The Cannabis Agenda PodcastThe Cannabis Agenda is a weekly marijuana radio show distributed in podcast form, and we hope to become your source for cannabis news and informed discussion. We cover topics from cannabis legalization and medical marijuana to market related information. Our motto is "Hey, it's organic," which basically means that this is a learning and growing experience for us all.
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We turn 40 this episode! Celebrate with us as we discuss California, Marc Emery, Marijuana Terrorism (what?), and more. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS KushCon II - Dec. 17th/19th - Colorado Conv. Center - Denver Colorado CALIFORNIA UPDATE Kamala Harris Wins Bid For California Attorney General Humboldt Pot Growers Form Growers Association And the fight goes on in SoCal LA and OC ban dispensaries in unincorporated areas LA City Council Puts Med-Pot Tax On Ballot More Swag Tunnels, Crappy Mexi-Pot Found MARC EMERY Marc has started to receive mail, which is sincerely appreciated. “I applied for a job in the prison library and the yard, since everyone has to get a job here. I was able to get some books to read this holiday weekend, thankfully. The staff here don't know anything about federal foreign prisoners so my lawyer has had to cal...l about the lack of transfer application staff and paperwork.” www.FreeMarc.ca NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Marijuana ..Uh....Terrorists? Honestly?? National Cannabis Industry Association Formed NCIA Website National Call-In Support Needed For Review Of U.S. Criminal Justice System EAST COAST SCOOP N.J. Assembly Votes To Throw Out Gov. Christie's Proposed Rules TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME DEA Says "Fake Pot" Will Become Schedule-1 Substance K2/Spice is in the news a lot. Fed cracking down? Why do they keep calling this stuff synthetic marijuana? That’s stupid! "Guilty By Association" Implications, Again? CELEBRITY STONERS Willie Nelson Harassed For Pot Possession, Again HAWAII HIGHS Lawmakers Seek Answers To Medical Marijuana Shortage [clip] Why Is Hawaii County Still Arresting Patients? MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Problems In Battle Creek With Dispensary Plan Michigan Med-Pot Law Creates Confusion ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO NEWS RTD Mass Transit Runs Canna-Convention Ads On Buses Colorado Reaches To Create New Med-Pot Quality Regulations SOUTHWEST Dispensaries in Arizona’s Future? [clip] Arizona In Need Of Metabolite Laws For Drivers MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Iowa Pharmacy Board makes move to reschedule marijuana [clip] FROM THE RESEARCH BIN Study Says That Cannabis "May" Suppress Immune Functions Study Decent Opinion Piece On Immune Study
This week on The Agenda with a live studio audience: Scratch and Sniff Cannabis, No More Pot in Amsterdam?, Jay Selthofner Election Recap, Mark Emery in Georgia, QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS Scratch and Sniff Cannabis from Sean CALIFORNIA UPDATE CA Cities Bringing Cannabis Growing Into The Light THE INTERNATIONAL WEEDSCAPE No more pot in Amsterdam? [clip] Dutch Want To Ban Foreigners From Marijuana Coffee Shops Here... Sniff This, And Call Us If You Notice Anything Like It Legalization Making Headway In Pacific Islands ... Almost MARC EMERY Marc is in Georgia at the D Ray James Correctional Institution, where I will serve the rest of my sentence until I get home to Canada. Please send letters, news, and photos to me, as I am one of only very few English-speaking inmates here and don't have Corrlinks for daily contact with friends. My address is at www.FreeMarc.ca - thank you for the support! JAY SELTHOFNER A discussion with Jay about the results of his bid for the 41st District Assembly Member of Wisconsin SOUTHWEST Arizona Moving On To Setting Rules For Prop 203 [clip] New Mexico Adds Med-Pot Sources NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Sitting Federal Judge Says Stop The Madness DEA Nominee Michelle Leonhart Vows to Enforce Federal Pot Laws EAST COAST SCOOP Maine Caregivers Form Trade Association TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME What The F...?? Not Peer-Reviewed, Why Is This Being Featured Yet??? Mom arrested after toddler's fall from window MONTANA NEWS FROM THE BIG SKY Montana Board Bans Video Exams For Medical Marijuana STONED IN THE SOUTH One Texas-Sized Lack Of Compassion [clip] SENSI STOCKS MARKET UPDATE Newly Re-Named General Cannabis, Inc. Acquires Weedmaps, LLC MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Teachers!... Leave Those Kids Alone!! ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO NEWS Warehouse Space For Growing Med-MJ Starts Argument Over Neighborhoods' Future Medical Marijuana burglary caught on tape [clip] MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Illinois Medical Cannabis Legislation SB1381 House Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang, Tells Me That He Will Likely Call A Floor Vote On Tuesday, Nov. 30th 2010. We need as much support as possible during the lead-up to this vote. Illinois Norml urges supporters of the legislation to call your State Representative everyday leading up to the vote, and politely tell them “Vote Yes on SB1381”. By calling 217-782-2000 you’ll be connected to the Capitol switchboard and the operator will be able to direct your call to your State Representatives office in Springfield. Additionally, Illinois Norml states that the Illinois General Assembly website offers live streaming of floor debates and votes for legislation in House of Representatives, and that would be the best way to stay up to date on when this bill will be called for a vote. Rep. Lang has promised Cannabis Agenda an interview on the day of vote, regardless of its outcome.
Jaime is at the Midwest Regional SSDP Conference this weekend and shares interviews with several of the attendees! QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Tobacco and Pot from James in the UK Dave in New Zealand CALIFORNIA UPDATE Did we forget about decriminalization? Film maker trying to get an honest glimpse of Humboldt marijuana industry Otherside Farms medical marijuana information center in Orange [clip] LA City Council may ease dispensary restrictions Municipalities choose to tax medpot although it’s sale is technically illegal NEW ZEALAND UPDATE Live from Wellington cannabis protest [clip] Police take ‘peaceful approach’ to cannabis activists [clip] MARC EMERY FACEBOOK UPDATE: Here is Marc's new mailing address for the time being. Mail should always be forwarded by the prison, but if you get letters returned please send them again! MARC SCOTT EMERY #40252-086, FTC OKLAHOMA CITY, FEDERAL TRANSFER CENTER, P.O. BOX 898801, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73189 Breaking News -- Marc Emery has been re-designated to a private prison in GEORGIA instead of Taft, California. He's in Oklahoma City now. Please get your Congressman to tell the US Department of Justice to send Marc home to Canada! www.FreeMarc.ca has the contact info you need! NEWS FROM THE SOUTH Jaime interviews activists from Oklahoma and West Virginia attending the Midwest Regional SSDP conference NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS 26 by 2012, MPP’s new medical marijuana campaign EAST COAST SCOOP Auburn and Lewiston, ME approve medical marijuana dispensaries [clips] Others in Maine are facing delays. [clip] NJ lawmakers support easing medpot rules “Sophisticated” Grow operation found in Rhode Island [clip] TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME DEA agents spread fear in Illinois communities FEATURE INTERVIEW Jaime speaks with Howard Rahtz of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Court battle over med patient fired at Wal-Mart [clip] City of Wyoming sued over medical marijuana moratorium [clip] SOUTHWEST Prop 203 suddenly shifts towards YES as votes continue to be counted [clip] MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Patients and activists rally for medical marijuana in Dayton, OH [clip] Jaime’s interview with Rep. Kenny Yuko, Ohio Legislator who was informed by grassroots activism From an Iowan perspective: How medical marijuana works in California [clip] CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Jesse Ventura on Geraldo Live [clip]
