Friday, November 6, 2015

Toke Radio 106: Sanders Intros Federal Repeal In Senate! Mexico Supreme Court Opens Door To Legalization! Ohio Rejects Marijuana Monopoly!

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Bernie Sanders Introduces First-Ever Senate Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition

(Hemp News)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would repeal all federal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana, allowing states to establish their own marijuana laws.



Mexico Supreme Court Opens Door To Legalizing Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday opened the door to legalizing marijuana, delivering a direct challenge to the nation's harsh drug laws and adding to the debate in Latin America over the costs of the War On Drugs.


Flawed Marijuana Legalization Bill Rejected By Ohio Voters

(Hemp News)

Ohio voters have rejected a controversial marijuana legalization initiative that would have set aside all of the state's cultivation licenses for the drafters themselves. Issue 3 would have restricted commercial marijuana production to the 10 properties owned by the principal investors in the initiative.


Steps Being Taken Towards Legalizing Marijuana and Opium in Iran

(Hemp News)

Iran has an image as a hardline conservative nation, but drug policy is one of the areas in which the Islamic Republic has produced some paradoxically progressive policies. During a recent conference on addiction held in Tehran, a prominent Iranian official outlined what could become alternative to the country's current drug policy, including the legalization of cannabis and opium.


California Secretary of State Clears Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 For Signatures

(Hemp News)

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla this week announced that the organizers of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative (CCHI) 2016 can begin collecting signatures to qualify the initiative for the November 8, 2016 California state election.



New Medical Marijuana Petition Would Amend Missouri Constitution

(Hemp News)

A pro-marijuana coalition called New Approach Missouri filed an initiative petition last week to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot to legalize cannabis for medicinal use.



Washington: Feds Spend Week On Farmer Tom's Cannabis Farm

(Hemp News)

Federal researchers spent most of the week on a working medical marijuana farm in Vancouver, Washington, studying the working conditions and occupational hazards of cultivating and processing cannabis.



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