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Governors File Petition To Ease Rules On Medical Marijuana
2011-12-01 12:59:15

Washington state and Rhode Island governors filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday that would allow doctors to legally prescribe marijuana for medical treatment. Democrat Christine Gregoire of Washington and independent Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island asked the DEA to reclassify marijuana as a schedule 2 drug from schedule 1, which would make it legal for doctors to prescribe. "Poll after poll shows an overwhelming majority of Americans now see...

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2011-05-01 06:53:22

Washington's governor vetoed most provisions of a bill to establish state licensing for cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana on Friday, saying she did not want to put state employees at risk of federal prosecution. Governor Christine Gregoire said she was swayed by legal opinion issued earlier this month by federal prosecutors threatening to crack down not only on dispensary owners and growers but on state regulators enforcing the proposed law. The Democratic-controlled...

2011-04-29 15:24:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Chris Gregoire today, joined by TransAlta executives, legislators, and members of the environmental and labor communities, signed legislation to phase out coal-fired energy production at the TransAlta power plant in Centralia. Senate Bill 5769 solidifies into law a collaborative agreement to close the state's two coal boilers - the first in 2020 and the second in 2025. The agreement provides a path to cleaner power while allowing the...

2011-01-03 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When: 11 a.m., January 3, 2011 Where: Aki Kurose Middle School Academy School library (check in at administration office) 3928 S. Graham Street Seattle, WA 98118 Speakers: - Governor Chris Gregoire -Brad Smith, Higher Education Funding Task Force Chair and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation - Mia Williams,...

2010-12-30 13:17:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When: 11 a.m., January 3, 2011 Where: Aki Kurose Middle School Academy School library (check in at administration office) 3928 S. Graham Street Seattle, WA 98118 Speakers: - Governor Chris Gregoire -Brad Smith, Higher Education Funding Task Force Chair and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation - Mia Williams,...

2010-10-07 15:41:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain Injury Association of Washington is pleased to announce that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will be attending the 4th Annual Brain Injury Association of Washington's Gala, Auction & Dinner as their Honorary Chair. As a sign of mutual respect for the leadership that both the NFL and the Brain Injury Association of Washington are taking in elevating the discussion and awareness of the effects of concussions on...

2010-07-01 08:15:00

QUINCY, Wash., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of Governor Christine Gregoire's "Feeding Washington" initiative (http://www.governor.wa.gov/feedingwashington.asp), Sodexo and Annie's Fun/Hirai Farms recently partnered with Governor Christine Gregoire and several other food and agricultural businesses (McCain Foods, National Frozen Foods and Farmer Bean Company) to donate over 30,000 pounds of potatoes to the Quincy Community Food Bank and Second Harvest Inland Northwest. Over 40...

2010-02-09 07:30:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, over 40 Washington State Senate and House members sent letters (http://uploading.com/files/get/5e5cf814/ and http://uploading.com/files/get/49d56412/) to Governor Christine Gregoire, urging her to support the immediate implementation of the Water Conservation Operation & Maintenance Program (O&M Water Conservation Program), which would allow irrigators to utilize seasonal water conservation measures such as: Irrigation Scheduling,...

2009-10-01 10:38:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health. Unfortunately, many women over age 40 do not get the annual exams. Recent studies show that nationally the percentage of women over 40 who get annual mammograms has fallen below 70 percent. That's why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, University Village, and glassybaby are sponsoring the first annual Make a...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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