Friday, April 17, 2015

Toke Radio 80: Americans Want Legal Weed! Obama Supports Medical Marijuana! Christie Promises Crackdown!

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 25 minutes!

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Toke Signals Stories of the Week

New Poll Finds 53% Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A new poll from Pew Research Center finds that 53 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, with 44 percent opposed. As recently as 2006, just 32 percent supported legalization, while nearly twice as many -- 60 percent -- were opposed, according to Pew.

President Obama Declares Full Support For Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

President Barack Obama will state his full support for medical marijuana in a CNN special to be aired on Sunday.

 Gov. Chris Christie Promises To Crack Down On Marijuana If Elected President

(Hemp News)

If you want to see a massive marijuana crackdown in the United States, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is your guy.

Spineless Federal Judge Declines To Remove Marijuana From Schedule I List

(Hemp News)

If you've ever doubted that the deck is stacked, you can safely lay those doubts to rest. A federal judge in California on Wednesday unexplainably declined to remove marijuana from a list of the most dangerous drugs, ignoring all evidence to the contrary.

Georgia Governor Signs Low-THC Medical Marijuana Oil Bill Into Law

(Hemp News)

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday signed legislation immediately legalizing the use of low-THC medical marijuana oil to treat eight serious medical conditions.

Washington Legislature OKs Gutting Medical Marijuana Program Under Legalization

(Hemp News)

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a bill essentially gutting the state's medical marijuana program, sending to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee a bill that eliminates medicinal cannabis dispensaries now that the state's recreational market is nominally in place. 

Jesse Ventura On Washington State's I-502: 'That's Not Legalization'

(Toke Signals)

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said in a Tuesday interview that the patients of Washington State should “stand up” to efforts to shut down the medical marijuana community, and called the taxation scheme of recreational legalization measure I-502 “unfair and unworkable.”

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

Washington Citizens' Initiative Does More To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

(Toke Signals)


With Washington Governor Jay Inslee looking increasingly likely to sign SB 5052 into law, it may end up being a waste of taxpayers’ money. Due to its violating federal and HIPPA laws, a federal injunction could be issued, ending SB 5052 before it can cause harm to patients. Showing that SB 5052 violates the state constitution will take longer in state court. 

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