The Daily Populous

Sunday September 19th, 2021 night edition

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(CNN) Italy will likely decide whether or not to decriminalize cannabis in a referendum next year, after campaign groups managed to gather the required 500,000 signatures in a week.

Popular referendums in Italy can be called if 500,000 signatures are obtained, and campaigners were able to obtain the necessary amount well before the September 30 deadline.

If the public votes to decriminalize cannabis, the purchase, sale and cultivation of the drug will all become legal under Italian law.

"More than 500,000 online signatures in just a week for the #ReferendumCannabis," the campaigners wrote on their official Facebook page .

"We celebrate them by thanking you one by one, because this is a first and not just in Italy.".

The consumption of cannabis is not criminalized under Italian law and marijuana for medical purposes is permitted.

However, buying, selling and mass cultivating the herb is illegal and dealers could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. »

Donald Trump wrote to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to 'decertify' the 2020 election

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Donald Trump wrote to Georgia Secretary of State asking him to "decertify" the results of the election.

Donald Trump sent a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to start "decertifying" the 2020 election, on Friday.

Since losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump has repeated unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter and election fraud. »

FDA Approves First Human Trial for Potential CRISPR-Led HIV Cure

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The FDA's IND approval sets the stage for the very first Phase I/II trial to evaluate EBT-101 as a functional cure for chronic HIV based on the endpoints of safety, tolerability, and efficacy.

It uses an adeno-associated virus (AAV) to deliver a one-time treatment to functionally cure HIV infections.

This is what enables the drug to excise large portions of the HIV genome while minimizing potential viral escape. »

No, Don’t Use Ivermectin-Soaked Tampons as COVID-19 Prevention

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Putting tampons soaked in a liquid solution that includes ivermectin into vaginas is an effective and safe step to fight COVID-19.

(Also, here she debunks the myth that vodka-soaked tampons can cause drunkenness, as claimed by Facebook user “A.”).

“Jennifer Gunter: ‘Women Are Being Told Lies about Their Bodies.’” The Guardian, 8 Sept. 2019, Related fact checks by Snopes:. »

Aukus: France’s ambassador recall is ‘tip of the iceberg’, say analysts

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A visibly angry Jean-Yves le Drian, the French foreign minister, accused the Americans and Australians of “lies and duplicity” over the Aukus deal.

“When we see the US president with the Australian prime minister announce a new agreement, with Boris Johnson, the breach of trust is profound.

Le Drian had already described the trilateral Aukus security pact – including the submarine deal – as a “stab in the back”. »