Friday, November 13, 2015

Toke Radio 107: Senate OKs Medical Marijuana For Veterans! DEA Chief Calls MMJ A Joke! First Dispensaries Open In Illinois!

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U.S.: Senate Approves Funding Bilal Allowing Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The Senate on Tuesday passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. The language was included as an amendment in the Senate Appropriations committee in May.



DEA Chief Called Medical Marijuana A Joke; Patients Calling For His Resignation

(Hemp News)

Last week, acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg of the Drug Enforcement Administration called medical marijuana "a joke" while talking with reporters. Medicinal cannabis patients are now calling for Rosenberg's resignation, with an online petition getting more than 16,000 signatures on



Oregon Federal Lawmakers Say University, Dept. of Agriculture Resisting Hemp

(Hemp News)

Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Agriculture have screwed up a chance to make the state a leader in the production of industrial hemp, according to Democrats in the state's Congressional delegation.


New York: Gov. Cuomo Signs Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill

(Hemp News)

After months of pressure from patients and advocates, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed a bill that will expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients.



Hempseed Oil Production Hobbled By Low THC Limits

(Hemp News)

What if I told you that every legal hemp field in the world is being artificially limited in its productivity?



Illinois: First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open

(Hemp News)

Illinois’ first medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state, with five opening on Monday, including locations in Addison, Canton, Marion, Mundelein, and Quincy.



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Cannabis POW of the Month: Andy Cox Is Serving Life For Pot

(Toke Signals)

When the media talks about harsh sentencing for nonviolent drug crimes, we often hear about mandatory minimums as the culprit.  While it’s true these sentences that take away the judge’s ability to “judge” are often the culprit, the biggest reason people get egregiously long sentences, even life, is usually ignored, and that is America’s conspiracy laws.



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