The 2018 Southland runner-up Sugar Bears squad lost All-Conference First Team member Fernanda Lira to graduation but return three-time first team honoree Emma Svensson. The two were both selected for the 2018 NCAA Regionals, marking the first time in program history that the team has sent a pair of individuals to the tournament. The UIW Cardinals fly under the direction of first-year head coach Allison Howarth, who was named to the post this summer after serving as the graduate assistant last season. UCA starts its season at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by New Mexico, while UIW begins its season at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic hosted by Utah Valley. Both tournaments begin Monday. FRISCO, Texas – While two Southland Conference women’s golf teams – Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin got an early start to the 2018-19 season, Central Arkansas and Incarnate Word tee off Monday to start the new year. The remaining four league teams – Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – will take the course the week of Sept. 15. The Southland Conference Championship moves to High Meadows Ranch Country Club in Magnolia, Texas, this season after two years at Woodforest Golf Club. The tournament is set for April 22-24, 2019. The Bearkats and Ladyjacks competed at the Lady Maxwell Cup, hosted by Oral Roberts, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to open the new year. Sam Houston senior Jenna Phillips shot a final round 70 to win medalist honors by a stroke, leading the team to a second-place finish. SFA placed seventh with senior Erica Lautensack posting a top-10 finish. Joni Stephens enters her first year at the helm for the Islanders. The former ULM head coach takes her team to Yorktown, Ind., for the Ball State Cardinal Classic on Sept. 17-18. HBU, LU and McNeese commence their seasons at the University of South Alabama Intercollegiate on Sept. 15 for a three-day tournament in Mobile, Ala. The Huskies, who are two-time defending Southland champions, return the 2018 individual winner at the 2018 Southland Championship in senior Kaity Cummings and the 2017 victor in senior Lexi Brooks. Elodie Chapelet, a two-time All-Southland First Team selection, heads into her junior season for the Cardinals. The Cowgirls turn to the new year coming off a seventh-place showing at the conference championship.
–shares Marijuana the Feds Allow for Research Is More Like Hemp Than Real-Life Pot 3 min read One of the major complaints from marijuana researchers in recent years is that cannabis grown for research purposes is, to put it bluntly, basically skunk weed.Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Northern Colorado offers science to back up that claim. They found that marijuana from the federal facility is genetically closer to hemp than it is to the weed for sale at your local dispensary. That’s a problen because, as the researchers wrote, “These results suggest that subjects consuming research grade marijuana may experience different effects than average consumers.”It’s like test driving a Honda to find out what it’s like to drive a BMW.Related: Hemp vs. Marijuana: Why Can’t Cops Tell Them Apart?Marijuana from Ole Miss.The University of Mississippi is the only place licensed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to grow marijuana for research purposes. That’s because marijuana remains a Schedule I illegal drug in the eyes of the federal government.The school recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of having the contract with the government to grow research-grade marijuana. In an article on the school website late in 2018 about the anniversary, the school’s pharmacy dean said the university “has done an outstanding job of working within federal guidelines to produce cannabis products that are standardized for scientific research.”The University of North Colorado study, however, found that research at the school, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA), is producing cannabis that is “genetically divergent” from commercial cannabis.The researchers investigated the genetics of research cannabis because previous studies already had found THC and cannabinoid levels in research marijuana were less than that found in cannabis purchased legally in Colorado, Washington and California.The Washington Post reported that while marijuana is supposed to have 13 percent THC, tests show research-grade marijuana had about 8 percent.Related: Will Medical Cannabis Sales Eventually Surpass Recreational Sales?More fuel for the fire.The study offers more research to support the ongoing effort to get the DEA to license more facilities to grow research-grade marijuana.The DEA had started procedures to license more facilities during the Obama Administration, but none had been awarded as of early April. Frustrated researchers have sent photos of research weed they have been given that looks more like lawn clippings than actual marijuana — and that was two years ago.Both the Justice Department and DEA officials told Vox they either had no update on the program or were working through the issue, without further explanation. Meanwhile, researchers continue to worry that without proper marijuana to test, consumers still don’t have a clear idea on the effects and potential health treatments available with cannabis.Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Marijuana If you bought this at a dispensary, you’d demand your money back. Image credit: CasarsaGuru | Getty Images Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. Add to Queue Guest Writer Next Article dispensaries.com April 16, 2019 Download Our iOS App Free Green Entrepreneur App Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Share on Facebook Fitzgerald calls time on career Share on WhatsApp @Greg_Wood_ Thu 7 Aug 2008 19.01 EDT Share via Email Support The Guardian Read more “It is hard to swallow when you finally realise it is the end,” Fitzgerald said yesterday, “[but] in many ways I’m lucky, really. I smashed four vertebrae in my neck from the C6 up to C3, they were fairly badly damaged . . . and two of them had penetrated my spinal cord. There’s not a lot of flexibility there now, so [if I have] another fall the consequences could be pretty catastrophic.”I’ve been so lucky to be associated with a lot of good horses. Growing up as a kid, the dream was always to win a race at the Festival and that dream was realised in 1994 when I won the Cathcart on Raymylette. He is always going to have a very special place in my heart. Then there is See More Business, who won the King George and the Gold Cup for me.”Fitzgerald’s retirement leaves a vacancy for a stable jockey at Nick Henderson’s powerful Lambourn yard. Barry Geraghty was one name being linked with the position yesterday, while one of the best of the younger Irish jockeys, Andrew McNamara, is another possibility. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Shares00 Topics Share via Email The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Mick Fitzgerald, one of the most successful jump jockeys of all time, announced his retirement yesterday, four months after suffering serious neck injuries in a fall in the Grand National at Aintree.Fitzgerald, 38, rode his first winner in 1988 and steered home the 1,000th of his career as long ago as 2003. His many big-race victories included the Cheltenham Gold Cup on See More Business in 1999 and the 1996 Grand National on Rough Quest, while he was the top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival in 1999 and 2000. Since you’re here… Horse racing Share on LinkedIn Horse racing Greg Wood First published on Thu 7 Aug 2008 19.01 EDT Mick Fitzgerald’s retirement follows the serious neck injuries he suffered in a fall during the Grand National. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Action Images Reuse this content