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Actress Ashley Judd criticized racism, misogyny, President Trump, and the gender wage gap.
Actress Ashley Judd criticized racism, misogyny, President Trump, and the gender wage gap.
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A group of DC marijuana advocates which had originally planned to hand out 4,200 free joints as a protest on Inauguration Day has doubled down — now DCMJ is giving out 8,400 joints.

A group of DC marijuana advocates which had originally planned to hand out 4,200 free joints as a protest on Inauguration Day is now giving out 8,400 joints
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"This is the most dynamic market I have analyzed since the early days of the Internet in the 1990s," said Tom Adams​ of Arcview Market Research.

Cannabis consumers in the United States spent an estimated $53.5 billion on marijuana in 2016, according to a new market estimate.
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Americans for Safe Access Petition Urges President Obama to Correct Medical Marijuana Misinformation Before President-Elect Trump, Senator Jeff Sessions Take Office
Americans for Safe Access on Thursday, January 19, will deliver more than 96,000 signatures to the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the DEA.
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I can't seem to get past, fighting 2 of them and the x ain't clearing.

My apologies about being a dick earlier.
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The backlash has been swift and severe as members of Congress are laying into President-elect Donald Trump after he criticized Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Twitter.
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Local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin.
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President Obama Grants Clemency to 330 People, Including Nine Pot-Only Prisoners and One LSD Prisoner, in Final Round of Commutations
Marijuana Lifer James Tranmer and Pot POW Paul Fields Among Commutations!

President Barack Obama on Thursday, January 19, his last day in office, granted commutations to 330 more people federally incarcerated for drug offenses.
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I am glad he's using some of his powers to do some good.
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Clemency was granted to five marijuana lifers whose sentences were commuted, and to two other inmates with harsh marijuana sentences. Pardons were granted to seven other people.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday, January 17, granted clemency, commuting sentences of 209 incarcerated in federal prison, and handed out 64 pardons.
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"Trump’s idea to lift sanctions with Russia still in Ukraine and Georgia would be precisely the sort of unilateral concession he would deplore had Obama proposed it. He is doing nothing less than attacking the foundation of the international order that has existed for 70 years."
Trump is attacking the foundation of the international order.
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“This is an action beyond the DEA’s authority,” said Managing Partner Robert T. Hoban - Hoban Law Group.
Hoban Law Group has filed a petition in the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to challenge the DEA's attempt to control an otherwise lawful substance.
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Russian activist punk rock band Pussy Riot would know... having served (2 band members) a prison sentence for their activism in Russia. They were released in 2013... right before Russia hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics
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EXTRAORDINARY writing. If you enjoy that as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to read this.
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Your source for uncut, uncensored, no-holds-barred, non-corporate-controlled cannabis news!
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Toke Signals: your source for uncut, uncensored, no-holds-barred, non-corporate-controlled cannabis news!

I'm Steve Elliott ~alapoet~, a 56-year-old writer, editor, ex-musician, dreamer, reality catcher, ex-con, husband and father.

I'm the editor of Toke Signals, an independent cannabis blog, and author of The Little Black Book of Marijuana.

I used to write features each month for DOPE Magazine, until I pissed off their recreational marijuana advertisers by aggressively sticking up for medicinal cannabis patient rights in Washington state.

I write the national news section of The Northwest Leaf, a print magazine for the medical marijuana industry here in Washington state, and The Oregon Leaf, which does the same in Oregon.

As well, I'm former editor of Hemp News (2013-2016), the internet's longest running compilation of international news stories about hemp and cannabis.

For three years (2011-2014), I was cannabis critic for the Seattle Weekly (one of only two marijuana critics for major newspapers in the U.S.).

I edited Toke of the Town, Village Voice Media's site of cannabis news, views, rumor and humor, for its first 3+ years, 2009-2013 (i.e., before it started sucking).

I have three kids, seven tattoos, a criminal record, a terminal disease, and an attitude.

I was born in Alabama and spent the first 38 years of my life there and in Mississippi. In the 1970s and 1980s, I was a drummer in various hard rock bar bands in Alabama and Mississippi.

