Friday, March 13, 2015

Toke Radio 77: Federal Medical Marijuana Bill! Legalization Bill In Mass.! Dangerous Pesticides Allowed On Legal Marijuana!

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U.S.: Here's What's In The Historic Federal Medical Marijuana Bill

(Hemp News)

The historic medical marijuana bill being introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday -- the first ever such bill ever introduced in the Senate -- would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana. Beyond that, however, it would also implement a number of critical reforms that advocates have been seeking for years, according to those familiar with the legislation.

Massachusetts: Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Legalize And Tax Marijuana Like Alcohol

(Hemp News)

Massachusetts lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would make marijuana legal for adults and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.

U.S.: Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Restrictions On Growing Legal Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A study released on Wednesday of the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana either for medical or recreational use finds a patchwork of state laws and evolving policy that define allowed pesticide use and management practices in cannabis production. This variety of state law is occurring in the absence of federal registration of pesticide use for cannabis production because of its classification as a narcotic under federal law.

Illinois: Chicago Police Used Marijuana To Disappear Young People

(Hemp News)

Marc Freeman disappeared inside Chicago's Homan Square police warehouse for hours last year, but you wouldn't know that from his arrest report. His time in custody wasn't logged on the books until he appeared at another police station, seven hours after his arrest -- and his case isn't unique.

New Hampshire: House Approves Removing Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

(Hemp News)

The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill 297-67 that would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The measure will now be considered in the Senate. 

Alabama: Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Both House, Senate Sponsors

(Hemp News)

For the first time ever, the Alabama Medical Marijuana Safe Access Act will be sponsored in both houses of the Alabama Legislature. The companion bills are expected to be filed in the Alabama Senate and House on Tuesday, March 17.

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Legislation Expected On Governor's Desk This Year

(Hemp News)

Both advocates and critics expect a medical marijuana bill to reach Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's desk this year.

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