Marijuana-friendly campuses? I don’t think so …
In the run-up to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, many universities and colleges are still in a wait-and-see position concerning marijuana use on campus. TRU’s 20-person Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, of which I am a member, unanimously voted on March 5, 2018, to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus – for health and safety reasons. Pro-marijuana smokers on the TRU committee argued that marijuana smoke is no different than cigarette smoke and that smoking areas designated for cigarette smoke should also be used for marijuana. Naive bystanders cannot tell the potency of the marijuana smoked just by smell alone. Most animal studies demonstrate the ease with which such second- hand marijuana smoke can negatively affect behaviour.
Very few know that marijuana smoke has 300 to 500 per cent more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. Marijuana has been linked to addiction, drops in grades, slips and falls and car accidents. The JOHSC at Thompson Rivers University is considering individual ingestion of medical marijuana – via brownies, gummy bears or pills – on campus because the consumption of such medicinal products doesn’t negatively impact others directly. Marijuana is an intoxicant and therefore is analogous to drinking alcohol on campus. Smoking marijuana should therefore fall under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act Section 40, 1996, chapter 267.
As TRU did not allow the open consumption of alcohol in public places on campus, neither would it allow marijuana to be smoked on campus. Marijuana has been linked to impaired motor co-ordination, altered judgment and risky sexual behaviour.
Paid content: Unlock Plenty of Perks with Your Medical Marijuana Card
Medical cannabis was legalized in California way back in 1996 with Prop. Now two years years into recreational, the medical cannabis market hasn’t disappeared. More municipalities are in favor of MMJ. Current numbers show that only 14% allow recreational cannabis dispensaries and 19% allow recreational cannabis deliveries, while 20% allow storefront medical dispensaries and 32% allow medical cannabis deliveries. As a MMJ patient, you’re allowed to buy and possess more cannabis due to less restrictive purchase limits and increased possession limits.
There’s significant legal framework protecting medical cannabis patients. You’re allowed to grow more of your own cannabis; dispensaries can only give free cannabis to medical cannabis patients; and you’re protected from prosecution, as long as you posses/carry/grow the legal limit. Cannabis is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21 without a medical cannabis card. If you are, you’ll need a medical cannabis card to buy marijuana anywhere in California. You’re also protected by HIPPA regulations so your medical cannabis records won’t show up in a background or pre-employment check.
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Museum Dedicated To Comedy Opens In Lucille Ball’s Hometown
Celebrate all comedy, and establish Jamestown as a destination for that. She’s executive director of the brand-new National Comedy Center. Gunderson says it’s chock-full of comedy history. GUNDERSON: In the first wing alone visitors encounter a dress and joke cards from Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers’ personal and creative papers, Jack Benny’s tuxedo, Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Seinfeld’s puffy shirt and Emmy award, Harold Ramis’…. CORNISH: Whether you’re a casual fan or a comedy nerd, Gunderson says there’s enough within the walls of the National Comedy Center to keep you occupied for days.
No. CORNISH: Joking aside, Black says his favorite part of the collection is George Carlin’s extensive personal archive. BLACK: You’ll see notes that he wrote of his comedy sketches. CORNISH: It’s a peek into the process of a comedy genius, something Black says is important to save for the next generation. BLACK: There’s a real possibility that a lot of the work in terms of comedy, in terms of the history of comedy is going to get lost.
So what this provided was a space in which that through line could be maintained and expanded on so that a kid could go back and see if they’re doing comedy or they love comedy, you know, where it came from. Lewis Black has been coming to the area for a long time for the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. If you’re devoted to comedy, the trip is well worth it. CORNISH: The National Comedy Center is open as of this week in Lucille Ball’s hometown, Jamestown, N.Y. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR..
Comedy finally has a home
It may be as good a reason as any for the construction of the new high-tech center devoted to what has made people laugh from Vaudeville to now. The nonprofit center in Jamestown was inspired by hometown hero, Lucille Ball, who envisioned a place where comedy would be celebrated as an art form. The city of about 30,000 people in the southwest corner of New York already is home to the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. Located in a repurposed 1930 art-deco train station, the center is part museum, part hall of fame and part video arcade, keeping visitors smiling as they move through displays of comedic artifacts. There also are plenty of chances to laugh at the pros in action.
A club-like comedy lounge shows stand-up bits, and a movie theater has clips of classic scenes with celebrity commentary. A hologram theater initially will feature Jim Gaffigan’s evolution as a performer. The 37,000-square-foot, $50 million center received $9 million in funding from New York state, along with private and federal support. The House of Representatives on July 23 unanimously approved a bill designating it as the nation’s official comedy center. U.S.
Sen. Charles Schumer, whose cousin, comedian Amy Schumer is in the opening-week lineup, is working on Senate action. He is part of the center’s largely celebrity advisory board, along with Gaffigan, Carl Reiner, Laraine Newman, W. Kamau Bell, Paula Poundstone and others. Among displays is the trench coat Lenny Bruce would wear in anticipation of going from stage to jail.