Wolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational

first_imgWolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that approved doctors have issued more than 100,000 patient certifications to allow patients with serious medical conditions access to the state’s medical marijuana program.“Realizing 100,000 patient certifications and seeing the first Phase II grower and processor operationalized is a testament to the hard work of the Department of Health, the many advocates for this program, and our General Assembly who passed this legislation nearly three years ago,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “It’s progress that is making a difference in the lives of many Pennsylvanians.”“Medical marijuana is an important tool for patients and physicians to treat one of the 21 approved serious medical conditions in the program,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “It’s important for patients to remember that their certification expires, and they have to visit an approved doctor to renew it. While many certifications are for 12 months, some may be for three, six or nine months, so it is important to talk with your doctor to set up your recertification appointment.”In addition, the department approved the first Phase II medical marijuana grower/processor, FarmaceuticalRx, LLC, located in Farrell, Mercer County, to begin operations, bringing the total number of operational grower/processors to 13. In order to become operational, each grower/processor and dispensary must complete an operational checklist and go through multiple site inspections.More than 131,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, and close to 102,000 have received their patient certification and are able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. In addition to patients, more than 1,500 physicians have registered for the program, 1,099 of whom have been approved as practitioners. More than 780,000 dispensing events have occurred at medical marijuana dispensaries across Pennsylvania, with more than 2.2 million products sold.The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:• Completed temporary regulations to enact the program;• Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;• Approved six training providers for physician continuing education;• Approved four laboratories to test this medication before it is delivered to patients;• Registered more than 131,000 patients and issued more than 100,000 patient certifications;• Validated more than 780,000 dispensing events and more than 2,200,000 products sold;• Issued 25 grower/processors permits, 13 of which are operational;• Issued 50 dispensary permits and approved 46 locations to begin operations; and• Certified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers.The medical marijuana program offers medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under an approved practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.For more information about the medical marijuana program, visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter. April 04, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Classy residence offers waterfront sanctuary

first_imgThe boat matches the style of the home.The four-bedroom residence is on a waterfront block with synthetic grass.“We travel a lot to New Zealand,” Mrs Kelly said. “That’s where our business is so we rely on low maintenance.”Mrs Kelly described the house as a sanctuary hidden by a wall of greenery. “It is very private and you just have this wonderful canal outlook,” she said. “You can open up the doors in the living room and kitchen and there are wonderful breezes that come through.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe home has a large kitchen with a granite island bench and a strong focus on a sophisticated and contemporary style. Waterfront living at 37 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.AFTER owning a home at a magnificent New Zealand winery, Elaine and John Kelly thought they had seen it all – until they found this Paradise Waters residence.Sprawled on a 847sq m block, the spectacular home at 37 Admiralty Drive combines travertine tile, marble, oak and cedar wood to create a sophisticated and classic style. The couple said they bought a timber boat to go with the house. “It fits perfectly,” the grandmother-of-two said. “We would be happy to sell the home with the boat because it just seems to match the Hamptons style.” Plenty of room to entertain.Mrs Kelly said she was able to host a dinner party for 37 of her friends. “It was a sit-down dinner for my friend’s birthday and we all fit nicely,” she said.The couple plans to move to a unit at Budds Beach. “My husband and I are in the wine and renovating business which are two of our passions,” Mrs Kelly said.“We have re-dressed the home and repolished the marble instead of pulling it apart and redesigning it.center_img The block is designed to be low-maintenance.“We didn’t completely change everything like we usually do when we renovate homes. This property just had a certain class about it.”The property is being marketed by Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal, Gold Coast.It will be auctioned on February 15, at 11am, in rooms at Harcourts, 16 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Single sector scheme for Dutch pharmacies off the table

first_imgThe €1.4bn Dutch occupational pension fund for pharmacists (SPOA) will not join the industry-wide scheme for pharmacists staff (PMA).The funds have not been able to agree on a merger, according to the pharmacists’ scheme, which said it would continue independently.BPOA – the pharmacists’ occupational association – had initiated a study into a possible merger in 2015. At the time it said that most of SPOA’s members were no longer self-employed, which could have jeopardised mandatory participation in the scheme.However, BPOA, which has the final say in the pension arrangements, said that consultation responses from sector organisations had made clear that a single industry-wide scheme would not be feasible in the short run. According to BPOA, independent pharmacists and GPs wanted to keep participating in a mandatory, collective, and affordable pension plan. BPOA, for its turn, wanted to enable independent pharmacists to join PMA, together with their salaried colleagues.BPOA said it failed to reach an agreement with the €2.4bn PMA scheme, which would have comprised having some influence over how the pension plan was run, as well as the extension of PMA’s mandatory arrangements.However, as the Ministry of Social Affairs had decided to extend the mandatory status of the pension fund by another five-year period, the occupational association indicated that continuing SPOA as an independent scheme would be the best option for the time being.At November-end, funding of the pharmacists scheme stood at 94.3%.PMA reported a coverage ratio of 93.2% at the end of January and indicated recently that cuts to pension rights were still an option for this year.last_img read more

