Friday, August 7, 2015

Toke Radio 96: States Want Their Own Pot Laws! Congressman Calls On DOJ To Reclassify Weed! Legalization Initiative In Mass.!

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State Legislatures Demand Federal Govt. Allow States To Set Marijuana Policies

(Hemp News)

The National Conference of State Legislatures on Thursday passed a resolution demanding that federal laws "be amended to explicitly allow states to set their own marijuana and hemp policies."

U.S. Rep. Blumenauer Calls On DOJ To Reclassify Marijuana Under Controlled Substances Act

(Hemp News)

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) on Thursday welcomed Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s acknowledgement that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” and called on the Department of Justice to reclassify or de-schedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.

Massachusetts: Ballot Initiative Filed To Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A statewide ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Massachusetts was filed on Wednesday with the office of state Attorney General Maura Healy. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) is behind the measure.

California: Santa Cruz County Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban Repealed

(Hemp News)

A historic vote in medical marijuana history took place on Wednesday at the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors meeting. The County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to repeal Ordinance 5201, the ban on cannabis cultivation, and approved appointments to a 13-member Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee.

Health Canada Plans Crackdown On Marijuana Advertising

(Hemp News)

Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose on Saturday ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana, and repeated the Conservative Party's promise to keep storefront dispensaries illegal on the eve of the launch of a federal election campaign.

ASA Makes Statement on DOJ Memo Regarding Medical Cannabis Amendment

(Hemp News)

Press reports on Wednesday revealed a February 2015 memorandum from the United States Department of Justice on the Rohrabacher-Farr Medical Cannabis Amendment’s impact on federal law enforcement actions related to the Controlled Substances Act. The memorandum argues that federal prosecutions against private citizens participating in state-level medical cannabis programs would not be impacted by the amendment.

Georgia Man Arrested On Drug Charges Claims Marijuana Is Salad

(Hemp News)

A 26-year-old Georgia man was arrested Friday after police found a pound of marijuana during a traffic stop. Richard Relliford was unable to convince the cops that he was just heading home planning to salad, according to a Facebook post from the St. Mary's Police Department.

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Michael Pelletier Is Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana

(Toke Signals)

Michael Pelletier, a wheelchair bound paraplegic since the age of 11, sits in federal prison serving a sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent, victimless marijuana conspiracy offense. To listen to prosecutors and press reports at the time of trial, Pelletier was a calculating kingpin behind a multi-million dollar drug ring, living a lavish, opulent lifestyle off his ill-gotten gains. That narrative is vastly different from the reality.

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