Friday, June 27, 2014

Toke Radio 47: Americans Smoke More Pot! Pope Says Nope To Dope! GOP Blocks Decrim In DC!

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

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U.S.: Marijuana Use Increases As Concern Over Health Risks Declines

(Hemp News)

More Americans are using marijuana as their concerns over its health risk declines, according to a report released on Thursday from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Pope Says Nope To Dope: Pontiff Opposes Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

It's Hail Mary, but hold the Jane, according to Pope Francis, who just proved that there are definite limits to how cool the "Cool New Pope" is willing to be. Could he who is without sin cast out the stoners?

House Committee Votes To Block Marijuana Decrim In Washington, D.C.

(Hemp News)

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a Republican-sponsored amendment to the 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill intended to prevent the District of Columbia from implementing its recently passed law decriminalizing the possession of marijuana. It also has the potential to end the District’s medical marijuana program.

Christie Says He Wouldn't Treat Marijuana States Well As President

(Hemp News)

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday that states which have legalized marijuana "probably" wouldn't be treated well if he is elected President.

Washington Retail Marijuana Stores Expected To Open July 8

(Hemp News)

The first group of about 20 retail marijuana stores will open in Washington state on July 8, if all goes according to plan. Of course, we were also told that the first stores would already be open by now, so a wait-and-see attitude might be best.

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Battle Turns To Patients In Chronic Pain

(Hemp News)

When Minnesota lawmakers passed a medical marijuana law last month, they left out the largest potential group of patients in the state: those with chronic pain. They did so on purpose.

Philadelphia City Council Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The Philadelphia City Council, with a veto-proof 13-3 majority, on Thursday voted to decriminalize marijuana. The Philadelphia Police Department could stop arresting people for possessing small amounts of cannabis under the bill, with every Democrat on the council voting in favor of it, and every Republican against it.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

The Marijuana Rehab Scam and the Myth of Cannabis Addiction

(Hemp News)

“The number of children receiving treatment for addiction to cannabis has hit a record high, with one expert warning the age they try the drug for the first time has fallen which places them at great risk.” So begins the latest marijuana scare story in the U.K. edition of The Huffington PostSuch a bastion of liberal reportage wouldn’t lead us astray when it comes to accurate cannabis information, would it? Well, yes — it turns out that yes, they would.

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