Friday, June 26, 2015

Toke Radio 90: Obama Administration Removes Barrier To Marijuana Research! Portland Police Release Guide To Pot! First Dispensary Opens In MA!

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Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier To Marijuana Research

(Hemp News)

In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House on Monday announced that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review. 

U.S. Senators Tell Federal Agencies To Remove Barriers To Medical Marijuana Research

(Hemp News)

At a Wednesday hearing, Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand pressed federal officials to eliminate political barriers that are preventing research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. The hearing, “Cannabidiol: Barriers to Research and Potential Medical Benefits,” was held by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 

Portland Police Release Guide To Legal Marijuana

(Hemp News)

With Oregon set to legalize marijuana on July 1, the Portland Police Bureau has released a guide for cannabis consumers which explains just how much weed is legal under the new law.

Oregon House Approves Bill Setting Up Legal Marijuana Market

(Hemp News)

Oregon House lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill 52-4 setting up the state's legal marijuana market after voters approved legalization under Measure 91 last November. The bill, HB 3400, now heads to the Oregon Senate.

Massachusetts: First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

(Hemp News)

Three years after the state overwhelmingly voted to allow legal marijuana, the first dispensary in Massachusetts opened on Thursday: Alternative Therapies Group, based in Salem. The dispensary will accept patients by appointment only. 

Labels On Edible Marijuana Products Often Have Potency Wrong: Study

(Hemp News)

Most labels on edible marijuana products are inaccurate when it comes to levels of THC, the principal psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, researchers reported on Tuesday. 

California Legislature Moves To End Transplant Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

(Hemp News)

The California Senate on Monday approved AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, by an overwhelming margin of 33-1. AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, unless a doctor has determined that medical cannabis use is clinically significant to the transplant process.

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