Balderas Urges FDA To Partner With States To Protect New Mexican Consumers Of Cannabis-Derived Products

first_imgAG News: The Farm Bill permits states to come up with their own “Comprehensive Regulatory Plan” to regulate the CBD industry within their borders. Those plans will be reviewed by the federal government for approval. In the interim, however, the CBD industry has expanded in the last six months and businesses are operating throughout the country without much oversight.  Attorney General Hector Balderas In a public comment filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the AGs highlight the need for research into the risks and potential benefits of cannabinoid products to inform consumers and assist in state-level regulation. ALBUQUERQUE ― Attorney General Hector Balderas joins a coalition of 37 bipartisan State Attorneys General urging federal cooperation with the states to protect consumers from false advertising and harms to their health from products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). The multistate coalition includes the states and territories of Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.center_img “Any product that impacts the health of New Mexican families and consumers must be safe, plain and simple,” Balderas said. “Federal and State authorities must work together to ensure fairness in the marketplace and consumer safety for all products sold within our State.” They also encourage the FDA to continue partnering with state consumer protection authorities as it considers guidelines for this emerging market.  In their public comment to the FDA, the Attorneys General call for:State and federal cooperation around cannabis-derived products: As the primary enforcers of state laws and consumer protections, State AGs want to ensure the safety of CBD and other cannabis-derived products that are reaching consumers. AGs are also concerned that companies may rely on misleading advertising and unsubstantiated claims to lure consumers to use their products. The letter urges the FDA to include State AGs in the process as the agency considers regulatory oversight in testing and manufacturing of these products.Continued study of the potential risks and benefits of these products: To keep consumers safe and help them make informed decisions, the AGs encourage the FDA to study how cannabis compounds work, in particular, and how they interact with drugs and dietary supplements. They also emphasize the need for an assessment of the risks these products pose to vulnerable populations, such as children, pregnant women, and the elderly. It is important that consumers have reliable risk and benefit information to make informed choices about initiating and continuing the use of these products.   The Farm Bill, passed in December 2018, removed cannabis products containing less than .3% of THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, from the Schedule I list of drugs prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act. As a result, companies across the country have started to manufacture and sell varieties of cannabis commonly classified as “hemp.” Hemp contains little THC but large amounts of CBD, a compound that has been touted by some to treat a wide variety of health concerns.last_img read more

Cambridge Uni studies bond issue

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Smooth gear change for Kontor’s Townsend

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Message from Bermuda Minister of National Security COVID-19