CALIFORNIA UPDATE Election results & plans for the future California reject Prop 19 but approves new pot taxes Measure S & T pass in Berkeley CNN clip from Election Night [clip] Discussion over Prop 19 failure. Low young voter turnout, High Tea Party turnout, “Marijuana Moms and Dads.” YES on 19 raised 4.2 million dollars Jimmy Kimmel clip on Prop 19 Campaign Ads [clip] MARC EMERY Facebook Status Update: Marc is extremely lonely and depressed in the Nevada Southern Detention Centre, waiting to be moved to Taft FCI in California. No word on when it'll happen. No books, magazines, mail, visits, commissary... it's mental torture being stuck here. Not wanting to eat anymore. Not wanting to do anything. Desperately need to hear from the outside world. Please send letters! www.CannabisCulture.com/SendMarcMail NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Many Pro-Cannabis Votes Go Unheralded Across the Nation Agents shut down Tijuana marijuana tunnel [clip] NEWS FROM THE EAST Massachusetts Voters Strongly Back Changes in Nonbinding Vote CANNABIS IN SPORTS Okay, Now can Timmy smoke? Tim Lincecum responds to marijuana use [clip] STONED IN SOUTH DAKOTA (But not legally yet) Med-Pot Measure Takes Brutal Beating in SD Polls POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Measure 74 defeated in Oregon THE INTERNATIONAL WEEDSCAPE New Zealand Gets Med-Pot, Sort Of MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Michiganites Find Some Hope in Attorney General-elect Bill Schuette SMOKE BREAK LA Confidential at Leaf.ly ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO NEWS Could Colorado be the next legalization battleground? Legalize2012 kick off event in Boulder the day after elections You Can Check Their Site at Legalize2012 SOUTHWEST Arizona's Prop 203 Fails as Last Votes Counted MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE And the governor issss ...........Pat Quinn FROM THE RESEARCH BIN British Researchers Publish Study Re-enforcing SAFER Logic CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Legalizing Marijuana Will Be A Bigger Blow To Drug Cartels [clip]
Our first-ever live show features election results from California, Oregon, Arizona and South Dakota, plus live callers! Stuff we talk about (For shownotes): Cheech and Chong on Legalizing Marijuana [clip] Yes on Prop 19 runs on Daily Show and Colbert Report [clip] Harvard Economics Professor Says Marijuana Measure Would Aid California Budget [clip] Zach Galifianakis Smokes Joint on Bill Maher [clip] Humor: Commercials If Prop 19 Passes [clip] Tim Lincecum: World Series Champ, Marijuana User Resources: Prop 19 Results Page Humboldt County Election Results Page YesOn19.com Oregon Election Results Page Measure74.com Arizona Election Results Page South Dakota Election Results Page Wisconsin Election Results JaySelthofner.com
REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES If you feel so inclined, leave a review for the show on the iTunes Music Store, and please use the word 'marijuana' in your review. We're trying to boost our search exposure, and we're hoping this might help! Click this link, then click 'View in iTunes' on the left, scroll down and click the 'Write a Review' link... JAY SELTHOFNER Jay Selthofner speaks at Madison Hemp Fest Saturday Oct 2, 2010 [clip] Make a contribution to the Friends of Jay Selthofner! QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Tongan Ninja in New Zealand - Bouquets of Weed, Awesome, loved it! Erron in Tacoma with a link to the letter that was sent to dispensaries Staley sent clips from Tacoma demonstration Sean sent us in the first listener Bongs and Thongs submission An email from Pat in Wisconsin letter regarding 1961 UN treaty ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS Is anybody in the listening audience capable of volunteering to developing a basic iPhone app for the show? We think it may broaden our reach significantly. We’d like some basic features: push notification for new shows, browse and listen to (stream) shows in the archive, and see recent updates on our Facebook page. There’s no pay in this, but if you have what it takes, let us know! Promo for our special November 2 live election coverage, starting at 8pm PST and going as long as we feel like it. We’ll (hopefully) be taking live callers so tune in and be ready to dial in! CALIFORNIA UPDATE Only one week left until the election! How can you help out? Phone Bank and Canvass! Yes on 19 internal poll data discussion (read from Tom’s email. link to