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Many people know of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound found in cannabis that is responsible for the euphoria or “high” that is readily associated with the cannabis plant. However, another influential compound in the cannabis plant is cannabidiol (CBD), which has gained prominence as a therapeutic powerhouse, as it has a growing number of medicinal benefits.

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Dear Mr Brown,If I were to receive a nomination from a province, do I have to live in that province? I do not really want to live in one of the country provinces, but I am willing to use the nomination to then move to Ontario.— NB Dear NB:

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NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore says the owners of a supermarket in the resort town of Negril are complying with an ultimatum to address alleged public health breaches.

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — In its bid to further strengthen the capacity and capabilities of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), the Ministry of National Security has recruited two senior level officers from Jamaica to serve in different capacities with the local police force.Joining the ranks are retired Detective Inspector Marcia Garrick and retired Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock.

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MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says that the Government is in a state of readiness for the start of the new school year at the beginning of September.He noted that “for the first time in our history, furniture has been delivered to our school system at the start of summer”.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 12 producers from six Caribbean countries will exhibit their goods at the five-day Salon International de l'alimentation (SIAL) trade fair that opens in Paris on October 21.

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Q: I recently applied for my visiting visa and was not approved. How long must I wait before I reapply? A: Thank you for your question. There is no required time for which you must wait after having your visa application denied. However, we strongly recommend to anyone thinking about applying after a refusal that you carefully consider what has changed since your last interview.

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THE Kingston Western police are still trying to determine the cause of Sunday's shooting of four teenagers on West Street in downtown Kingston.Acting Senior Superintendent Howard Chambers told the Jamaica Observer that the police had not yet determined whether the four teenagers were targeted.

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THE National Identification Systems (NIDS) project has committed significant investments to the system upgrade and strengthening of the Registrar General's Department's (RGD) national civil registry, in preparation for its roll-out.The RGD is being revamped as the National Identification and Registration Authority to carry out the management of the NIDS, in addition to civil registration.

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Today is the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1865: Sir Joseph Lister, a British surgeon, discovers the antiseptic process and reduces post-operative patient mortality to less than 15 per cent in one year. OTHER EVENTS

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The woman in the front passenger seat of the Toyota Rav 4 was oblivious to the two teenaged boys following the vehicle as it slowly navigated the mass of pedestrians and vendors on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston yesterday.The minute she rolled the window down to speak to someone on the road one of the teens lunged at her, snatching a gold chain from around her neck.Shocked by the assault, she sat trembling, barely able to talk.

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a commission shortly to examine and find solutions to violence in Jamaica.He said that the media will be a major stakeholder in the process.

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CHAIRMAN of the board of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Dennis Chung says he is frustrated with the slow pace of action from the enterprise team that was set up to manage the privatisation of the Riverton City dump.

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The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is negotiating with JamaicaEye for use of its cameras to monitor vending, illegal parking, the dumping of garbage, and urinating in public spaces, particularly in downtown Kingston and Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew.The disclosure was made by Kingston Mayor Senator Delroy Williams at yesterday's monthly meeting of the municipal authority.

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AT least one sign language interpreter is speaking out on behalf of the deaf community, calling for greater inclusion and access to information.Antoinette Aiken's appeal comes after the recent Grand Gala at National Stadium, which was part of the activities associated with the country's 56th anniversary of Independence.According to the interpreter, no provisions were put in place for the deaf community.

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PARTICIPANTS in the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme will be interning with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to gain life skills, proper work ethic and discipline.National coordinator of the programme, Col Martin Rickman said that discussions have been held with Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson and his management team to have this undertaking facilitated in all police divisions.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential aspirant Damion Crawford says the overwhelming majority of Jamaican youths have pinned their hopes on him for political protection.“If you ask your cousin, your auntie, ask your child, ask your friend, ask any youth in the community which politician they feel is most likely to give them political protection, not only in the PNP — the answer is me.

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AN aspiring nurse, who was caught entering the island from Guyana with almost two pounds of cocaine in her stomach and vagina, yesterday claimed that she smuggled the drugs to pay for her nursing course.

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St Mary Western Member of Parliament Robert Montague on Sunday presented education grants to 124 youngsters from his constituency for tertiary-level studies.Montague, who addressed the awards ceremony held at Gayle Seventh-day Adventist Church in St Mary, encouraged the students to stay focused and to believe in themselves.

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A senior World Bank official has encouraged the Caribbean to work together to be both environmentally and fiscally resilient.In fact, Jorge Familiar, vice-president of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, is also suggesting that in addition to being climate smart, the region should try to manage resources and save during the good times in order to better confront the bad times.

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he would not blame either his Dominican or Barbadian counterparts for the controversy surrounding the decision of the US-owned Ross University to relocate to Barbados.

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MINISTER of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has announced that 51 youth liaison officers/youth club assistants will soon be dispatched in constituencies to help with reviving youth clubs and making them more sustainable.

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WESTERN BUREAU:Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.The man, known only as Okey, in his late 50s, of a Treasure Beach address, was in...

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The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court...

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Governments across the region must use the media to disseminate information on climate change initiatives, according to Dr Ulric Trotz, deputy director and science adviser at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre.He made the call during...

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It's not "perfect" and an alternative is quite welcome, but the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in the parish of St James has been the catalyst for murders trending down, according to Winston Lawson, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of...

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Lenworth Fulton, president-elect of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), has promised to restructure the national umbrella farmers' organisation in order to achieve its original objective of being a driving force for economic growth and...

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Persons being called to serve as juror need not worry about their safety, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has assured."Once they are empanelled, we try to provide them with as much security at least in the precincts of the court," Chuck said in an...

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The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is close to completing a study that will look into implementing changes in relation to illegal vending and other illicit activities in the greater Half-Way Tree area of the capital, says...

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Western Bureau:Ornell Bedasse, the chief executive officer at Gateway Co-operative Credit Union, says the credit union has provided $7 million worth of scholarships and bursaries to 375 students from the county of Cornwall for the last 25 years.He...

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Member of Parliament Peter Phillips has advised the top Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students from the Maxfield Park division of his St Andrew East Central constituency to be wary of peer pressure.Phillips, who is also the leader of Opposition...

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The opposition People's National Party is denying claims that it has called on the Government to increase bus and taxi fares.Reports have been circulating on social media that leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Philips, made the call while speaking...

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Trouble is brewing ahead of Saturday's official start to the 2018 game bird hunting season, which runs until Sunday, September 23, as businessman Authnel Reid of Portland Bight, Clarendon, served notice last Friday that registered hunters like...

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Sustainable Development Professor Anthony Clayton believes that Jamaicans must concern themselves with the political and economic turmoil devastating Venezuela, warning of possible mass migration into the island.In an interview with The Gleaner,...

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pushing to replace Queen Elizabeth II as its Visitor, which would make justice more accessible for students and staff who have conflicts with the institution by the appointment of a regional jurist to the...

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Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, is urging Jamaicans to embrace the planned National Identification System (NIDS), which is facing some public pushback and a constitutional challenge.The IDB has provided a loan...