Cannabis Licensing Authorities Release Proposed Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Regulations

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have announced that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The announcement was made during the Cannabis Advisory Committee‘s first meeting held November 16, 2017, in Sacramento. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of…

Body Art for Teens and Adolescents—Talk it Out First

“There is nothing permanent except change,” said Greek philosopher Heraclitus. That may be true, but not when it comes to body modifications. Body art, such as permanent tattoos, piercings (in locations other than the earlobe), stretching or scarification which involves scratching, etching, burning, branding (yes, like cattle) or superficially cutting designs into the skin, can…

Coding From a Clipboard: Life Situation Forms

The next time you visit the doctor, you might have a different type of form to fill out. They’re called life situation forms, and they are helping physicians get a more 360-degree view of your life—where you live, your financial situation, if you have kids, etc.—in order to figure out the best way help you…

Coughing Up Money for Nothing: Consider Other Remedies When Sick

When searching for the perfect elixir to suppress a stubborn cough, many of us turn to over-the-counter or prescription-strength cough medicine. However, “perfect” is far from what cough medicine is, according to a new report from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). After reviewing trials that looked at medicines such as cough syrups and…

Mosquitoes: Real-Life Fiction—With a Bite

San Francisco had the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Tippi Hedren was attacked by The Birds in Bodega Bay. But those horror stories were just that—stories. Right now, there’s a real-life invasion happening in Southern California—Aedes mosquitoes have moved in—and they’re not ready to leave. Officials reported a 330% spike in mosquitoes over the past…

At the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, Military Matters!

Veterans—how would you like to turn your overseas military job into stateside employment? The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services’ (BSIS’) Veterans Come First Program can help you leverage your transferable military experience and training to meet all or part of the Bureau’s licensing qualifications in these fields: Security Guards Proprietary Security Officers Private Patrol…

Itching to Do Some Fundraising? Just Let it Grow

If you think you’re seeing more men with beards and moustaches during the month of November, you’re not imagining things. Since 2003, every November is also Movember, the month when men grow beards and ‘staches to raise funds for projects in the areas of men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancers. You don’t…

Calling All Heroes: Capes on for American Diabetes Month

Today, 1 in 11 Americans has diabetes. Since 2015, the disease has retained its rank as the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Here’s a few more facts: It does not discriminate. It affects male and female, young and old, and people of all races, shapes, sizes and socio-economic levels. It’s invisible. Although 29…

Covered California Open Enrollment Starts November 1

If recent news about the Affordable Care Act has confused you about the current and future status of Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, you’re not alone. Between multiple attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the recent move to end federal subsidy payments, and shorter (45-day) open enrollment periods in some states, it’s…

Don’t let Halloween Become a Horror for Your Pets

Kids and adults love celebrating Halloween with costumes, candy, trick-or-treating and parties, but your pets may not enjoy it as much. In fact, it could end up being harmful to their health. All those fun things we associate with the holiday can end up becoming a horror for your pets. Colorful decorations and tasty candy…

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