Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Barnstable becomes the fourth Cape town to ban tobacco sales at pharmacies.
The Barnstable Board of health voted unanimously to ban tobacco sales at all health care institutions Tuesday, according to the Cape Cod Times. Pharmacies are included in the ban and they will have 60 days to comply with the new regulations. The ban includes the sale of cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. Electronic cigarettes were not included in the ban but could be added later.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
On Friday the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary was in Hyannis to announce the new ban.
On Friday morning Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard J. Sullivan, US EPA New England Region Administrator Curt Spalding and Costal Zone Management Director Bruce Carlisle were at Aselton Park in Hyannis to celebrate the approval of a new no discharge areas (NDA) in Massachusetts. "This is the welcome culmination of years of effort, piece by piece, to protect the Massachusetts coast and coastal waterways," said Sen. Dan Wolf. "I congratulate everyone involved, especially Secretary Sullivan, for clearing the last obstacles so that this important environmental protection can apply throughout our state." NDA’s are designated bodies of water where the discharge of all boat sewage is prohibited. Recreational and …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The DEA will study whether to permanently control three substances.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control three synthetic stimulants (Mephedrone, 3,4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Methylone) used to make products marketed as “bath salts” and “plant food.” Except as authorized by law, this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals, or the products that contain them, illegal in the United States, a Yarmouth Police press release stated. These drugs have been reason of concern for Barnstable and Yarmouth residents and the police force during the last few months. Both towns were seeking ways to stop their sale at local stores, according to police. From the press release: This emergency action was necessary to …