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Salem-News.com (May-26-2016 16:20)

Still Wavy after All These Years
Flower Geezer turns 80.

Wavy Gravy - Counterculture Saint

(SALEM, Ore.) - Wavy Gravy Wavy has been there since the beginning of the Counterculture. He famously was Master of Ceremonies at Woodstock. He was a fixture at Peace Gatherings.

Wavy and his AIM buddy John Trudell joined in on a number of environmental causes. They again shared a cell with their pal and John's roommate Jackson Browne and 1900 others at the huge 1981 protest against the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

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Salem-News.com (May-17-2016 22:09)

The Word is Credibility -Not Stigma -in the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic!

"It's a public health epidemic, but it's completely man made." ~Dr. Sanjay Gupta

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Anderson Cooper This past week CNN broadcast an Anderson Cooper interview on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic at a Town Hall Meeting.

CNN has been accused by the U.S. Pain Foundation, a lobbying group for pharma in catering to the needs of chronic pain patients in their use of long term opioids, at stigmatizing the pain patients.

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Salem-News.com (May-16-2016 15:46)

OMMP Launches Mandatory Inventory Reporting System at Public Meetings

Mandatory reports are DUE July 10, and there are harsh penalties for failure to do so.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - ommp The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) at the Oregon Health Authority has scheduled a series of public meetings around the state to present its new online inventory reporting system for marijuana and marijuana products.

New reporting rules that took effect March 1 (OAR 333-008-0630, 333-008-1248 and 333-008-1830) require growers, dispensaries and processors to report to OMMP information about the production and transfer of medical marijuana.

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Salem-News.com (May-05-2016 19:10)

17th Annual Portland Global Cannabis March & Rally this Saturday

Event begins at HIGH NOON at Pioneer Courthouse Square featuring Garcia Birthday Band, The Hill Dogs, Mack & Dub, Bad Habitat, Justin James Bridges and John Cornett & Friends; the March kicks off at 4 pm.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Justin Bridges On Saturday, May 7, 2016, nearly 300 cities worldwide, including Portland, Oregon, will participate in the 17th Annual Global Cannabis March.

We march to stand in solidarity for cannabis consumer rights. While marijuana may be legal under state law, it is still illegal under federal law. We march to effect change on the federal level. We march for the right of employees to use marijuana in their off hours, just as employees can consume alcohol in their off hours. We march so renters can consume marijuana in their own homes without fear of eviction...

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2016 17:40)

FDA Corruption Worsens as Death Toll Mounts in Drug Epidemic!

Our kids are dying! How could the FDA approve Zohydro ER when the high probability of death exists?

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - opioid drug deaths One of Dr. Robert Rappaport’s biggest "contributions" to the American people before the FDA announced his retirement was approval of an opioid called Zohydro ER.

Zohydro ER was the first hydrocodone-only opioid in doses of 5 to 10 times more heroin-like narcotic than Vicodin. The FDA disregarded their own Advisory Committee who voted 11-2 not to approve the opioid because of the Committee’s concerns about the potential impact on public health.

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Salem-News.com (May-04-2016 14:00)

Marijuana Extracts, Topicals and Edibles for Oregon Starts June 2

The 2016 Legislature expanded "early sales" of limited marijuana products from Oregon's medical marijuana dispensaries.

(SALEM, Ore.) - oregon cannabis Oregon voters passed Measure 91 in 2014, allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults 21+. Nearly immediately, the more than 70,000 legal patients in the state felt the impact of the measure on the medical program.

Here is the latest update from the Oregon Health Authority, explaining what dispensaries can expect as they open up more “early sales” for recreational customers, allowing them to purchase additional products before recreational stores are open.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-29-2016 22:09)

WSU Program Ensures Bodies for Medical Study

Students learn about the effects of aging and disease.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) - WSU Spokane The new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students.

More than 40 local physicians have been hired to create and teach the curriculum, along with administrators and support staff. Facilities provide sufficient classroom space and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2016 15:51)

The Hemp & Cannabis Fair Returns to Highlight Local Businesses and Education

April 16-17, 2016 will see the return of the THC Fair at the Oregon State Fairgrounds & Expo.
This event is restricted to 21+

(SALEM, Ore.) - THC Fair 2016 Locally produced and managed in Oregon, The Hemp & Cannabis Fair - “THC Fair” - brings together local dispensaries, smoke shops, horticulture and hemp-based products to make this a one-stop destination for anyone curious about hemp or cannabis.

“We are excited to return to Salem, bringing new vendors and new learning sessions to this wonderful community!” said Naomi Forkash, THC Fair Director.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-08-2016 21:42)

Kansas Judge Reverses Order to Allow Parents` Use of Medical Cannabis

They are on the road to getting their kids back, though it may still be months away.

(MANHATTAN, Kansas) - Matthew Pappas Reversing his original order in a case involving five children taken by the Department of Children and Families, a Riley County, Kansas judge has allowed use of medical cannabis by the children’s parents.

Writing that visitation with the children can continue even if the parents test positive for marijuana, the judge required them to provide proof of their medical marijuana recommendations issued in Colorado. The judge stated drug testing, “shall be for this case only and not for criminal prosecution.”

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Salem-News.com (Apr-05-2016 20:36)

Why is the death toll from prescription opioids and heroin raging out of control?

Addictions and deaths expected to continue increasing in the coming years.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - heroin opioid deaths In the fourteen years since I began exposing the criminal activity of the FDA, pharma, pain foundations and physicians funded by pharma, U.S. Senators profiting from pharma, as well as pill mill doctors, I have become more and more frustrated.

A few weeks ago, I received a message telling me in no uncertain terms to "back off" and stick to "advocacy".

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