July 2, 2018 Updated: 8:57 PM New cannabis regulations for testing, labeling, and packaging Posted: July 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While cannabis for adult recreational use has been legal since January 1, a new set of legal requirements could shake up the current supply of marijuana available for sale at dispensaries.The new regulations imposed by the State of California took effect on July 1, mandating certain standards for testing, labeling and child resistant packaging. At Outliers Collective, a dispensary near El Cajon, sales director Betsy Romero said her dispensary has been preparing for the new regulations, by making sure all products are in compliance with the law. Those that weren’t laboratory tested, properly labeled or child tamper-proof were removed from the shelves.The state Bureau of Cannabis Control requires dispensaries to sell only marijuana that has been tested for pesticides, contaminants, and microbial impurities. At PharmLabs, an accredited ISO/IEC cannabis testing lab in the Midway District, sample intake specialist Alicia Morf said after a sample is tested, a Certificate of Analysis is issued to allow that product to be sent to the retailer.The lab will also determine the plant’s potency, testing for levels of THC and CBD, so that the information can be included on the product label, as now required by law.The transition from a largely unregulated industry to one that has a host of new legal requirements has been a bumpy one. Cannabis business attorney Michael Cindrich said some of his clients had hoped the state would extend the deadline for complying with the new regulations. The State of California had given cannabis retailers a six month period from January to June 2018, to sell off their untested product and prepare for the new testing and packaging standards.RELATED STORY: New standards for cannabis go into effect this weekend in CaliforniaCindrich said one of the problems his business clients face is the lack of local regulations that allow businesses to cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis. “Because there are so few local regulations, there aren’t enough businesses that are fully licensed that are up and running, that can provide these regulated products to the distributors and to the retail outlets,” Cindrich said.He also said there are not enough cannabis testing facilities in California. Cindrich and other advocates for the cannabis industry are predicting a temporary shortage of lab tested marijuana and cannabis products, until supplies can catch up.The new state regulations formally took effect July 1, 2018. The requirements are meant to protect the consumer, and to make sure that cannabis related products are safe for the consumer.KUSI’s Sasha Foo has the details. Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitter
The official function at the Naqshband Sahib Martyrs’ graveyard was presided over by the Chief Minister but the BJP ministers did not show up, indicating strains in the BJP-PDP coalition government. A BJP spokesman said although the ministers were in Delhi for a meeting with party president Amit Shah, the function at Martyrs’ Graveyard had no relevance to their party.“The 1931 martyrs have no relevance for us as a party. If they do not respect our leaders like Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, why should we (reciprocate)!” BJP spokesman for Kashmir Khalid Jehangir said. The function was to honour martyrs who laid down their lives fighting the Dogra rule in 1931. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIHe said his party does not want to do “emotional politics” on such issues. “The lesser we rake up these issues, the better it will be for the state,” he said. This is for the first time in the history of the state that a ruling party, or a coalition partner, was not represented at the official function held on this day every year. Congress, which was in power for 12 years in coalition with PDP (2002-2008) and National Conference (2008-2014), WERE represented by its ministers at the official function every year. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindEven this year, JKPCC chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir and several other party leaders paid homage to the martyrs. Addressing the gathering at the graveyard, Sayeed asked people to use their vote if they want to defeat the attempts made at eroding the special position of the state within the Indian Constitution. “If you want to protect your (Jammu and Kashmir’s) unique identity and special position in the Indian Constitution, use your vote. Like they say ‘a diamond cuts a diamond’,” Sayeed said. Welcoming the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia, Sayeed said peace in the region can only come through sustained and meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan. He said both India and Pakistan have to resolve their differences by talking to each other for lasting peace in the region. Sayeed, without naming BJP, hit out at attempts to erode the special status of the state. “Jammu and Kashmir has a unique status and identity. I am saying it is a treasure for us. The power of our Assembly is supreme (in the state). If Parliament passes a law, it is our (Assembly’s) choice whether to implement it or not. We have a separate Constitution. We have a state flag alongside the national tricolour. We have state subject (law),” Sayeed said to applause from the audience. Highlighting the importance of democracy, the Chief Minister said the gun will not resolve any problem as it only brought destruction. “It is the ballot by which you can change your fate. You voted in 2002 and this time (2014) you decided that (the government) will be formed here.
A healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts. Experts share a list of tips: Creativity enhanced by technology: We’ve reached an era of peak screen time. Right now, screen time limits our impact with the physical environment, but that’s changing. Help is coming from our workplace and technology. Our spaces will become less about passively consuming what’s on our screens and more about how we interact with technology and tools. Incorporate technology to design and create an environment which will enable colleagues to work freely in-turn enhancing productivity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDesign by data: Data has entered the work environment, adding significant value to the conversation between designers and customers. Does everyone need their own workstation or private office? Or would more private enclaves and collaboration spaces better serve the team? Sensors in the workplace can help organisations learn how often people are at their desks and what kinds of spaces will best support their people. The digital effect: Combining aesthetics with algorithms, multiple traditional offices and co-working spaces are infusing technology and digital tools to facilitate a conducive environment, ease in day-to-day functioning for businesses and employees as well. From smart access, smart spaces to smart meeting rooms, making use of a dedicated one app solution for a range of tasks such as QR-based visitor management, booking a conference room etc. to enabling parking allotments based on an organised number plate system through smart cameras, further aid in streamlining experiences in office spaces. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCelebrate communities: Designers are explorers searching for inspiration in buildings being renovated into more creative workplaces. By connecting new work culture in a meaningful way to the collective identity of the location, community and brand, designers are creating authenticity in the workplace in the world. Additionally, to foster innovation and community building, office spaces are enabling collaboration through multi-use grand lobbies with activity-based settings to encourage networking, informal meeting zones etc. Such amenities also culminate in creating authenticity in the workplace and boost productivity as well. Biophilia 2.0: The innate desire to connect and bond with nature is experiencing a resurgence because of the balance we need from our digital world and the benefit nature’s restorative qualities provide our wellbeing. Synergising elements like embedded greens, infusing revitalising exterior elements, complying with sustainable standards and ensuring use of material and colours that offer calm and comfort, are majorly attracting the millennial workforce.
Spies may be using AI-generated photos to create harder-to-detect fake profiles on LinkedIn.Bogus accounts on social networking services are nothing new. But on Thursday, the Associated Press reported on the curious case of “Katie Jones,” a redheaded woman on LinkedIn who claimed to work at a top think tank in Washington D.C.According to the AP, the profile is not just a fake. The headshot of the woman may have been created by an AI-powered program. The evidence can be found in small, but noticeable inconsistences in the image.Last month I my attention was drawn to something suspicious: A fake LinkedIn profile connecting to Washington think tank types and senior US officials.Even weirder: Her face itself appeared to be fake. https://t.co/yvZbK8RoQt pic.twitter.com/CY85RRznk8— Raphael Satter @ RightsCon (@razhael) June 13, 2019Several tech experts told the AP they were convinced the profile photo was created by AI based on the flaws, which are common among photos fabricated by generated adversarial networks, or GANs. Researchers have been using the technology to show how it can pump out realistic, but ultimately fake photos of people who don’t exist.To create the photos, the GANs will model the fake faces from existing pictures of real people. Essentially, the AI algorithms will pluck different traits, such as hair styles, eye shapes and mouths, from various photos and merge them together to create an entirely new person.But the process isn’t perfect. The AI processes can sometimes have trouble rendering artifacts around the synthetic face. In the case of the Katie Jones profile, the photo shows a woman with a strange left earring that appears to be “blurry or “melted,” the AP noted.Still, the photo itself looks pretty real. The AP confirmed the Katie Jones account was a sham based not on the headshot, but on the credentials the LinkedIn profile had listed, all of which turned out to be phony.The account is now gone, and it isn’t clear if actual government spies created the Katie Jones profile or if it was just fraudsters. But the LinkedIn profile was attempting to network with former U.S. government officials and policy experts. Using an AI-generated photo would’ve made the profile resistant to reverse-image searches, which can often reveal whether a fake account lifted a picture from a real person’s account. June 14, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read