Friday, April 4, 2014

Toke Radio 35: Americans Want Legal Marijuana! Doctors Want Medical Cannabis! DEA Wants You To Go Away!

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 21 minutes!

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Toke Radio Bud Pick of the Week

Toke Radio Stories of the Week

Poll Shows Increased Support For Making Marijuana Legal In U.S.

(Toke Signals)

A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center showed that for the second year in a row, a majority of Americans — 54 percent — support making marijuana legal. This represents a two percent increase in support from 2013. Only 42 percent support keeping marijuana illegal.

Two-Thirds Of Doctors Favor Medical Marijuana In New Poll

(Hemp News)

More than two out of every three physicians in the United States -- 67 percent -- say that medical marijuana should be an option for patients, according to the results of a new WebMD/Medscape poll.

DEA Head Tells Congress Her Agency Is 'Fighting Back' Against Administration's Tolerance Of Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart apparently has no problem trash-talking her boss. The administrator of the DEA repeatedly criticized the Obama Administration at a Wednesday hearing on the DEA’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession In Nation's Capital

(Hemp News)

Washington D.C. Mayor Vince Gray on Monday signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the nation's capital.

Illinois Poll Shows More Than 60% Support Removing Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

(Hemp News)

Supporters of a bill that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois on Thursday released the results of a statewide poll showing strong support for such legislation. The Illinois House Restorative Justice Committee approved the bill last week, and supporters are now calling on members of the House to approve the proposal.

Washington Liquor Control Board Announces Lottery Process For Marijuana Store Licenses

(Hemp News)

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) on Wednesday approved staff’s recommendation for a lottery that will select the "apparent successful applicants" for marijuana retail licenses.

New Jersey Prosecutors Endorse Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Legislature

(Hemp News)

State Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) has introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana in New Jersey, creating a taxed and regulated system of distribution like the one in Colorado. The bill on Monday was endorsed by the New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association, the president of which called it "silly" to spend money on marijuana cases.

Toke TV Must Read of the Week

Worth Repeating: The Cannabis Enlightenment, 2014

(Toke Signals)

The worldwide historic rebirth of cannabis and cannabinoids is underway. The future is now.

“We stand in front of a treasure”

The intolerable situation of cannabis prohibition is over. No more deception, no more prisoners, no more restricted medical access, no more shame. No more cannabis control by elites. Cannabis is the people’s medicine; it’s our culture, and we will be respected at the polls.

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