Government official – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:40:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://dawnforgovernor.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png Government official – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ 32 32 Senior German government official presents details of marijuana legalization plan https://dawnforgovernor.org/senior-german-government-official-presents-details-of-marijuana-legalization-plan/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 17:55:54 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/senior-german-government-official-presents-details-of-marijuana-legalization-plan/ A new global coalition on Tuesday announced a new campaign to have psilocybin mushrooms reprogrammed internationally. As the psychedelic reform movement continues to grow in the United States, the International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI) is seeking global policy change to facilitate research into the substance’s therapeutic potential. Coalition partners include the Multidisciplinary Association for […]]]>

A new global coalition on Tuesday announced a new campaign to have psilocybin mushrooms reprogrammed internationally.

As the psychedelic reform movement continues to grow in the United States, the International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative (ITPRI) is seeking global policy change to facilitate research into the substance’s therapeutic potential.

Coalition partners include the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), the Beckley Foundation, Mind Medicine Australia, Drug Science and the Open Foundation.

The initiative focuses on the international listing of drugs under the 1971 United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, which currently places psilocybin in the more restricted category, Schedule I, which is supposed to be reserved. drugs which constitute “a particularly serious risk” and have “limited therapeutic uses.”

Proponents say psilocybin does not meet any of these criteria.

Schedule I drugs like psilocybin are “subject to strict limits on their scientific and medical use,” the coalition said in a press release. “Annex I authorization, safekeeping, security, manufacture, quantity and import / export restrictions result in a level of regulatory control and oversight which is considerably more onerous than for the three other annexes of the Convention ”.

Therefore, researchers interested in studying the controlled substance “face many regulatory hurdles that dramatically increase the cost, complexity and duration of research and can negatively impact ethical approvals, funding and the collaboration “.

To reprogram psilocybin as part of international policy, the coalition initially said it would engage with member countries that are part of the treaty to initiate a formal review of the benefits and risks of the psychedelic. A single country would need to request the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) review to initiate the process.

“Given the current scientific understanding of psilocybin’s high potential therapeutic value and low risk of dependence, a change in its schedule I drug status is long overdue,” said Christopher Koddermann, co-founder of ITPRI and chairman of the board, in a statement. Press release.

Once the process is initiated by a member country or by the WHO itself, the Executive Committee of the international body on drug dependence (ECDD) would then initiate a critical review of the issue and provide recommendations on a possible policy change. . If the review results in a recommendation for rescheduling, two-thirds of the treaty countries would have to approve it.

There are about a dozen countries that ITPRI has identified as possible carriers of a reprogramming petition for psilocybin, Koddermann told Marijuana Moment. Canada is one of the main targets, as the country has already taken steps to ease restrictions on entheogen in certain therapeutic settings. It has also legalized marijuana nationwide in defiance of international treaties.

“The reprogramming procedures under the 1971 Convention offer a potentially revolutionary opportunity to advance research and accelerate the approval of treatments for patients,” said Willem Scholten, member of the ITPRI advisory board and former secretary of WHO ECDD.

David Nutt, director of the Center for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London and founder of ITPRI’s partner Drug Science, added that current international psilocybin programming “has severely limited – and continues to limit – research in neuroscience and the development of treatments for patients “.

Separately, the WHO also recently decided not to recommend that kratom – a plant touted for its pain-relieving qualities – be banned internationally following scientific review.

Prior to the decision, some feared that the WHO EDDD would take action to seek international kratom monitoring or recommend a critical review that could ultimately have led to programming following another year-long investigation. .

Additionally, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs approved a WHO recommendation in 2020 to remove marijuana from the most restrictive global programming category.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, a former Republican congressman joined the board of a psychedelics advocacy group working to reform federal policies around entheogenic plants and fungi like psilocybin.

While Congress has yet to end the marijuana ban, psychedelic reform is also gradually gaining attention in the nation’s capital.

