Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug in the United States. As of 2012, over 29 million Americans admit to regularly using marijuana. More than 98 million Americans age 14 and older have admitted to using marijuana at least once. The possession, use, or sale of marijuana became illegal in many countries in the […]
Patients Preferring Organic Verses Synthetic Medical Marijuana Synthetic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is now legally available by medical prescription and is sold in pill form by many major retail pharmacies. While synthetic THC is widely available in its new easy-to-take pill form, a growing number of medical marijuana patients still prefer organically grown […]
Washington is one of seventeen states that have effectively decriminalized the medical use of marijuana. Not surprisingly, the state has enacted strict oversight laws and commercial guidelines concerning the sale, purchase and use of medical marijuana through local marijuana dispensaries and clinics. Under Federal marijuana law, the use, whether medicinal or not, is still strictly […]
Field Sobriety Tests and Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana In every state in the union it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. In driving under the influence of marijuana cases, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was so impaired at the time […]
Arizona has effectively decriminalized the medical use of marijuana. Not surprisingly, the state has enacted strict oversight laws and commercial guidelines concerning the sale, purchase and use of medical marijuana through local marijuana dispensaries and clinics. Under Federal marijuana law, the use, whether medicinal or not, is still strictly prohibited. Arizona Ballot Proposition 200 — Approved […]
Are The New Super-Flu Vaccines Safe For Seniors? What Is The Vaccination Injury Compensation Program?
Q. I am a caregiver for my 88 year old mother who is two years post-stroke and is extremely frail. We are approaching the flu season and I have read that there is a new and improved vaccine that was developed especially for seniors. The problem, however, is that I am suspicious of drug company […]
Both My Fiancé And Myself Are Physically Disabled. Is It True That Our SSA Benefits Will Be Reduced If We Get Married?
Q: Both my fiancé and myself are physically disabled. Is it true that our SSA benefits will be reduced if we get married? My fiancé and I both receive SSI benefits and the combined amount allows us to maintain our own residence and independence after many years of being dependent on family members for food […]
Quick Legal Reference Guide To Federal Law On Federal Health Insurance For The Age And Disabled The following laws will provide the federal rules and regulations with links to the relevant laws: PART 405—FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE AGED AND DISABLED Contents Subpart A [Reserved] Subpart B—Medical Services Coverage Decisions That Relate to Health Care […]
An elderly person who has Alzheimer’s disease or the onset of dementia is particularly at risk for neglect since they are often unable to adequately communicate the abuse to others. Families therefore must keep a sharp and attentive eye for signs of elder abuse and be diligent in promptly reporting it to the authorities. Here are seven […]
How To Report Elder Abuse In Los Angeles County: The Los Angeles Adult Protective Services (APS) is a 24-hour public service program that investigates all reported at-risk elder abuse complaints. Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. If you suspect someone is the victim of elder abuse contact the following […]
According to the Urban Institute, 1 in 3 adults, 77 million Americans in total, are currently in debt collection. This means that one-third of our nation must deal with the emotional pressure of mounting debt and receiving letters and calls from debt collectors on a regular basis. According to the report, Nevada has nearly 50% of their residents […]
Elder Rights – Online Resources And Advocates For The Elderly – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Elder Care, Legal Advocates, V.A. Benefits….
This online list of elder rights resource links provide descriptive information on important elder issues involving: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Hospice, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Caretakers, Elder Legal Advocates, Elder Housing, and Elder Advocates. American Association of Retired Persons – www.aarp.org – Provides a variety of elder topics including Social Security and Medicare. They promote elder advocacy at the national level. […]
In an economy in which the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer, the potential for unethical and illegal collection tactics tend to rise exponentially. The attack on the poor is growing more vicious due to overly-aggressive law firm collection agencies. On June 14, 2014, the federal government announced it sued Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, a Georgia-based […]
There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and FOCUS ON THE GOOD. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too […]
In the same week that Pope Francis said he deeply regretted the criminal acts of child abuse within the Church, he also condemned the use of marijuana – a big blow for New York which just passed the Compassionate Care Act making it legal in New York to use non-smokable marijuana for the treatment of certain serious ailments and medical […]