data) External polls show the opposite Drug Czar continues to bash Prop 19 Group of mothers support Prop 19 release video and letter [clip] Link to letter from mothers group Former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders supports Prop 19 [clip] Danny Glover and Melissa Etheridge: Vote Yes on Prop 19 [clip] From the Yes on 19 campaign, Ask for ID [clip] Will prop 19 slow down marijuana related violence? LA County Sheriff to continue busting pot even if 19 passes New Report Shows Blatant Disparities in Cannabis Arrests Humboldt County Board of Supervisors support Prop 19 Debate on Prop 19 with Joseph McNamera, parts one and two BBC report on the California marijuana trade [clip] NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Statewide and National Organizations Join Coalition in Support of Prop 19 FEATURE INTERVIEW Scott from Leafly.com explains his site, which provides user-based reviews of cannabis strains. Check it out! NEWS FROM THE EAST MMJ Talks Re-Emerge in Maryland “Elaborate” marijuana manufacturing business found in Franklin Park, PA [clip] SOUTH DAKOTA Initiative Measure 13 Headed For A Vote, Enthusiasm is High POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Dispensaries Under Attack In Tacoma Washington [clip] Tacoma Backs Off Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries SENSI STOCKS MARKET UPDATE Marijuana Stocks in High Demand Cannabis Science working on smokefree product? (CFO is Richard Cowan, former Director of NORML) Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS), Cannabis Medical Solutions, Inc. (CMSI), Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) WOMEN AND WEED - Title it BONGS AND THONGS!!!! Our first listener submission came in before we actually even got to preview the segment. Thanks Sean!!! Girls Gone Weed, Ganja Girls, Girls 4 Ganja, 420 Girls, 420 Party Babes SMOKE BREAK! Spoetnik #2 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO NEWS CNN piece on the Colorado medical scene [clip] Colorado waives medical marijuana fees for poor TALKING SHOP H2O2 in water for plants? SOUTHWEST The Legal Effects of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act [clip] MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Would Somebody PLEASE Educate These Officers?!?! FROM THE RESEARCH BIN Why is it so hard to study marijuana? [clip] NUGGET OF THE DAY Prop 19 for legalization in California Prop 203 for medical marijuana in Arizona Initiated Measure 13 for medical marijuana in South Dakota Measure 74 for regulated dispensaries in Oregon Jay Selthofner for Wisconsin State Assembly District 41 Jim Lewis for Florida Attorney General ALSO A REMINDER This Show Will Get You High airs 10/27 (3:00am), 10/28 (4:30am), and 11/1 (4:00am) on Comedy Central CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Allen St. Pierre vs. Covina Police Chief Kim Raney [clip]
JAY SELTHOFNER’S CAMPAIGN Interview with Jay QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Tony says Cook County has gone too far! Staley left us a voicemail and mentions the informative web site procon.org! You “cann” leave us a message, too! 707-654-CANN. He also sent a number of links and heady information, thanks bro! Eric from Arizona asks us to mention the Prop 203 campaign and its website. We have a feature later on in the show! Scott from Leafly.com says he heard us talking about his little green leaves! Perhaps we’ll have him on next week! Request for more questions/comments - we’re getting more of these, perhaps one day we’ll be able to have a whole show dedicated to listener questions. As a reminder you can leave your question via email at email@example.com, but it’d be nice to hear your lovely voices on our message line at 707-654-CANN! ANNOUNCEMENTS “This Show Will Get You High”, a sketch comedy airing on Comedy Central: October 27 @ 3:00am, October 28 @ 4:30am, November 1 @ 4:00am. What’s up with those hours? Erron from COBRA Medical Group in Tacoma WA asks listeners to go to the city council meeting Tuesday Oct 19th at 5PM. CALIFORNIA UPDATE Interview and Prop 19 Fact Check with Chris Conrad Chris mentions websites westcoastleaf.com, chrisconrad.com and taxandregulate.org Chris Conrad debating Dragonfly de la Luz on KZYX radio (Mendocino) Geraldo is in favor of Prop 19 [clip] Diverse Group of