Friday, July 24, 2015

Toke Radio 94: Senate OKs DC Legalization! Pot Shops Caught Selling To Minors! Weed Smell Not Enough For Warrant In Arizona!

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Senate Committee Allows Marijuana Legalization To Move Forward In Nation's Capital

(Hemp News)

A key Senate committee on Thursday passed a bill allowing the nation’s capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries.

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Measure

(Hemp News)

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved a measure 16-14 that is intended to ensure marijuana businesses have access to banking services.

Congressional Briefing Highlights Federal Barriers To Medical Marijuana Research

(Hemp News)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) on Thursday hosted a Congressional Briefing with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) on federal barriers faced by researchers working to understand the medical uses of marijuana.

Arizona Appeals Court Says Marijuana Smell Not Enough For Cops To Bust In

(Hemp News)

The smell of marijuana is no longer enough for police to get a warrant and bust down the door, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

Washington: Purple Haze Pot Shop Slapped With 2nd Citation For Underage Sales

(Hemp News)

Purple Haze, a recreational marijuana store in Everett, Washington, has become the only outlet in the state to be caught twice selling cannabis to minors, ironically calling to mind one of the themes of the 2012 I-502 legalization campaign, which was "illegal pot dealers don't ask for I.D."

Washington: Medical Marijuana Referendum 76 Won't Be On Ballot

(Hemp News)

Voters won't get the chance this fall to have their say on whether the Washington should keep changes made by the Legislature this spring to the state's medical marijuana laws.

Israel: New Study Shows Marijuana Helps Heal Broken Bones

(Hemp News)

In yet another demonstration of the broad usefulness of cannabis for a range of diseases and injuries, Israeli scientists have discovered that marijuana can be effectively used in healing broken bones, and possibly in treating skeletal illnesses.

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

Medical Marijuana: Corporate Control vs. Compassionate Use

By John Novak
Treasurer, The Viper’s Club


It has been incorrectly argued by large corporate interests that no more than 150 or so varieties handled by one or two corporations will be enough for every condition. This argument is inaccurate as it clearly lacks the most basic horticultural knowledge of maintaining an expanding, dynamic gene pool. Access to stabilized varieties, especially heirloom and landrace, provides a large gene pool for horticulturists worldwide.


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