Triple M Just Got Approved For The Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

Triple M Just Got Approved For The Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

Triple M, which is the first and only medical marijuana business in Plymouth has many reasons to rejoice. One of the most important reasons is that the business just received the state certification for the operation of a medical marijuana store which will be at the same location. On Thursday, three licenses were approved for Triple M, which are related to the sale of medical marijuana, after the state Cannabis Control commission met and voted in Boston.

The business, Triple M, is located at 9 Collins Ave. The three licenses that were granted to the company are for the cultivation, selling, as well as the processing of the medical marijuana. The zoning board of appeals in the town has also approved this special permit.

Kevin O’Reilly, who is the Chief Operating Officer at Triple M, said that the recreational store would be open for the people in the month of October, after finishing the pending work related to the modification of the building. The business has been operating the medical marijuana business at the mentioned site since the month of February, after its doors opened for the certificate holders of medical marijuana.

This new business is expected to bring even more money for the town through the host agreement done by the company. Triple M already pays $100,000 to Plymouth as a part of the host agreement of the company along with $106,000 as a part of the property taxes. O’Reilly also said the town already gets 3 percent of the state taxes on the recreational marijuana and another 3 percent is given by the company making it 6 percent in total.

Speaking of marijuana, the medical marijuana which is used by cancer patients or others generally needs more of a psychoactive component called as THC. This THC is used more in the medical marijuana but relatively lesser in the recreational marijuana.

Papa John’s Founder’s Racially Insensitive Remark Caused Sales To Decline By 10.5%

It is said that words once said cannot be taken back. How Papa John’s might be wishing right now that they may be able to roll back time to prevent a calamitous comment from their founder. The company’s founder, John Schnatter, caused his own company’s undoing, as his “irresponsible and inexcusable comments” have ensured that their sales have plunged by 10.5 percent, as stated by the current CEO Steve Ritchie during a conversation with analysts. Executive and shareholders of Papa John’s should be bracing for a storm in the foreseeable future.

Schnatter had been ruffling many feathers for quite some time, going back to November’s earnings call last year, where he was critical of the NFL, which has Papa John’s as its sponsor, saying that it was soft on players who were kneeling during the national anthem before the games. The act of kneeling had gained much mileage, as the players were united in the protests concerning police brutality against colored people. However, the final nail in the coffin might have been his use of the N-word during a conference call in May.

Schnatter had stepped down from the CEO position last December, but had to give up his Chairman post as well in July, as his comments from May came to light. The company endured a greatly underperforming second quarter, and thus had to drastically lower its yearly forecast. The sales expectations for stores that are open for at least the year ahead may fall between 7 to 10 percent, against earlier estimations of not more than 3% fall in sales. Schnatter is still on board as the Director, and owns 30% of Papa John’s shares. Ritchie said that he hoped that the company would tread a new path from this moment onwards and take the brand ahead.

Meanwhile, players in the NFL are standing united over President Trump’s National Anthem policy, with Green Bay Packers’ quarter-back Aaron Rodgers speaking out against Mr. Trump, saying that if it was up to him, he would not hesitate in muting out Trump’s voice. Trump has been a frequent critic of the protests by players, as well as the league’s handling of the players. Rodgers and some other players have been at the receiving end of fan’s ire over the protests, but he reiterated that they were not against the nation’s military, but their protest is all about equality, unity and love.

Medical Testing Company LabCorp Hit By A Ransomware Attack

Medical Testing Company LabCorp Hit By A Ransomware Attack

The leading medical diagnosis and testing laboratory in the last weekend faced a large-scale cyber attack, which could leak personal information of patients.

LabCorp is one of the world’s largest players for testing domestic laboratories and has impact on about half of the US population.

LabCorp has been attacked using ransomware, which is software hackers used to access data, and then asked payment under threat of disclosure or to prevent victims from accessing data.

Tiffany Scott, Wiggins Family Practice nurse, says, “I’d say I have about 20 patients using LabCorp.

Tiffany says patients should be suspicious for providing personal information to large companies.