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Activities such as walking, high intensity training, yoga and meditation classes will now be available for those housed in the facility. They will adhere to physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the Ministry of Health, and we are thankful to be able to collaborate with members of our wellness community who have donated their time to ensure the wellbeing of our residents during their time in quarantine. Oct 15, 2020 To be clear, procurement of these items is the responsibility of the business. This is a timely reminder that hurricane season starts on June 1st and now would be a good time for residents to assess their emergency plans and storm supplies. Even as we navigate Covid-19, from a Government standpoint, I can assure Bermuda that all steps are being taken to ensure that we are ready for the season. Finally, I wish to take this opportunity to extend my thanks appreciation to the combined efforts of our charitable organisations. To date, the Third Sector has received $1.84 million into the Bermuda Emergency Fund for food and supplies for our most vulnerable. Through their work, they have on average on a daily basis provided 10,000 meals to individuals in need. Immediate closure of the business premise.Law enforcement action toward the proprietors. Oct 15, 2020 Extensive Police and Regiment resources will be visible across the island to ensure that businesses permitted to open fully comply with all regulations. Oct 16, 2020 Conducted 8,400 quarantine check-up calls and returning resident screenings.Fielded 200 mental health calls on average for support from people in distress: feeling isolated, anxious or depressed.Provided support for women and their children fleeing violent situations and requiring safe housing for 8 weeks.Facilitated for 10 people to receive support for sober living.Served an average of 28 unsheltered persons at the  Salvation Army per night (24/7 with shelter in place including people in transition).Provided transport for Covid – 19 testing and requisite ambulance decontamination and;Provided transport for seniors for medical appointments, dialysis, wound care and other health support. St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”Statement from BVI Minister of Health June 24Mr. Speaker, on Friday 19th June 2020, the National Public Health Laboratory reported two new cases of Covid-19. These were the first reported positive cases of Covid-19 since 25th April 2020, some seven weeks ago, and brings the total number of Positive cases for the TCI to 14, since the…June 24, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp A comprehensive operational plan is now in place controlled by the Gold Commander of the Bermuda Police Service, Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes working in partnership with the Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda regiment, Major Ben Beasley.  With businesses preparing to reopen I cannot stress enough how critical it is that all establishments have the appropriate PPE supplies available for their staff and for their customers. Businesses are expected to publish the relevant guidance to patrons in prominent places within their establishment.Road side sobriety checks will be in place to enforce against alcohol use on the roads.The Coastguard will be active to ensure regulations compliance on the water.Police and Regiment officers will be present to ensure patrons leave establishments open during the night time economy promptly at 9.00 pm.The Curfew regulations will be in force from 10pm – 6am, and any breaches will be subject to law enforcement and/or arrest.Police and Regiment will also continue to be visible in public parks and other areas to ensure regulation compliance by the public.A new fixed penalty framework is being developed to address regulation breaches which will result in on the spot fine for individuals and businesses. Non-payment will result in court action.Any member of the public that sees a breach by a person or a business can report the breach to the police in one of the following methods:Report on the web portal 211  physical distancing measures.the use of PPE masks where mandated.required health regulation compliance in regards to cleanliness and sensitization.the appropriate number of persons within the premises.the enforcement of any other guidance set by the Ministry of Health.center_img Additionally, outside dining areas will be visited to ensure physical distance compliance and again that health measures are being adhered to. Other points to note for permitted businesses and the public include: Over the weekend, the Bermuda Weather Service provided an update on Tropical Storm Arthur. We expect this to become a subtropical storm when it passes Bermuda later this week. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… I am encouraging the public and our businesses to please be mindful and responsible when engaging in these expanded services. There are health protocols and restrictions in place. If the guidelines are not adhered to in accordance with the Emergency Powers Regulations, this could result in a business being closed.  Visits will be made to business premises to check: St. Lucia records more cases of COVID As the Premier indicated, we will be moving into Phase 2 on Thursday, and the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) and the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) will maintain their community engagement to ensure that the regulations are followed. You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Also over the course of this crisis they have provided the following: Last week Friday we welcomed back returning residents on the Delta Airlines charter flight. One of the challenges that we had noticed from prior arrangements at the quarantine facility was that individuals were confined to their rooms for 24-hours a day. In an effort to make their stay more balanced and holistic the Ministry of National Security implemented a twice a week physical activity routine for the residents in the facility.   I wish to thank Myra Virgil and the full collective of charitable organisations who make up the Third Sector Emergency team. They have our gratitude for ensuring that those in need have food, shelter and support. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Advice will be given in regards to minor breaches. Serious breaches or repeated breaches will result in:last_img read more

Answering The Call

first_imgIt almost seems like pandering to write anything more about the people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But no matter how much praise is heaped on them, it becomes apparent with every death it was not nearly enough; that words can’t ever express the gratitude we feel and the debt we owe. The stories are coming out now, but they are coaxed — the first nurse who flung himself or herself into the disease-filled room to try and get the ventilator to work properly; the cop or EMT called into a late-night crisis who enters a room of coughing people who should be quarantined. The Good Samaritan rushing to save a citizen in distress knowing he or she is risking his or her own health to do so. These are really no different than the heroes of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — those who ran into a canyon of flames to answer the cries of those trapped. Heroes exhibit the rarest of attributes; courage in the face of death. They are doing the kind of work most of us are afraid to do, because there is something inside them only the rarest of us possess. In the backdrop, their families wait by the phone or gather around the table, knowing that the dreaded novel coronavirus is everywhere outside of that front door, the door mom or dad ran through a few hours ago because they got the call — someone, probably a stranger, needed them. Hopefully, we, as a society, will be able to reward them some day when we finally realize those who wear the scrubs, carry the badges, and answer the call aren’t the stereotypes painted by a few disgruntled in our community. They are the very best in our community, and someday we will be able to go out on the street again — together — and thank them for what they have done during this nightmare. Sharelast_img read more

Linde and NuMat partnership pursue MOFs

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Dont panic!

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CEA adds Volvo duo

first_imgThe vehicles were purchased from Volvo Thailand to service a new three-year contract with a chemical company, which will involve the transportation of dangerous goods from Thailand to Laos.The Volvo FH series trucks feature the manufacturer’s I-Shift dual clutch system.Last year, CEA Projects – which is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Thailand and Myanmar – purchased six Volvo FH 520 tractor units.  www.ceaprojects.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img

