Category Archives: Marijuana industry

Jamaica Parliament Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana

http://jurist.org/paperchase/2015/02/jamaica-parliament-decriminalizes-small-amounts-of-marijuana.php The Jurist Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 10:54 AM ET [JURIST] The Jamaican House of Parliament [official website] passed an act Tuesday decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. Under the new law, possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is considered a petty offense [AP report] punishable by a ticket. Beyond consumption, the legislation …

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Senate Organization Chart for the 114th Congress

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/e_one_section_no_teasers/org_chart.htm The Virtual Reference Desk provides resources about Senate Leadership, committees, and officers. Constitutionally Mandated OfficersPresident of the Senate   Background & List Virtual Reference Desk Page: Vice President President Pro Tempore   Background & List Virtual Reference Desk Page: President Pro Tempore Senate Elected Officers & Officials Chaplain   Background & List House and Senate Chaplains (pdf) …

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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 – …

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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

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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 …

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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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The Importance of Having Those Conversations About Cannabis

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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WSLCB Requires I-502 Food Processors to pay for Department of Agriculture Facility Inspections

 F. Thurston Pearson The Filp Side: http://flip-side.us/category/news/ About the Flip Side: http://flip-side.us/about-us/ Wednesday, May 14, 2014-Portland, Ore The Washington State Liquor Control Board today announced the implementation of interim rules detailing facility inspections for I-502 processor applicants who intend to make marijuana-infused food products. The interim rules, known as BIP 03-2014, will be used until permanent rules …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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EXECUTIVE ORDER 14-04 WASHINGTON STATE CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION AND CLEAN ENERGY ACTION

http://www.governor.wa.gov/office/execorders/documents/14-04.pdf WHEREAS,the University of Washington, as required by statute, recently released its summaryof existing knowledge regarding the causes, impacts, and effects of climate change on Washington State con including . Human activities have increased atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases to levels unprecedented in at least the past 800,000 years; Washington has experienced long-term warming, a …

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United States 2014 Elections Schedule

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Stoner Slut Shaming – Women, Weed and the Great Divide

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Originally posted on The Stoner Girls' Guide:
By: Tracy Curley Photo by ARTiste 2013 Why are we trying to control the image and perception of the female cannabis user? Recently I had a male activist, someone I felt was a friend, hit on me in a gross and insulting way. Later that weekend when I…

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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, …

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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 …

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