Friday, October 17, 2014

Toke Radio 61: Vote Medical Marijuana! Labor Endorses Legalization! Australia Plans National Clinical Cannabis Trial!

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Advocates Launch 'Vote Medical Marijuana' Ahead of November Elections

(Hemp News)

The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has produced a new 30-second online TV advertisement to launch its groundbreaking, election-cycle voter education campaign "Vote Medical Marijuana." The ad will also air on this Sunday's morning cable news programs in Detroit, Philadelphia, South Florida, and Washington State.

D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative Receives Major Labor Endorsements

(Hemp News)

The Service Employees International Union, United Commercial Food Workers, and D.C. Working Families on Tuesday endorsed Initiative 71, D.C.’s marijuana legalization initiative. Initiative 71, which is on the November 4th ballot, would legalize the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, and allows individuals to grow up to six plants in their home.

Australia: Medical Marijuana Set For National Clinical Trial

(Hemp News)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government has thrown its support behind a clinical trial of medical marijuana, with New South Wales Premier Mike Baird revealing that a deal was struck at Friday's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Canada: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Recommends Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has released a new evidence-informed report on cannabis control. The Cannabis Policy Framework released by CAMH recommends marijuana legalization with a strict regulation approach to cannabis control.

L.A. Alcohol Delivery Service Nestdrop Expanding Into Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Nestdrop, a popular Los Angeles alcohol delivery service, is introducing what it calls "the country's first in-App, on-demand medical marijuana delivery service for both iOS and Android."

CannaBadge Introduces New Edible Label For Cannabis Products

(Hemp News)

It's not easy being green, at least if you're trying to remember exactly how much cannabis is in that infused edible product in your hand. Now a New York-based company is making that easier with an all-natural frosting label that goes directly on the product, instead of just on the packaging.

Former Race Car Driver Randy Lanier To Be Released From Life In Prison For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Federal marijuana prisoner Randy Lanier, 60, a former race car driver, will be released from prison after serving 26 years of a life sentence at the high-security Federal Correction Complex of Coleman in Florida for a 1988 conviction on leading a marijuana drug ring. 

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