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…

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…

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…

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:
source to radiation levels video source to reactor 1 video

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…

The Longest Most Educational Hemp Documentary

Uploaded on Aug 21, 2011 This is by far the best collection of educational material I have ever seen and I Highly recommend everyone here to really take/give your time and Look at it and bring all your Family / Classmates / Colleagues and friends together and educate your selves about the Most important thing…

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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…

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…

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,…

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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Stoner Slut Shaming – Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Originally posted on stonergirlsguide:
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 called him on…

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,…

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…

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…