Friday, May 2, 2014

Toke Signals Radio 39: Global Marijuana March! GOP Mad About Legalization! Let Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana!

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Oregon Congressman Blumenauer To Give Keynote Speech After Portland Marijuana March

(Hemp News)

On Saturday, May 3, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the 15th annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort.

Republicans Assail Obama Administration's Tolerance Of Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)


Republicans on a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday assailed the Obama Administration's tolerance of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew defended the decision to let banks provide services to legal cannabis businesses.

Nearly 200 Members Of Congress Tell V.A. To let Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Nearly 200 members of Congress, including 22 Republicans, on Wednesday voted in favor of an amendment intended to allow physicians within the Veterans Affairs system to recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states that allow it. The bipartisan-sponsored amendment failed 195-222.

Groundbreaking Report: America Needs To Significantly Reduce Prison Population

(Hemp News)

A groundbreaking report released on Wednesday by the National Research Council, the principal operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, documents the unprecedented and costly price of U.S. incarceration rates.

Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Dispensary Improvement Bill; Measure Going To Governor's Desk

(Hemp News)

The Vermont Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that will expand access to medical marijuana for qualified patients. It will now be sent to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has expressed support for the measure.

Minnesota Law Enforcement 'Compromise' Wouldn't Provide ANY Patients With Access To Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A medical marijuana "compromise" proposed on Thursday in the Minnesota House of Representatives would not actually provide anyone with access to medical marijuana.

The unworkable proposal, which of course is being backed by the law enforcement industry -- they just love it! -- would require a state agency, researchers, and doctors to violate federal laws in a manner never before seen in states with effective medical marijuana laws.

Washington State Update: Don't Cut Down Your Medical Marijuana Gardens

(Toke Signals)


You’d think it was a done deal, if you were satisfied with the skewed version of the “truth” presented you by “Radical” Russ Belville’s High Times story of April 28. It sounds pretty cut and dried, after all: “Washington Bans Collective Medical Marijuana Gardens,” reads the headline, and the news doesn’t get in better in the story.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

Marijuana Prohibition Wastes $20 Billion Every Year [Infographic]

(Toke Signals)

This infographic illustrates how people, especially minorities, are being put in prison at incredibly high rates for simple marijuana possession.

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