Arizona Facing New Medical Marijuana Legal Challenge

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/state-facing-new-medical-marijuana-legal-challenge/article_57453c0c-3005-11e4-b6c3-0019bb2963f4.html PHOENIX — State health officials are facing a new legal challenge over a provision in the voter-approved Medical Marijuana Act that bars those who live within 25 miles of a dispensary from growing their own plants. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends that giving some the right to grow but not…

Pot Legalization In Uruguay Is Going Forward In A Big Way

http://www.businessinsider.com/pot-legalization-in-uruguay-is-going-forward-in-a-big-way-2014-8 Copyright (2014) AFP. All rights reserved. From Business Insider  Aug. 29, 2014 AFP Uruguay sees it as an alternative to the “war on drugs.” A total of 22 companies have submitted bids to supply marijuana under a law making Uruguay the first country to legalize production, sale and distribution of the drug, the government…

97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference October 8-10, 2014 in Tucson

October 8-10, 2014 JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort Tucson AZ http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9mp5jpea43919ec&llr=fljn4vdab Co-sponsored by the Arizona Department of Revenue and the Arizona Association of Assessing Officers http://www.azdor.gov/ Join tax and public policy professionals from across Arizona at the 97th Annual Arizona Tax Conference. This year’s conference features timely presentations on topics of interest to Arizona’s tax professionals…

Overdose Of Prescription Drug Oxycodone Even Deadlier Than Heroin

By Pooja Bhagat | International Business Times  August 31, 2014 8:57 PM EST http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/564650/20140831/oxycodone-opioid-drug-overdose-awareness-day.htm#.VATUp6NhBki Shocking revelations about oxycodone, which is a commonly used opioid painkiller, have emerged during the Overdose Awareness Day held on Sunday. As per the report released by National Coronial Information Systems, oxycodone has even surpassed notorious drug heroine with respect to…

Washington State:Maple Valley Physician’s License Revoked for Prescribing Controlled Drugs

News Release http://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2014NewsReleases/14122MapleValleyDoctorsLicenseSuspended For immediate release: August 27, 2014 (14-122) Contacts:     Marqise Allen, Communications Office 360-236-4072   Kelly Stowe, Communications Office       360-236-4022 Maple Valley physician’s license revoked for prescribing controlled drugs OLYMPIA — State health officials have permanently revoked the license of a Maple Valley osteopathic physician for not completing required training and continuing…

8/14 Colorado Marijuana Workshop for State and Local Public Health- Recording and Materials

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/marijuana-workshop-state-and-local-public-health Elyse Contreras Retail Marijuana Program & Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program Programs Coordinator P 303.692.6455 | F 303.782.0904 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246 elyse.contreras@state.co.us We hosted the Marijuana Workshop for State and Local Public Health on Aug. 14, 2014.    Agenda Conference recording on Adobe Connect https://cdphe.adobeconnect.com/p4rylknni4b/ Presentations: Welcome – Larry…

Reschedule DEA Medical Marijuana as Class Five

http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/ds.shtml   “The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat “an all-out global war on the drug menace.” At its outset, DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the…

Colorado Marijuana Tax Fifth Amendment Hearing on Friday August 22 2014

For immediate release: August 21, 2014 *Please COPY and REDISTRIBUTE* {Denver} — There will be a preliminary injunction hearing in DenverDistrict Court on Friday in a lawsuit brought by marijuana civil rightsactivists seeking to protect their Fifth Amendment right againstself-incrimination. Plaintiffs will argue in front of The Honorable JudgeJohn Madden IV that payment of marijuana…

AZ Marijuana Cards Likely to Be Accepted at Nevada Dispensaries

http://azmarijuana.com/ By: Dan “Dank” Kingston  |   Posted : Aug.14.14 http://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/nevada-dispensaries-accept-arizona-marijuana-cards/ Authorities in Nevada are working on a plan that would allow medical marijuana patients from other states, including Arizona, to purchase medical marijuana at Nevada dispensaries, which will be opening in early 2015. The bureau chief of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health said that Nevada’s…

Japan to Start Exporting Fukushima Rice to Singapore / “Singapore Was Convinced to Lift Import Restriction”

Rice produced in Fukushima is going to be exported to Singapore. JA Zen-Noh (The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations) announced on 8/18/2014. Since 311, the government of Singapore banned importing Fukushima rice. JA Zen-Noh comments they have convinced the government of Singapore to deregulate the safety level of rice. Currently the press release is removed…

