Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

first_img December 06, 2017 Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health  Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.“Pennsylvania now has four grower/processors that are fully operational, bringing us one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients,” Governor Wolf said. “More than 8,000 patients have registered to participate in the program, with 435 who have visited an approved practitioner and received their certification.  We are working to make sure those patients have access to medical marijuana when the first dispensaries open sometime next year.”In order to become operational, Ilera Healthcare underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“Patients, caregivers and physicians are actively getting ready to participate in the program,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “More than 150 physicians have been approved as practitioners, with nearly 350 more going through the process.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinue to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Badminton looking forward to getting sport into schools

first_imgGETTING the sport more integrated into the school system, through the distribution of kits to the 14 teachers who participated in the shuttle time programme last year, is high on the agenda of the Guyana Badminton Association as it enters its 2018 season.Describing 2017 as a very successful year for badminton, president of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), said, “The shuttle time programme that we did with the 14 schools was a successful thing.. We had an international tutor come in and we introduced badminton at the simple level to PE teachers from 14 different schools.“We did a two-week training programme, theory and practical and they all got certified along with four tutors,”“We will now donate the 14 kits to the teachers, and when we give them the equipment they can start it up in the schools, which we’ll now start from January.”The shuttle time programme was just one of a list of things that Ramdhani said made 2017 a very prosperous year for the sport, noting that, however small, the sport saw improvements in almost every area.“I think it was very, very successful. Our goal really was to attend the Caribbean Games and do well and we did. We came back with 8 medals. At the Caribbean Games for the last 7 years we’ve been medalling so we try to keep that up,” Ramdhani noted.“We were able to get into the Pan Am Hope Challenge for the seniors and juniors. And we had a lot of successful local tournaments.The biggest achievement of the year, however, was the development displayed by the players in their skills.“Our players are improving faster in the training. We improved on the international level. The players improved. They medalled better, compared to 2016. They are paying more attention and coming to practice.“Narayan played in the Vancouver tournament in 2016 he got bronze, in 2017 he played and got gold. For Priyanna when she went to the South American Youth Games she beat players who had beaten her in 2016.”last_img read more

Yaya Toure gutted about African player of year decision

first_imgYaya Toure is disappointed not to have won a record fifth straight CAF award.The 32-year-old Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire captain has been named Africa’s player of the year between 2011 and 2014.He would have overtaken Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o who has won the award four times – but Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pipped Toure in a the poll of coaches and technical directors of CAF nations.Toure, who beat beat Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang to the prize in 2014, said: “I am disappointed but that won’t take anything from anybody.”I am sure Andre Ayew is also disappointed after what he did last year.“This is not the time to complain. We will all go back and continue to work hard.” It’s been a tough week for Toure.He received criticism from Blues supporters after the 2-1 League Cup semi-final first leg at Goodison Park.Toure scored 3.8 – the lowest fan rating for a City player on the night.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more