Friday, December 19, 2014

Toke Radio 69: AG's File Suit To Over Marijuana Legalization! Teen Marijuana Use Down After Legalization! Cop Takes Home 4 Pounds, Won't Be Charged!

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Nebraska, Oklahoma AGs File Lawsuit To Overturn Colorado Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)


Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Thursday announced that he has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of overturning Colorado’s laws that legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. He said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is also joining the lawsuit, which alleges the state constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters and the implementing legislation approved by state lawmakers is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Teen Marijuana Use Down After Legalization, National Survey Finds

(Hemp News)

A national survey released on Tuesday found teen marijuana usage rates decreased from 2013 to 2014 — a period marked by heightened national debate regarding marijuana policy and implementation of the nation’s first marijuana legalization laws. 

California Cop Takes Home 4 Pounds Of Marijuana; Won't Be Charged

(Hemp News)


If you've ever doubted the existence of police privilege, it may be time to reassess. A police officer in California who was caught redhanded with marijuana in his home earlier this year -- more than 4 pounds of it -- "probably" won't be charged with a crime due to "lack of evidence."

Washington Liquor Control Board Chairwoman Uses Marijuana For Pain

(Hemp News)


The soon-to-retire chairwoman of the Washington State Liquor Control Board -- which is in charge of recreational marijuana in the state, and perhaps soon medicinal cannabis as well -- has admitted she used medical marijuana this week to control pain after a knee replacement surgery.

Maine: Former Top Drug Prosecutor Gets 16-Year Prison Sentence For Child Pornography

(Hemp News)

The former top drug prosecutor in Maine -- who fled out of state after he was convicted of child pornography charges -- is going to federal prison for almost 16 years.

South Carolina: Police Oppose Expanding Sick Children's Access To Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

South Carolina state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort), author of a bill which made it legal for parents to possess the marijuana derivative cannabidiol (CBD) oil to control their children's seizures, plans to introduce another bill on January 13, the first day of the upcoming legislative session, to allow low-THC marijuana to be grown in the state. But state law enforcement has already expressed opposition to the plan.

Texas Lawmaker Introducing Bill To Reduce Penalties For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Texas state Rep. Joe Moody introduced a bill Monday morning that would reduce penalties for marijuana possession in Texas. The bill would remove the threat of arrest, jail time and a criminal record for possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, reducing the penalty to a $100 civil fine.

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