Law Professors Endorses Proposition 19 Obama administration denounces Prop 19 Yes on 19 campaign responds to Eric Holder on marijuana legalization Meg Whitman: Every single law enforcement official in this entire state is against Proposition 19 [clip] Judge Andrew Napolitano brings on Tommy Chong and Joseph McNamera [clip] Jimmy Kimmel says legalizing pot will create jobs [clip] Taiwanese Animated Report on Prop 19 Marijuana Initiative [clip] ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT! Eric’s Writeup (email) Prop 203 is a revised statute which amends previously passed MMJ initiative Excellent Prop 203 Coverage From Cannabis Culture Magazine NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Amsterdam psychiatrist blasts US drug-czars for distortions and fear-mongering NEWS FROM THE EAST COAST NJ Senator plans to repeal government rules CANNABIS IN SPORTS Let Timmy Smoke!!!! Go Giants!!!!! STONED IN THE SOUTH Tennessee man fights to legalize pot [clip] Cannabis legalization in ....FLORIDA? AG Candidate says legalize it! NUGGET OF THE DAY Jaime’s interview with Dr. Gwen Jordan J.D Ph. D. Is the legalization of marijuana unconstitutional? (Steve Douchey with Asa Hutchinson) [clip] DEA Admins Unite! Unfortunate Ignorance to Constitutional Law Noted Dan Riffle's "Constitutional Law for Dummies and DEA Administrators" CLIP FOR END OF SHOW From Reason TV: The Science of Medical Cannabis, a Conversation with Donald Abrams, M.D. [clip]
Episode #33 on 10/10/10 for our first three hour episode. We must be lucky - or something! ANNOUNCEMENTS MPP’s online phone banking for marijuana legislation in multiple states MMGA 2010 Annual Symposium Going On Now. Live video stream available. CALIFORNIA UPDATE Will California Voters vote to legalize marijuana? [clip] Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Donates $100K to YES on 19 Facebook co-founders give $170K to YES on 19 Interview with Nick from California regarding his concerns about Prop 19 Where do you think the Napa Valley of weed will be? Let us know! Berkeley to vote on two local pot measures Law Enforcers Say Control and Tax Cannabis to Protect Public Safety Allen St. Pierre vs. Asa Hutchinson on California’s Prop 19 POT AND PARTY POLITICS Dems looking to cash in on youth vote through cannabis initiatives in 2012 Is cannabis legalization key to getting Democrats re-elected? [clip] NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Gateway theory? Federal report says pot use up, cocaine down Gary Johnson to Steven Colbert: Marijuana is Safer [clip] NEWS FROM THE EAST NJ clarifies rules regarding the distribution of mmj CANNABIS IN SPORTS Lincecum Strikes Out 14 in NLDS HAWAII MMJ Patient numbers on the rise on the big island POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Oregon closing in on election day for Prop 74 and the dispensary decision Officer Shoots Unarmed Pregnant Woman During Raid POT’S PARAPHERNALIA Use a little olive/vegetable/corn oil on your metal grinder if it gets sticky. Zig-Zag 1.25 Ultra Thin - a very good paper you can find almost anywhere. MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Medical marijuana conference might move to Cobo Lack of clarity on mmj rules may cause conundrum in MI GROW TIP OF THE WEEK Next week: Thrips! - Chunk Norris in an advanced discourse on all sorts of insects. SOUTHWEST Phoenix Cardinals Give $10K Against Arizona MMJ Initiative MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE (update) ILL MMJ Bill Sponsor Hopes House-members Will Step Up After Election Jim Miller (CMMNJ.org) at the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest [clip] FROM THE RESEARCH BIN Marijuana’s potential adverse health effects NUGGET OF THE DAY Government Data Says Prohibition Has Failed CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Gary Johnson on the Dylan Ratigan show [clip]
