Toke Signals Header - Your Source for Uncut, Uncensored, Non-Corporate Controlled Cannabis News toke signals logo - two crossed smoking joints with a cannabis leaf above

with

STEVE ELLIOTT

Your source for uncut, uncensored, no holds barred, non-corporate controlled cannabis news

toketv
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Gmail

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

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Toke TV channel on YouTube.

 

 

Toke Signals Bud Pick of the Week

Strain: Golden Temple Kush Access Point: Samish Way Holistic Center, Bellingham, WA Donation: $10/gram [Steve Elliott ~alapoet~]
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Gmail

Strain: Golden Temple Kush
Access Point: Samish Way Holistic Center, Bellingham, WA
Donation: $10/gram
[Steve Elliott ~alapoet~]

Toke Signals Special of the Week

Steve Elliott speaks at the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March, Seattle, Washington, May 10, 2014 [Nightmare Alabama
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Gmail

Steve Elliott speaks at the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March, Seattle, Washington, May 10, 2014
[Nightmare Alabama]

Highlights from Steve Elliott’s speech at Westlake Park, downtown Seattle, just after the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March, May 10, 2014.

Elliott  discusses the 12,000-year co-evolutionary relationship between the human species and the cannabis plant, and why attempts to “regulate” this partner species of ours are ridiculous and annoying.

Thanks to Toke Signals’ own Kim Williams of Indie Media Weekly for video editing! (Without Kim’s hard work, you certainly wouldn’t be seeing this site, viewing Toke TV, or hearing Toke Radio every week.)

Thanks to Nightmare Alabama for the footage!

 

Toke Signals Stories of the Week

 

Oregon Legalization Drive Rents 20 Billboards Across The State

(Hemp News)

Activists in Oregon have rented 20 billboards in prominent positions across the state in support of their campaign to end criminal penalties for cannabis.

The billboards, found in Portland, Eugene, Beaverton, Roseburg, and Salem, carry the messages “Help End Marijuana Prohibition,” or “Prohibition is the Problem, Hemp is the Answer!”

“Of course, ending prohibition is the goal, but energizing Oregon and showing a solid outreach and grassroots effort is key,” said activist Michael Bachara of the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), which is behind Initiatives 21 and 22.

 

Minority Leader McConnell Slams DEA For Blocking Kentucky Hemp Research

(Hemp News)

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has weighed in on the political firestorm that has ensued since the DEA recently seized legal hemp seeds bound for a Kentucky hemp research program that was approved by Congress. McConnell told Politico Wednesday night, “It is an outrage that DEA is using finite taxpayer dollars to impound legal industrial hemp seeds.”

The Kentucky Agriculture Department is suing the agency.

Hemp is not legal to grow in the U.S., though hemp products can be produced and sold in the U.S. Some states have made its cultivation legal, but these states -– North Dakota, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Oregon, California, Montana, West Virginia and Vermont -– have not yet begun to grow it because of resistance from the DEA.

 

New NFL Policy Would Reduce Punishments For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

The National Football League is ready to address the marijuana issue by renegotiating its drug policy; the new rules will reportedly reduce the punishments for cannabis use.

The drug policy renegotiation, which has been underway since 2011, will also significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test, reports Dan Graziano at ESPN.

A source told ESPN the NFL’s cannabis policy is outdated, pointing out the World Anti-Doping Agency has a higher threshold for a positive marijuana test than does the football league.

Colorado Symphony Tries To Calm Denver’s Concerns Over Classical Cannabis Concerts

(Hemp News)

The Colorado Symphony now says a series of marijuana-friendly classical fundraising concerts will be by invitation only, in an attempt to calm concerns from Denver city officials that audiences were going to break the law by smoking pot in public.

The symphony also said, in a Tuesday statement, that it was taking information about the three events off its website and refunding the money for tickets already purchased, reports 7 News Denver. The events, “Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series,” had been scheduled to begin later this month at Denver’s Space Gallery. The concerts will now be open only to a list of VIP guests, by invitation.

