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JJ Redick receives invite for FIBA World Cup, hasn’t committed yet

By on August 16, 2020

first_img“I’m thrilled beyond belief to be considered but also trying to work through our family’s transition to New Orleans,” Redick told ESPN.Redick said that he will give his answer to Team USA officials “soon.” Related News JJ Redick has been called up to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, but it’s not set in stone that he will play.After Pelicans teammate Zion Williamson pulled out of the competition, ESPN reported that Redick was excited at the opportunity, but he couldn’t commit to playing just yet. Redick, 35, signed with the Pelicans on July 15 after spending two seasons with the 76ers.He averaged 18.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31.3 minutes of play over 76 games last season. Damian Lillard pulls out of USA Basketball camp; Jaylen Brown, Julius Randle added Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris latest to pull out of USA Basketball FIBA World Cup pool He is the latest NBA player to be called up to the depleted Team USA roster after seven players, including Williamson, withdrew from the upcoming tournament that scheduled to begin August 31.Bradley Beal, James Harden, Anthony Davis, CJ McCollum, Eric Gordon and Tobias Harris also have dropped out in recent days. NBA free agency rumors: Pelicans signing JJ Redick to 2-year deallast_img read more

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COVID-19 Update: Federal Funding, Free Local Testing

By on August 4, 2020

first_imgThe Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a press conference to announce the kick off of the county’s COVID-19 testing program, in coordination with the Grunin Foundation, to offer free testing in densely populated municipalities. Photo courtesy Monmouth County Freeholders Murphy said that under McConnell’s plan, there would be “zero flexibility” for states to receive any additional funding amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the first round of federal funding under the CARES Act’s coronavirus relief fund, the state received $2.4 billion. “We cannot fully support our districts in their plans for the upcoming school year without help from Washington,” said the governor. “We are staring directly at a $1 billion cut in aid to our public schools and we’ll have to further cut operating aid to our struggling colleges and universities which, by the way, have already cut by nearly $200 million,” he said.  NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday afternoon press conference with strong criticism of U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s proposed stimulus bill, calling it “a slap in the face of every governor across the country.” By Allison Perrine Additionally, Murphy reviewed updates to the list of states on the travel advisory; anyone returning or visiting from a state on the list should self-isolate for 14 days. It now includes 31 states, up from 22 states last week. Newly added are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington. As of Wednesday, July 22, the total cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases statewide reached 177,645 with 13,787 total lab-confirmed deaths and 1,920 suspected related deaths. The daily positivity rate reached 2.48 percent as of July 18. “What New Jersey has gotten back is a drop in the bucket compared to our needs,” he said. “Because of the pandemic, we are undergoing a historic fiscal crisis, the likes of which has only happened twice in our state’s 244-year history,” during the Civil War and the Great Depression. Through this partnership, free COVID-19 testing is available in Asbury Park, Freehold Borough, Keansburg, Neptune, Long Branch and Red Bank. Anyone interested can simply walk up to the site and get tested; no appointment is needed. Tests will be offered six days a week and will rotate from town to town, Murphy said. More information is available at visitmonmouth.com. “Whether it’s in Monmouth County or your county, we have the testing capacity. The turnaround time to get your results is the challenge,” he said. “That’s a national challenge. But the capacity in this state is as good as any capacity in any state in America.” “We continue to ask everyone who has been in one of these 31 impacted states to practice self-responsibility and good citizenship, and comply with our travel advisory,” said Murphy. He encouraged everyone to get tested if they feel symptomatic or think they may have been exposed to the virus, especially with free testing now available thanks to Monmouth County government and the Grunin Foundation. At the same time, the state cannot