Friday, July 11, 2014

Toke Radio 49: Dying Cancer Patient Convicted For Growing Medicine! Pot Smell Can't Justify Search In Mass.! Tourists Love Legal Weed!

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Iowa: Dying Cancer Patient, Wife, Son Convicted of Growing Marijuana For Medicine

(Hemp News)

The unthinkable has happened in Iowa, where a dying cancer patient -- along with his wife and son -- has been convicted for growing marijuana.

Massachusetts: Smell of Marijuana Cannot Justify Search of Car

(Hemp News)

Police officers in Massachusetts can no longer rely on the odor of unburnt marijuana as probable cause to justify a vehicle search, the state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday -- even if the smell is "strong" or "very strong," the justices said.

Tourists Loving Legal Marijuana in Colorado Ski Resort Towns

(Hemp News)

Tourists are responsible for up to 90 percent of recreational marijuana sales in some Colorado ski resort towns, according to a new analysis from the state. Those visitors are infusing tens of millions of dollars into the Mile High marijuana economy.

U.S.: New Poll Shows Young Adults Favor Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

A new Reason-Rupe study and survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 years old finds 57 percent of this demographic -- known as the millennials --believe the government should allow the recreational use of marijuana. Just 39 percent were opposed.

Brooklyn DA Won't Pursue Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

(Hemp News)

The Brooklyn district attorney's office on Tuesday announced that it will immediately stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases. The policy change comes after months of resistance from the New York Police Department.

Washington: First Day of Legal Marijuana Sales Sees High Prices, Long Lines

(Hemp News)

Twenty months after Washington's voters approved limited marijuana legalization measure Initiative 502, the first licensed recreational cannabis stores in the state opened on Tuesday to long lines. With only four shops open statewide of 24 that received licenses on Monday, prices were high and competition was nonexistent.

C0lorado: Man Offers Obama a Toke of Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A bar patron in Denver Tuesday night offered President Obama a joint, asking, "Do you want to hit this?" The President laughed and smiled, but didn't answer as he shook hands with other patrons.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

An Open Letter from Federal Marijuana Prisoner Chris Williams

(Toke Signals)

"While I do my best to keep positive and stick to doing my time, there are things out in the world that do affect me here. I have not felt this depressed and upset since first entering federal prison. I cannot describe what it is like to be in prison, you have to experience it for yourself to understand, but I hope you never have to experience it!"

Chris Williams

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