“We provide you with this letter to dissuade you from hosting the event,” reads the letter signed by Stacie Louks, director of the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. “[H]owever, if you go forward, we will exercise any and all options available to the City of Denver to halt the event and hold the business owners, event organizers responsible for any violations of law.”

Is Anyone Surprised? Shuman Finishes Taking Over Moms For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Aimee, left, and Cheryl Shuman, now officially control Moms For Marijuana [CherylShuman.com]
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Gmail

Aimee, left, and Cheryl Shuman, now officially control Moms For Marijuana
[CherylShuman.com]

Was anybody dumb enough not to see this coming? In a move which probably didn’t surprise anyone in the cannabis community who has remotely been paying any attention, Cheryl Shuman on Friday announced the official completion of her takeover of Moms For Marijuana International, the formerly grassroots group over which Shuman acquired day-to-day control last fall. It’s now the Cheryl Shuman Show.

Shuman’s heavy handed takeover of the formerly grassroots organization alienated most of the rank and file membership across the United States and the globe; her clumsy power play managed to piss off Moms chapters as far away as the Philippines, and chapter after chapter either quit the organization in disgust, or found themselves tossed out for questioning Shuman’s methods and motives.

The entire Moms For Marijuana Board of Directors resigned in protest of both Serra Frank’s refusal to turn over financial records requested by the board, and Shuman’s subsequent takeover after taking Frank under her financial wing. Moms For Marijuana’s Lindsey Rinehart, in November, announced on these pages that “I Will No Longer Be Silent About Cheryl Shuman,” and then Moms For Marijuana Assistant Executive Director Candace R. Junkin in December told her story of what happened, also right here on the pages of Toke Signals.

 

1986 Rookie of the Year Serving Life Sentence For Marijuana

(Hemp News)

Racing fans might wonder whatever happened to one the world’s most exciting young stars, 1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, Randy Lanier. These days, Lanier can be found at Coleman Federal Prison in Florida where he is in his 26th year of incarceration serving a sentence of life without parole for a first time, nonviolent marijuana offense.

At the time of his indictment, Lanier was poised to become one of racing’s all time greats. In 1980 he had four wins in his own, self-financed 1957 Porsche Speedster. In 1984 he earned the IMSA GTP Championship and was named “Most Improved Driver.” His 1986 Vanderbilt Rookie of the Year award preceded his 1986 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year nod. By 1987, the United States federal government had put an end to his racing dreams.

Lanier had no prior offenses, and no weapons were involved in the “continuing criminal enterprise” he was accused of running, While others were indicted and incarcerated, only Lanier and one other remain behind bars.

 

Iowa Man Claims McDonald’s Burger Had Marijuana On It

(Hemp News)

An Iowa man claims the burger he got from a local McDonald’s drive-through had marijuana on it — and he’s not “lovin’ it.”

“I’ve seen a lot of stuff, but never something like this,” said Lt. Jason Bell of the Ottumwa Police Department, reports Shaina Humphries of KCCI. “I really haven’t had a lot of investigations where I’ve focused so much on cheeseburgers.”

Ottumwa police said they were investigating the case; they said a man bought the burger for his pregnant fiance. “They’re alleging that they received some, an order from the McDonald’s that had some suspected marijuana on the hamburgers,” Bell explained.

 


Toke TV/Toke Radio = a joint production
of Toke Signals and Indie Media Weekly

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

toke signals logo - two crossed smoking joints with a cannabis leaf above

Facebook bans me often! Join the Toke Signals emaillist.

Join the email list to be notified when I post new articles.  Since Facebook routinely bans me for little or no reason, this is the best way to stay up to date with Uncut, Uncensored, No Holds Barred, Non Corporate Controlled Cannabis News.

Thanks for subscribing! One more step: Please check your email and click the link to verify your email address.

wordpress statistics