Jamaicans warned about unregistered cannabis products

first_imgThe Ministry of Health says Jamaicans must refrain from using unregistered cannabis products designated for medical and therapeutic purposes.In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said it has recommended that medical cannabis products should have a maximum Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 5 per cent.However, health officials are concerned that persons may be exposed to unregistered products which THC content is unknown.THC is the main mind-altering ingredient found in the cannabis plant.Products must be registered The health ministry said under the Food and Drugs Act any substance manufactured, sold or represented for use in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of a disease, disorder or symptoms is classified as a drug and must be registered and the requisite permits obtained from the Ministry.Cannabis still classified as controlled drugThe ministry further underscored that while the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015 decriminalized cannabis use for specific purposes, cannabis is still classified as a controlled drug under the Food and Drugs Act.“Also, in accordance with the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, the compounding, dispensing, storing for sale or retailing of drugs must be done at a registered pharmacy and by a registered pharmacist. Therefore, any company that is currently selling cannabis products for medical and therapeutic purposes is in breach of The Food and Drugs and The Pharmacy Acts.”The health ministry is advising companies to consult with its Standards and Regulations Department, the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica and the Cannabis Licensing Authority if they wish to manufacture or distribute cannabis products to ensure that proper standards and procedures are followed and that their operations are in keeping with the relevant laws.The health ministry says it does not support, for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, the smoking of cannabis and the use of food products containing cannabis.last_img read more

John Deere Classic daily fantasy golf picks, sleepers, fades, strategy

first_imgThe biggest question facing DFS players this week is how to approach an incredibly weak field. There are no recognizable studs at the top of the pricing scale, and the three most expensive golfers available didn’t even start playing on the PGA Tour until the middle of this season.Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of uncertainty at TPC Deere Run. Beyond diversification, the best way to counterbalance the unpredictability this week is by targeting cheaper golfers who have strong track records but are likely to be low-owned. MORE ROTOQL: Lineup Builder*If you are interested in taking your DFS golf lineup building strategy to the next level, you should consider using a lineup optimizer, and RotoQL offers the best optimizer available in the industry.John Deere Classic picks and PGA DFS strategyTarget GolfersVaughn TaylorNobody gets too excited about rostering Taylor, but I think he is a strong play this week. Taylor hasn’t missed a single cut in his last six tournaments, racking up two top-25 and a top-10 finish. That’s appealing form for a three-time PGA Tour winner at well below average salary. While Taylor’s complete lack of driving distance is typically a concern, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue at TPC Deere Run, as shorter hitters have historically seen plenty of success at the course. In fact, Taylor may have a statistical edge, as he ranks fifth on tour in strokes gained: putting, a factor that tends to have far more significance at this event. Despite Taylor’s usual lack of firepower, the upside is there this week.Pat PerezPerez has had a quiet season, but that doesn’t mean he should be ignored at a low price in a weak field. Like Taylor, Perez has won three times on the PGA Tour. However, Perez isn’t coming into this week quite as hot. He hasn’t been bad recently, but he also hasn’t been all that good, with his only result better than tied-for-53rd coming five tournaments ago. That said, he has only missed one cut in his last eight, and he does have three top-10 finishes on the season. There’s nothing too flashy about Perez, but this should be a course he can tackle. At minimal ownership, Perez is an excellent, battle-tested target.Jhonattan Vegas Finishing off the trio of cheap three-time PGA Tour winners, Vegas is likely to fly under the radar. He’s historically a volatile golfer, but for a cheap price in an unpredictable field, he’s worth targeting. His current form is horrendous however, missing three straight cuts and four of his last five.Still, Vegas has a history of coming right off missed cuts and churning out terrific results, like he did in February when he came off a brutal missed cut to rattle off six straight results of at least a 30th-place finish, which includes two top-10 placements. Outside of his general propensity to bounce back, Vegas is just too cheap, given his longterm results compared to the field. Don’t let his recent form scare you off from rostering this dangerously low-priced golfer.Aaron White graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics. He has played DFS professionally for several years and has won featured NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and golf GPPs on both FanDuel and DraftKings.last_img read more

UAAP commissioner: Imperfect officiating can’t justify Perasol’s outburst

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This jewelry designer is also an architect Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—UAAP Season 82 basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan on Friday denied University of the Philippines’ appeal on  Bo Perasol’s three-game ban, adding that the Maroons’ coach never apologized to the league for his actions.In a statement, Ilagan reiterated that Perasol’s flare-up against referee Jaime Rivano in UP’s 63-89 loss to Ateneo last Sept. 29 was unjustifiable, despite the complaints on the officiating.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “Officiating may not be perfect, but it cannot justify outbursts like what he did. As head coach, he should know that he is a role model, and in the UAAP where character building is of paramount importance, Mr. Perasol should have been aware of that,” Ilagan said.READ: UP coach Bo Perasol to appeal 3-game ban, says it’s ‘too much’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“Respect should be observed at all times. Mr. Perasol did not only disrespect the officials that time but the UAAP as well. The sad part here is that Mr. Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did.”Perasol automatically received a one-game suspension for ejection on the back of two technical fouls but additional two games were imposed for his “continued flagrant acts of aggression.” DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? It needed the combined efforts of nearly UP’s bench to restrain Perasol, who charged at Rivano in a fighting stance.READ: Perasol urges UP community to rally behind Maroons ‘come what may’UAAP cited Article 9.2.3 of the UAAP General Tournament Guidelines of 2019 to back their decision to keep Perasol out for the Maroons’ first three games of the second round.“It is the responsibility of the Tournament Commissioner or its equivalent to imposing disciplinary measures on any student-athlete, team official, and/or any accompanying delegation member who violates the fundamental values of respect, fairness, civility, honesty, and responsibility; demonstrates highly unsportsmanlike conduct; and/or deliberately employs dangerous or dirty tactics or fouls in the course of any game or sporting events.”READ: Perasol sorry after losing his cool in UP loss to Ateneo: ‘I need to be better’ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Spikers’ Turf: Eco oil-La Salle bows out on high note Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics In an earlier statement, UP’s legal team called Ilagan’s denial to be as “terribly misguided and based on a poor understanding of the tournament rules, a faulty appreciation of the facts and a blatant disregard for precedent.” MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View commentslast_img read more