Roger Federer ‘devastated’ as Wimbledon is cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

first_imgRoger Federer is ‘devastated’ after it was announced that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the first time the event has been cancelled since World War II. Loading… ‘How many more times can Roger Federer realistically try to win Wimbledon?’ Croft questioned. ‘And if the French Open does take place later in the year, that benefits Nadal more than anybody potentially. ‘And then you look at Serena and her best chance to win another Slam is on the grass courts at Wimbledon so that affects her as well. She is now 38 and has started a family.’ An All England Club statement on Wednesday confirmed: ‘It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. Read Also:Coronavirus: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled for the first time since WWII ‘Uppermost in our mind has been the health and safety of all of those who come together to make Wimbledon happen – the public in the UK and visitors from around the world, our players, guests, members, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and local residents – as well as our broader responsibility to society’s efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Huge swathes of sport across the globe have been postponed or cancelled as the coronavirus outbreak continues, but there had been hope that Wimbledon, scheduled to start on 29 June, would go ahead. However, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the London tournament has been cancelled for 2020 and will not return until next year. The eight-times champion simply tweeted one word after the announcement was made: ‘Devastated.’ Before the announcement was made, former British number one Annabel Croft stated her belief that cancellation would be bad news for ageing legends Federer and Serena Williams.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Largest Cities In The World7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To Invadelast_img read more

EPL: Wolves force Arsenal to draw

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal were pegged back for the third time in six days as under-pressure Unai Emery saw his side draw 1-1 with Wolves.A week on from drawing 2-2 against Crystal Palace having gone 2-0 up, as well as losing in the Carabao Cup on penalties to Liverpool having been 4-2 up, Emery’s men were denied again.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, captain in Granit Xhaka’s absence, gave Arsenal the lead on 21 minutes but Raul Jimenez equalised 15 minutes from time.Emery’s team selection was a talking point ahead of kickoff, with Xhaka omitted following his clash with Arsenal fans and Mesut Ozil returning for only his second Premier League appearance of the season.Ozil and Arsenal started nervously, though, as Wolves begun brightly as they camped inside the hosts’ half.But it was Emery’s men who took the lead against the run of play midway through the first half when Alexandre Lacazette found Aubameyang, who coolly slotted home from 12 years to put his side in front.Wolves thought they had equalised just before half time but Matt Doherty’s effort was superbly kept out by Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.Leno was alert to deny Ruben Neves in the second half as Wolves pushed for the all-important equaliser but he could do nothing to deny Jimenez on 75 minutes.Joao Moutinho hooked over a cross and Jimenez rose highest and nodded in to crank up the pressure on Emery. Tags: ArsenalWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho off to pre-season camp amid transfer speculation

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Leeds host first Premier League game after 16 years Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland on Monday amid ongoing speculation of a possible transfer to the English Premier League.The 20-year-old England international, who has a contract with the German club until 2022, had a stellar season with the Bundesliga runners-ups. He has been reportedly targeted by several top clubs, including Manchester United.Sancho scored 17 league goals and set up another 16, with Borussia Dortmund saying they would only let him go if their price expectations were met fully.Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Sancho but media reports say the club may have balked at Borussia Dortmund’s valuation of around 120 million euros ($141.24 million).That will make him the Bundesliga’s most expensive transfer ever and would see the German top division lose arguably its most exciting young player.On Monday, however, Sancho flew with his team to Switzerland for the start of their pre-season training. Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus and defender Marcel Schmelzer stayed behind to recover from injuries.It is unclear when Reus, who has been sidelined for months with a groin injury, will be able to return to training.The Bundesliga season starts on September 18.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Borussia DortmundEnglish Premier LeagueGermanJadon Sancholast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis, wife Casey announce birth of baby Mamie

first_imgDeSantis is scheduled to be in Miami at 10 a.m. Monday for a news conference regarding coronavirus. There is a new addition to Florida’s First Family.Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, announced the birth of their third child, Mamie, Monday.The name is possibly a nod to Mamie Eisenhower who was married to President Dwight D. Eisenhower for 52 years“Ron and I are beyond blessed to welcome our new baby girl, Mamie to the world,” DeSantis wrote. “At 7 lbs 4 oz she was the smallest of the bunch, but she is already holding her own. Madison and Mason are so excited for their new baby sister!”The tweets didn’t say when the baby was born, but the governor said Casey and the children are all doing well.Counting our blessings. Casey and the kids are doing great. https://t.co/3Thlfr543S— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 30, 2020last_img read more

