Posts Tagged ‘FDA’
With the state of California still handing out fucking IOUs to businesses like they’re playing Monopoly because of their immense debt, one of the new plans could be just what the state needs. A trio of Norml affiliated Northern CA attorneys rallied together to create the Tax, Control, and Regulate Cannabis Act of 2010. The second new and better written initiative was created by Richard Lee, founder and president of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, CA.
The 1st act that was created by the lawyers from North CA is in a nut shell complete state legalization with regulation and taxing, while . Richard’s bill would give individual cities and counties the right to decide if they wanted cannabis to be taxed and regulated. Richard’s plan would also allow citizens to posses up to one ounce of marijuana and grow their own in a 5×5 grow space regardless of the city or counties choices on regulation and taxing. Richard’s bill is more likely to garner more attention and support because of his financial resources, having already allotted 1.5 million dollars towards signature gathering. We support any kind of reform of the countries corrupt and oppressive marijuana laws so tokes for Lee and the lawyers.
According to Bloomberg.com, CSL is testing the vaccine over the next seven weeks as it prepares to fill orders from Australia, the U.S. and Singapore. The World Health Organization and Melbourne-based CSL’s larger rivals such as Sanofi-Aventis SA will be watching the test to help determine whether one or two shots are needed to protect people and how many doses can be produced. Currently all 204 volunteers are required to keep a diary for six months and record any signs and symbols as it is a new vaccine.
Since the Swine Flu has already killed nearly 700 people globally and sickened many more the World Health Organization has stopped reporting on it’s daily status. That really doesn’t provide any kind of hope for those in the world who might be at risk to catching what has made mexico the shittiest place to go this, but it’s ok just be cautious follow the CDC’s guidelines for prevention. Please don’t catch swine flu people, I don’t know if I would like you
This is one baby step for California’s budget crisis and an even bigger step toward medical marijuana dispensaries being respected as legitimate businesses. In Oakland, CA yesterday voters made the city the first in the US to tax medical marijuana dispensaries, in what was said to be a landslide vote. About 80% voted in favor of the tax according to the Almeda County registrar of voters. This new tax comes at a time when Oakland is in massive debt, like most cities in the state. What’s interesting is that it wasn’t the city council that proposed the tax or a legislator, it was a local dispensary owner who felt that he and the cities other dispensaries should put some of their excess income to good use by putting back into the community. One of the dispensary owners that CNN spoke to said that under the new tax he would be contributing an extra 350,000 roughly each year. The new tax measures out to be about $18 for every $1,000 in cannabis sales.
This is fucking sweet to see happening. It seems like it was just yesterday when Arnold the Governator mentioned that maybe we should look into researching the pros and cons of legalization and now one city in CA has imposed this new legislation. Could this be a sign of what is to happen in cities like Los Angeles where there are over 600 dispensaries and collectives? We certainly hope so because we don’t know how much longer companies in CA will continue to take IOUs from the state. There are currently more places where you can obtain legal marijuana in LA than where you can buy Starbucks and Mcdonalds french fries and if all of them can be taxed a significant amount of revenue would be generated for the state. Maybe then the rest of the country will realize that it is a real way to gather funds for our growing defecit and begin law reform. Tokes for Oakland and its forward thinking citizens.
Apparently i’ve been living under a rock becuase I had absolutely no clue that a vaccine was even being made, let alone that it had entered a trial on humans. On monday South Arica launched a trial of an AIDS vaccine that was developed by its own researchers. The South African vaccine was developed at the University of Cape Town and targets the specific HIV strain that has affected a huge part of the population in South Africa. It is also undergoing safety tests at a trial involving 12 volunteers in Boston that began earlier this year.
Though this advance does seem extraordinary to me, i’ve ust learned that it isn’t the first time that a vaccine has made its way through South Africa. South Africa was the site of the biggest setback to AIDS vaccine research, when the most promising vaccine ever, produced by Merck & Co., was tested there in 2007. Researchers found that people who got the vaccine were more likely to contract HIV than those who did not. That news is quite bizzare and also ecuse that persons crazy finger nail below the vial, I guess they were searching for old corn earlier..yuck
This isn’t a joke and actually I’m not so suprised. The FDA is warning consumers not to buy two types of energy drinks that come packaged in test tube like vials, saying that utility knife blades were found in two vials.
Hardcore Energize Bullet Drink & New Whey liquid products are the culprits and both have been recalled. HMMM… Hardcore Energize Bullet Drink??? I’m not trying to say it was necessary that this happened, but with a fucking name like that maybe someone thought that a blade would add to the brands believability???….Finding a utility knife blade in my drink would be pretty damn hardcore and would certainly scare the shit out of me energize me, but whatever the case is, I don’t fuck with energy drinks anyhow. They make some people look like robots on crack and I deal with my fair share of crack addicted robots already, so I’m good.
No one has been injured by the armed energy drink (gimme one bad joke people) but the FDA is warning consumers to not purchase them….and I’m telling you to not fuck with energy drinks and have an all natural weed refreshment….maybe something of the herbal family because you probably won’t find a blade just hanging out in your stash.
All consumers might want to stop using Zicam Nasal Gel and related products because according to the FDA it can be potentially very harmful to your sense of smell. By potentially very harmful we mean they think it can permanently fuck with with your sense of smell. The over-the-counter products contain zinc, an ingredient scientists say may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell.
The FDA is actually claiming that about 130 people have come forward reporting a loss of smell after using Matrixx Initiatives’ Zicam products since 1999. What the fuck Matrixx….are people letting Keanu Reeves manufacture nasal gel theses days, we know his career is hurting because of shit like lake house doing great and all but everyone has side jobs these days???
“Loss of the sense of smell is potentially life threatening and may be permanent,” said Dr. Charles Lee, of FDA’s compliance division. “People without the sense of smell may not be able to detect dangerous life situations, such as gas leaks or something burning in the house.”
Apparently Matrixx, the people who make Zicam have settled hundreds of lawsuits related to the use of its products in recent years but after looking on their site today they are still clearly telling consumers otherwise because this was posted on their site “No plaintiff has ever won a court case, because there is no known causal link between the use of Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and impairment of smell.” OK sure no one has actually “won a case” because you settle before they make it to trial…..Keanu Reeves is apparently making their statements as well because only Keanu would be puzzled by the task of thinking of a better way to form that lie….
This is really the reason that I dont fuck with any type of chemicals people!!! Our bodies are not made for crazy ass nasal gels…pack a bowl, toke away and your nose wont fucking run anymore…THE END