Friday, January 8, 2016

Toke Radio 111: VT Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization! CA Initiative Cleared For Signatures! NY Launches Medical Program!

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Vermont: Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization in State of the State Address

(Hemp News)

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Thursday, in his final State of the State address, called on lawmakers to pass legislation legalizing and regulating marijuana.


California: Adult-Use Marijuana Initiative Cleared For Circulation

(Hemp News)

Proponents of a statewide ballot measure to "control, regulate and tax adult use of marijuana while protecting children" on Wednesday announced that they have received an official title and summary for their proposed November measure, have been cleared for circulation and intend to “hit the ground running” to qualify their measure for the ballot.

New York Launches Medical Marijuana Program

(Hemp News)

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) opened New York’s medical marijuana program on Thursday, January 7.


Oregon: World Famous Cannabis Cafe Still Open Despite Clear Air Provisions

(Hemp News)

Oregon's newly expanded Indoor Clean Air Act kicked in on New Year's Day, but the World Famous Cannabis Cafe in Portland remains open this week, hosting popular Stoner Bingo games and Thursday night jam sessions.


Oregon: 142 Marijuana Applications Received On First Day

(Hemp News)

Monday was the first day for license applications to enter Oregon's new recreational marijuana retail market, and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission had received 142 applications by 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Michigan: Group Forms To Repeal Marijuana Prohibition

(Hemp News)

A ballot question committee has been formed to make use of the cannabis/hemp plant legal in Michigan and repeal marijuana prohibition.


California Deputy Arrested In $2 Million Pennsylvania Pot Bust

(Hemp News)

A deputy sheriff who worked for a Northern California anti-narcotics task force got caught in a $2 million marijuana bust in Pennsylvania last week.

Authorities are now trying to figure out if any of the cases that Deputy Christopher

Toke Signals Must Read of the Week

Cannabis POW of the Month: James Tranmer Is Serving 35 Years For Marijuana

(Toke Signals)

A true hero of the movement, James Tranmer has never wavered from his convictions, despite having the full weight of the United States federal government thrown at him. Unlike most defendants who are hauled into court and try to disavow their involvement with the thing that brought them there, James Tranmer proudly and defiantly admitted to his marijuana use.

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