ignore its current needs to meet “sharply increased costs” for things like emergency response, public transit, small business aid and school funding, which Murphy said is “especially critical.” In May, the governor’s office predicted having a $9.9 billion budget deficit by June 2021. Similarly, the nonpartisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that states nationwide “are staring down a combined hole of $555 billion” by fiscal year 2022, said Murphy. He said New Jersey has already dipped into its “rainy day fund” to get through the next two months and has directed all state departments to plan for 15 percent budget cuts this fall. According to Murphy, the advisory applies to anyone traveling from a state with a positive test rate over 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day average. The article originally appeared in the July 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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INTO THE MYSTIC, TIZ A KISS, PRIZE EXHIBIT & DO THE DANCE ALL PROMINENT IN WIDE OPEN GRADE III MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgDo The Dance–Tyler Baze–120Prize Exhibit–Mike Smith–118Poster Girl–A.O. Solis–118Jeremy’s Legacy–Mario Gutierrez–118Kenriya–Julien Auge–118Tiz A Kiss–Kent Desormeaux–118Into The Mystic–Flavien Prat–118 PRIZE EXHIBIT: A back to back graded stakes winner at age three, 5-year-old Prize Exhibit has been keeping good company but is winless in her last 10 starts. Squeezed at the break in the Grade I Matriarch, she ran well to be beaten five lengths by Miss Temple City while finishing eighth. A three-time graded winner, English-bred Prize Exhibit is trained by Jim Cassidy and has three wins from 12 tries at a mile on turf. Owned by D P Racing, she is 30-6-3-2 overall and is the leading money earner in the field with $577,045. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 13, 2017)–Irish-bred Into The Mystic, an impressive one mile turf winner in her U.S. debut for trainer Richard Mandella three starts back, will seek her first graded stakes victory as she, along with Tiz a Kiss, Prize Exhibit and Do The Dance, all figure prominently in Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. DO THE DANCE: A restricted stakes winner at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Del Mar Nov. 11, this 4-year-old daughter of Discreet Cat seeks her third win in a row in what will be her third graded stakes assignment. A gate to wire winner on Nov. 11, Do the Dance rallied from off the pace to take a one mile turf allowance here on Oct. 21. With regular rider Tyler Baze back aboard, the Gary Sherlock trainee can go to the front or stalk, depending upon the way the race sets up. Owned by Tom Mansor, Purple Shamrock Racing or Sherlock, she is 12-3-1-1 at a mile on turf and has four wins from 19 overall starts. TIZ A KISS: Although she had laid close to the pace in four previous starts, the Richard Baltas-trained Tiz a Kiss lagged far back early and ended up seventh, beaten four lengths by highly regarded Miss Temple City in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes going one mile on turf at Del Mar Dec. 4. A sharp second two starts back here in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes at a mile on turf Nov. 6, this hard knocking 7-year-old California-bred mare by Cee’s Tizzy rates a big look with Kent Desormeaux back aboard. Owned by Cicero Farms, LLC, she is 23-4-7-1 overall and seeks her first graded stakes win.center_img THE GRADE III MEGAHERTZ STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                        Approximate post time 3 p.m. PST There is a special early first post time on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Santa Anita of 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For scratches, surface condition updates, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. INTO THE MYSTIC: Originally entered to run a mile and one half on turf Sunday, this 5-year-old mare has a win and a second at a flat mile on turf and appears to be primed for a top effort in her fourth stateside start. Most recently fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths, in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar Nov. 24, she’ll be cutting back in distance from 1 3/8 miles on grass and will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Flavien Prat. Owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc., the daughter of Galileo has four wins from 10 overall starts–all of them on turf. Devoid of early foot, she would be flattered by a fast early pace on Monday.last_img read more

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Yetter introduces 2966-002A Air Adjust Residue Manager

