Friday, November 28, 2014

Toke Radio 66: DC Moves Toward Taxing, Regulating Weed! House Bill Would Overturn VA Pot Ban! Georgia Senator Proposes Full Legalization!


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D.C.: Nation's Capital Takes Major Step Toward Taxing and Regulating Marijuana

D.C. lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation that would legally regulate and license the production, distribution and sale of marijuana in the District of Columbia during a meeting of the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which is chaired by D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At Large).

House Bill Introduced To Overturn Ban On VA Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with 10 bipartisan Congressional cosponsors on Thursday introduced the "Veterans Equal Access Act" (VEAA), marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country's veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it's legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their patients, a right enjoyed by physicians outside of the VA system.

Maine: Two Marijuana Legalization Measures Could Be On 2016 Ballot

(Hemp News)

Maine voters could be looking at not one but two marijuana legalization measures on the 2016 ballot, if two competing groups are both successful at qualifying for the ballot.

Georgia State Senator Proposes Full Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

A Democratic state senator from Gwinnett County not only pre-filed a broader version of medical marijuana than has previously been considered by the Georgia Legislature -- he also pre-filed a constitutional amendment to legalize and regulate sales of cannabis, using the tax proceeds to fund education and transportation.

California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris Says Legal Marijuana Is Inevitable

(Hemp News)

Legalized marijuana is inevitable, California Attorney General Kamala Harris admitted this week, and she has no "moral opposition" to that happening and is "not opposed" it, she said.

New Study Shows Gordon Right, Bermuda Government Wrong On Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Just weeks after Attorney General Trevor Moniz announced that Marinol (synthetic pure THC pills), and not herbal cannabis, would be allowed for medicinal use in Bermuda, a new Harvard study has confirmed the complaints of activist Alan Gordon -- Marinol simply does not work as well as real inhaled cannabis for pain management, because the former takes 60-90 minutes to reach peak effect, whereas real cannabis effects are achieved much more quickly.

California: 2014 Emerald Cup Presented By Locals, For Locals

(Hemp News)

The Emerald Cup will make its highly anticipated return to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California, on December 13 and 14. For more than a decade, The Emerald Cup has become synonymous with setting the highest standards for sustainable, sun-grown, outdoor cannabis and is the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world, making it “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.”

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops



This is what happens when you call the cops.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Toke Radio 65: 693,000 Marijuana Arrests In 2013! NYPD To Stop Low-Level Pot Busts! Legalization Gives Military Headaches!


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An estimated 693,481 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana in 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Uniform Crime Report. More than 87 percent of these arrests were for possession, which means one person was arrested for marijuana possession approximately every 51 seconds on average in the United States.

NYPD oised To Stop Low-Level Marijuana Possession Arrests

(Hemp News)

An article on the front page of the New York Times outlines a plan by the de Blasio Administration to end low-level marijuana possession arrests in New York City. According to the article, those found with small amounts of marijuana would be issued a court summons and immediately released.

New York City Council Speaker Supports Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has endorsed the legalization of marijuana, making her one of the first high-ranking officials in the Big Apple to take such a position.

Oregon: Multnomah County D.A. Dismisses Low-Level Marijuana Cases

(Hemp News)

In the wake of the approval of marijuana legalization initiative Measure 91 in Oregon, the Multnomah County District Attorney's office announced it will dismiss low-level marijuana cases.

Portland Hempstalk Festival Already Denied Permit For 2015

(Hemp News)

When this reporter attended September's Hempstalk Festival in Portland, I saw a well-organized, orderly event, where plenty of information about the cannabis hemp plant and its many uses was disseminated by activists and speakers, along with bands, vendors, and bounteous opportunities for people-watching. What I did not see -- and I attended the entire two-day festival -- was people smoking or selling weed inside the event.

Marijuana Legalization Puts Military In Awkward Position

(Hemp News)

With the number of states where marijuana is now legal reaching four (plus the District of Columbia), the United States military is still trying to enforce 20th Century drug policies of zero tolerance towards cannabis, despite the shifting sands of public opinion.

Bob Marley's Son Launching Line of Premium Marijuana Products

(Hemp News)

With four states plus D.C. now having legalized marijuana, Julian Marley, the son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, will be the featured likeness on a new line of premium cannabis products.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Toke Radio 64: Oregon, Alaska, DC Legalize! Near Miss For Medical Pot In Florida! Sheep Munch $6K In Weed!


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Oregon: Victory at the Polls! Voters Make State 3rd to Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Oregon voters on Tuesday chose to make their state the third in the U.S. to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. Passage of Measure 91 accelerates the nationwide momentum in favor of legalizing marijuana and ending the wider Drug War, according to proponents.

Alaska Becomes Fourth State to Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Alaska on Tuesday became the fourth U.S. state to legalize marijuana, joining Oregon, where voters had approved a legalization measure earlier the same day, and Colorado and Washington, both of which legalized in 2012.

D.C.: Nation's Capital Votes to Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

In an exciting and ironic twist to America's 77-year-old War On Marijuana, the voters of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday decided to legalize marijuana in the nation's capital. Voters approved Initiative 71, a ballot initiative that legalizes possession of up to two ounces of cannabis for adults 21 and older, and allows individuals to grow up to six marijuana plants in their home.

D.C.: House Republican Vows to Block Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

One House Republican said on Wednesday that he will do all he can to block implementation of the marijuana legalization measure approved by District of Columbia voters on Tuesday.

Florida: Medical Marijuana Narrowly Fails at the Polls

(Hemp News)

Florida's voters have narrowly rejected the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. A big majority of state voters voted in favor of medicinal cannabis, but state law requires a 60 percent majority to amend the Florida Constitution.

Voters Across U.S. Accelerate Momentum to Legalize Marijuana, End Drug War

(Hemp News)

Voters across the country have accelerated the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider Drug War, with marijuana legalization measures passing in Oregon and Washington, D.C., while groundbreaking criminal justice reforms passed in California and New Jersey.

Sheep Munch Through $6,300 Worth of Marijuana Dumped In Their Field

(Hemp News)

A flock of sheep in England got an unexpected treat last month when they munched on thousands of dollars worth of marijuana dumped in their field.

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