Friday, February 6, 2015

Toke Radio 74: Surgeon General Says Marijuana Helpful! Daily Cannabis Use Doesn't Change Brain! Veterans Deserve Medical Weed!

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U.S.: Surgeon General Says Marijuana Can Be Helpful

(Hemp News)

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has joined the growing number of top medical professionals and organizations favoring the reform of marijuana allows to allow access to cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Study: Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Change Brains Of Teens Or Adults

(Hemp News)

It's a repeating pattern. Last year, the mainstream press gave lots of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana use could cause abnormalities in the brain. But now that new research, using better techniques, indicates that claim simply isn't true, it doesn't get nearly as much coverage.

Congress Looks At Expanding Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans

(Toke Signals)


U.S. House Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and eight bipartisan Congressional cosponsors on Tuesday introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act,” marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal.

Washington's I-502 Pot Stores Say If You Can't Beat The Competition, Have Them Outlawed

(Toke Signals)

The press blitz began months ago, and it became absolutely inescapable once 2015 started. Article after article has appeared in the mainstream press about the supposed need to extinguish medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington.

Oregon Group Launches New Effort To Defend Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

The successful campaign to legalize marijuana in Oregon has launched a new effort to defend Oregon’s marijuana law from those who are trying to undermine the measure.

Alabama: Senator 'Tired Of These People,' Won't Release Medical Marijuana Survey

(Hemp News)


An Alabama state senator this week proclaimed "I'm really tired of dealing with these people" when pressed to release a doctor survey he ordered, which was conducted by the state medical association.

Study Says Florida Is Worst State For Marijuana Smokers

(Hemp News)

An informal study by has shown Florida is the worst state in the Union for marijuana smokers.

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Cannabis POW of the Month: Former Marine Larry Duke Is Serving Life Without Parole

(Hemp News)


By Cheri Sicard

“We hope you go home soon Larry.”

These  are words Larry Duke, serving two life sentences without possibility of parole for a nonviolent marijuana offense, hears from the most unlikely of sources… the federal prison guards who are paid to keep the 68-year-old grandfather incarcerated.

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