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since Yetter Farm Equipment introduced the 2966-002 Residue Manager for John Deere 60/90 Series openers, growers have experienced effective residue management and improved emergence. Now, the 2966 is available with air-cylinder control, making it even more powerful and effective.The key innovation on the new 2966-002A Air Adjust Residue Manager for 60/90 Series openers is the 2-inch by 4.5-inch stroke cylinder controlled by the 2940 Air Adjust In-Cab Controller, which allows growers to adjust the up and down pressure of the floating residue manager from the tractor seat.“This effective and versatile residue management tool helps producers get over hurdles they face during seeding, such as residue hairpinning, inconsistent seed depth and placement and lack of seed-to-soil contact,” said Andy Thompson, Yetter territory manager.The new model mounts to the arm of John Deere 60/90 Series Openers. The Air Adjust Pneumatic Controller and Compressor Kit then mounts to the air seeder to create the ideal ride for the floating residue manager as it follows the soil terrain. Up and down pressure can be adjusted using the in-cab controller or ISOBUS screen. The unit can also be raised or lowered with the push of a button in wet areas or when the row cleaner is not needed for seeding.The single-wheel design uses the Yetter SharkTooth wheel to move residue in front of the disc opener, allowing soil to warm up more quickly. This leads to a reduced seeding population and improved emergence.“Moving the right amount of residue depending on the crop seeding and field conditions is important for producers using no-till and min-till systems, and so is creating the ideal seed zone for planting,” Thompson said. “With the Yetter 2966-002A Air Adjust Residue Manager, growers can do both — all from the cab.”last_img read more

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Farm Science Review expands exhibit area substantially, other improvements

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodSome may recall the soggy situation at the 2017 Farm Science Review when heavy rains plagued the event and led to swamped areas on the grounds. To address that issue, new water control structures are being installed for an improved visitor experience in case Mother Nature does not cooperate in the future.“We are in the process of a multi-year drainage project we have going on here at the Farm Science Review,” said Garrett Nowak, FSR site manager. “Last year, you may remember we had a little bit of wet weather. Some years, we’re really dry — other years we’re a little damp — it’s just part of being an outdoor farm show. As much as we can address those issues, we try to.“We’re doing over 1,500 feet of drainage this year. Most of that is going to be a new sub-main we’re running almost from the total south end of the exhibit area, all the way to the north and little over 1,500 feet of 12-inch tile under our Hay Street. Hopefully you won’t be able to notice it at show time, but we’re really hoping to move a lot of the water issues that we had noticed last year out of that area. Alongside the roads we have French drains. We have surface inlets now. The same way that you would put tile in a field, we have a similar type of approach here, although we’re really removing surface water as fast as we can. This drainage project will affect about 25% of our exhibitors.”There will be new additions in terms of educational and opportunities to learn about research are always a highlight of the Review as well.“We are adding our new OSU Extension education corral for livestock. The OSU Extension Beef Team is an exhibitor this year,” Nowak said. “We hope to build on that in the future and have a lot more livestock demonstrations, but that’s one of the new things you’ll be able to see this year the Farm Science Review.”The Gwynne Conservation Area will also be buzzing with activity.“Our beehives are new this year. We’ve got 15 hives on site. This is a situation where we’re partnering with the Ohio State Entomology Group,” Nowak said. “We have a three-year project to restore a prairie here on site for pollinators. We’ve got about 10 acres with a mix of four different annual wildflowers for this year and then next year we’ll transition into a perennial wildflower plot. Other things you can see here are the grazing demonstrations and the stream bank restoration project that we did last year.”Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager, has been leading the charge to get the changes in place ahead of this year’s event on Sept. 18, 19, and 20.“There’s always something new to see at Farm Science Review, whether it’s from our exhibitors out here as commercial exhibitors or with our educators in OSU Extension and some of the researchers on site,” Zachrich said. “There are some facility changes we’ve been able to make and updates for this year.”One of the most noticeable changes visitors will see this year is a substantially expanded exhibit area. The eastern fence enclosing the exhibitor area has been removed and a new fence has been added several hundred feet further out, increasing the exhibitor area substantially.This is some of the new, expanded show area at the Review.“Our exhibit area has always been 80 acres since we’ve moved out to this site. We were able to fill that up pretty quickly when we moved out in 1983. We’ve been able to utilize most of our space pretty well. We decided to change it up a little bit and add 20 acres of space that was already part of the facility, so we’re not really adding new space, but we’re adding it to the exhibit area, for a total of 100 acres of exhibits now,” he said. “We have a lot of things that we want to accomplish in moving our fence this year. We moved our fence out to the east just a little bit to meet the parking lot. We had some plots that weren’t being quite utilized the way they were 35 years ago. We also had an issue of not getting a lot of attention to our ride and drives that we wanted to focus on. We’re bringing some activity into that space and to really get some people involved with the ride and drives to be able to test drive some of the new machines that are out there on the market with UTVs, lawnmowers, some compact tractors, and doing some other hands on activities. We decided to go ahead and move those things into this 20 acres. And over the next several years, we’ll try to utilize that a little bit more as far as exhibit space goes with more exhibitors. We usually do have a waiting list for outdoor space, so that’s going to help with that as well.”Included in the space will be ride and drives, crop test plots, and a designated area for antique tractor clubs — all efforts to add more engaging activities.“In this ride and drive space, what we would really like to do is bring some activity and get people involved in what’s going on,” Zachrich said. “We want people to get out and see our field demonstrations. Most of the items are a little bit smaller with UTVs, mowers, and even some ground engagement. There are a lot of things to see and do out in the ride and drive area.”Antique tractor clubs will now have a more up-front viewing area.“Several of them have been participants before and we’ve been able to get a good collection of those this year to really fill that space up with them,” he said. “We also would like to move the handicap parking and accessible vehicle rentals to the same space too. They’ve been in a couple different areas and it became kind of confusing at times, so we’re really trying to improve that for our visitors and put them all in that same location. Whether you’re bringing your own vehicle or you want to rent a vehicle, they’re going to be at gate A.”As far as entering from the parking lot, not to worry — there will just be a shorter distance to walk.“All the entrances will still be at the same locations. The ticket booths will be a little bit closer to the parking lots. As soon as you get inside the fence, you’re going to be inside the show,” Zachrich said.With an expansion to the exhibit area comes the idea of new street names. The Farm Science Review has enjoyed iconic names such as “Corn Ave.” and “Market St.,” at the intersection of which you can find the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal building. Zachrich and his team said names of any newly added roads are still up in the air.Zachrich also noted the relatively fast turnaround of the project. A team comes together after each year’s Review to talk future changes and the process behind such projects through Ohio State University is extensive and takes time.“There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. So being able to put this new fence in and have it ready to go was a major accomplishment for us,” he said. “We have a great site staff that’s been doing a lot of great work. There are a lot of things we would like to do to this site. Stay tuned for the next few years and see what we can accomplish.”last_img read more