“It’s a little scary, I mean, especially if there are patients who are involved in legal issues,” says Tiffany. “There are many people who can get a lot of information and these things are classified.”

Tiffany says her patients can choose where they want their results, including local hospitals.

“We give them their slip, and the patient can choose where they want to do their labs test at,” Tiffany said.

Majority of the people use LabCorp owing to their work requirements or insurance.

Jerry Scott, sterile process engineer at Baptist Health says, “Hospital work is stern and this also applies to patient confidentiality. You know, if you close breach that agreement, you lose confidence in the company.”

Whether it is drug testing, blood sampling, or any other testing, local hospitals offer the same services as LabCorp.

Jerry says his doctor recommends that local hospitals should be used for testing, as they are less targeted at cyber attacks. “Dr. Wiggins specifically asked me to go to the hospital, not to these places,” he says.

LabCorp informed its employees that it did not actively inform customers, but worked to counter to definite customer requests.

E. coli bacteria in Roman lettuce sickens six Canadians

Six Canadians have been infected with E. coli bacteria with a genetic fingerprint similar to that of romaine lettuce in the southwestern United States that has sickened 149 people in 29 US states, according to the Health Agency of Canada.

The organization states that two of the six Canadians reported traveling to the United States before becoming ill because of E. coli O157, that three of them were infected in Canada, and that the other case reports that subject of an investigation.

All people became ill between late March and mid-April in four provinces – one in British Columbia, one in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, and two in Ontario.

One Canadian was hospitalized and no deaths were reported in Canada.

Two Canadians reported traveling to the United States and eating lettuce during their stay before becoming sick. Others ate romaine lettuce at home, or in prepared salads bought in grocery stores, restaurants and fast-food chains, before the disease became apparent.

The agency says that contaminated romaine lettuce is sold in the Canadian market, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will recall the product if necessary.

The US Food and Drug Administration claims that Roman lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, and California regions is no longer grown or distributed, reducing the risk of exposure to contaminated lettuce.

At least 64 people were hospitalized in the United States, including 17 with kidney failure. One death, previously reported, occurred in California.

Alberta dentist foundl guilty of professional misconduct

Accused of causing irreversible brain damage in his 4-year-old patient, Dr. William Mather was convicted on Friday of professional misconduct. The Alberta Dental Association and College found that he had committed serious offenses before and after anesthesia.

Amber Athwal had undergone dental surgery under general anesthesia at William Mather’s office in September 2016. She had suffered a cardiac arrest after the procedure and was rushed to hospital undergoing respiratory assistance. She spent several months in the hospital and was able to find, in part only, the use of its members and speech.

Dr. Mather, now retired, faced five charges of professional misconduct. The college opened its trial in October and found him guilty on all five counts.

“Dr. Mather has committed serious violations of his professional and moral duty,” concluded the report by the college.

Amber’s father, Ramandeep Singh Athwal, said his family was satisfied with this judgment. “We are grateful [to the college] for taking our case seriously and helping us find answers,” he said.

“On the other hand, we are heartbroken to know that all this could have been avoided,” added the father.

The college determined that Dr. Mather had failed in his duty:

  • to obtain Amber’s parents’ informed consent and to discuss with them the risks and benefits of treatment and general anesthesia;
  • to establish whether the girl had drunk and ate before anesthesia;
  • to ensure that the anesthetic gases were extinguished before leaving the room;
  • to maintain Amber under perfusion during the postoperative phase;
  • correctly monitor Amber’s vital signs during and after surgery;
  • to ensure that Amber was continuously monitored by a competent and qualified staff member;
  • to ensure that a physical examination was conducted, including a pre-anesthetic evaluation.

The college also concluded that Dr. Mather had not responded adequately to the emergency. He did not, for example, call the helpers quickly enough.

“Unfortunately, Dr. Mather and his staff […] were not fully trained or prepared to prevent and manage this medical emergency,” wrote Jack Scott, president of the college court.

The next step will be to decide the penalty against the dentist. The girl’s family sued Dr. Mather for $26.5 million.