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…

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…

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…

University of Washington Infection Control Experts Prepare with Federal and Local Public Health Leaders

UW Medicine Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/UWMedicine http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/agencies-coordinate-plans-ebola-readiness UW Medicine, local and state health officials discuss Ebola response planning with the news media at an Oct. 6 press conference in Seattle. Susan Gregg As the news media has reported, West Africa is experiencing an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus. The first U.S. patient recently diagnosed with…

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…

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,…

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,…

KENTUCKY DOR’S SECRETS REVEALED by Jerry Donnini, Esq.

Many states, like my home state of Florida, have broad freedom of information laws. Known in Florida as the Sunshine Laws, the state’s citizens can request a wide range of information from the government. Under the laws, so long as the information is not made confidential by a specific statute/law, then the government has an…

Medical Marijuana Regulatory System Part II Department of Public Health and Environment Department of Revenue Performance Audit June 2013

State of Colorado http://www.leg.state.co.us/OSA/coauditor1.nsf/All/C9112BFFDE1559CE87257BA5007AE40F/$FILE/2194B%20MedMarijPart2%20June%202013.pdf LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COMMITTEE 2013 MEMBERS Representative Angela Williams Chair Senator Steve King Vice-Chair Senator Lucia Guzman Representative Su Ryden Senator Owen Hill Representative Jerry Sonnenberg Representative Dan Nordberg Senator Lois Tochtrop OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR Dianne E. Ray State Auditor Monica Bowers Deputy State Auditor Eric Johnson Legislative Audit Manager…

Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/eric-holder-resigning-as-attorney-general-breaking-news/article/405346 By Brett Wilkins     11 mins ago in Politics Washington – United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as by heated partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions. The nation’s first black attorney general…

FBI Forces Police Departments Across The US to Keep Quiet About Cellphone Spying Gear

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:
Not only are local police departments across the United States increasingly relying on so-called StingRay devices to conduct surveillance on cell phone users, but cops are being forced to keep quiet about the operations, new documents reveal. Recent reports have indicated that law enforcement agencies from coast to…

Medical Jane Needs Patient Stories

September 24, 2014  Medical Jane: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05335b4d73cdc4aef0e54bd73&id=154ac60ec2&e=4dd7f577ac With the upcoming release of Medical Jane’s website redesign, we will be launching a new section featuring success stories from real MMJ patients. If you would like to share your experience with medical cannabis, here is your chance. In doing so, you will be doing your part to help…

History of the Cultivation of Hemp in the U.S. (article)

Originally posted on Alcohol and Drugs History Society:
“The Smothered History of Hemp.” American History 49, no. 3 (August 2014): 10–10. Discusses the history of the cultivation of hemp in the U.S. from about 1701, with attention to Texas agricultural commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman and botanist Lyster Dewey.