Friday, July 25, 2014

Toke Radio 51: Will Senate Protect Marijuana States? Oregon To Vote On Legalization! Chicago Hospital Wants To Sell Cannabis!

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Rand Paul Files Measure To Protect Medical Marijuana States From Feds

(Hemp News)

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday filed an amendment to Senate Bill 2569, the "Bring Jobs Home Act," that would explicitly allow states to pass medical marijuana laws despite the federal Controlled Substances Act. The amendment would also bar prosecutions of patients and doctors involved in medical marijuana when they are in compliance with state laws.

Oregon Marijuana Legalization/Regulation Measure Officially Qualifies For Ballot

(Hemp News)

It’s official: Oregon voters will decide in November whether to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Chicago Hospital Wants To Sell Medical Marijuana, But Stymied By Federal Law

(Hemp News)


If officials at Chicago's Swedish Covenant Hospital get their wish, authorized medical marijuana patients could one day buy their cannabis at a hospital dispensary, just like patients buying antibiotics or pain relievers at the hospital's pharmacy.

First Recreational Marijuana Sold In Seattle Heads For Museum

(Hemp News)

The very first recreational marijuana legally sold in Seattle will become part of a display at the city's Museum of History and Industry, after the woman who was first in line donated part of her purchase on Tuesday.

Washington: Moody's Says High Taxes May Slow Marijuana Revenue

(Hemp News)

High taxes and a low number of storefront licenses mean that revenue from legalized marijuana sales in Washington state could be "minimal" this year, according to Moody's Investor Service.

Washington: Marijuana Businessman Sues Liquor Control Board Over Denied License

(Hemp News)

A Washington marijuana businessman is suing the state's Liquor Control Board, saying the agency rejected his application to retail cannabis over a minor technicality. The suit alleges that the board put him and his partners at risk of substantial financial loss.

Washington: Blacks Disproportionately Ticketed For Public Marijuana Use In Seattle

(Hemp News)

When limited marijuana legalization measure Initiative 502 was on the Washington state ballot back in 2012, one of the main selling points touted by its supporters was the the measure would help eliminate racial disparities in low-level marijuana enforcement -- the kind that exist practically everywhere, and which were the subject of a recent American Civil Liberties Union study. But sadly, it appears I-502 didn't make a lot of difference in that regard.

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Marijuana Shows Great Promise For Alzheimer's -- But Research Is Stalled

(Hemp News)


Early use of marijuana apparently delays — and might even prevent — the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a leading scientist in the field. But the work of longtime researcher Gary Wenk of Ohio State University has come to a halt, despite the promising results.

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