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Buying Legal Weed in Washington for My Dog

July 15th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week recreational pot stores finally began opening across Washington state; buying legal weed for my dog was a pleasant experience, and we only had to wait in line a few minutes

Legal Marijuana Tax Revenue Far Exceeds Estimates

February 24th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

The legal cannabis industry is economically flourishing in the first two US states that have already voted to legalize and regulate pot. The projected tax revenue generated this year in Colorado alone is nearly 30 million dollars more than had been previously anticipated

Workers Stand Up to Unfair Providence Labor Practices

October 20th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Labor unions have been under increasing attack in the United States for many years. Last week several dozen healthcare union members of SEIU 1199NW organized an informational picket during rush hour in front of a Providence facility in Lacey, Washington; their focus was to raise public awareness about their ongoing struggle to regain slashed health care benefits, as well as their ongoing delayed struggle for a fair labor contract

Insurance Commissioner: Universal Health Care is Cheaper & Easier

September 28th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Washington state Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, spoke about health care reform to an attentive crowd at the Lewis County Democrats headquarters in Centralia last week. Mr. Kreidler, who also is a doctor, addressed many questions about the Affordable Care Act, and also explained how better access to health care will beneficially impact the lives of everyday citizens

Is the Failed War on Drugs Finally Going Up in Smoke?

September 3rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week the US Department of Justice announced that they have chosen to not challenge state laws in Washington and Colorado which legalize and regulate cannabis. This victory for pot legalization was also buoyed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy's announcement that he will hold a federal hearing scrutinizing our current marijuana policy

Washington State Releases Revised Laws on Marijuana Business

July 17th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Even though marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado, the specific nuts and bolts explaining just how the voter approved pot economy will actually function are still being sorted out. However, some of the necessary regulations are now being created; earlier this month the Washington State Liquor Control Board released new changes to their draft rules regarding the legal cultivation and sale of cannabis.

Friendly Water for the World Helps Bring Clean Water to Millions for Pennies

June 16th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Nearly half the people on our planet do not have safe water to drink. Friendly Water for the World is a nonprofit organization, founded by Quakers, whose mission is to help expand access to low-cost clean water technologies, as well as information about health and sanitation, to people in need. They teach communities how to construct simple biosand water filters, which remove nearly 99% of all parasites, disease and water-borne pathogens

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