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…

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…

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…

What 20 Years of Research on Cannabis Use Has Taught Us

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141007092449.htm Science Daily October 7, 2014 Wayne Hall In the past 20 years recreational cannabis use has grown tremendously, becoming almost as common as tobacco use among adolescents and young adults, and so has the research evidence. A major new review in the scientific journal Addiction sets out the latest information on the effects of…

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…

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…

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…

Washington State Uniform Controlled Substances Act Chapter 69.50 RCW

RCW Sections http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=69.50 ARTICLE I — DEFINITIONS 69.50.101 Definitions. 69.50.1011 Definition — Commission. 69.50.102 Drug paraphernalia — Definitions. ARTICLE II — STANDARDS AND SCHEDULES 69.50.201 Enforcement of chapter — Authority to change schedules of controlled substances. 69.50.202 Nomenclature. 69.50.203 Schedule I tests. 69.50.204 Schedule I. 69.50.205 Schedule II tests. 69.50.206 Schedule II. 69.50.207 Schedule III…

Washington State Tax Information

http://www.chiff.com/personal_finance/taxes/US/washington.htm The state of Washington is one of only nine states that does not levy a personal income tax nor a corporate income tax. There is no inheritance tax, but the state imposes an estate tax on estates in excess of $2 million at rates ranging from 10% to 19%. Washington State Tax Questions & Answers…

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…

Washington State Governor Inslee Using Executive Powers to Cause Water Rates to Skyrocket

SAVEWhatcom is about saving our ability to work and prosper in Whatcom County.July 09, 2014 in Jobs & Business Growth, Protection of Property UPDATE: On July 9th, 2014, at noon the Office of the Governor of Washington did a press release on the Governor’s proposed increase in Washington State’s clean water standards. The proposal is…

Washington State Attorney General Files Brief in Fife Marijuana Lawsuit to Defend I-502, Uphold Will of the Voters

Believes city’s federal preemption argument threatens to destroy marijuana Initiative 502 OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office yesterday filed a brief in the case of MMH, LLC v. Fife. The plaintiffs in this case seek to open marijuana businesses in Fife despite the city’s ban on such businesses. The city argues that it is not…

Washington State Dept. of Health Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) Press Release

http://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities/MedicalMarijuanaCannabis What’s new? Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines On August 8, 2014, the Department of Health facilitated a public workgroup of representatives from the Board of Naturopathy, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, and the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The workgroup’s purpose was to develop draft guidelines that…

United States 2014 Elections Schedule

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Leon Panetta on Fighting ISIS: $1.1 Billion Dollars Already Spent, *30 Years of War* to Come

http://rt.com/news/193780-isis-billion-30-panetta/ As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years. Since mid-June, when militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) launched their lightning offensive in Iraq,…