Friday, October 9, 2015

Toke Radio 102: Major Marijuana Law Reforms! Florida, Ohio Support Legalization! Huge Sales In Oregon!

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U.S. Senate Spending Package Includes Major Marijuana Law Reforms

(Hemp News)

A new package of spending bills from the Senate, intended to keep the federal government operational for the next year, includes several positive changes in marijuana law.



Poll: Florida, Ohio Voters Support Marijuana Legalization; Pennsylvania Divided

(Hemp News)

Voters in Florida and Ohio back legalization of marijuana for personal recreational use, while Pennsylvania voters are divided on the subject, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released on Thursday.

n, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.


California Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes New Hash Crimes Bill

(Hemp News)

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a bill which would have created new penalties for making hash oil with flammable chemicals like butane. Brown said the state already has enough laws, and a prison overcrowding problem, and doesn't need to make the problem worse.



Union Negotiates First Cannabis Worker Contract In Oregon

(Hemp News)

At least one labor union has begun to organize workers in Oregon's marijuana industry.



Massachusetts Doctors Use Marijuana As Opioid Substitute

(Hemp News)

Hundreds of opioid addicts in Massachusetts are being treated with medical marijuana, and advocates say the new therapy is a life-changing alternative to the deadly epidemic of painkiller addiction.



Illinois: Legal Medical Marijuana Smells Like Money And Jobs

(Hemp News)

The skunky aroma of marijuana in a rural southeastern Illinois town isn't a source of complaints... in fact, to most residents, it smells like money and jobs.



Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Massive Recreational Sales

(Hemp News)

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon remained busy throughout the weekend after opening their doors to recreational customers on Thursday. The Oregon Legislature approved tax-free recreational sales through medicinal cannabis dispensaries through the end of the year.



Former Marine Billy Dekle Is Serving Life For Pot

(Toke Signals)

Cannabis POW of the Month: Billy Dekle

By Cheri Sicard
Cannabis Cheri

After growing up on a farm and serving in the marines, north Florida native Billy Dekle found his true passion in aviation. His early career in the 70s and 80s flying planeloads of marijuana into south Florida is the stuff of Carl Hiaasen novels and Jimmy Buffett songs, with hair-raising flights and narrow escapes from unsavory characters. While he never hurt anyone, the activity earned him one federal and two state felony convictions for marijuana before his real trouble began in 1990 when Billy Dekle was arrested for the marijuana conspiracy case that would land him a life sentence.


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