Jukasa News Update Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Swedish researchers say having a dog could help you live longer.
Scientists examined Swedish adults for 12 years in the new study released earlier this month. and found dog ownership was associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease and a lower mortality rate.
For single men and women owning a dog lowered the risk of death by 33 percent and chances of a heart attack by 11 percent.
Doctors say the results could be due to dog owners having a higher level of physical activity than other adults in the study.
Niagara regional police say human remains found in Fort Erie, Ont., have been identified as those of a woman missing since early last year.
Police say 66-year-old Barbara Cowsill of Fort Erie was reported missing in February 2016.
Investigators say foul play is not suspected in her death.
The remains were found last Wednesday by a member of the public near a trail.
The Canadian Cancer Society and the Lung Association are recommending that Saskatchewan make 21 the legal age to buy marijuana.
The organizations are also recommending the province treat pot in much the same was as tobacco when it becomes legal next July.
They say marijuana use should be prohibited in public places such as restaurant and bar patios, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and any other municipal or provincial place where people gather.
The provincial government has not yet introduced its plan for marijuana legalization.
A cannabis cultivation expert who was prosecuted in South Dakota after working with the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe to open the nation’s first marijuana resort will see his drug case dismissed.
A sentence handed down Tuesday for Jonathan Hunt caps the state’s prosecution. Hunt was working with the Sioux on an “adult playground” that was estimated to generate $2 million a month in revenue for the tribe.
The plan for a resort north of Sioux Falls was ultimately abandoned after fears of a federal raid culminated with the tribe burning its marijuana crop in 2015.
A state judge allowed the case to be dismissed and the record to be sealed after instead issuing Hunt $500 fine and about $100 in court costs.
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