The sixth episode of Toke Signals TV takes a look at some of the biggest marijuana news stories of the past week.
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Toke TV Stories of the WeekFeds Approve State Marijuana Legalization: DoJ Will Allow CO, WA To Go Forward (Toke Signals)
Attorney General Eric Holder told the governors of Washington and Colorado that the DoJ would “allow” the states to create a system of regulation implementing the ballot initiatives that legalized adult use of marijuana.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Says Obama Administration Wrong Not To Challenge Legal Marijuana (Hemp News)
While speaking to a crowd in Point Pleasant, N.J., Gov. Chris Christie said the Obama Administration’s decision to not legally challenge marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington was “a mistake” that essentially legalizes cannabis. Christie vowed that “will never happen” in New Jersey while he is governor.
Study: We’re #1! Marijuana Is The Top ‘Illegal Drug’ Used Worldwide (Hemp News)
Marijuana is the most popular “illegal drug” in the world, according to the first-ever global survey of illicit drug use, but widely used opioid painkillers such as Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people. (Cannabis, of course, has never killed anyone in history.)
Poll Shows Majority Of Utah Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana (Hemp News)
A new poll of registered voters in Utah has found majority support for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use. Most still oppose overall legalization, however, according to the poll.
New Hampshire Man Gets Year In Jail After Being Spotted In How-To-Grow-Marijuana Videos (Hemp News)
A New Hampshire man was busted after accidentally appearing in “How to Grow Marijuana” videos he uploaded to YouTube.
DEA Conducts Series Of Smash-And-Grab Raids In Michigan (Hemp News)
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has conducted a series of “smash-and-grab” marijuana dispensary “searches” over the past three weeks, in cooperation with Michigan state law enforcement authorities, in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas.
Washington Man Tries To Shoot Marijuana Into Jail Using Arrow (Hemp News)
A Washington state man is accused of trying to get marijuana into a county jail by attaching it to an arrow he shot onto the roof of the facility.
Must Read of the Week
R.I.P., Richard Flor: Remembering A Victim Of The War On Medical Marijuana (Toke Signals)
It’s been one year since the death of medical marijuana provider/activist Richard Flor in federal custody. We must never forget the monstrous injustice of what was done to Richard Flor, for it serves as a stark example of the cruel inhumanity of the federal prohibition on marijuana. These remembrances of Flor were compiled by tireless Seattle-based activist Kari Boiter.
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