Poll: Americans Believe that Alcohol Poses Greater Risks to Health Than Marijuana

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Poll: Americans Believe that Alcohol Poses Greater Risks to Health Than Marijuana | NORML

ASBURY PARK, NJ — By a margin of three to one, Americans say that booze is more dangerous than is marijuana, according to a nationwide Rasmussen Reports poll. Forty-six percent of respondents perceived alcohol to be more dangerous than marijuana, versus only 15 percent of respondents who said that cannabis is most dangerous. Thirty percent of […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations | Patrick K. Nightingale, Esq

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis law created an Advisory Board to make recommendations to the Department of Health. The Board is comprised of medical professionals, law enforcement representatives, patient advocates and appointees from the majority and minority parties. Pursuant to section 1201(f) the Board “shall have the power to prescribe, amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations […]

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Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana

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Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived as More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana | NORML

NEW YORK, NY — Most Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses fewer harms to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents […]

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Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue

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Colorado DHS Announces Public Health Interventions Funded by Marijuana Tax Revenue | Drug Policy Alliance

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) this week announced 12 total awards to communities to support behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships in collaboration with CDHS’ Office of Behavioral Health. The awards will fund two distinct initiatives—Co-Responder Programs and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Eight communities will implement Co-Responder Programs designed to divert […]

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls

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World Health Organization: CBD Should Not Be Subject to International Drug Controls | NORML

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD(cannabidiol) possesses no likely abuse potential and should not be subject to international drug scheduling restrictions, according to recommendations issued this week by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Stated WHO: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for […]

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD

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WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable to CBD | Paul Armentano

The use of the naturally occurring cannabinoid CBD is safe, well tolerated, and is not associated with any significant adverse public health effects, according to the findings of a preliminary report compiled by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. Authors of the report declare that CBD is “not associated with abuse potential” and that it does […]

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Wants Public Input on Medical Marijuana Application Process

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Wants Public Input on Medical Marijuana Application Process | Press Release

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged individuals interested in applying for a medical marijuana grower/processor and/or dispensary permit to complete a brief survey on the department’s website. “One of our primary focuses as we continue to develop this program is to make sure that patients with serious medical conditions have access […]

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New Health Reform Legislation ? Here’s To Your Success

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So congress passed a monumental overhaul of our healthcare system and President Barak Obama signed this health care legislation into law. The overhaul has a price tag of not quite one trillion dollars. This almost incomprehensible sum of money has to come from somewhere but where exactly? Why, of course from Mr & Mrs taxpayer.

The announcement of this one trillion dollar health care overhaul legislation got my attention and caused me to do some serious thinking. It caused me to realize that outside circumstances really have no impact on one’s own personal success. Can any governmental decision – whether it’s health care overhaul, economic stimulus, bank bailouts or whatever – have an impact on how to succeed in life?

So many people today are in favor of what the government does with the economy, healthcare, foreign affairs and other issues. And an equal number are against it. But seriously, do these issues have anything to do with your own personal success? Does any of this matter to how to succeed in life?

For more than 200 years now we’ve had a government in place making decisions on the direction this country is heading. And during that entire time there have always been two schools of people; one for and one against. Has any governmental decision ever held a person back from achieving all they’re capable of?

The answer is a big, fat no! Or, saying it a different way, it will only have an impact on your level of success if you allow it to.

Over the years, regardless of what may’ve been going on in the economy and despite the decisions made by the government, people who have done very, very well for themselves have always existed. How to succeed in life does not depend on governmental decisions.

It then stands to reason that the decisions the Obama administration makes on the economy, health care or whatever should have zero impact on your success. You hold your key of how to succeed in your own hands.

No question, the decisions of government frequently force us to look at things in new ways. But, this is always a very good thing. Anybody who can adapt to changes are the ones who will always do well for themselves.

And I think we’ve all seen that the only constant we have in life is change.

Even though you won’t always see governmental decisions through rose colored glasses at least understand that it will have little to no impact on how you can succeed in life. How to succeed in life has always been and will continue to be a personal responsibility.

Those who get hung up on external affairs as reasons why they’re not able to succeed in life or in business are living in victimhood. The harsh reality of life is that there is no such thing as a successful victim.

Those who rise above external circumstances and take full responsibility for the life they’re living are the ones who will not only survive but will thrive.

It does not matter if you agree with this historic healthcare legislation passed by President Barak Obama, please understand that it really has zero impact on your potential for success.

One thing you can do to make sure you keep yourself from falling victim to any external circumstances is to surround yourself with positivity. You may think this is hokey but it’s true, it works. There is no better way to do that than to read a good, uplifting book.

Doing so will help you to filter negativity and nonsense out of your life.

