Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Message to Legislature: Now is the Time to Take up Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis

first_img Economy,  Press Release Focusing on the benefits of restorative justice and revenue generation, Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman again today called on the legislature to take up legalization of adult-use cannabis.“I urge the legislature to join me in building a foundation now to strengthen Pennsylvania’s economy by legalizing cannabis for adult use,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is revenue that can help Pennsylvanians adversely impacted by the criminal justice system access restorative justice programs, it can be earmarked to help our historically disadvantaged small businesses weather the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, and it will give our economy a much-needed boost.”The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous disruptions to Pennsylvania’s economy, and with additional federal aid stagnating in Congress, Wolf said adult-use cannabis legalization now will go a long way in helping the state’s economy recover in the future.Some states that have legalized adult-use cannabis have received hundreds of millions in additional revenue.Wolf and Fetterman stressed that while it will take time to build a system that will bring in that level of revenue in Pennsylvania, there are things the legislature can and should do now to ensure that the state and its residents can benefit from that revenue as soon as possible.Lt. Gov. Fetterman has long led the charge for decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis, something that can save money and change the path of the lives of people previously convicted of these low-level crimes.“In 2019, nearly 22,000 people in PA were arrested for having a small amount of marijuana,” Lt. Gov. Fetterman said. “We can better devote the time and resources we spend prosecuting these Pennsylvanians for doing something that most of us think shouldn’t even be illegal.”Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman were joined by Lehigh Valley NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) executive director Jeff Riedy. NORML hosted “Planting A Seed for Freedom; Let Our People Grow,” an awareness event on the Capitol steps today.“We welcome the inclusion of cannabis legalization into Governor Wolf’s legislative agenda, which doubles-down on his commitment to support statewide legalization,” Jeff Riedy said. “NORML chapters across the commonwealth endorsed the Wolf/Fetterman ticket back in 2018. With two robust legalization bills already written, lawmakers could act tomorrow.”The clear message of the day was urgency and how acting now to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis can have immediate benefits for those most adversely affected by criminalization and legalization now can have long-term benefits for the state and all of its residents.“The decriminalization and legalization of adult-use cannabis are what the people of Pennsylvania want,” Gov. Wolf said. “I urge the General Assembly to listen to them.”Ver esta página en español. Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman Message to Legislature: Now is the Time to Take up Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis September 16, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dominica Red Cross Volunteering:The Sprit of Humanitarian Action

first_imgThis year marks the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer.  For the Red Cross Movement this is an opportunity to promote and recognize the role volunteers have played in enabling our Movement to become the largest humanitarian network in the world.Without the Movement’s 13 million active volunteers we would not be able to help the roughly 150 million persons who need assistance each year.  It is noteworthy, that in 2009, volunteers provided services with an estimated economic value of over six billion US dollars.  The social value that volunteers bring is incalculable, and even more far-reaching.Disasters will continue to happen. War and other situations of violence, natural and technological disasters, hunger, disease, and discrimination are the reality of our humanitarian landscape.One of the greatest resources we have in addressing these crises are our volunteers and as a Movement, our commitment is to work with governments and partners to better protect, promote and support the critical role played by volunteers.  In providing our services under the banner “Our World.Your Move” this reminds us all that we each have a role to play in making the world a better place.  This is the essence and spirit of volunteerism and each and every one of us can make a difference!  ‘FIND THE VOLUNTEER INSIDE U’Dominica Red Cross Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Dominica Red Cross Volunteering:The Sprit of Humanitarian Action by: – May 6, 2011 20 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Lakers evaluate draft potential of Duke’s Grayson Allen, and not just for kicks

first_img Brandon Ingram sees his Lakers tenure with more perspective Kyle Kuzma bucks Lakers’ cold shooting trend in the bubble “I stay in touch with him a little bit,” Allen said, “and I saw him back at Duke (this spring). He was back home … working out in the gym so I caught up with him a little bit.”What stood out to Allen about his former teammate?“I told him he looks bigger,” Allen said. “He put some weight on, his shoulders are broader, he looks like he’s not getting pushed around anymore. Obviously, he’s come a long way since he came to Duke. He was super skinny, but he looks like he’s put some good weight on. He looks pretty big.”The Lakers are deep in their pre-draft process, which will continue next week when LiAngelo Ball is scheduled to work out as part of a six-man group on Tuesday.Ball is among the few players who might be a more controversial draft choice than Allen. The younger brother of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is not projected to be drafted after leaving UCLA last November. He spent most of last season along with younger brother LaMelo playing for Prienai Bytautas in Lithuania. Lakers’ JR Smith took fatherly advice on his way back to the NBA Whicker: Can the NBA survive in the ecosystem it built? “I definitely have to answer the questions,” he said. “It’s something that has to be addressed. Every team’s asking about it and at the end of the day, you just have to explain what I’ve been saying. And it’s that I’ve made mistakes, I went too far, and that I’ve grown and matured from it and am honestly a lot better now having gone through it.”Allen is not entirely unfamiliar with the Lakers, having played alongside Brandon Ingram in 2015-16, Allen’s sophomore year when he averaged a career-best 21.6 points per game.Related Articlescenter_img EL SEGUNDO — When it came to Grayson Allen, most college basketball observers could be lumped into two general categories: Those who found him easy to root against and, well, Duke fans.But now the controversial guard, with a legacy of legsweeps, is now auditioning for a job in the NBA. And any team that struggles to make shots from the perimeter and could stand to play with more edge might be inclined to take a look at the fiery Allen.Enter the Lakers, owners of the 25th pick in the first round of next month’s draft.On Friday, Allen became the most high-profile draft hopeful to work out for the Lakers so far this month, headlining a pre-draft workout group that also included Maryland guard Kevin Huerter, a 41.7 percent 3-point shooter in his sophomore season. Lakers continue to struggle to find playoff form, falling to Pacers for third straight loss Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBoth Allen and Huerter are considered potential first-round picks. While Huerter boasts the better shooting touch, Allen averaged 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals to go with his 15.5 points per game last season.His 38 percent from deep also helps, especially considering the Lakers ranked 29th out of 30 teams in 3-point shooting last season.“Shooting translates for sure,” Allen said. “If you watch the league now you’ve got a bunch of shooters on the court. But also you have to figure out how you can contribute in other ways.”He was one of the players the Lakers interviewed last week during the NBA’s draft combine in Chicago.The athletic Allen’s career was marred by several on-court incidents and in 2016 he was suspended for a game by Coach Mike Krzyzewski for kicking an Elon player. It was one of three tripping incidents in his career. Those have been a major focus for teams who have met with Allen.last_img read more

Sale of Tickets for the Match BiH-Cyprus starts today

first_imgQualifying match for the FIFA World Championship 2018 between BiH and Cyprus, which will be played at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica on October 10, starting from 8:45 pm, has already evoked great interest among fans, especially after the amazing victory against Estonia.Considering the importance and competitive significance of the match with Cyprus, the Football Federation of BiH launched the organizational preparations timely, especially regarding ticket sale and distribution, stated the FF of BiH.Given the capacity of the stadium in Zenica and the necessary security measures, 10.600 tickets were printed – 5.650 for the west stand, 1.250 for the east stand, 1.750 for the north stand and 1.950 for the south stand.Prices will be identical as for the previous qualifying match: 40 BAM for west stand, 30 BAM for east stand, and 20 BAM for north and south stands.Ticket sale started today at 9 am in all branch offices of the authorized partner organization, Centrotrans.(Source: read more