Fake Charities, Drug Cartels, Ransom and Extortion: Where Islamist Group Boko Haram Gets Its Cash

Fake Charities, Drug Cartels, Ransom and Extortion: Where Islamist Group Boko Haram Gets Its Cash http://www.ibtimes.com/fake-charities-drug-cartels-ransom-extortion-where-islamist-group-boko-haram-gets-its-cash-1585743 By Kathleen Caulderwood@katcaulderk.caulderwood@ibtimes.com on May 16 2014 5:13 PM A security barrier marks the scene of a car bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church (background) at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Dec. 25, 2011. Islamist militant…

CDPHE Meeting on Retail Marijuana Surveillance – Thursday 8/14/2014-Patients and Press *Not* Invited

For immediate release: Aug. 13, 2014 Cannabis Press Association http://www.cannabispressassociation.com/ Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project http://www.cannabislawsuits.com/ 888-EAT-HEMP {Denver} — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be holding an all-day meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, concerning their expanding roles in “retail marijuana surveillance” and other areas. *PHYSICAL LOCATION OF MEETING* Courtyard…

‘Chemical Threat': Disaster Looms as Kiev Shells Fall Near Donetsk Plant

http://rt.com/news/179336-chemical-disaster-donetsk-plant/ Rt.com August 11, 2014 Ukraine is at risk of an environmental disaster as Kiev’s army continues to bomb the Donestk region, nearly hitting its largest chemical plant that stores lethal agents, the plant’s spokesperson warned. The minimum impact zone would be at least 300 km. READ MORE: ‘Spreading the truth’: Spanish volunteers join fight…

FDA Eases Restrictions on Experimental Ebola Drug as CDC Warns of ‘Inevitable’ Spread to U.S.

http://rt.com/usa/179100-ebola-fda-drug-cdc-spread/ RT.com August 08, 2014 While Ebola, the deadly disease spreading through parts of West Africa, has no cure, specific treatment or vaccine, there are several experimental drugs being tested in US labs. Now the FDA has lifted its hold on one of those drugs. The US Food and Drug Administration gave Tekmira Pharmaceuticals verbal…

Washington State Department of Health Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines Public Hearing August 8, 2014

Repost for , July 31, 2014 From: Washington State Department of Health Date:07/25/2014 6:09 PM (GMT-06:00) To: MEDICALCANNABIS@LISTSERV.WA.GOV Subject: Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines July 25, 2014 Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines The Department of Health is facilitating a workgroup of representatives from the boards and commissions whose health care professionals can authorize the medical…

How Should Marijuana Legalizers Vote For President? Pragmatically-Dr.Jill Stein 2016

http://www.theweedblog.com/how-should-marijuana-legalizers-vote-for-president-pragmatically/ Russ Belville August 19, 2012 I attempted to make this point in a previous post, but I didn’t convey it very well. Today I received a tweet from a listener who suggested I consider Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who won the nomination of her party recently, fending off a challenge from…

Washington State Attorney General Secures Guilty pleas in Medicaid fraud cases totaling $137,000

OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) recently secured guilty pleas against four healthcare providers in four separate Medicaid fraud cases around the state, bringing more than $137,000 back to the state’s Medicaid program. “The Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit helps ensure that dollars allocated for Medicaid services are…

Fukushima Fallout Radionuclides in Air, Rain and Food from San Francisco Bay Area

“This diary is the latest in a series that aim to understand what the likely impact of Fukushima sourced radionuclides will be on ecosystem and human health on the North American west coast.  Herein, I report on a newly published, open-access study by Smith et al. (2014) in the Journal of Environmental Protection who studied…

The U.S. Has the Most Expensive, Least Effective Health Care System

http://io9.com/the-u-s-has-the-most-expensive-least-effective-health-1591403515 By George Dvorsky  June16,2014 A survey released today by the Commonwealth Fund ranks the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system compared to ten other developed nations. At the same time, it’s also the most expensive in the world. Frustratingly, the new report (pdf) shows that the U.S. is not…

Washington State Department of Health State Disciplines Health Care Providers

For immediate release:  July 28, 2014   (14-109) Contact:  Media inquiries: Kelly Stowe, Communications Office 360-236-4022 Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service   360-236-4700 State disciplines health care providers   OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in our state. The department’s Health Systems Quality…