Saturday, February 1, 2014

Toke Signals Radio 26: Americans Want Legal Pot! Hemp Farm Bill! U.K. Cannabis Poisoning Is B.S.!

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.

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in 32 minutes!

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Toke Signals Radio Bud Pick of the Week

Toke Signals Radio Stories of the Week

New Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

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.

Farm Bill Passes House With Hemp Research Intact

(Hemp News)

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

Groundbreaking Bill Reforming Federal Drug Sentences Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

(Hemp News)

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.

Experts Agree: British 'Cannabis Poisoning' Is B.S.

(Toke Signals)

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.

Florida Voters Will Get To Decide On Medical Marijuana In November

(Toke Signals)

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.

New Pro-Marijuana Billboards To Go Up Around Super Bowl Responding To New Anti-Pot Billboard

(Hemp News)

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.

Cops Set Up Fake 'Drug Checkpoint' Signs; Detain And Search Drivers Who React

(Toke Signals)

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.

Toke Must Read of the Week

Worth Repeating: Top 10 Studies Showing Medical Marijuana Helps Fight Parkinson's Disease

By Ron Marczyk (Toke Signals)

I have felt my own mortality and was humbled to learn that two long-time friends my age have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, both within the last few months of each other. My friends, and millions of others, are searching for any new treatment that could heal and restore brain homeostasis and halt the progression of this neurodegenerative disease.

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