Please realize that your success in not contingent on anything outside of yourself. To help you realize this fact, you can download a copy of Daniel Herzner’s free personal development book. This book has been downloaded all over the world and has helped thousands of people. You’re next. For free, immediate access please visit http://www.APlumInTheSyrup.com/

Health and Safety Signs – Keeping up with the legislation

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Under the UK and European Health and Safety legislation employers have a legal duty to comply with the requirements to display safety signage in the workplace.

This article provides an overview of the different types of safety signs and their meanings.

Prohibition Safety Signs

Shape and colour: Red circle with diagonal line
Meaning: You must NOT / Do NOT do / STOP
Examples: No cycling, No fishing, Do Not Use Mobile Phones

Black graphical symbols added inside the circle
Supplementary text may be added to provide a clearer message to the reader
Mandatory Safety Signs

Shape and colour: Solid blue circle
Meaning: You MUST do / Carry out action displayed on the sign
Examples: Clean up spillages, Keep locked, Wear safety harness

EC approved white symbols added inside the circle
Supplementary text may be added, if necessary, to provide a clearer message
Fire Safety Signs

Shape and colour: Sold red rectangle or square
Meaning: Locates fire equipment or personnel
Examples: Fire hose keep clear, Fire Alarm, Fire Point

White text and symbols on a red background
Supplementary text may be added, if necessary, to provide a clearer message
Safe Condition Safety Signs

Shape and colour: Solid green rectangle or square
Meaning: The safe way / Where to go in an emergency
Examples: Refuge point keep clear, Fire exit, Emergency evacuation lift

EC approved white symbols added inside shape
Supplementary text may be added, if necessary, to provide a clearer message
Note: “Text Only” signs are no longer legal. To comply with UK and European Health and Safety legislation safe condition signs must now contain a symbol.
Hazard Identification Safety Signs

Shape and colour: Yellow Triangle with Black Border
Meaning: Potential hazard within a designated area / Caution / Risk of Danger / Hazard ahead
Examples: Refuge point keep clear, Fire exit, Emergency evacuation lift

EC approved black graphical symbols added inside triangle
Supplementary text may be added, if necessary, to provide a clearer message

The hazard signs fall into 3 further categories: Danger Signs, Warning Signs and Caution Signs.

Danger signs indicate an immediately hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Danger signs are, therefore, the most extreme form of hazard sign.

Warning signs indicate an immediately hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Caution signs indicate an immediately hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

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National Access Cannabis Appoints Former Health Canada Medical Marijuana Manager, Gulwant Bajwa, as CEO

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Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

National Access Cannabis today announced the appointment of Gulwant Bajwa as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bajwa brings unparalleled industry knowledge to NAC after serving in multiple senior leadership positions in Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Bajwa understands how the system works at every level; from compliance and enforcement (for Health Canada’s previous MMAR program) to production and supply, to establishing processes for packaging and testing of marijuana for medical and research purposes. His background makes him a firm believer in Medical Marijuana’s positive impact on patients.

“As a 29 year old in 1992 I fought cancer and experienced the horrible side effects of prescribed morphine pain medications. I couldn’t move or even communicate,” says Bajwa. “That grim time in my life convinced me that there had to be a better way,” he explains. “I know firsthand how hard it is to get effective treatment.”

During his time at Health Canada he began his serious investigation on the efficacy of cannabis by speaking with patients using medical marijuana as part of their treatment.

“I heard dozens of powerful accounts from patients who reported that they could finally sleep again – medical cannabis was the only thing that gave them the pain relief they needed,” says Bajwa. “A big plus that many shared with me was the absence of debilitating side effects.”

“Leading the NAC team I know that I will make a difference in the lives of patients going through what I suffered during my cancer fight,” he adds. “NAC is the ideal model to help Canadians understand how to get safe, informed and responsible access to the benefits of medical marijuana.”

NAC provides education on how Health Canada’s medical marijuana system works. Members are connected with a physician for a medical assessment and NAC assists with selecting a Licensed Producer and submitting the required Health Canada medical documents.

Members also receive pharmacist consultations and ongoing guidance on responsible use while NAC pharmacy software monitors safe usage. In addition, NAC members receive the National Access Cannabis Card, a secure medical marijuana card developed in consultation with law enforcement to assure police that patients are authorized to use medical marijuana.

For more information on Gulwant Bajwa see his full bio here.

To learn more about NAC visit NationalAccessCannabis.com. NAC can also be found on its social channels on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About National Access Cannabis (NAC)

NAC is devoted to improving patients’ quality of life by creating local care centres across Canada. NAC facilitates safe access to medical marijuana within the laws and guidelines of Health Canada by connecting our members with physicians, providing pharmacist consultations and pharmacy software to monitor safe usage, and giving members a medical marijuana card for proof of compliance for law enforcement.







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