first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Croatia allows marijuana for medical use by: Associated Free Press – October 15, 2015 96 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share (Photo: AZCapitolTimes)ZAGREB, Croatia (AFP) – Croatia allowed the sale of marijuana-derived products for medical purposes from Thursday, following a campaign sparked by the detention of a multiple sclerosis sufferer who grew the plant to ease his pain.Medicines containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant’s main psychoactive ingredient, can now be prescribed by doctors to ease health problems associated with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and AIDS, the regulation says.The drugs can be prescribed only for up to 30 days while the overall quantity for the period cannot exceed 7.5 grams. Other marijuana use remains illegal under Croatian law.The issue came into public focus in the European Union member-state a year ago after a man in a village near Rijeka, a northern city on the Adriatic coast, was detained for growing cannabis plants in his garden.The multiple sclerosis patient, from whom police seized some 20 kilos (44 pounds) of marijuana, said the plants were for his personal use to make cannabis oil which helped to ease his symptoms. His case encouraged several patient and doctor associations to publicly speak about the use of such oil and other marijuana-derived products in helping to treat certain diseases.Earlier this year the health ministry set up an expert commission to review the issue, upon whose recommendations and a public debate the regulation was drawn up.Until now, cannabis oil has been available on the Croatian black market for anything between 300 to 600 euros ($343-$686) for 10 grams.Croatia joins EU countries such as Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in allowing some degree of marijuana use.last_img read more

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Bucksport wrestling teams both performed well in their respective meets Saturday. The Eagles won two of their three matches in Belfast, and the Golden Bucks had three wrestlers who topped their weight classes in Howland.Ellsworth beat Belfast 42-36, topped Oceanside 42-26 and lost to Medomak Valley 37-30. Ellsworth captains Trent Goodman, Peyton Cole and Josh Wright went a combined 9-0 on the day. The biggest highlight for the Eagles came in the 160-pound division when Cole beat defending state champion Ben Ripley of Oceanside 11-0.The Eagles also saw Logan Lord, Andrew Brown and Amber St. Peter each finish the day at 2-1, and Scott Firley, Sam Holler, Charlie Hughes, Reece Khan and Nick Taylor added additional wins. Among Ellsworth-sponsored independent wrestlers, Bangor Christian’s Oakley Dugans and John Bapst’s Jared Smith both finished 3-0, and Bapst’s Jacob Emery went 2-1.Despite being down a few wrestlers because of injuries and illnesses, the Bucksport Golden Bucks excelled at their meet in Howland. Bucksport’s Foster Ashmore, Devin Darveau and Brody Boynton finished first in their weight classes to give the team more first-place finishers than every team except Foxcroft. It was the second week in a row in which the trio came out on top.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Howland meet wasn’t team scored, which meant each wrestler competed to place and win his or her individual weight class rather than playing team matches against other schools. It’s not the format Bucksport head coach Dan Ormsby prefers, but he wasn’t about to complain about how his team fared.“It’s always good when you can do well in tournaments that aren’t scored by team because it’s harder to keep the team together,” Bucksport head coach Dan Ormsby said. “When it isn’t scored, you have much less of an idea where your guys are at. … I’m really happy with the energy our team showed and how we overcame that.”P.C. Greer kept the Golden Bucks competitive toward in the larger weight classes by finishing second in the 195-pound division, and Samuel Murphy and David Gross finished third at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively. Alex Burbank, Nick Prins and Richard Perkins were the other Bucksport wrestlers to place.“Overall, Bucksport was a force to be reckoned with,” Ormsby said. “Bucksport has not seen a team of this skill or size since 2009.”The next meet for both teams will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Ellsworth High School. Joining them will be Calais, Woodland and Washington Academy. The Eagles and Golden Bucks have another meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford. Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

first_imgOn Twitter, a tourist asked Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts, Adam Stewart, who has rallied for the reopening of Jamaica’s borders, about the protocols. He responded by saying, “No testing, no quarantine, only standard airport physical observations for symptoms and thermal temperature checks.” As the Jamaican government rolls out the protocol for the reopening of its borders, many Jamaicans are calling for a re-evaluation of the measures that will dictate re-entry. “Why are Jamaican nationals being subject to testing and quarantine when non-Jamaican tourists get to choose?”, is the question that many nationals still stuck overseas have posed. According to Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Kamina Johnson-Smith, Jamaicans that want to come home will still have to apply for authorization by using the Jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm website or app. The Jamaican returnees coming from a country within a constituted “travel bubble” (yet to be outlined) may not be tested for COVID-19 but would be subject to health status screenings. They will also be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Jamaicans returning from countries outside of the bubble will absolutely be tested. In the meantime, the government has said tourists will undergo VOLUNTARY testing. center_img There is much much confusion surrounding the re-entry requirements for Jamaican nationals and those which have been dictated for non-Jamaican tourists, who will be allowed to visit beginning June 15. As Prime Minister Andrew Holness pushes for greater personal responsibility, he must also realize that not every visitor will understand that it is in the best interest of the Jamaican people to be tested for the virus. “We are still in a pandemic. We are intent on allowing more flights to bring J’cans home and therefore also moving to partial home quarantine. You still need Jamcovid Travel Authorization to be landed so your airline may cancel or refuse boarding if you dont have it”, a tweet from Johnson-Smith read. Thus given the choice, many will opt not to be tested and run the risk of spreading the virus among Jamaican citizens.last_img read more