For example, a congressman recently began asking fellow lawmakers to join him in asking the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to allow terminally ill patients to use psilocybin as an experimental treatment without fear of prosecution. federal.

A letter to a dear colleague that is circulated by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) notes that there are federal and state Right to Try (RTT) laws that should ensure that some patients can get the psychedelic given that he showed early potential. in ongoing clinical trials.

Yet the DEA denied access, which prompted a lawsuit filed last March by a Washington state doctor who sought advice from the federal government in treating terminally ill patients with psilocybin mushroom and was told there was no legal way for him to do it.

The lawsuit against DEA is currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which heard oral arguments in the case in September. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has joined the plaintiffs in supporting access to psilocybin. DEA argued that the court should dismiss the action because it lacked jurisdiction.

Blumenauer separately told Marijuana Moment last month that he was “excited” by the progress of psychedelic research, as well as the implementation of a psilocybin therapy program that is being implemented in his. Home state of Oregon, where voters approved historic reform in last year’s election.

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate also introduced legislation late last month that would make it easier for scientists to research Schedule I drugs like marijuana and psilocybin.


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The DEA has repeatedly proposed significant increases in the production of marijuana, psilocybin, and other psychedelics for research purposes, in an effort to aid in the development of federally approved new therapeutic drugs.

NIDA Director Nora Volkow told Marijuana Moment in a recent interview that she was encouraged by the DEA’s previously proposed increase in the drug production quota. She also said studies demonstrating the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics may lead more people to experiment with substances like psilocybin.

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Health system ready for potential next wave, statements by government officials https://dawnforgovernor.org/health-system-ready-for-potential-next-wave-statements-by-government-officials/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 15:04:48 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/health-system-ready-for-potential-next-wave-statements-by-government-officials/ Hungary’s healthcare system ready for a potential next wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and sufficient quantities of vaccines are available, government official says noted Tuesday. Csaba Dömötör, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, told pro-government public news channel M1 that developments related to the new Omicron variant were constantly monitored. Protective measures against epidemics […]]]>

Hungary’s healthcare system ready for a potential next wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and sufficient quantities of vaccines are available, government official says noted Tuesday.

Csaba Dömötör, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, told pro-government public news channel M1 that developments related to the new Omicron variant were constantly monitored. Protective measures against epidemics are determined by circumstances such as the availability of sufficient protective equipment and health care capacities.

Hospital capacity, he said, was now sufficient and reserves were also large.

However, only vaccination offered an effective solution to fight the epidemic, he added.

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A Jobbik lawmaker noted that Hungary’s Covid-related death rate during the third wave of the pandemic was among the highest.

Dömötör praised the fact that more than 6 million Hungarians have been vaccinated, including more than 3 million who have received their boosters. Future restrictions can be avoided if the number of vaccinated increases further, he said.

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Government official made derogatory remarks about Mahatma Gandhi https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-made-derogatory-remarks-about-mahatma-gandhi/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 07:36:50 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-made-derogatory-remarks-about-mahatma-gandhi/ Raipur: After Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj’s derogatory remarks about Mahatma Gandhi in Chhattisgarh, a government official has now reportedly made derogatory remarks about the Father of the Nation on social media. After which the state government suspended the officer. On Monday, senior state officials said that, accused of making derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi […]]]>

Raipur: After Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj’s derogatory remarks about Mahatma Gandhi in Chhattisgarh, a government official has now reportedly made derogatory remarks about the Father of the Nation on social media. After which the state government suspended the officer. On Monday, senior state officials said that, accused of making derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi on Facebook, the foreign government suspended Raipur District Deputy Food Officer Sanjay Dubey.

Officials said the State Directorate of Food, Civilian Supplies and Consumer Protection issued a stay order for Dubey. The order stated that Constable Dubey’s derogatory and condemnable remarks regarding the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on social media constitute a violation of the Chhattisgarh’s civil service (conduct) rules. Sanjay Dubey is therefore suspended with immediate effect.

On Sunday, Kalicharan Maharaj ‘The disparaging remarks about Mahatma Gandhi at Dharma Sansad in the capital Raipur are discussed on social media. Dubey is said to have made reprehensible remarks about Mahatma Gandhi on Facebook. According to a viral screenshot on social media, Dubey responded to Piyush Kumar’s remarks on Facebook by saying, “Gandhi is not a nation, and the majority of this country does not consider him the father of either. the nation”. The Father of the Nation is not a constitutional title either. It is the one who spoke of the partition of India on his corpse which divided the country into two parts. He is responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands of compatriots. The same post was followed by a heated exchange on social media.

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Government official: Freezing personal mortgage interest rates could save households HUF 30 billion https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-freezing-personal-mortgage-interest-rates-could-save-households-huf-30-billion/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 06:55:46 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/government-official-freezing-personal-mortgage-interest-rates-could-save-households-huf-30-billion/ The decision on the six-month freeze from January was announced by the prime minister on Wednesday. Personal mortgage interest rates will be frozen at their end-October levels, which means February’s monthly payment will already be lower than previous ones, Viktor Orbán said. Domotor said about half a million Hungarians have variable rate mortgages. Without the […]]]>

The decision on the six-month freeze from January was announced by the prime minister on Wednesday. Personal mortgage interest rates will be frozen at their end-October levels, which means February’s monthly payment will already be lower than previous ones, Viktor Orbán said.

Domotor said about half a million Hungarians have variable rate mortgages. Without the measure, the accelerated rate hikes from October could have added 23%, or 11,000 forints on average, to borrowers’ monthly payments, he said in a video message posted on the government’s Facebook site.

The Hungarian Banking Association said on Thursday it did not support a temporary government freeze on mortgage interest rates.

“The Banking Association cannot support the temporary freeze of interest rates, to the detriment of the Hungarian banking sector, for customers who have decided to take out riskier variable rate loans despite several warnings to the contrary,” said the professional body.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Wednesday that the government had decided to freeze interest rates on mortgages at end-October levels until the end of June 2022.

The association said it “learned with surprise” of the measure on Wednesday.

He noted that Hungarian lenders, in cooperation with the National Bank of Hungary (NBH), have proposed in recent years to convert customers’ variable-rate loans into fixed-rate loans, drawing attention to the benefits of low-cost loans. fixed rate in public forums and among their clients.

The association underlined the “contribution of the banking sector to the defense against the pandemic” in the form of the payment of a sector tax and the participation in a repayment moratorium which extended over a period longer than any other in Europe.


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2 detainees for obstructing a government official | Nashik News https://dawnforgovernor.org/2-detainees-for-obstructing-a-government-official-nashik-news/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 22:34:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/2-detainees-for-obstructing-a-government-official-nashik-news/ Nashik: Sarkarwada police on Thursday arrested two people accused of preventing an official from carrying out his mission duty. Sajan Sonawane, the police inspector at the Sarkarwada police station, said Sunita Dhangar, the NMC’s education officer, filed a complaint against two people for preventing her from attending a government function on Tuesday. . As the […]]]>
Nashik: Sarkarwada police on Thursday arrested two people accused of preventing an official from carrying out his mission duty.
Sajan Sonawane, the police inspector at the Sarkarwada police station, said Sunita Dhangar, the NMC’s education officer, filed a complaint against two people for preventing her from attending a government function on Tuesday. .
As the NMC officer was about to leave for the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” program held at Maratha High School, the two defendants arrived at his office in Rajeev Gandhi Bhawan and requested his appointment. After the officer told them she had to leave for a program immediately, the accused allegedly began shooting a video that went viral on social media without the officer’s knowledge.
It was only after security guards got hold of the accused that Dhangar was able to leave for the program.
She then called the duo to her office to chat at 4 p.m. The duo had no issues with the audience, kids, or even schools. They wanted schools to subscribe to a private publication.
“I am not allowed to do this and I told them. But they started making more viral clips on social media, defaming the office, the officer, and the NMC. Therefore, I filed a complaint, ”Dhangar said.


