SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer recently named to a task force on legalizing and regulating marijuana says one of the biggest hurdles they face is dealing with impairment.”I do believe it’s going to be a big concern,” Supt. Marlene Jesso told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show. police officer, named to marijuana task forceMarijuana task force to be led by former deputy PM Anne McLellanJesso, a 33 year police veteran, is one of nine Canadians chosen to serve on the federal governments task force for the legalization of the drug, an appointment she accepted last week from Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale.”It’s not everyday you get asked to change Canadian policy, so it is a big deal for me and I’ll take the job very seriously,” she said.Add your voiceJesso heads to Ottawa next week to hammer out her workload and schedule, which will include speaking to experts, special interest groups and ordinary Canadians.Marijuana legalization in Canada: What we know and don’t knowA major component of the task force will be sifting through people’s feedback on a discussion paper that asks numerous questions such as keeping marijuana away from minors, organized crime, and how to best regulate its distribution.cheapjerseysfreeshipping The discussion paper and feedback forms are posted on Health Canada’s website.”What we’ll be doing is encouraging Canadians to go to the website, give us their perspectives and advice on the questions at hand, and we’ll be doing consultations across Canada,” she said.At the end of her role, Jesso and the other task force members will submit a paper with their recommendations on the issue to the federal government, expected in November.
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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova revealed this week that she failed a drug test during the Australian Open. Based on her 18 match losing streak to Serena Williams, the drug Meldonium isn’t much of a performance enhancer Meldonium? That sounds more like one of the stops on tour (“Welcome to the Meldonium Open!”) than a drug Meldonium purports to protect athletes from heart problems related to strenuous physical activity. Its side effects obviously include uncontrollable grunting and shrieking during said activity Sharapova reportedly ignored numerous warnings that she was taking a banned substance. Worse yet, she had been taking it for 10 years. Sounds like the positive test is her own (double) fault.
Having lost Peyton Manning to retirement, the Denver Broncos acquired quarterback Mark Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. That’s like moving from the Ritz Carlton to the Bates Motel NFL teams were active on the free agent market when it opened Wednesday. Champagne corks no doubt were popping in Cleveland but, for a change, it wasn’t Manziel doing the partying.
A Massachusetts seventh grader won top prize at his school’s science fair with a project that disproved Deflategate. The 12 year old exposed an inflated football to weather conditions that included snow and cold, and the pressure inside the ball dropped to the same levels as were recorded during the scandal. The project no doubt got an A+ from a certain Mr. Brady The most ironic part of that story? The student’s name is Ben Goodell. No, he isn’t related to the NFL commissioner New England Patriots tight end/party animal Rob Gronkowski has been chosen to host a new kids show on Nickelodeon. Wondered Brad Dickson of the Omaha World Herald: “Was Hugh Hefner unavailable?”
This week’s wacky soccer story comes from England, where a Barnsley fan took his pet hamster to a game at Walsall. The animal sat in the hood of his owner’s sweater throughout the game, which Barnsley won 3 1. It was the first time the fan took his pet along to see how it would react, which makes the hamster more of a guinea pig Astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth last week after 340 days in space, says things have changed a lot since he left.http://www.cheapjerseysfreeshipping.cc He needs to take a closer look at the NHL standings to see where the Toronto Maple Leafs still sit Philadelphia Flyers fan Anne Duggan, 80, threw a bra on the ice after Brayden Schenn recorded a hat trick in a recent game. Schenn could have done without her support.
During Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to retiring star Kobe Bryant by wearing special Bryant themed socks. Oh, and the players also wore huge, guilt inspired diamond rings A former porn star says that 25 per cent of NBA players will be blackmailed at some point in their careers. He also tallied 100 points in an NBA game.”
Hall of Famer Rich (Goose) Gossage doesn’t think much of Major League Baseball. game is becoming a freaking joke because of the nerds who are running it,” Gossage told ESPN. “I tell you what has happened, these guys played Rotisserie baseball at Harvard or wherever the (bad noun) they went and they thought they figured the (bad adjective) game out. They don know (another bad noun). What once was good for Goose apparently isn good for his dander The last word this week goes to Sharapova. Before she revealed her positive test, some in the media thought they been summoned to hear a retirement speech. As Sharapova told reporters: “If I was going to announce my retirement, it would probably not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet.”