This week on the agenda: Donate to Jay! Jay Selthofner is running for the Wisconsin Assembly on a cannabis platform. Please support him to the tune of $4.20 or greater! QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS Puna Bud from Hawaii Staley says register to vote absentee to make it easier to vote Steve from Arizona Sean likes our recent shows, requests strain reviews. Kent emails about bongs and thongs photos. Good suggestions! EVENTS CALENDAR Hempire Media Expos in LA, Seattle, and Denver If you’d like your event mentioned, shoot us an email! ANNOUNCEMENTS A Great New Way To Find Great Buds w/real time strain pricing! CALIFORNIA UPDATE The Governator signs decriminalization bill into law Prop 19 at 52% in latest poll “It shouldn’t be a crime” MPP PSA for Prop 19 [clip] How Prop 19 Would Heal Community Relations with Police [clip] More on the pot commercial that is airing in Sacramento [clip] Legal Medical Marijuana distributor convicted of marijuana distribution Geraldo: Even B Actors want marijuana legalized! [clip] GROW TIPS OF THE WEEK Call from Harry Hood, in an undisclosed midwestern state NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Steve Fox on Fox News with Steve Douchey [clip] More Douchey! Risks associated with medical marijuana [clip] Two Democratic Governor Candidates Say Legalize It! Barack Obama on decriminalizing marijuana [clip] EAST SIDE, WUZZUP! MPP’s Dan Riffle Talks DC Medical Marijuana [clip] Marijuana Questions on Some Massachusetts Ballots POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Pro-Oregon.org launches in support of Measure 74 [clip] ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO NEWS Big Brother to watch over Colorado medical grows? SOUTHWEST New Mexico advisory board votes to expand medical marijuana [clip] MPP fundraising to air Arizona television ad [clip] Donate to the campaign MEXICAN DRUG WAR FIASCO Mexican Drug-War Violence Drags On FROM THE RESEARCH BIN Study Says Some Strains More Memory Hindering Than Others CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Reason video on medical use of marijuana [clip]
This week on the agenda: Donate to Jay! Jay Selthofner is running for the Wisconsin Assembly on a cannabis platform. Please support him to the tune of $4.20 or greater! QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Sean asks: Hey 2 podcasts ago you guys mentioned the website you use to get a lot if your news from and that it had a weekly email newsletter. What was the URL for it? http://StopTheDrugWar.org Staley mentions the raids have died down, and shares two links. Medical marijuana farmer’s market [also a clip] and NORML Conference audio links. Thanks Staley! Puna Bud says the raids are increasing in Hawaii. EVENTS CALENDAR Cheech and Chong “Get it Legal” Tour started Friday night. Check their dates @ www.cheechandchongtour.com click on the tour tab for dates. Ends 11/20/10 Hempire Expo Events If you’d like your event mentioned, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! CALIFORNIA UPDATE Oakland City Councilwoman discusses taxing and regulating marijuana [clip] Some Prop 19 polling data Gov. Schwartzenegger writes an op-ed in LA Times regarding union endorsement of Prop 19 Look whose funding YES on 19 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company opposes donation made by CBBD Debate over financial impact of Prop 19 Newly formed group California Cannabis Association opposes Prop 19 [clip] Prop 19 Would Help -- Not Hurt -- Medical Marijuana Patients Redding 215 clinic raises interesting legal questions regarding recommendations NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT / NEWS FROM THE FEDS Illegal drug use is up [clip] Should the Republican agenda include marijuana legalization? [clip] EAST SIDE, WUZZUP! 20-30 people smoked pot en route to Boston Freedom Rally on MBTA train. Three Cited Massachussetts voters in Brookline, Newton and Wellesley get to weigh in on marijuana sales and taxation at ballot box NEW MEXICO Special education teacher arrested for growing marijuana [clip] MARC EMERY Marc punished for another unwritten rule POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Oregon Representative will introduce Cannabis Legalization Bill ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO, MONTANA, IDAHO, UTAH Montana authorized caregiver exceeds plant limits FROM THE RESEARCH BIN 10 major health benefits of medical marijuana Does cannabis relieve chronic pain? NUGGET OF THE DAY Does Obama know the difference between a prescription and a recommendation? Do you? Does your average American in support of MMJ? [clip] CLIP FOR END OF SHOW A Short Lesson on Marijuana by Joe Rogan - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-al6S_Qe-_Q