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The 13th episode of Toke Signals TV with host Steve Elliott takes a look at some of the biggest marijuana news stories of the past week.

Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in 28 minutes!

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Toke TV Bud Pick of the Week

Strain: Blue Cheese (indica dominant) Donation: $10/gram Access Point: New Image Health & Wellness, Port Orchard, WA 360.519.3668 www.newimagehealthandwellness.org [Steve Elliott ~alapoet~]
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Strain: Blue Cheese (indica dominant)
Donation: $10/gram
Access Point: New Image Health & Wellness, Port Orchard, WA
360.519.3668
www.newimagehealthandwellness.org
[Steve Elliott ~alapoet~]

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Toke TV Good Medicine of the Week

The entire line of medibles from Robin’s Oven Mitt, based in Tacoma, Washington, is worthwhile. My favorite, flavor-wise, was the southern-style Pecan Pie, which, according to Analytical 360 lab tests, has 25 milligrams of THC, with 13 milligrams of that being active, carboxylated THC.

 

Toke TV Stories of the Week

Other Cannabinoids, Not Just THC, Also Effective Against Cancer: New Study

(Toke Signals)

While the anti-cancer properties of THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, are becoming well known, research on the other cannabinoids hasn’t been as well developed. Now, new research has shown that the non-psychoactive components of cannabis could also act effectively as anti-cancer agents.
The study, which looked at two forms of cannabidiol (CBD), two kinds of cannabigeral (CBG) and two forms of cannabigevarin (CBGV), was done by a team at St George’s, University of London, reports Science Daily. It was published in the October issue of the scientific journal Anticancer Research under the title “Enhancing the Activity of Cannabidiol and Other Cannabinoids In Vitro Through Modifications to Drug Combinations and Treatment Schedules.”

Laboratory investigations using a number of cannabinoids, alone and in combination with each other, were undertaken to measure their anti-cancer actions in relation to leukemia. CBD, CBG and CBGV are the most common cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant other than THC, according to the researchers.

Of six cannabinoids studied by the team, led by Dr. Wai Liu, each demonstrated anti-cancer properties as effective as those seen in THC. Importantly, they had an increased synergistic effect on cancer cells when combined with each other — which is probably at least part of the explanation for why Marinol, Dronabinol, and other pharmaceutical preparations of pure THC, for example, don’t work as well as herbal cannabis.

 

‘Cure For Marijuana Addiction’ Equals Media Hype

(Toke Signals)

You have probably seen the clueless headlines this week, trumpeting a “cure for marijuana addiction.” Like me, you probably first wondered “Marijuana addiction? Have they somehow discovered a whole new, lower class of losers?”

Well, first of all, let’s dispense with the most glaringly obvious problem with this story: There definitely aren’t hordes of desperate “marijuana addicts” roaming the streets looking for a cure for their affliction. And in fact, almost all of those unfortunate souls who are in “drug rehab” for “marijuana abuse” aren’t there by choice, nor even because they remotely need to be — they are there because they were forced there by a judge’s court order, with Door Number 2 being the jailhouse entrance.

So, naturally, the infamous National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — which, by its own rules, will only study the “negative effects” of cannabis use, not any medical benefits — decides that it’s ever-so-urgent to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a “cure for marijuana abuse.” The absurdity would be amusing, if it weren’t so painfully stupid.

John Pardee: "I found that cannabis has not killed anyone" [The Chronicle-Telegram]
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John Pardee:
“I found that cannabis
has not killed anyone”
[The Chronicle-Telegram]

Ohio Advocates Push Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

John Pardee, president of the Ohio Rights Group, said in addition to the medical benefits of marijuana, hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis, can be used for food, fuel and fiber, reports Chelsea Miller at the Lorain County Chronicle-Telegram.
Pardee did some research after his son was involved in a near-fatal automobile crash in 2008. He learned that conventional medicine offers few options for pain management other than dangerous opiates — but he found that medical marijuana is a non-toxic alternative.”I found that cannabis has not killed anyone,” he said to a crowd at Oberlin College on Thursday.
The Ohio Rights Group is sponsoring the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment, which would allow for the medical use of marijuana and the industrial use of hemp. The group has already gathered more than 30,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters, but it needs 385,000 signatures to get the amendment in front of voters on the 2014 ballot.

