Friday, December 5, 2014

Toke Radio 67: Can Legal Weed Match Black Market Prices? Welfare Drug Testing Struck Down In FL! Cannabis Helps Alzheimer’s!

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Washington: Legal Marijuana Stores Having Trouble Matching Black Market Prices

(Hemp News)

Due to the onerous nature of Washington state's regulations on the legal marijuana industry, including an overbearing tax scheme, the legal marijuana stores which have opened as the badly written I-502 is implemented are reportedly having trouble turning a profit -- even at $30 a gram.

Florida: Appeals Court Finds Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients Unconstitutional

(Hemp News)

A three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that a 2011 Florida law mandating that all applicants for the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program submit to suspicionless drug tests violates the Constitution's protection against unreasonable government searches.

New Study: Marijuana Fights Alzheimer's Disease

(Hemp News)


Yet another study is adding to the growing body of evidence for using cannabis to treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease. The study found that unlike conventional anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals, THC has "no toxicity."

Houston Police Chief Says Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed

(Hemp News)

In an interview with "Cultural Baggage," a radio show hosted by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) speaker and former Air Force Security Policeman Dean Becker, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland said marijuana prohibition is a failed public policy.

Minnesota: Companies Could Supply Medical Marijuana As Soon As July

(Hemp News)

Two companies will supply qualifying Minnesotans with medical marijuana as soon as July 2015, but some patients will be forced to drive hours if they want to participate in the program.

Virginia State Senator Introduces Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

(Hemp News)

A bill that would decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana has been introduced by Virginia state Sen. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) for the upcoming General Assembly session.

Uruguay: Presidential Election Safeguards Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

Frente Amplio (Broad Front) candidate Tabaré Vázquez defeated opposition candidate Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou in a Sunday presidential run-off election in Uruguay by 53.6 to 41.1 percent. The vote that had major implications for the future of Uruguay’s historic marijuana regulation.

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