Friday, December 18, 2015

Toke Radio 110: Congress Tells DOJ Hands Off Marijuana States! No Increase In Teen Pot Use Under Legalization! Decrim In Delaware!

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DOJ Will Continue To Be Prohibited From Interfering In State Medical Marijuana Laws

(Hemp News)

The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the new federal spending bill unveiled late Tuesday night.



DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Dismiss Suit Against Colorado Legalization

(Hemp News)

The U.S. Solicitor General, on behalf of the federal Department of Justice, on Wednesday filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit that the neighboring states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed against Colorado's marijuana legalization law.



Survey Of Teens Finds No Change In Pot Usage Rates For Past 5 Years

(Hemp News)

The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Wednesday refute claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens.



Washington Board To Increase Number Of Retail Cannabis Stores

(Hemp News)

Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington state, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) on Wednesday heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of 334 to a new cap of 556.



Terminally Ill N.H. Woman Will Finally Access Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

A terminally ill woman who successfully sued the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to obtain the state’s first medical marijuana patient ID card will visit a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Maine on Friday.



Delaware: Marijuana Decrim Law To Take Effect Friday

(Hemp News)

Marijuana decriminalization legislation adopted earlier this year in Delaware will officially take effect on Friday, making it the 19th state in the nation to remove the threat of jail for simple marijuana possession. (A 20th state, Missouri, has a similar law on the books that goes into effect in 2017.)



Kentucky: Cannabis Freedom Act Filed To Legalize Marijuana

(Hemp News)

State Senator Perry B. Clark of Louisville on Friday said he has pre-filed the Cannabis Freedom Act, which would legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in Kentucky similarly to alcohol.

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