 

(Hemp News)
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Last summer, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he was prepared to spend “a lot of money” on a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. So far, he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

The latest campaign finance records show Morgan and his law firm have pitched in $400,000 to the People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM) campaign, reports Aaron Deslatte of the Orlando Sentinel. That’s nearly two-thirds of the $644,535 the group had raised through September, with $250,000 of that coming in the past three months.

The other major donor to the campaign has been Democratic fundraiser and philanthropist Barbara Stiefel of Coral Gables, who contributed $100,000.PUFMM has collected enough signatures, 105,910, to trigger Florida Supreme Court review and an economic analysis of the measure’s financial impact on the state, which is currently underway. To qualify for the November 2014 general election ballot, 683,149 valid signatures are required.

 

California Poised To Legalize Marijuana: Will It Be 2014 Or 2016?

(Hemp News)

Nearly two-thirds — 65 percent — of Californians support the legalization, regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana in the state, according to a new Tulchin Research poll.

The poll, taken during the last two weeks with 1,200 likely 2016 voters, showed a “solid majority” back proposals to legalize adult recreational cannabis, according to the San Francisco-based pollster, reports Kathleen Miles at The Huffington Post.

The poll found 32 percent oppose pot legalization, and 3 percent are undecided.

 

 

WA Liquor Control Board Adopts Rules For Marijuana Legalization Under I-502

(Hemp News)

The Washington State Liquor Control Board this week will file the CR103 for Initiative 502, the marijuana legalization measure approved by state voters last November. Filing the CR103 is the formal procedure for adoption of the proposed rules to implement I-502, and is the final step in the rule-making process.

After first announcing that the CR103 would be filed on Wednesday, the WSLCB a few hours later sent out another announcement saying that it will be filed “later this week.”

“Due to the need to incorporate the large number of public comments into the concise explanatory statement that must be sent to stakeholders prior to filing the CR103, the Board will file the CR103 later this week,” the second announcement reads. “The WSLCB will still begin accepting applications on November 18.”

 

Dalai Lama Tells Supporters In Mexico He Supports Medical Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The Dalai Lama: Although he is generally opposed to recreational cannabis use, "the exception" for smoking marijuana is for pharmaceutical uses [The Independent]
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The Dalai Lama:
Although he is generally opposed to recreational cannabis use, “the exception” for smoking marijuana is for pharmaceutical uses
[The Independent]

The Dalai Lama told supporters in Mexico on Tuesday that he supports the medicinal use of marijuana when it has been shown to have value. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader made the comments in the middle of a cannabis legalization debate.
Mexico City is considering legalizing marijuana; the event in question was hosted by former president Vicente Fox, who supports legalization because it could cut off a revenue stream which currently supports the country’s illegal drug cartels, reports Abby Ohlheiser at The Atlantic.
The Dalai Lama said that although he is generally opposed to recreational cannabis use, “the exception” for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical uses. “But otherwise it’s just an issue of somebody (using pot to have) a crazy mind; that’s not good,” he said. (Somebody really needs to educate His Holiness.)

Toke TV Must Reads of the Week

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Spring Will Save Future Of Earth

By Ron Marczyk (Toke Signals)

Last year’s election will go down in history as the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition. What a fantastic way to end the year on such a high note!“What’s happened is a ‘crossing of the Rubicon’ moment for marijuana reform” — a point of no return.
The government has fought a 75-year war to eradicate a plant that has served humans well since the dawn of civilization and has lost not just a battle but a war, has wasted in blood and treasure over a trillion dollars, and has destroyed millions of lives.

 

 

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Steve Elliott
, author of The Little Black Book of Marijuana and editor of Toke Signals, takes a moment to recite a few words from Peter McWilliams’ book, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do at the beautiful Portland Hempstalk festival.

 

Me and Julia of Peter McWilliams Tribute at Hempstalk 2013
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Me and Julia of Peter McWilliams Tribute at Hempstalk 2013


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