Friday, June 5, 2015

Toke Radio 87: Congress Tells DEA Hands Off Medical Marijuana! Ancient Humans Smoked Pot For Health! McCartney Switches From Cannabis To Booze 'For The Kids'!

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Congress Passes 3 Amendments To Stop DEA From Undermining State Pot Laws

(Hemp News)

Legislators on Wednesday passed three amendments to prohibit the DEA and U.S. Department of Justice from undermining state marijuana laws, as part of the U.S. House of Representatives' consideration of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. A fourth amendment failed. 

Ancient Humans Probably Smoked Marijuana For Health

(Hemp News)

Ancient hunter-gatherers who depended on the wild, before agriculture was invented, not only forged for food -- they foraged for marijuana, according to science.

Fans React With Dismay As McCartney Switches From Pot To Alcohol 'For The Kids'

(Hemp News)

Paul McCartney presumably isn't singing "Let Me Roll It" to his grandkids after saying in an interview that he's given up marijuana "to set an example" to the youngsters. 

Maine: Backers of Marijuana Legalization Initiative Kick Off Petition Drive Thursday

(Hemp News)

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will kick off its petition drive Thursday in support of a statewide initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.

Arizona: New Poll Shows Majority Support For Ending Marijuana Prohibition

(Hemp News)

An independent poll released on Wednesday shows a majority of Arizona residents support ending marijuana prohibition.

The Behavior Research Center’s latest Rocky Mountain Poll found 53 percent of Arizonans support making possession of a small amount of marijuana legal for personal use. Just 39 percent are opposed.

Puerto Rico: Cannabis Treatment Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Speak His First Words

(Hemp News)

Kalel Santiago of Puerto Rico is just 9 years old, but he hasn't had an easy nine years. At just 10 months old, he was diagnosed with the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, and he spent more than two years going through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. Then he was diagnosed with severe, non-verbal autism.

The Travel Joint Wants To Fund Marijuana Refugees

(Hemp News)

The Travel Joint, a cannabis travel-booking source and leisure site, is on a mission to assist those who can be helped by medical cannabis but aren’t receiving the medicine they need because of outdated laws in their home state. Under “The Cannabis Refugee Program,” The Travel Joint is now accepting applications from families that need financial assistance to relocate.

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Cannabis POW of the Month: Fred Cundiff Serving Life For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

By Cheri Sicard
Cannabis Cheri


Like most people serving life sentences for nonviolent, victimless “crimes,” Charles “Fred” Cundiff is yet example of a prisoner behind bars because of America’s horrendous conspiracy laws. In July of 1991, Fred did what many of us have probably done at one time or another in our lives; he was in the company of a friend who was involved in selling marijuana. 

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