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"Ohio has the 'highest per-capita level of infighting' among marijuana activists"

The title of this post is a line from this notable local article headlined “Ohio medical marijuana amendment details released.” Here is the surrounding context for this amusing observation about the realities of marijuana reform efforts in the Buckeye State: Marijuana Policy Project has unveiled more details about the medical marijuana amendment planned for […]

Noting the (pro-reform) nuances of Donald Trump's latest comments about marijuana policies

I had noticed earlier this week that GOP Prez candidate (and seeming front-runner) Donald Trump had a few notable comments about marijuana policy during an interview with Bill O’Reilly. Helpfully, this new High Times piece by Jon Gettman, headlined “Pot Matters: Trump on Marijuana,” not only details what Trump recently had to say on this […]

Six Steps To Take If You Were Injured While Someone Else Was Driving

You might be confused about what to do if you are a passenger in a car during an accident. You have to stay focused and start acting right away to protect yourself. Here are six steps to take if you were injured while someone else was driving. Call the Police If No One Else Has […]

VA Benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part I

When you have a disability that you want to get compensated for, you apply for service-connected compensation benefits from the VA. We have looked at the process of getting service connected which involves: 1) a disability 2) an in-service injury, disease, or event, and 3) a nexus, or link between the two. This is known […]

Legal Considerations for Retail Clinics

Retail clinics have grown substantially in number and popularity since their emergence in the early 2000s. Retail clinics are limited healthcare clinics that operate outside of physician offices and hospitals, typically in pharmacies, grocery stores, and big box stores like Target and Walmart. These clinics traditionally provide treatment of simple, acute medical conditions such as […]

AP: Federal Vaccine Court Largely Fails Victims

In an over 2,600-word article, theAPreports about the Federal vaccine court, which is intended to speed help to vaccine-injured Americans by providing eligible individuals with lifelong care. An AP review of thousands of cases found that the court is rife with problems, including: a financial incentive for private attorney to over-file cases; the use by […]

Women Wrote Only 37% of Reproductive Issue Stories in 2014-15

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Women Wrote Only 37% of Reproductive Issue Stories in 2014-15 Feministing (Jan. 22, 2016): Infographic: Women Only Wrote 37% of Reproductive Issue Stories, by Sesali B.: A reportissued by the Women’s Media Center on major news outletsbetween 2014 and 2015, found that more than half of reproductive issues stories werewritten by […]

"Acceptance in Theory but not Practice – Chinese Medical Providers’ Perception of Brain Death"

“Acceptance in Theory but not Practice Chinese Medical Providers Perception of Brain Death” by Qing Yang, Yi Fan, Qian Cheng, Xin Li, Kaveh Khoshnood, andGeoffrey Miller has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: 200_.jpg” width=”279″ /> Abstract BackgroundThe brain death standard allowing a declaration of death based on neurological criteria is legally […]

10 Major Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana remains classified as Schedule I substance under federal law. This designation is supposed to apply only to substances which do not have any accepted medical uses. This is clearly the wrong designation for marijuana, as cannabis has been proved time and again to have significant health benefits for patients, with minimal side effects. […]

Can You Sue a Restaurant for Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is one of lifes horrific little surprises. After a nice night out, you might have to deal with days of agony. You could miss a big meeting, have to call out to work and even spend some time in the emergency room. Its only natural that you might believe someone needs to pay […]