Murali receives cricket’s highest honour

first_imgCRICKET’S greatest wicket-taker, Muttiah Muralitharan, was inducted into the International Cricket Council Cricket Hall of Fame yesterday.Muralitharan is the first Sri Lankan recipient of the award and there is perhaps no player, not just Sri Lankan, who deserves the honour more than the prolific off-spinner from Kandy.The 45-year-old claimed 800 Test wickets and 534 one-day international victims – more than any other bowler in either format – in an international career that spanned 19 years.“It is a moment of great pride and honour to be receiving this award, especially from the ICC, which is the ultimate any cricketer can aspire to achieve,” Muralitharan said.“The induction during this prestigious ICC Champions Trophy makes it even more remarkable.“I thank the ICC for making this possible because this is a moment I will cherish throughout life.”Muralitharan is the 83rd inductee and is joined by Australians Arthur Morris and Karen Rolton and England’s George Lohmann as part of the latest intake.ICC chief executive David Richardson presented Muralitharan with a commemorative framed cap in-between innings during Sri Lanka’s Champions Trophy clash against India at The Oval.The Oval holds special memories for Muralitharan – it’s the venue where the rubber-wristed tweaker claimed 16 wickets to spin Sri Lanka to a famous win in 1998.“Murali’s record speaks for itself,” Richardson said. “His control of line, pace and length, coupled with his ability to spin the ball prodigiously, is legendary.“Once he developed the ‘doosra’ he became almost unplayable.“A character popular with fellow players and fans alike, he not only helped raise the profile of Sri Lankan cricket but was a player people came out to watch the world over.“I congratulate him on behalf of the ICC on being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.”Muralitharan holds a host of records, but perhaps one that will never be broken is his incredible tally of five- and ten-wicket hauls.In 133 Tests he captured 67 five-wicket bags and on 22 occasions he snared 10 wickets in a match.last_img read more

Ponting named Delhi Daredevils coach

first_imgFORMER Australia captain Ricky Ponting will return to the IPL this season, this time as head coach of Delhi Daredevils. Hemant Dua, the chief executive of Daredevils, made the announcement on Twitter.Ponting takes over from Paddy Upton and former India captain Rahul Dravid, who had stepped down after the previous season owing to BCCI’s conflict-of-interest regulations. While Upton’s contract wasn’t renewed, Dravid chose to coach India A and India Under-19 teams over the IPL franchise.Delhi were in contention for a playoff berth last season, only to taper off towards the end of the group stage. They eventually finished the season sixth, with six wins in 14 matches. The franchise is yet to win a title in 10 attempts.Ponting had coached Mumbai Indians to their second IPL title in 2015, but the franchise chose to not renew his two-year contract when it expired in 2016. He had joined the franchise as a player in 2013, but stepped away midway the tournament due to poor form.Ponting also worked with Mumbai Indians in an advisory capacity in 2014. Prior to that, he was briefly part of Kolkata Knight Riders for the inaugural edition in 2008. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Holder climbs to No. 2 in  ICC Test bowler rankings

first_imgWEST Indies captain Jason Holder has moved up a place to the number-two spot in the Reliance ICC Test rankings for bowlers.The 28-year-old Barbadian, who is also the number-one-ranked Test all-rounder in the world, took match figures of seven wickets for 91 runs in the first Test against England in the #RaisetheBat series that concluded on Sunday with the Caribbean men winning the closely fought match by four wickets.Holder’s 6 for 42 in the first innings against England at the Ageas Stadium in Southampton, helped restrict the home side to 204 on Thursday’s second day and helped set up a famous victory for the West Indies.The performance that included 1 for 49 in England’s second innings, earned the lanky medium pacer 32 points in the Test rankings taking him to 862 points.Those points also moved him ahead of South Africa’s Neil Wagner who has 859 ranking points.Australia’s Pat Cummings leads the rankings with 914 points.Kemar Roach, who went wicketless in the match is ranked 16th with 731 points while Man-of-the-Match Shannon Gabriel is ranked 18th with 726 points. Gabriel took 9 wickets in the match and was a key player in the West Indies victory on Sunday.last_img read more