This week, both the Washington Post and the New York Times have reported on the growing popularity of "spice," the generic term for a legal synthetic substitute for the active ingredient in marijuana. Sold in many locations as packages of incense, the herbal mixture is coated with a chemical that causes some of the same effects of marijuana.
After a year and half of hard work on the part of North Carolina Senator Jim Jacumin and many others, the Low-profit Limited Liability Corporation (L3C) legislation has passed the NC House of Representatives and has been presented to the Governor. The bill was part of the Endangered Manufacturing and Jobs Act.
Yesterday, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw issued a legal opinion stating that Governor Joe Manchin (2009 CSG President) has the authority to call a special election in November to fill the seat of the late Senator Robert Byrd.