Friday, July 4, 2014

Toke Radio 48: Marijuana PTSD Researcher Fired! Free Weed In Berkeley! Legalization Vote In DC!

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 28 minutes!

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U.S. Marijuana PTSD Researcher Abruptly Fired From University of Arizona

(Hemp News)


A prominent marijuana researcher who only months ago had received rare federal approval to study the effects of cannabis on patients with post traumatic stress disorder has been abruptly fired by the University of Arizona.

Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Give Free Weed To Low-Income Patients

(Hemp News)

Here's how it's done. The city of Berkeley, California will require medical marijuana dispensaries to give two percent of the amount of cannabis they sell each month to low income patients at no charge.

D.C. Cannabis Campaign To Submit 58,000 Signatures To Place Marijuana Legalization On November Ballot

(Hemp News)

The D.C. Cannabis Campaign will submitted 58,000 signatures to the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday at 10 a.m., in order to place Initiative 71 on the November ballot. The Board of Elections will have 30 days to verify that the campaign has the required 23,780 signatures to qualify.

Washington Department of Health, Liquor Board At Odds Over Marijuana Edibles

(Hemp News)


It’s been almost two years since the voters of Washington state approved limited marijuana legalization measure Initiative 502. But apparently those two years weren’t long enough for Washington state bureaucrats to figure out exactly what constitutes a cannabis-infused edible product — or even if such products are legal.

Oregon: First 'Kaya Shack' Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens; Chain Planned

(Hemp News)


It was bound to happen, and now it has: The first of a planned national chain of medical marijuana dispensaries has opened. The very first Kaya Shack opened Thursday morning in Portland, Oregon, and began sales to licensed medical marijuana cardholders.

Hippie Leader Stephen Gaskin, Author of 'Cannabis Spirituality,' Dies At 79

(Hemp News)

Stephen Gaskin, the tie-dye wearing hippie philosopher who founded The Farm commune in Tennessee and authored books including "Cannabis Spirituality," died Tuesday morning at his home in Summertown, Tennessee after a lengthy illness.

Philippines: 20 Lawmakers Sign On As Co-Authors of Medical Marijuana Bill

(Hemp News)

At least 20 lawmakers in the Philippines have signed on as co-authors of a bill which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

Shame On KPLU For Inaccurate, Hype-Filled Medical Marijuana Scare Story
(Toke Signals)

My first reaction upon reading, with increasing sadness, today’s hype-filed medical marijuana scare story on local National Public Radio affiliate KPLU was, “Wow, I didn’t know KPLU had become part of the Fox News Network.” Yes, it was that bad.

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