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Dune’s Magic Mushroom Origin Story

Dune Magic Mushroom

The importance of Dune within the science fiction genre is akin to discussions of Microsoft and Apple in the birth of personal computing.  By dozens of accounts, Dune is arguable the most popular science fiction book of all time.  But few know about Dune’s magic mushroom origin story and how profound of an influence it may have had on the books creator. In Frank Herbert’s novel, a laundry list of timeless themes and topics emerges, including: power, male/female dynamics, religion, politics, psychology, ecology, and a mystical substance that expands consciousness and causes entire galaxies to fight over the rights to cultivate...

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How to Terminate Probation Early in a Criminal Case

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[1] The best starting point to terminate probation would be to gather as much supporting evidence in an organized fashion that provide a diligent judge to review your specific set of circumstances. [2] The second-best thing to do would be to seek an attorney experienced in drafting, serving, and filing petitions to terminate probation with a proven track record you can rely on.  Read more below...

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California Price Gouging Law

What is a price gouging law?  It may seem intuitive to some, but many are surprised that there is such as thing in California.  The penalties can be steep if violated and there are many different kinds of goods or services that qualify under the law.  If you or someone you know is involved in such a case, the following may provide some basic information on how to navigate it.  If immediate help is needed Contact Us. What is the Price Gouging Law? In simple terms, price gouging has to do with taking advantage of consumers by increasing costs on essential goods...

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Getting a Job with a Criminal Record

Getting a Job with a criminal record

Getting a Job with a Criminal Record The Many Ways a Criminal Record Affects Getting a Job - And What You Can Do About It. Getting a job with a criminal record is not impossible.  But to be completely frank, the ways in which a criminal record can affect getting a job are overwhelming.  And the level that a criminal record will weight in on an employer's decision to grant an interview, hire, or promote you will also complicate the process.  For so many people who have been through the criminal justice system, the past is always relevant whenever they decide to look...

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Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in Huntington Beach

Have you or someone you know been arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach?  Disorderly conduct goes by more than one name.  It is also known as “public intoxication” as well as being arrested for being “drunk in public”.  All three are essentially identical with only a slight variation on what agency involved calls it.  For those arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach, it carries several different possible outcomes depending on each individual case.  Below is some guidance on what kinds of issues you may be facing if you were arrested for disorderly conduct in Huntington Beach.  Keep in...

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CBD Law and CBD Products

CBD Food

CBD Law and CBD Products What is behind CBD Laws and why CBD Products stand in Regulatory Purgatory   What are CBD laws and how do they effect CBD products?  Go ahead and search for any tincture, lotion, vitamin, or food product that has any relation to CBD and you will find a wonderful bag of confusing labels associated with it.  For starters, some products will list their product or ingredients as "Hemp Oil", others "Hemp CBD", and a whole host of them as "CBD Oil". But some online retailers prohibit any CBD products and both the FDA and state level agencies have raided...

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Can you Patent an Algorithm?

Trying to Patent an Algorithm? A common question for developers is whether or not their algorithm can be protected under intellectual property law--most specifically as a patent.  The issues falls under two competing thoughts: abstract ideas versus the patent eligibility of a "process".  The word process is important in this context because an algorithm is at it's essence a series of steps that when undertaken with code, mechanizes that process.   The landmark decision often cited for this discussion is In re Bilski, which ultimately made it to the Supreme Court as Bilski v. Kappos.  Essentially, many patents have been rejected or criticized...

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Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License – What you need to know   URGENT LEGAL NOTICE: For those with past marijuana-related offenses, California now allows certain specified crimes to be dismissed or reduced to less serious charges.  Therefore, those who wish to participate in the new regulated cannabis industry are strongly urged to take advantage of these new laws.  Read More: Remove Marijuana Charges CBD Laws and CBD Products For those seeking information about infusing CBD into food products, go here: CBD Laws and CBD Products Many are surprised that there is such as thing as a hash oil extraction license.  By now you may already know that...

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How to Testify in Court

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How to Testify in Court   At first glance, you maybe thinking, “Why would anyone need to write something about this, you just tell the truth.” And that may be true. But court testimony is no the same as an average conversation you would have with your friends or family. When a person has to testify in court, it will feel like the opposite of a normal conversation. Which is why this article was written for those who are anxious about having to testify in court.   It should be noted that this does not just apply to defendants in a criminal case or...

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