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 –…

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…

Earthjustice Attorneys: How We Work

http://earthjustice.org/about/how_we_work OUR STRATEGY As expert legal strategists, we take on the big environmental fights—high-stakes cases where we can have an enduring impact—and stick with them until we win. We don’t accept corporate money, so we can fight the most important cases and stick with them for as long as it takes. High Stakes: Will something…

U.S. Sailors Won Key Court Decision to go Forward with Class Action Lawsuit Against Tepco

http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/11/u-s-sailors-won-key-court-decision-go-forward-class-action-tepco-ge-toshiba-hitachi-etc/ November 1, 2014  Following up this article.. The US Navy sailors’ complaint refers to Fukushima Diary [URL] The federal judge, Janis L. Sammartino published the decision to let U.S Navy Sailors go forward with the United States District Court in San Diego against Tepco. Tepco was insisting the court should be in Japan because most of…

No Relationship Between Moderate Adolescent Cannabis Use, Exam Results or IQ, Large UK Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141020212410.htm Date: October 20, 2014 Source: European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Summary: A large UK study has found that occasional adolescent cannabis use does not lead to poorer educational and intellectual performance, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16. A large UK study has found that occasional…

High Levels of Radiation Found at Fukushima, 460,000 Bq/L; Removing fuel in Unit 1 Storage Pool to Start 2017 — NHK World

Originally posted on Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates:
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Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/law-lets-irs-seize-accounts-on-suspicion-no-crime-required/ar-BBbbfW3?ocid=mailsignout The New York Times SHAILA DEWAN October 26, 2014 © Angela Jimenez for The New York Times Carole Hinders at her modest, cash-only Mexican restaurant in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Last year tax agents seized her funds. ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest…

Washington State Attorney General’s Office Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse http://www.atg.wa.gov/prescriptiondrug.aspx#.VE57Q1dhBkg Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in Washington state. There are more deaths annually from prescription drug abuse than from meth, cocaine, and heroin combined. What’s causing this epidemic? Drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Methadone are now commonly prescribed for pain. Painkillers offer relief to millions of Americans but present a…

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University of Washington Medical and Ebola-Could an Outbreak Be On the Way?

Good morning readers, Very rarely do I add stories about my personal life to this blog as it is generally for the purpose ranting and sharing knowledge but I want you to ponder these two statements today in relation to the Ebola virus: These are genuine, in-chart statements made to me by a University of…

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The Importance of Having Those Conversations About Cannabis

Originally posted on Cannabis Patients Alliance:
Enjoying my morning coffee along the banks of the Platte River in 2011. 2011 was a life-changing year for my husband and me. After he got laid off from his job, we decided to put most of our worldly belongings into storage and take off with our 4 dogs in…

Arizona Appeals Court Rules Medical Marijuana No Defense to DUI Charge

http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/10/arizona-appeals-court-rules-medical-marijuana-no-defense-to-dui-charge.php The Jurist Wednesday 22 October 2014 JURIST- The Arizona Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) [text] does not protect legal medical marijuana users from being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The court reviewed the appeal submitted by Travis Darrah, a legal medical…

Exclusive: U.S. DEA ‘Most Interested’ in U.S. Investors in Canadian Marijuana Firms

By John Tilak and Brett Wolf TORONTO/ST. LOUIS Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:41am EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/10/us-canada-marijuana-investors-iduskcn0hz0zy20141010 (Reporting by John Tilak in Toronto and Brett Wolf of the Compliance Complete service of Thomson Reuters Accelus in St. Louis; Additional reporting by David Randall in New York; Editing by Amran Abocar, Douglas Royalty and Marguerita Choy) (Reuters) –…

Washington State Legislature Chapter 42.30 RCW OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.30&full=true Chapter Listing RCW Sections 42.30.010 Legislative declaration. 42.30.020 Definitions. 42.30.030 Meetings declared open and public. 42.30.040 Conditions to attendance not to be required. 42.30.050 Interruptions — Procedure. 42.30.060 Ordinances, rules, resolutions, regulations, etc., adopted at public meetings — Notice — Secret voting prohibited. 42.30.070 Times and places for meetings — Emergencies — Exception. 42.30.075…

Washington State Legislature 2014 RCW 42.30.120 Violations

http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.30.120 1) Each member of the governing body who attends a meeting of such governing body where action is taken in violation of any provision of this chapter applicable to him or her, with knowledge of the fact that the meeting is in violation thereof, shall be subject to personal liability in the form of…

WSLCB List of Acceptable Pesticides for Growing Marijuana under I-502

From the Washington Cannabis Institute Administrator November 18, 2013: http://washingtoncannabisinstitute.com/list-of-acceptable-pesticides-for-growing-marijuana-under-i-502/ The rules governing the implementation of I-502 limit pesticides that may be used to produce recreational marijuana. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently produced the list of acceptable pesticide products. Only authorized pesticide products may…

State of Washington DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Guidance–BSA Expectations Regarding Marijuana-Related Businesses http://www.dfi.wa.gov/banks/pdf/guidance-marijuana-related-business.pdf

Canna Law Blog™ They Said it On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XXXIII

http://www.cannalawblog.com/ By Canna Law Blog on October 11, 2014 Posted in General One of the things that has always fascinated us since we started our cannabis business law practice back in 2010, is how incredibly few lawyers have ever voiced any opposition — virtually zero. Lawyers are lawyers and that means we are legalistic and…

SOI Tax Stats – SOI Bulletin: Winter 2014 Internal Revenue Service

Like – Click this link to Add this page to your bookmarks Share – Click this link to Share this page through email or social media http://www.irs.gov/uac/SOI-Tax-Stats-SOI-Bulletin:-Winter-2014 Statistics of Income (SOI) Bulletin – Winter 2014 (entire publication in PDF) Featured Articles Individual Income Tax Returns, Preliminary Data, 2012 by Michael Parisi For Tax Year 2012,…

Washington State Department of Ecology Marijuana Licensing and the Environment

With the passage of I-502, businesses and communities are seeking information about what impacts recreational marijuana (cannabis) growers and processors may have on the environment and what environmental permits might be required in the state of Washington. Licensing General licensing questions are addressed by the state Liquor Control Board. Permits are site specific As with…