Friday, June 12, 2015

Toke Radio 88: Senate Panel Protects MMJ States! Canada High Court Says All Forms of Medical Marijuana Legal! Chile Hosts Biggest Pro-Cannabis March Ever!

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Senate Panel Votes To Prevent DEA Interference In State Medical Marijuana Laws

(Hemp News)

In yet another huge victory for marijuana reform, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved an amendment to prevent the Department of Justice from spending money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. The vote was 20 - 10.

Canada: Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Legal In All Forms

(Hemp News)

Canadian medical marijuana patients can legally use all forms of cannabis, the Canadian Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

Chile: Hundreds of Thousands Attend Largest Pro-Marijuana Demonstration Ever

By Mike Bifari
(Hemp News)

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Santiago, Chile on Sunday to ask for a new law that allows the self-cultivation of marijuana and a change in the drug law in Chile. Estimates of 400,000 marchers are agreed on, but the number of people in Sunday's March range from 250,000 to 500,000, making it the largest pro-cannabis demonstration in history. 

Legalized Marijuana Would Be Eliminated Under A Christie Presidency

(Hemp News)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Sunday promised to eliminate legalized marijuana in states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska if he's elected president.

Michigan: 2 Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved For Signature Gathering

(Hemp News)

Two competing Michigan marijuana legalization petitions were approved on Thursday by the Board of State Canvassers. Both are aiming for the 2016 ballot.

D.C.: No Legal Marijuana Sales For 2 More Years Under GOP House Budget Bill

(Hemp News)

After the District of Columbia's voters chose to legalize recreational marijuana, Republicans in Congress flirted with the idea of limiting D.C.'s ability to implement the law, although it was ultimately put into place. Now they're taking another try at blocking legalization: The GOP-controlled House on Thursday advanced a budget resolution saying cannabis can't be sold for two more years in D.C.

Democratic Congressman Wants To Defund DEA's Marijuana Eradication Program

(Hemp News)

U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) is backing legislation to end funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration's wasteful marijuana eradication program.

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Effort To Save Medical Marijuana In Washington Continues On 3 Fronts

(Toke Signals)

Though lies and propaganda were used by the Liquor Control Board and 502 profiteer lobbyists to succeed this legislative session, one thing is clear — the community is united to save the voter approved medical cannabis. Their response is happening in three ways.
(1) I-1372, the citizen initiative gathering signatures for the November ballot with a July 2, 5 pm deadline that would supersede SB 5052.

(2) R-76, a referendum filed on sections of SB 5052 for the November ballot gathering signatures for a July 23, 5 pm deadline.

(3) An injunction being filed for July 24 (when many other sections of SB 5052 are scheduled to be implemented).

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