Friday, July 3, 2015

Toke Radio 91: Uruguay Stands Up To UN On Legalization! Legal Weed In Oregon! First Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Minnesota!

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Uruguay Stands Up To U.N. On Marijuana Legalization

(Hemp News)

Uruguay has stood up to the United Nations on the issue of marijuana legalization, refusing to back down after several meetings with officials from the international body. 

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Law Including Sentencing Reform

(Hemp News)

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday signed H.B. 3400, an omnibus bill to implement Measure 91, the marijuana legalization initiative adopted by voters last November. The bill was approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives this week.

Minnesota: First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Wednesday

(Hemp News)

Minnesota’s first medical marijuana dispensary (called a "patient center" in their scheme of things) is scheduled to open in Minneapolis Wednesday. Minnesota Medical Solutions is scheduled to open its doors to patients at 12:01 a.m. CDT. 

Pennsylvania House Health Committee Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

(Hemp News)

The Pennsylvania State House Health Committee on Friday voted unanimously to approve SB 3, which would allow seriously ill Pennsylvanians to access medical marijuana with recommendations from their doctors. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee for further consideration.

Washington Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Taxes, Loosening Pot Zoning

(Hemp News)

A bill simplifying the tax scheme for marijuana was signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday. HB 2136, which the Legislature approved last week, also significantly loosens the rules on buffer zones that have kept recreational I-502 marijuana shops away from many dense commercial areas.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Marijuana Sentencing Reform Law

(Hemp News)

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Tuesday signed legislation to reform the state’s severely punitive marijuana laws and reduce criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession. The law is expected to save the state up to $17 million and will reduce the chances of Louisianans caught with small amounts of marijuana ending up with lengthy jail or prison sentences or saddled with a criminal conviction.

PR Firm Refusing Offers To Work On Christie Campaign Due To Anti-Pot Stance

(Hemp News)

Hemp Public Relations on Tuesday announced that they are refusing all multi-million dollar offers to provide their expertise to Governor Chris Christie’s presidential campaign. For good measure, Hemp Public Relations has issued a lifetime ban on Christie for all company events.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

 Cannabis POW of the Month: Chris Williams

By Cheri Sicard
Cannabis Cheri


“I have decided to fight the federal government, because for me not defending the things that I know are right is dishonorable. It is the power of the people to control this government that is supposed to protect us. If we shun this struggle, this government will control us instead of protecting us. Every citizen has a responsibility to fight for what is right, even if it seems like the struggle will be lost.”

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