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15-year-old Rajasthan girl urges CM Gehlot to stop her marriage

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgA 15-year-old girl met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday and sought intervention in stopping her marriage. The girl, hailing from Tonk district, met the Chief Minister at a routine public hearing at his residence along with her uncle. She told Mr. Gehlot that her father wanted to marry her off after the demise of her mother.Taking note of the matter, the Chief Minister directed officials to ensure that the girl is not married off. Following this the officials gave necessary instructions to the Tonk District Collector and the SP, a release said. Mr. Gehlot asked the girl to focus on studies and assured her full support of the government, the release added. At the public hearing, people from different parts of the State apprised Mr. Gehlot of their problems. He directed officials to redress their grievances, a release said.last_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Indian badminton manager from Arunachal denied visa by China

By on November 20, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) Arunachal Pradeshs Bamang Tago, manager for the Indian badminton contingent, has been denied visa by the Chinese government to travel to Fuzhou for the ongoing China Super Series Premier badminton tournament. Tago, who is also the Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Badminton Association, has been running from pillar to post after he was denied visa by the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi “on ground of Arunachal domiciles”, a day after applying for the travel document on November 10. Tago today sought the intervention of Minister of State, Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in this regard. “I have been in Delhi since November 10 but I have not been granted the visa. I am the manager of the Indian team and they are already there playing in the first round today but I am stuck here,” Tago told PTI. “When I checked with the Chinese Embassy about the status of my visa application, I was told by embassy officials that since I belong to Arunachal Pradesh, an approval from Beijing is required,” he said. “There has been no response from the Chinese Embassy since then. So today I met Mr Kiren Rijiju and sought his intervention. He told me he will look into the matter and enquire about it and get back to me. I am hoping something positive comes out,” Tago added. Tago was to lead a 14-member Indian team on the invitation of Fuzhou Municipal Sports Bureau to participate in the Thaihot China Open in Fuzhou, which started yesterday and will conclude on November 20. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted all required documents of members of Indian contingent at Chinese Embassy, New Delhi several weeks back for obtaining the travel documents. But while all other 13 members got their visa without any problem and left for Fuzhou on November 12, Tago have been left behind. “My visa has been withheld on the ground of me being a domicile of Arunachal Pradesh which is totally a discrimination by China,” Tago said. “It has been 54 years since the Chinese aggression of 1962 and 70 years of Indias Independence. The issue of Arunachal Pradesh remains unsettled because of the territorial dispute between India and China which has put the future of the Indigenous people of Arunachal in uncertainty,” he said. In 2011, a five-member karate team on its way to Quanzhou to take part in the Asian Karate-do championship was prevented by Indian immigration officials at IGI airport New Delhi for possessing stapled visa issued by the Chinese Embassy. In Jan 2012, a team of Arunachal weightlifters were prevented to board their flight for possessing stapled visas. Further, in October 2013, two young archers from Arunachal Pradesh could not participate in the Youth World Archery Championship in Wuxi in China as Indian immigration officials prevented them to board the flight for the same reason. “China has now become an important location for international sports events and will continue to host more in the future. In such a scenario, sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh will be deprived in days to come for no fault of theirs,” Tago said. PTI ATK/ACB SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Video: Kansas Football Just Found The Worst Way To Lose A Game Ever

By on October 27, 2019

first_imgKansas playing South Dakota State.Twitter/@lukezimKansas is not very good at football. That much is true. Many picked the Jayhawks to lose to FCS power South Dakota State, and lose they did. The Jayhawks actually held it close until the end, with a chance to win the game on the final play. That…did not quite work out. In an attempt to spike the ball, quarterback Montell Cozart fumbled the snap, recovered it but was ruled down, and then attempted to spike the ball from the ground. He tried to quickly take another snap and spike, but the clock ran out before the Jayhawks could run a play.We’re sorry, KU fans, but here is the video, via SB Nation’s Luke Zimmermann.Not like this, Kansas pic.twitter.com/W4LQB07AKH— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 5, 2015Basketball season is closer than you think, Jayhawks.last_img read more

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Marijuana legalization may go more smoothly than you think Washington governor

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgVANCOUVER – Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has a message of reassurance for Canadians who may fear that legalization of recreational marijuana next week will come with a wave of negative consequences: It’s not as bad as you think.Washington and Colorado became the first U.S. states to broadly legalize recreational marijuana in 2012 and Inslee says few of the concerns expressed at the time became a reality.“The decriminalization of marijuana by all ways of judging it, I believe, largely has been a success in the sense that the fears of those who were not supportive of our efforts really have not been realized,” Inslee told reporters at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday.“We’ve not had crime associated with it, we’ve not had adverse health effects, there is not evidence of significant increase in youth usage.”However, there is still a need for more research on traffic related issues and the state has struggled with impaired driving, he said.While Washington has not documented any increase in traffic accidents tied to an increase in marijuana consumption, Inslee said it has seen a rise in chemicals in drivers’ blood streams including alcohol, amphetamines and barbiturates.“That has happened, but we haven’t seen it necessarily tied to marijuana,” he said.Recreational marijuana will be legalized across Canada on Oct. 17.Inslee recommended that the various levels of government have strong regulatory frameworks in place, including packaging rules that ensure consumers know exactly what they’re getting — especially when edibles become legal in the future.He said Washington benefited by issuing only as many production and retail licences as it could handle, compared with other states that issued unlimited licences and created a “Wild West” environment.British Columbia Premier John Horgan said his government has taken cues from Washington state including limiting the number of licensed outlets but said transitioning to legalization is a “challenge.”A number of existing dispensaries will have to go through the process of being licensed again, he said.“Many are very well on their way to becoming recertified or re-established but that’s going to take some time and I think I would appeal to the public for patience and also to the providers for patience,” Horgan said.Horgan said law enforcement is focused on how to best manage impaired driving and he’s hopeful that governments will have more answers for the public soon.“That’s been an issue right across the country. When I talk to other premiers, that’s the highest priority.”last_img read more

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