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State Patrol says Illinois marijuana law doesn’t change things here

first_imgIOWA CITY — Illinois has voted to become the 11th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana beginning in January.Law enforcement says that could create problems in Iowa, especially with students coming across state lines. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Bob Conrad tells KCRG TV it will be “business as usual” for them — even if people acquire marijuana legally in Illinois, whether the intention is for personal or distributional purposes.“If it happens that we have students or something coming to this location and they’re bringing extra marijuana that they’re going to sell, if they get caught, they will face the penalties of Iowa law,” according to Trooper Conrad. He says state law here has not changed. “There is not a grey area where because you live 50 miles away where it’s legal and you come here, that we’re going to accept that,” Conrad says.Starting January 1st, 2020, the law in Illinois will allow residents 21 and older to have up to 30 grams or marijuana and non-residents can have up to 15 grams. U-I enrollment figures show more than 5,200 undergraduates from Illinois attend Iowa. “We do have a lot of Illinois students come to the University of Iowa. If they come here distributing it — they will be charged with distributing an illegal substance,” he says. Conrad says it’s important for students to understand that the Iowa law on distributing drugs apply to everyone within the state’s borders. “I would caution anybody to be very careful, because that carried enhanced penalties that will be charged, simple as that,” Conrad says.The penalties for possession of marijuana can carry up to two years in jail and a fine. Distribution is classified as a felony and could carry up to fifty years in jail. Trooper Conrad also expressed the concern for people driving impaired, especially if they decide to drive under the influence of marijuana.“When you’re behind the wheel high, you’re not driving okay,” Trooper Conrad says. “It’s not acceptable. Our judgment is impaired, the way we do things, the way we think about things, the way we pull out in front of a car is completely different. If people are going to come into Iowa impaired, we as the Department of Public Safety are going to everything to keep those people safe.”The University of Iowa released a statement on the issue: “The possession and sale of marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and in Iowa. The U-I’s residence halls are substance-free environments and the possession of illegal drugs is prohibited. We encourage students to follow the rules, make healthy choices, and seek out the help of alcohol and drug education services on campus if they are struggling.”last_img read more

UP Partisans Join MOVEE

first_imgDuring the Unity Party’s National Convention in Gbarnga, Bong County, a group of UP partisans, under the banner “Disenchanted Partisans of Montserrado County” last Friday decided to join the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) declaring their support to former governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones for his presidential bid in 2017.The group’s Chairman, Chancy Gibson Wlah, said their decision to abandon the UP is due to several reasons beyond their control. He commended the political leader of MOVEE, Dr. Jones, for being the only solution to problems facing Liberia, if elected.Wlah said after careful reflection and analysis of unfolding developments in the country, the members have realized that they cannot support the candidacy of the individual chosen by the “so-called partisans of UP” to contest for the 2017 Presidency.“We, the disenchanted partisans of the Unity Party (UP) in Montserrado County, concerned about the future of Liberia, are pleased and grateful to God Almighty for giving us this opportunity to inform the Liberian people and the world at large regarding our direction for 2017.“We pledge our collective support to the candidacy of Dr. J. Mills Jones, a man who has demonstrated excellent leadership while serving as Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia during which time he put in place policies that led to the upliftment of thousands of Liberians from economic degradation and financial marginalization,” the group said in a statement. The statement, which was signed by Arthur Glaydor, former UP Secretary General of District #3, Montserrado County, and approved by Chairman Wlah, said that “…UP has led this country for two terms and we are of the opinion that we should support a more suitable candidate to accelerate the development of our country and raise our people out of poverty with more inclusive socioeconomic policies.”The group’s statement also acknowledged the establishment of rural financial institutions across the country that has enabled Liberians to have easy access to banking services in rural areas. The disenchanted UP partisans assured members of MOVEE that they will use their limited resources for the ascendency of Dr. J. Mills Jones, otherwise known as the “Poverty Doctor.” They said further that Dr. Jones’s leadership at the CBL “was excellent, and he can do more if given the chance in 2017.”“Dr. Jones is a man who knows how to find solutions to complex problems, and this is the man Liberia needs now,” said the former UP partisans.Receiving the statement, Dr. Jones thanked the former UP partisans for “thinking positively” and joining “a party that means business for Liberians.”He said for too long, the people have suffered and it is now time that they enjoy their God given resources in the country.“Coming here today, shows that you believe in the future of this great nation; and by doing so, we have to work together as positive thinkers to make it happen,” he said.Dr. Jones called on Liberians to stop preaching continuity in leadership, because it would not work for them; that they must select the right person who is capable of improving the lives of ordinary Liberians. Dr. Jones assured supporters that they should not be deterred by the Code of Conduct, as Liberia belongs to all Liberians. It may be recalled that at least fifty senior executive members of the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP), Grand Bassa County branch, recently pledged their support to MOVEE.In another development, MOVEE has officially opened its Montserrado County Chapter on A.B. Tolbert Road, in Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETS

first_imgIT’S enough to put you off burgers for life – health inspectors have found HORSE MEAT inside burgers sold here in Co Donegal.The burgers were sold in Letterkenny Tesco as well as in Dunnes Stores, Lidl and Aldi.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire. It said they posed no health risk.Locally-based supermarkets were busy removing the burgers from sale today.A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.Horsemeat accounted for approximately 29% of the meat content in one sample from Tesco. It’s though the beef was IMPORTED into Ireland from eastern Europe. The chief executive of the FSAI, Professor Alan Reilly, said that while there was no risk to the public, he added that eating horsemeat “was not in Irish culture”.“Whilst, there is a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA in these products due to the fact that meat from different animals is processed in the same meat plants, there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horsemeat in their production process,” he said.“In Ireland, it is not in our culture to eat horsemeat and therefore, we do not expect to find it in a burger.“Likewise, for some religious groups or people who abstain from eating pig meat, the presence of traces of pig DNA is unacceptable.”Tesco has apologised to its customers. Tesco’s group technical director, Tim Smith, said his company was informed of the test results by the FSAI today and they “immediately withdrew from sale all products from the supplier in question”.In Tesco’s case, two frozen beef burger products were found to contain horse DNA.In a statement, Mr Smith said: “The safety and quality of our food is of the highest importance to Tesco. We will not tolerate any compromise in the quality of the food we sell. The presence of illegal meat in our products is extremely serious.”He added that Tesco was “working with the authorities in Ireland and the UK, and with the supplier concerned, to urgently understand how this has happened and how to ensure it does not happen again”. “We will not take any products from this site until the conclusion and satisfactory resolution of an investigation,” the statement added.Customers who may have bought burgers in recent days and weeks can return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund.Tesco said that the brands affected in its stores are the Tesco Everyday Value brand and Flamehouse Chargrilled Quarter Pounders.Aldi said it has removed the Oakhurst brand of beef burgers and customers can receive a refund if they purchased any of the products.Lidl and Dunnes have yet to name their burgers.BURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETS was last modified: January 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALDIBURGERS WITH HORSE MEAT SOLD IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKETSdunnesLIDLtescolast_img read more