Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ktvl Cbs Channel 10 :: Medford – News – Top Stories – 26 Arrested In Multi-agency Drug, Firearms Case

— The shooting death of a Grants Pass 5-year-old last year sparked an investigation into illegal drug and firearm rings in the Rogue Valley, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation, known as “Operation Rap It Up,” has netted 26 arrests and resulted in seven search warrants since it began last year. The sheriff’s office says many of the suspects have ties and are documented gang members living or frequenting Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties. The operation focused on individuals who purchased guns from federally licensed firearm dealers with the intent to conceal the identity of the true intended receiver of the gun, the department said. Jon Meyer, Jr. being a prime example. Meyer was convicted of shooting and killing 5-year-old Alysa Bobbit and wounding Karen Hancock when his gun discharged, firing into the apartment above where the two victims resided. It was discovered that he partook in the “straw” purchases. Officials say the investigation uncovered drug trafficking, prostitution, straw purchasing of firearms and violent gang activity in the Rogue Valley. Investigators seized handguns, rifles, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, oxycodone and ecstasy. The suspects were charged with over 140 counts including charges for racketeering, attempted murder, assault, delivery of various controlled substances, promoting prostitution, firearms offenses and conspiracy to commit the crimes. The investigation is ongoing and officials said they anticipate more arrests and more state and federal indictments. 26 arrested in multi-agency drug, firearms case Related Stories
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Easton Pharmaceuticals Announces Legal Action Against Seeking Alpha Writer As A Response To Libelous Article – Yahoo Finance

Matt Finston and seeking alpha who normally only post or write on mid to large cap stocks, posted an article on the Company that was not only once again inaccurate, but made libelous allegations against its products and others involved in the company. The second article on Easton Pharmaceuticals, released this morning has once again been released after a recent uptrend in the companies trading stock. Both times the articles were followed by massive short or negative posts on many investor chat boards in an attempt to dis-credit the company. The most recent article goes to great lengths to cause as much damage as possible to the company which is thought by the company’s attorney as well as by others to be out of the ordinary. As a response to this clear attempt to hurt shareholders and the companies attempt to grow its business, Easton believes it will soon join with other companies who have either sued Mr. Finston as a response to similar attacks or are in the process of launching lawsuits.
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Regents Ok Medical Marijuana Ban At Nevada Colleges – 8 News Now

(AP) Nevada regents gave preliminary approval to a campus ban on medical marijuana, saying that allowing it could jeopardize $500 million in annual federal funding. The board of regents approved an amendment 12-1 Thursday that would add medical marijuana to a list of controlled substances barred at campuses and Nevada System of Higher Education facilities. The measure will be up for final approval in December. The rule prohibits possession, use, cultivation, manufacturing and delivery of the substance. Punishment could include expulsion, firing or criminal charges. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, although the state allows it for medicinal purposes and is working to get dispensaries up and running in several Nevada cities.
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Tips For Keeping Breast-feeding Goals On Track – Wpfo Fox 23 | Maine, Local, News, Entertainment, Me

While breast-feeding can be challenging in the beginning — especially for a first-time mother — those initial problems are easily overcome with proper encouragement and support, Zeidenstein said. Expectant mothers should tell labor and delivery nurses that they want to breast-feed as soon as possible after delivery, and ask that their baby not be given any bottle feedings. If women want to feed on demand, they need to request that their baby remain in their hospital room, Zeidenstein said. If there are some initial problems, new mothers shouldn’t give up, she said. “For the first hour after birth and the first six weeks after delivery, it’s important for women to have the right encouragement and hands-on assistance on a regular basis,” Zeidenstein said. “When you ask women what made them stop breast-feeding, they will usually blame themselves and say they didn’t make enough milk or that the baby didn’t want it.
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Nyu Researchers Find 18 Percent Of High School Seniors Smoke Hookah

So hookah use is much different from cigarette use, which is more common in non-urban areas.” Hookah, an ancient form of smoking, in which charcoal-heated tobacco or non-tobacco based shisha smoke is passed through water before inhalation, is rapidly gaining popularity among adolescents in the US. The researchers found those students who smoked cigarettes, and those who had ever used alcohol, marijuana or other illicit substances were more likely to use hookah. “Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in the US,” said a study co-author Michael Weitzman, MD, a professor of Pediatrics and of Environmental Medicine at the NYULMC. “Cigarette use has decreased by 33% in the past decade in the US, while the use of alternative tobacco products such as hookahs has increased an alarming 123%. This is especially worrisome given the public misperception that hookahs are a safe alternative to cigarettes whereas evidence suggests that they are even more damaging to health than are cigarettes.” While the US is experiencing an alarming increase in hookah use among adolescents, Dr. Palamar does point out that “Use tends to be much different from traditional cigarette smoking. Right now it appears that a lot of hookah use is more ritualistic, used occasionally–for example, in hookah bars, and not everyone inhales.” “However, times are beginning to change,” notes Dr. Palamar.
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New Medical Marijuana Legalization News Website Launched

The websites reports on all information that has to do with the legalization of medical marijuana in the United States. In the U.S., prohibition for weed, pot, cannabis, and marijuana has ended in several states, thus bringing about a new era referred to as The Green Rush. To date 22 states throughout the country have legalized the use of medical marijuana as of date. The District of Columbia has also allowed for the possession of marijuana, provided that possession is in small amounts and that smoking the substance is only done within the four walls of an individuals home. Last year, Colorado and Washington have allowed for the sale and taxation of marijuana, and have also legalized use of the substance for recreational purposes. At the moment, many other states are working on their own versions of marijuana-related legislation. According to Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids , an article published in January 2014 at NORML.org, studies conducted by the University of California Center for Medical Cannabis Research over the last decade showed that cannabinoids are consistently able to reduce the nerve pain experienced by patients of HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and other incapacitating conditions. These studies also indicated that cannabinoids were just as good or even better than medications available. Without a doubt, the industry in North America is booming. MedicalMarijuanaLegalizing.com aims to provide extensive coverage on all interesting and important updates on this multi-billion dollar industry. The site will comb through the countless news sources being published on a daily basis, and release pertinent news, features, and opinions on the marijuana industry and culture.
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Huge Turnout Expected For Medical Marijuana Education & Business Summit Priced Under $100 – Pr Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

“The interest we’ve received after the success of CannaBiz Day has been both overwhelming and inspiring,” said Tom Quigley, CEO Florida Cannabis Coalition. “There is a thirst for information about cannabis, from potential patients to businesses owners and investors. We recognize this increased demand for the critical information we provide at our events, such as the rapidly evolving processing, packaging and portion size trends for cannabis edibles and new alternative delivery methods. Our finger is on the pulse of the industry to prepare our members for legalization in Florida and designed CannaEd Day to be the most accessible, highest-quality cannabis educational business event to ever hit the Sunshine State.” Experts have already signed up to appear at CannaEd Day in Boca Raton discussing a range of topics including: Adam Bierman, President of The MedMen LICENSING AND THE REALITIES OF COMPLIANCE IN THE CANNABIS BUSINESS An industry leader and expert, featured on CNBC, Huffington Post, LA Times, the cover of Los Angeles Business Journal and more, Adam has built the only full-service consulting and management firm of its kind. Sue Taylor, Harborside Health Center Seniors Councellor EDUCATING SENIORS ABOUT CANNABIS Ms. Taylor is a former Catholic School principal and teacher who has now dedicated her life to helping senior citizensachieve a higher-quality of life through replacing harmful prescription drugs with cannabis. Cathy & Bob Jordan, Medical Marijuana Patient and Activists LEADING THE MEDICAL CANNABIS MOVEMENT IN FLORIDA Cathy Jordan is President of Florida Cannabis Action Network, is a seasoned lobbyist and is the namesake of Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act Senate Bill 1250. Tony Gallo, Senior Director of Sapphire Protection SECURITY AND LOSS PREVENTION IN A CASH BUSINESS Sr. Director of Sapphire Protection with over 30 years in the Loss Prevention, Audit, Safety, and Risk/Emergency Management fields and one of the leading authorities in cannabis retail loss prevention, armed robberies, smash and grabs, and burglary investigations.
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Hall Statement On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries – The News Guard: News

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