Now that medical marijuana is available to patients in Louisiana, employers in the industrial sector face a potential balancing act between workplace safety and workers' disability rights.They might also face the challenge in the workplace of differentiating between the medically approved marijuana being used and recreational marijuana that by law is illegal.The issue was brought to the forefront of a recent panel discussion held at the Pelican Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors in Baton Rouge for its members — many of whom contract with petrochemical facilities across the U.S. Gulf Coast to provide workers and services inside industrial plants.Louisiana's medical marijuana program, which got started earlier this year, allows patients suffering from a limited list of illnesses, ranging from cancer to intractable pain, to obtain a "recommendation" from a doctor to receive the drug sold only as a tincture at nine state-approved pharmacies around Louisiana.The Americans … [Read more...] about Medical marijuana in the workplace: Striking a balance between safety, disability rights
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The pill-testing trial at a music festival in the Australian Capital Territory was an “overwhelming success” and the federal government should help roll out a scheme nationwide, the organisers have said. In a report on the trial at the Groovin’ the Moo festival in April, released on Wednesday, the Sta-safe consortium said the government should support a “mixed-model” with pill-testing offered permanently at drug, alcohol and syringe services – not just at festivals and special events. Although at least one federal minister has already scotched suggestions of a national scheme, the ACT’s justice and mental health minister, Shane Rattenbury, agreed the trial was a “success on the day” and offered support to other events and jurisdictions to follow suit. In the trial on 29 April, 129 people attended pill-testing near the health tent and 83 samples of drugs were tested. Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon … [Read more...] about Pill-testing success in ACT proves it should go national, organisers say
Source: Attribution: Photo by Gage Skidmore, 2/10/2011. creative commons licence. Co-authored with my colleague Professor Michael Krassa of the University of Illinois-Urbana. Donald Trump is now virtually certain to be the Republican nominee for president in the upcoming presidential election. What does the peer reviewed literature in happiness economics say about the results of a Trump win in November? The most striking of Mr. Trump's policy proposals involve immigration--and, according to his critics, the ethnic, cultural, and religious intolerance behind them. The most obvious examples are, of course, his plan to build a wall literally dividing the United States from Mexico, and his call to at least temporarily halt all non-citizen Muslims from entering the US. These proposals have been widely attacked as promoting intolerance and fear of "the other." While Trump dismisses such claims, some of his comments have certainly been inflammatory. The most infamous are his remarks about … [Read more...] about Would a Trump Presidency Make Us Happy?
Farmers across the country have been forced to dump thousands of strawberries following the ongoing fruit sabotage saga. Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in every Australian state as growers fear the multi-million dollar 'commercial terrorism.' Police are continuing their investigations after the metal needles were found in punnets of fruit across the country. Nervous growers fear a multi-million dollar commercial sabotage due to the scandal. An image has revealed of truckloads of strawberries being dumped in Western Australia Farmers across the country have been forced to dump thousands of strawberries Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in every Australian state as growers fear the multi-million dollar 'commercial terrorism' Consumers have been asked to take any contaminated product down to their local police station for forensic testing Head of the Western Australia Strawberry Growers Association, Jamie Michael, has … [Read more...] about The real victims of the strawberry sabotage: Heartbreaking photo shows farmer dumping tonnes of unwanted produce – as police confirm needles have been found in berries across Australia
You'll be able to buy the new supermini with an old-school naturally aspirated engine. In a bid to show how the automotive industry is changing, Opel – now owned by PSA – decided to introduce the 2020 Corsa F by only showing the electric version. That was about a month ago, and it’s only now the Rüsselsheim-based marque is sharing images and details regarding the conventionally powered versions of its shiny new supermini. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the design is almost the same we saw in May when the Corsa-e was unveiled, so we’ll just focus on the oily bits. Even though the subcompact hatchback is ready for the future by adopting a purely electric powertrain, you’ll still be able to buy the ICE-powered variant with an old-school 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine producing a mighty 75 horsepower. Gallery: 2020 Opel Corsa 7 Photos The engine without forced induction will be found in the base Corsa and it will … [Read more...] about 2020 Opel Corsa Debuts With Up To 130 Horsepower