Since 1985, I've worked for newspapers, ad agencies and magazines. I've also taken inventory, indulged in independent entrepreneurship, run a newspaper route and served time. I've been on the West Coast, L.A. or Seattle, since 1999.
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I get paid to smoke marijuana. Chicks dig me.
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  • University of North Alabama
    1978 - 1982
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    Big Pork Daddy, 2013 - present
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    Marijuana Reviewer, 2011 - 2014
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    Editor, 2009 - 2013
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    Editor / Reporter, 2013 - 2016
  • NW Leaf / Oregon Leaf / Alaska Leaf
    National News columnist, 2013 - present
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Long Beach, CA - Orange, CA - Hawaiian Gardens, CA - Vina, AL - Fulton, MS - Birmingham, AL - Seattle, WA
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The 420 Times Interview: Steve Elliott
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President Obama Grants Clemency To 102 More People, Almost All For Drugs
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Two Marijuana Prisoners Among Those Granted Clemency New Commutations Bring Obama’s Total To A Record 774 President Barack Obama [...]

Rudy Giuliani’s comment that Donald Trump is better “than a woman” is ma...
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Giuliani let the subtext become the text when he bluntly stated that "a woman" can't be as qualified as Trump

California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Campaign Running First Tw...
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The campaign in support of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, on Tuesday [...]

‘Medical’ Marijuana Costs $500 More Per Pound In Washington State Than R...
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As of July 1, Washington state “consolidated” its medical marijuana market into the recreational adult [...]

Gov. Brown Signs Bill Protecting Californians From Civil Asset Forfeitur...
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Law Requires Conviction In Most Cases Before Permanent Loss of Property Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill [...]

Congress Fails to Give Veterans Fair and Equal Access to State-legal Med...
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Despite Congress’s rush to get out of town, Republican leadership still found time to use [...]

California Nurses Association Endorses Prop. 64 Marijuana Legalization
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Largest statewide association of nurses says Prop 64 “is significantly better for public health and [...]

Los Angeles Times, California’s Largest Newspaper, Endorses Prop 64 Mari...
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LA Times joins San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times in saying “It’s [...]

A World Now Gone: The Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensary Scene, 201...
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When the Seattle Weekly asked me in early 2011 if I was interested in reviewing medical marijuana [...]

Governor Heeds Advocates’ Call To Expand New York Medical Marijuana Program
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Advocates Welcome Medical Marijuana Program Changes, Push for Immediate Rollout Governor Adopts Recommendations From Department [...]

It’s Not Legal Yet! Nearly 500,000 Marijuana Arrests In California In La...
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New Report Finds Nearly 9,000 Felony Arrests for Marijuana in 2015, with Blacks and Latinos [...]

Bummer About The Patients! Let’s Remind Seattle Hempfest 2016
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Brothers and sisters of the weed! Can you do me a favor this weekend? Bear [...]

Canada’s Marijuana Patients Given Aug. 24 Green Light To Grow Their Own
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Happy Canadian patients, whose right to grow their own medical marijuana had been taken away [...]

Thurston County Medical Marijuana Dispensary Will Stay Open, Transition ...
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SONshine Organics, a medical marijuana dispensary in Olympia, Washington, this week announced that it will [...]

New ‘Marijuana Facts’ Booklet Separates Myth From Truth
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Booklet Addresses Most Commonly-Asked Questions About Marijuana Use and Its Effects Several States Preparing for Historic [...]

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Gives Marijuana Consumers A Voice In The Ne...
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The Cannabis Consumers Coalition (CCC), a member-based marijuana consumer advocacy and watchdog organization based out of [...]

Philippines President Vows ‘No Mercy’ In War On Drugs; Estimates 100,000...
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Philippines President Makes Good on Pledge to Mass Murder People Who Use or Sell Drugs, [...]

Alaska Tweaks Rules For Marijuana Use At Licensed Stores
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Alaska marijuana regulators considered a draft regulation that would have allowed cannabis shops to sell [...]

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