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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2016 21:30)

US Senators Show No Courage to Investigate Big Pharma and Save Lives

My testimony in 2007 in front of US Senator Patrick Leahy's Judiciary Committee.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Senator Leahy How many deaths could have been prevented Senator Leahy if you had the courage to initiate an investigation into the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma when I implored you to do so? Would we now be fighting for the lives of our children in a Holocaust of heroin deaths?

My name is Marianne Skolek. I had a beautiful 29 year old daughter named Jill. She had the misfortune of being prescribed OxyContin in January 2002 and was killed on April 29, 2002...

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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2016 16:15)

Oregon Cannabis Growers Asked to Stop Using 14 Products

Fourteen horticultural products ordered detained and removed from sale, growers asked to stop usage.

(SALEM, Ore.) - pesticide advisory The 12 notices cover 14 products sold in Oregon that were also identified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in late June as containing undeclared pesticide active ingredients. In an abundance of caution, ODA issued its orders and is currently sampling and testing these products sold in Oregon.

The orders call for the product manufacturers to immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution in Oregon. In addition, products within Oregon or transported into the state by any type of business transaction or other method
are detained.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2016 11:07)

FDA Approves a Dangerous Opioid Based on Cheap Party Study!

The US is #1 in the world in opioid use. Disturbing and true!

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - opioid brain The FDA advisory committee strikes again and recommended approval of Vantrela ER (Teva Pharmaceuticals), a new hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release tablet with abuse-deterrent capabilities.

As the U.S. is fighting a devastating epidemic of prescription opioid/heroin addictions and deaths, the FDA approves yet another opioid. Maybe someone should ask the FDA "how many opioids does it take to devastate every state in the country?"

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2016 18:57)

Takedown of Massive Marijuana Grow Outside of Dayton, Oregon

The huge, illegal cannabis grow was on wetlands in rural Yamhill County

(DAYTON, Ore.) - illegal pot grow The marijuana production, which was determined to be part of a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (D.T.O.) was substantial in size, and resulted in the seizure of over 6,500 plants with a value of over 9 million dollars.

Located within the marijuana gardens, and taken into custody was 42-year old Manuel Madrigal.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-20-2016 16:35)

Stay on Cannabis Plant Limits for Growers Transitioning to OLCC

Recent Bulletin from Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - medical marijuana grow In the 2016 Legislative Session, the Legislature passed SB 1511 which allows for a stay on plant limits for medical marijuana growers applying to be licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).

In order to be eligible for the stay on plant limits, a medical marijuana grower must do the following...

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Salem-News.com (Jun-17-2016 03:39)

REVIEW: Real One`s Shatter Shots Bring Cannabis Tinctures into the Spotlight

Want a shot? How about a Shatter Shot? Cannabis to the rescue!

(SALEM, Ore.) - Shatter Shot In a world where cannabis giants are springing up before our eyes, entrepreneur/innovator Real One has been rooted for many years, a homegrown product of the cannabis community.

This spring, a new line of products, Real One's Dab With Me Shatter Shots, join his official Pothead Music & Merchandise store.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-16-2016 20:37)

Oregon Senator Merkley Integral in Passing Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Appropriations Committee Passes Merkley-Murray Amendment to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Marijuana Businesses

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - cannabis clones At long last, Oregon's legal cannabis business industry is within sight of being able to access the banking system. It's a no-brainer that anyone doing business and receiving money should have a bank account, but until today, there was no light at the end of the tunnel.

Right now, legally operated cannabis businesses in Oregon and other states with legal cannabis have a seriously hard time accessing any banks. Why? It's simple: banks and credit unions that provide them services can be sanctioned or shut down under federal law.

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Alpha Alternative Solutions in Keizer, OR.
Alpha Alternative Solutions is a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary located in Keizer, Oregon. Our Happy Hour specials are from Sun-Thurs 12p - 3p. Open to both recreational and OMMP.
Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2016 20:29)

OLCC Approves Cannabis Tracking System 3rd Party Software Providers

Allows for Integration with Point of Sale, Inventory Systems Eliminates Need for Double Entry

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - metrc olcc The Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Metrc(TM) have approved four software solution providers whose products are compatible for integration with the Oregon Recreational Marijuana Program Cannabis Tracking System (CTS).

These products will allow OLCC recreational marijuana licensees to electronically transmit inventory and sales data into the CTS.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2016 17:10)

Is the FDA Involved in Criminal Activity with Insider Trading?

Here is an excerpt from a recent FDA News Release (complete release shown at end of article).

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - buprenorphine Abbott Laboratories promoted OxyContin, or "hillbilly heroin" to anesthesiologists, surgeons, emergency physicians and pain management teams in hospitals and surgery centers throughout the country beginning in 1996 -- while Purdue Pharma marketed OxyContin to all other physicians.

Until now, buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence was only approved as a pill...

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Salem-News.com (Jun-10-2016 12:43)

DEA Warning to Police and Public: Fentanyl Exposure Kills

This is an unprecedented threat...from a "Schedule II" drug.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Fentanyl The DEA released a Roll Call video to all law enforcement nationwide about the dangers of improperly handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences.

Acting Deputy Administrator Jack Riley says, "It is 40 to 50 times stronger than street-level heroin. A very small amount ingested, or absorbed through your skin, can kill you."

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