NER Tricycle Operators Oppose Mahama’s Okada
Some of the tricycle operators at the press conference in NaleriguAn association of Tricycle Operators in the North East Region has opposed the legalization of Okada as a means of business as being championed by ex-President John Dramani Mahama.According to the group, the legalization of Okada is an attempt to put tricycle and ‘trotro’ operators out of business.The Chairman of the Tricycle Operators, Makom Abu, addressing a press conference in Nalerigu yesterday, said legalization of Okada which was outlawed by the same Mr. Mahama and his NDC would pose more danger to all road users from the p...
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North East Tricycle Operators Oppose Mahama’s Okada Legalization
Some Tricycle operators at the press conference in NaleriguTricycle Operators in the North East region, a non-political association formed to champion the interest of its members in order to improve on their operations , has opposed the legalization of Okada business across the country.According to the group , the legalization of OKada is an attempt to put tricycle and trotro operators out of business.The association claimed that Okada poses more danger to all road users from the pillion to the pedestrian.“Okada legalization will astronomically increase the accident rate. The youth deserve res...
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Drug seizures along northern border up 1,000%, partly because of Canada's legalization of recreational pot: CBP
Drug seizures along the Canadian border in upstate New York have increased by more than 1,000% this year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The agency’s Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout the state, recovered more than 40,000 pounds of narcotics over 732 separate seizures from Oct. 1, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2020, federal officials said in a recent news release.By comparison, just about 3,400 pounds of narcotics were seized during the same period a year earlier.Authorities believe that Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana, which came into effect ...
New York Daily News
Adolescent treatment admissions for cannabis use disorder fell in Washington and Colorado after legalization
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado and Washington state was not associated with increases in adolescent treatment admissions for the drug, according to new research published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.“The growth of marijuana legalization represents a dramatic change in drug policy from previous decades. It’s important to understand the public health implications, particularly for adolescents, for whom frequent marijuana use may be particularly harmful,” said study author Jeremy Mennis, a professor of geography and urban studies at Temple University.The researchers exam...
Diane Bell: San Diego-area colleges are going to pot
Higher education is getting even higher.The legalization of marijuana for medicinal use in 33 states and for recreational use in 11, including California, is giving birth to a cannabis cottage industry and with it a new educational field.Last August, the University of California, Davis, known for its agricultural curriculum, added a Cannabis and Hemp Research Center that assembled experts in marijuana law, business, cultivation, medicine, psychiatry and veterinary treatment. It also offers courses in hemp breeding, seed production, genetics and pharmacology.Tiny Pacific College of Health and S...
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OPINION: Why Pot Legalization Failed In New York State – And How It Will Eventually Pass
By Bryon Adinoff, M.D., & David L. Nathan, M.D., DFAPAIn January 2019, cannabis legalization seemed imminent in New York. For years, legalization had been blocked by the Republican-controlled State Senate, but now there was a new Democratic majority. The only question seemed to be how – not whether – the legal framework would be designed.In January 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo instructed the State Department of Health to form a working group to evaluate the pros and cons of legalization. The expert panel released a comprehensive report in July, 2018 concluding: “The positive effects of regulat...
Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization
Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's top medical journal warned Monday that the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreation use poses a major health concern despite broad support for ending the prohibition.Diane Kelsall, editor in chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, called the October 17 launch "a national, uncontrolled experiment in which the profits of cannabis producers and tax revenues are squarely pitched against the health of Canadians."Any increase in pot use "should be viewed as a failure of this legislation" and convince Ottawa to amend the Cannabis Act, she wrote in an editori...