Friday, January 30, 2015

Toke Radio 73: Marijuana Is Nation's Fastest Growing Industry! The DEA Is Watching You! Weed Vending Machine Comes To Seattle!

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U.S.: Report Says Legalized Marijuana Is Nation's Fastest Growing Industry

(Hemp News)

Legalized marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a new report.

U.S.: Huge DEA Program Revealed To Trace Americans' Locations With License Plates

(Hemp News)

Big Brother is watching you. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has started a huge national license plate tracking program, and civil liberties advocates are not happy.

U.S.: Rep. Blumenauer Grills FDIC On Blocking Financial Services To Marijuana Businesses

(Hemp News)

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) on Thursday sent a letter to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg asking for clarification on what guidance the FDIC provides to banks who offer financial services to marijuana-related businesses, and what role, if any, the FDIC played in M Bank’s decision to abruptly suspend operations in Colorado.

Washington: Marijuana Vending Machine Coming To Seattle

(Hemp News)

Seattle-area medical marijuana patients will soon be able to buy their cannabis from a vending machine.

Oregon: Gov. Kitzhaber Claims Home Marijuana Possession Limits Are Too High

(Hemp News)

Oregon voters -- a whopping 56 percent of them -- approved Measure 91, which legalized marijuana, up to half a pound of it at home. But now Gov. John Kitzhaber has apparently decided he knows better than voters, and on Tuesday he indicated me might ask the Legislature to set lower limits.

Lebanon: Hashish Growers Say They're Ready To Join Fight Against ISIS

(Hemp News)

Hashish growers in Lebanon's cannabis-rich Bekaa Valley say they are ready to join the fight against Islamic militant group ISIS.

Facebook Bans Reporter For Mentioning The Price Of Legal Marijuana

(Toke Signals)


Washington state cannabis journalist Steve Elliott, editor/owner of Toke Signals, editor of Hemp News and NW Leaf columnist, on Thursday received a 30-day ban from Facebook… for mentioning the price of legal Washington weed in a comment.

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