Friday, May 16, 2014

Toke Signals Radio 41: Legalization Billboards In Oregon! McConnell Slams DEA For Blocking Hemp! NFL Reducing Marijuana Penalties!

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 27 minutes!

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Highlights from Steve Elliott's speech at Westlake Park, downtown Seattle, just after the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March 2014.

Thanks to Toke Signals' own Kim Williams of Indie Media Weekly for video editing! (Without Kim's hard work, you certainly wouldn't be seeing this site, viewing Toke TV, or hearing Toke Radio every week.)

Thanks to Nightmare Alabama for the footage!

Toke Signals Stories of the Week

Oregon Legalization Drive Rents 20 Billboards Across The State

(Hemp News)

Activists in Oregon have rented 20 billboards in prominent positions across the state in support of their campaign to end criminal penalties for cannabis.

Minority Leader McConnell Slams DEA For Blocking Kentucky Hemp Research

(Hemp News)

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has weighed in on the political firestorm that has ensued since the DEA recently seized legal hemp seeds bound for a Kentucky hemp research program that was approved by Congress. McConnell told Politico Wednesday night, “It is an outrage that DEA is using finite taxpayer dollars to impound legal industrial hemp seeds.”

New NFL Policy Would Reduce Punishments For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The National Football League is ready to address the marijuana issue by renegotiating its drug policy; the new rules will reportedly reduce the punishments for cannabis use.

Colorado Symphony Tries To Calm Denver's Concerns Over Classical Cannabis Concerts

(Hemp News)

The Colorado Symphony now says a series of marijuana-friendly classical fundraising concerts will be by invitation only, in an attempt to calm concerns from Denver city officials that audiences were going to break the law by smoking pot in public.

Is Anyone Surprised? Shuman Finishes Taking Over Moms For Marijuana

(Hemp News)


Was anybody dumb enough not to see this coming? In a move which probably didn’t surprise anyone in the cannabis community who has remotely been paying any attention, Cheryl Shuman on Friday announced the official completion of her takeover of Moms For Marijuana International, the formerly grassroots group over which Shuman acquired day-to-day control last fall. It’s now the Cheryl Shuman Show.

1986 Rookie of the Year Serving Life Sentence For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Racing fans might wonder whatever happened to one the world’s most exciting young stars, 1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Randy Lanier. These days, Lanier can be found at Coleman Federal Prison in Florida where he is in his 26th year of incarceration serving a sentence of life without parole for a first time, nonviolent marijuana offense.

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