49ers, history’s first All-Weed Super Bowl will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, in the Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on February 2. Both teams have 15-3 records.
Toke TV Must Read of the Week
No matter how many times it is debunked, the myth comes back again and again, even endorsed by veterinarians and others who should know better. “Marijuana poisoning on the rise in pets,” we were told by a headline this week. Trouble is, cannabis is nontoxic to all mammals, so “marijuana poisoning” is simply impossible.
You can count on some clueless mainstream reporter, on a regular basis, claiming that marijuana can “hurt your pets” or is “bad for Fido.” It’s just not true.
The latest silly story about poisoned pets comes thanks to NBC News’ Brian Alexander, who really should have checked out his facts before publicly showing just how sloppy a reporter he can be.