Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project Marijuana Fifth Amendment Lawsuit

Businesses would revert back to pre-2010 business models protected by the Constitution For immediate release: Dec. 5, 2014 Contact: Robert J. Corry, Jr.: (303) 634-2244 Kathleen Chippi: 888-EAT-HEMP (888-328-4367) http://www.cannabislawsuits.com/index.marijuana.fifth.amendment.lawsuit.html {Denver} — Attorney Robert J. Corry, Jr. filed a lawsuit on Dec. 5, 2014 in Denver District Court seeking to permanently end Colorado’s marijuana self-incriminating…

February 14, 2014 Subject: BSA Expectations Regarding Marijuana-Related Businesses

Full text here: http://www.fincen.gov/statutes_regs/guidance/pdf/FIN-2014-G001.pdf   http://www.fincen.gov Guidance FIN-2014-G001 Issued: February 14, 2014 Subject: BSA Expectations Regarding Marijuana-Related Businesses The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing guidance to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana-related businesses. FinCEN is issuing this guidance in light of recent state initiatives…

8 Reasons CEOs Make 300 Times as Much as Their Employees

From Salon.com: Here are some depressing statistics: In 2013, CEOs of S&P 500 companies made 331 times as much as their employees. Your average American worker not in a supervisory role made $35,239, while the average CEO made $11.7 million, according to the AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch website.  CEO pay has increased a whopping 937 percent since 1978, according to a…

Two marches in Seattle share same message of “Black Lives Matter” as they march in opposite directions

Originally posted on The Dignity Virus:
Demonstrators at the University of Washington gathered in Red Square at 11am to stand in solidarity with protests happening around the country in response to lack of police indictment for the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Approximately 200 activists marched through the UW campus before blocking streets…

Justice Department: Native Americans Can Grow Marijuana, Even in States Where it’s Illegal

The Week December 11, 2014  Meghan DeMaria The Justice Department announced Thursday that the government won’t prevent Native Americans from growing marijuana on reservations, even on those in states where marijuana is illegal. Some restrictions will still apply — marijuana can’t be sold to minors or grown on public land, and the new policy will operate…

Patents Related To The Dietary And Medicinal Study And Use Of Cannabis

http://www.cannabisinternational.org/patents.php US Patent 6,630,507 (pdf-120KB) “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants” Assigned to the United States of America, it provides guidelines for relevant medical conditions and dosage schedules for CBD. Review LOG notes on the use of vaporization to separate CBD from THC Medicinal Acidic Cannabinoids / US 7,807,711 B2 (pdf-120KB) Invention relates to an acidic…

Third Party Candidates Disagree on Legalizing Marijuana, Education Policy

http://politic365.com/2012/11/01/third-party-candidates-disagree-on-legalizing-marijuana-education-policy/   By Christopher Goins Four third party presidential candidates debated civil liberties, education policy, and drug policy among other topics last week at a debate hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation. The debate was held last Tuesday, October 23, where participants Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution…

STAND FOR #HEALTHFORALL

A GLOBAL COALITION http://universalhealthcoverageday.org/welcome/ On the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day, 500+ organizations worldwide stand in solidarity. HEALTH FOR ALL SAVES LIVES, STRENGTHENS NATIONS, IS ACHIEVABLE IN EVERY COUNTRY. 12.12.14 is the two-year anniversary of a unanimous United Nations resolution endorsing universal health coverage. Now more than ever, governments must act. Universal Health Coverage means…

Bush Knew About CIA torture, Says Cheney

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Bush-knew-about-CIA-torture-says-Cheney/articleshow/45482854.cms?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=timesofindia WASHINGTON: President George W Bush was fully aware of and an “integral part” of the CIA’s torture of terror suspects, his vice-president Dick Cheney said Wednesday. The long-awaited US Senate report released Tuesday on the program of harsh treatment and torture of detainees said Bush only learned details of it in 2006, four years…

Tacoma Washington Council Seeks Possible Jan 6 2015 Hearing to Rule on MMJ Shop Closures

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/12/05/4012250_tacoma-council-could-set-hearing.html?rh=1 By Kate Martin Bellingham Herald Staff writerDecember 5, 2014 Next week, the Tacoma City Council could schedule a Jan. 6 hearing for residents to talk about unlicensed marijuana businesses in the city. The council told staff this week to prepare to shut down more than 56 unlicensed pot shops. Many of those businesses serve…

Another Potential Outdoor Marijuana Cultivation Ban in California

 MMJ business Daily December 10, 2014 http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/another-possible-outdoor-cultivation-ban-in-ca-county/ More than 300 people, mostly medical cannabis patients and growers, attended a meeting in Yuba County, California, as supervisors considered a ban on outdoor marijuana cultivation. About 45 people spoke during the event in which supervisors considered three ordinances from other counties – Sacramento, Shasta and Fresno –…

Big Banks Balk, So Colorado Has Created A Credit Union For The Marijuana Industry

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/12/09/3601055/colorado-marijuana-credit-union/ Alan Pike December 9, 2014 Nearly a year after Colorado’s first legal marijuana shops opened, the thriving industry’s biggest problem is deciding what to do with all of its cash. Now, the state banking commission believes it has found a way to free pot entrepreneurs from the regulatory haze between federal banking laws, Drug…

HISTORIC VICTORY: Congress Prohibits Justice Department from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Law

http://www.mjinews.com/congress-prohibits-doj-undermining/ By: Weed Wire Top Congressional Leaders Side with States on Hemp Research and Medical Marijuana Provisions on D.C. Marijuana Legalization Remain Unclear: Advocates Say Any Congressional Interference with Law that Passed with 70% Support is Outrageous The final “must pass” federal spending bill that Congress will consider this week, also known as the “cromnibus,”and…

U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/11/21/navy-sailors-report-radiation-sickness-japan-quake-tsunami-fukushima-nuclear-power-plant/ SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Rare cancers, blindness, birth defects and now, two deaths. Hundreds of U.S. sailors who took part in rescue efforts following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami say they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. Now a federal judge has ruled their class-action lawsuit against the Tokyo Electric Power Company can go…

Video: Mindblowing Microscopic Footage of Cancer Cells Being Eliminated by Cannabis Oil

From Before It’s News November 27, 2014 http://themindunleashed.org/2014/11/mindblowing-microscopic-footage-cancer-cells-eliminated-cannabis-oil.html http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/11/video-mindblowing-microscopic-footage-of-cancer-cells-being-eliminated-by-cannabis-oil-3068946.html

Cannabinoids Create Log Jam at U.S. Patent Office

http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/09/18/666960/10099121/en/Cannabinoids-Create-Log-Jam-at-U-S-Patent-Office.html GeoNovus Minerals Corp. GeoNovus Launches Innovative Cannabinoid Initiative in Uruguay – See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/09/18/666960/10099121/en/Cannabinoids-Create-Log-Jam-at-U-S-Patent-Office.html#sthash.v2NSqKOD.dpuf VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — There are 5,000 pending patents on different cannabinoid compounds at the U.S. Patent Office – most of them registered by Pharmaceutical companies who are intending to commercialise the naturally occurring…