The 26th 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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Yet another national poll has shown Americans want legal cannabis. A solid majority -- 55 percent -- of Americans support marijuana legalization, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. That majority would back nationwide laws similar to the ones in Colorado and Washington state, which allow adults over 21 to possess limited amounts of cannabis for personal use.
The Farm Bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday morning by a vote of 251 to 166, including the hemp provision. "This is a big first step towards allowing American farmers to once again grow industrial hemp," according to VoteHemp.org.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed bipartisan sentencing reform legislation that would reduce the federal prison population, decrease racial disparities, save taxpayer money, and reunite nonviolent drug law offenders with their families sooner.
How does one die from “poisoning” when the substance in question is one of the most non-toxic substances known to man? That’s a very relevant question to be asking today, as a British story of a woman dying supposedly of “cannabis poisoning” went viral on the web. Doctors and cannabis experts tell us that someone “overdosing on marijuana” is ridiculous, and virtually impossible.
Floridians will get to decide the medical marijuana question for themselves this November. A measure that would amend the state constitution to allow the medicinal use of cannabis in the Sunshine State cleared its final hurdle on Monday when the Florida Supreme Court approved its language.
The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) will launch two new billboards Thursday night near MetLife stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, in response to the anti-marijuana billboard posted yesterday by Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a group led by Patrick Kennedy that is working to keep marijuana illegal.
Checkpoints specifically to search for drugs are illegal, but that hasn’t stopped local cops in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, from still finding a way to violate people’s rights and conduct unreasonable searches — fake drug checkpoints.
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