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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.More...
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver.The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police Lt. Andrea Dobyns said Tuesday. "Our officer could smell alcohol on his breath, and he had bloodshot, watery eyes," she said.More...
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
I love it when the marijuana community can step up and help the greater good. We spend so much time fighting for reform, as we should, but I dream of a day when the marijuana community can transition from a reform movement to a movement that can help society as a whole. The marijuana community
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: The Weed Blog
ZURICH (AP) — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election, where Sepp Blatter is widely expected to win a fifth term at the helm of the governing body of world soccer.More...
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives will quickly get down to unfinished business once it returns from the holiday recess: defending trading partners that engage in slavery.The House, according to sources familiar with trade deal negotiations, plans to strip Senate language from fast-track legislation that would ban countries that are the worst human-trafficking and forced-labor offenders from being part of big trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.More...
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 26 (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a suburban theater that he had harbored an "obsession to kill" since childhood, a police officer testified at his murder trial on Tuesday.Holmes mailed a package to the psychiatrist that included the notebook a day before he opened fire inside a cinema in the Denver suburb of Aurora during a screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises."More...
Wed, May 27, 2015
Source: Huffington Post
Earlier
Louisiana’s Senate took an important step toward reforming their state’s harsh marijuana possession law when they approved bill SB241 by a vote of 27-12 yesterday. If passed, Louisiana would join the growing number of states that have recently reduced penalties for small amounts of marijuana. “This is a long-sought opportunity to take a more compassionate
Tue, May 26, 2015
Source: The Weed Blog
There are medical marijuana dispensaries spread all over Washington State. Many of these establishments have been helping patients access medicine for a long time. Despite these medical marijuana dispensaries being good neighbors in the neighborhoods they operate in, the State of Washington is trying to shut most of them down. The State of Washington announced
Tue, May 26, 2015
Source: The Weed Blog
I have never attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, but from what I’ve read about it online, it’s a very solid opportunity to learn more about reform efforts and how to get involved. The conference costs money, but scholarships are available. Below is more information via the event’s webpage: The Reform Conference is pleased
Tue, May 26, 2015
Source: The Weed Blog
By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Along with family picnics and public concerts, as a country we wear poppies and decorate the graves of the fallen on the last Monday in May to honor our soldiers who have died while serving in the military. It is a holiday to remember their great sacrifices to protect
Mon, May 25, 2015
Source: The Weed Blog
Since 2009, Toke of the Town has brought you the biggest marijuana news and loudest pot views from across the country -- and around the world. Along the way, we've covered the huge progress many...
Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
The way that the laws are currently written, you really do not want to get busted with weed in Wichita, Kansas...or any part of Kansas for that matter. A first-time offense for simple pot p...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
As far as late Christmas presents go, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's decision to pardon nine non-violent offenders is as big and unprecedented as they come. But for a governor who before Monday...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
On a recent Friday afternoon, Nick Kriaris, owner of Encanto Green Cross medical-marijuana dispensary in Phoenix, and his brother, Chris, tried to open an account at Bank of America for their...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
In 1999, the voters in Maine approved the state's first medical marijuana bill with a lopsided 61% approval. A decade later, the law was improved upon to allow for storefront dispensaries and t...
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town