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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard

  By Austin Jenkins Northwest Public Radio Fri May 9, 2014   For months now, Washington Republicans have been predicting that Governor Jay Inslee will use his executive powers to enact something called a low-carbon fuel standard. Inslee acknowledges he’s looking at ways to do this without legislative approval. Either way he thinks Washington is poised…

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…

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.