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Nigeria: Media rights program sues Nigerian government official and state government official for internet shutdown ordered by Governor of Kaduna https://dawnforgovernor.org/nigeria-media-rights-program-sues-nigerian-government-official-and-state-government-official-for-internet-shutdown-ordered-by-governor-of-kaduna/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:41:15 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/nigeria-media-rights-program-sues-nigerian-government-official-and-state-government-official-for-internet-shutdown-ordered-by-governor-of-kaduna/ Media Rights Program (ARM) This statement was originally posted on mediarightsagenda.org on December 21, 2021. A Federal High Court in Kaduna has set a hearing for January 18, 2022 in a lawsuit filed by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) against the Federation’s Attorney General and his counterpart in Kaduna state, challenging the shutdown of telecommunications services […]]]>

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This statement was originally posted on mediarightsagenda.org on December 21, 2021.

A Federal High Court in Kaduna has set a hearing for January 18, 2022 in a lawsuit filed by Media Rights Agenda (MRA) against the Federation’s Attorney General and his counterpart in Kaduna state, challenging the shutdown of telecommunications services mobile in the state.

The hearing takes place before Judge Hadiza Rabiu Shagari.

In the complaint filed on its behalf by Kaduna-based lawyer and member of MRA’s lawyer network, Mr. Sani Abubakar Yahaya, as head of Ms. Chioma Nwaodike and Ms. Obioma Okonkwo, MRA asks the court to declare that the closure, blocking and / or disruption of mobile telecommunications services in Kaduna State at the request of the Governor constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression of persons inside and outside Kaduna , as guaranteed by article 39 of the Constitution of 1999, as amended; Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR); and article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

More specifically, MRA is asking the court for the following remedies:

A statement that the shutdown, blocking and / or disruption of telecommunications services in Kaduna State, including internet access, in accordance with the directives of the relevant federal government agencies and at the request of the government of the State interferes with MRA’s right to freedom of expression as well as the rights of its members and / or associates residing inside and outside Kaduna State, as this violates their human rights. receive and disseminate information and ideas by any means of their choice, as guaranteed and protected by article 39 of the Constitution; Article 9 of the African Charter; and article 19 of the ICCPR;

A statement that the shutting down, blocking and / or disruption of telecommunications services in Kaduna State, including internet access, constitutes interference with the right to freedom of expression of MRA, its members and / or associates residing inside and outside Kaduna State, as provided for by Principle 37 (1) and (2), as well as Principle 38 (1) and (2) of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa; and a violation of the statutory obligation imposed on the federal government of Nigeria by the African Charter and of Nigeria’s treaty obligation under the Charter.

A statement that the directive issued by government agencies to telecommunications service providers to shut down, block and / or disrupt telecommunications services in Kaduna State, including internet access, at the request of the government of Kaduna State is not within the permitted restrictions stipulated in article 45 of the 1999 Constitution and, therefore, does not meet the requirements of said article 45 of the Constitution;

An order directing the federal and Kaduna state governments to immediately restore telecommunications services, including internet access, in Kaduna state along with a perpetual injunction preventing them and their servants , agents or accomplices to shut down, block and / or further disrupt telecommunications services, including internet access, in Kaduna State.

The MRA argued in the lawsuit that in a press release issued on September 29, 2021, the governor of Kaduna state called on the federal government, through relevant agencies, to shut down mobile networks and services. telecommunications in parts of Kaduna State, such as Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, Kajuru and Kawo, and that on September 30, 2021, mobile networks and telecommunications services were closed in the identified areas of the State following the directive issued to all telecommunications service providers by the competent federal government agencies.

The MRA claimed that all telecommunications service providers had complied with the directive from the relevant federal government agencies, and that residents of the affected area in Kaduna state were unable to use the devices. telecommunications since then due to the action.