Mammoet strengthens Saudi presence

first_imgThe new facility, which consists of an office building and a 20,000 sq m yard, will enable Mammoet to accelerate its growth in the region and accommodate the increase of equipment and personnel.The larger yard will allow for in-house maintenance and repair of the equipment fleet, said Mammoet, adding that it plans to expand its fleet with conventional trailer axles, SPMTs and hydraulic cranes ranging in capacity from 60 tons (54.4 tonnes) to 500 tons (453.6 tonnes).Darren Bland, general manager of Mammoet’s Saudi Arabia operations, said: “We are concentrating on our expansion in the region and the office is strategically placed closer to our customers to further develop relations, reinforcing our emphasis on service, accessibility and providing quality solutions at all times.”The new office, according to Bland, will allow Mammoet to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 with engineered heavy lift and transport services.www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Lord chancellor seeks £22m from Blavo & Co director

first_imgThe lord chancellor is seeking £22m from the sole director of a legal aid firm shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in a High Court case expected to last 10 days.London-headquartered Blavo & Co Solicitors, which had 18 offices across the country and employed 240 full-time staff, was shut down by the regulator in October 2015 and wound up the following month.Representing the lord chancellor, Rachel Sleeman, head of chambers at London set Five Paper, told Mr Justice Pepperall in the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday that the lord chancellor is seeking £22m pursuant to guarantees and indemnities that Blavo provided under its legal aid contract.The ‘key date’, Sleeman told the court, was 10 August 2015, when Legal Aid Agency staff attended the offices of Blavo & Co to inform the firm and John Blavo, director, that an official investigation had commenced into the firm’s mental health claims. The investigation was triggered by an earlier request to see 49 files as part of a contract compliance audit.Sleeman said HM Courts & Tribunals Service had no record of a representative of the firm attending in  23,173 claims. The firm was asked to provide all the files, but Sleeman told the court that the agency has received only 99 since August 2015.The lord chancellor argues that Blavo’s obligation is ‘not merely assurity but as a primary obliger too’. The firm’s failure to provide all of the requested files was a ‘fundamental breach’ of contract.For John Blavo, Robert Bourne of London set Three Stone told the judge that the case is not about fraud or to determine whether there has been any misconduct by the firm.Bourne said Blavo could not produce the files because ‘he has no title to the files. The only person with title to the files, if that can rightly be said to exist, is the client and the firm, not Mr Blavo personally. After the intervention on 14 October 2015, the position changed quite starkly.’ Bourne said the SRA intervention made it difficult to produce the files.He said: ‘The only question your lordship has to answer is: do the claimants have a valid claim against [Blavo & Co Solicitors]. If so, how is that claim brought home, if at all, against [John Blavo] in light of [the terms of the guarantee] … It appears to me that the claimant cannot simply prove his claim against my client by proving his claim against [Blavo & Co Solicitors]. He must prove his claim independently against my client.’Bourne said the information requested by the agency, upon which the lord chancellor relied, was ‘unreasonable within the time limits specified’. He said: ‘Seven or eight people attended at 10.30am at those offices together with a team from the SRA, and my clients and staff of [Blavo & Co Solicitors] were subject to a series of interviews.’ The firm was effectively asked, by close of business the following day, to take the necessary steps to satisfy the investigators of all the files, which was a ‘grotesque request’, Bourne said.He said the agency’s request, which subsequently required producing 1,000 files a week, was a ‘momentous’ task. ‘It would effectively mean for a significant firm, a significant City firm, a West End firm, would have to withdraw from all litigation activity and probably a number of other departments, and engage solely in the hunt for files.’ Bourne pointed out that the oldest files were the least likely to be in the office and most likely to be in storage or passed to fee-earners who had left the firm.’One thousand files a week is impossible,’ Bourne said, ‘and that’s the “kick off” in the way in which this was dealt with. Bourne said it would be his submission that ‘by 10 August 2015 what was going to happen to this firm had already been decided. And it was [that] this firm was going to fail’.Bourne said there had been a repudiatory breach of contract by the lord chancellor. The lord chancellor’s claim that there had been a ‘fundamental breach’ of the firm’s contract was wrong.Bourne stressed that Blavo ‘does not concede or believe that there was any substantial irregularity in his firm. He was not aware of any substantial irregularity in his firm. So far as he was aware and believes and remains convinced, these files are genuine files of genuine mental health tribunal hearings that took place’.At the start of the hearing, Mr Justice Pepperall granted an application by the lord chancellor to amend the particulars of his claim, which was £22,732,521.38p when it was originally issued. It has been amended and reduced by approximately £235,000.The Gazette has challenged a claim that some parts of the hearing might need to be held in private. Sleeman told the court that, as a result of previous reporting restrictions, parts of the current hearing that may need to be heard in private are likely to relate to files containing extracts from client files. Mr Justice Pepperall told the court that it might be possible to anonymise client details rather than exclude the public and the press.The hearing continues.last_img read more