Monitoring & evaluation focused CRM database launches for arts sector

first_img“Adapt of Arts have offered invaluable perspective on the development of the system, bringing in-depth knowledge of relationship fundraising, monitoring and evaluation in order to make Good CRM ideally suited to the needs of the arts sector.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  201 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: arts Charity CRM crm Technology Manchester-based consultancy Adapt for Arts has partnered with Good Technologies to develop a CRM database for the arts sector that focuses on monitoring, evaluation and funder reporting. Good CRM has been built specifically as a contact database for arts organisations and charities. It focuses on tracking progress, charting journeys, increasing engagement, encouraging giving, and on monitoring and evaluation, with tools that support the reporting requirements of funders including Arts Council England and Youth Music.  Among the database’s features, organisations can view the history of a person or project, including their participation, donations, interactions and communications, and manage tiered patron and members’ schemes. It also enables users to anonymise data, manage expiration policies and collect permissions in line with the GDPR, and integrates with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and Eventbrite, with more in the pipeline.The database enables users to create reports using any data and to add unlimited conditions, categorise and group data using tags, to create links between data types such as between people and reports or projects and organisations, and to create custom fields to any data type. It can also be accessed from any device. Adapt for Arts said:“As consultants we are frequently asked about good databases by clients. Many of the existing options were primarily designed for sales – but as many new and upcoming arts organisations join the Arts Council England National Portfolio, we felt it was time to support them with an option that is affordable, flexible and with key sector relationships and requirements at its heart.”Tom Cowle, Founder of Good Technologies, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 July 2018 | News Monitoring & evaluation focused CRM database launches for arts sector  202 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Rochester, N.Y., Latino/as protest in support of Black Lives Matter

first_img’Latinos Unidos Con Black Lives Matter’ in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 4.Rochester, N.Y. — On Aug. 4, a Latina/o group stunned the Rochester Police Department with a militant demonstration in front of the Rochester Public Safety Building.T-shirts and signs proclaimed the group’s purpose: “Latinos Unidos Con Black Lives Matter” — solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.The cops were frantic. Although the protest was completely peaceful, bus traffic was diverted from the demonstration site, concrete barriers were erected, and most RPD employees were sent home early. The Public Safety Building was closed from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. because of the protest.Last month, police arrested over 70 protesters at a BLM rally in Rochester. Police actions, which included brutalizing some demonstrators and the arrest of two Black journalists, have brought them considerable local criticism.Ana Casserly, an activist and advocate for local Latina/o families, said the rally was meant to show unity among African-American and Latina/o people on the issue of policing in minority communities. “All together, we can make a difference, live together and make a difference,” she said. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Aug. 5)Casserly said it’s important for the two groups to stand together, as they have much in common. BLM advocates also attended the rally.Juan Collado, 16, and one of the rally organizers, said: “The people need to hear about all of us. We’re united with Black Lives Matter. … We’re still humans and we’re still people. All of us need to be together.” (Democrat & Chronicle)The protest took place on the eve of the local Puerto Rican festival. For nearly a decade, the RPD has routinely harassed impromptu parades that often march on the last day of the festival.Rochester has a large Latina/o population for the size of the city, about 35,000 out of 210,000. These Latina/os are subject to similar kinds of discrimination and oppression that other Black and Brown people experience in housing, education, jobs and poverty, as well as police harassment.Rochester has the second highest child poverty rate in the U.S for similarly sized cities. Over one-third of city residents live in poverty. Over 50 percent of Rochester’s children are poor. (Democrat & Chronicle, Nov 19, 2014)In 2014, the RPD had a racial arrest disparity rate greater than that of Ferguson, Mo. (Democrat & Chronicle)The signs of solidarity between Latina/os and the BLM movement are a significant and welcome development, and should be supported by progressive people everywhere.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

McDonald’s workers take on sexual harassment with class action lawsuits

first_imgWhile hundreds of McDonald’s workers walked off the job in Michigan on Nov. 12 to demand a $15 per hour minimum wage, the right to unionize and an end to workplace sexual abuse, a class-action lawsuit was being filed in state court against the multibillion-dollar company. Workers in Chicago protested sexual abuse at McDonald’s, Sept. 18, 2018.Michigan McDonald’s workers and the American Civil Liberties Union charged the corporation with enabling a “systemic problem of sexual harassment” in its restaurants across the U.S. For years, employees have filed complaints against bosses who physically assaulted, verbally abused and demeaned them — and then retaliated if they resisted — with reduced work hours, unfair transfers and firings, or forced them to quit. Company officials ignored these grievances. Jenna Ries, the named plaintiff and former McDonald’s employee, says a manager verbally and physically attacked her for two years at an eatery in Mason, Mich. When she resisted, he threatened to fire her. She constantly feared she would lose her job. Out of solidarity with “countless survivors” of sexual harassment at McDonald’s workplaces, Ries took legal action. The lawsuit charges that Mason restaurant’s managers ignored heinous harassment and assault, which represents a pervasive “toxic work culture” emanating from the “very top.” It cites McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook’s ouster a week earlier for violating company policy by having an inappropriate relationship with a “subordinate.” No surprise: Easterbrook got a multimillion-dollar exit payment.The ACLU press release quotes Gillian Thomas, senior staff attorney at the organization’s Women’s Rights Project: “McDonald’s says it is powerless to stop the sexual harassment occurring in its franchise restaurants. That would be laughable if it weren’t so destructive to tens of thousands of workers being left to fend for themselves. We are taking McDonald’s to court to demand it use its immense power to address [this] pervasive abuse.” (Nov. 12)Eve Cervantez, an attorney for McDonald’s workers, added: “McDonald’s is among fast food’s worse offenders when it comes to protecting the workers who make the company’s success possible. Employees should not have to endure violations of their humanity and bodily autonomy, as the price of a paycheck.” Let the workers lead!The lawsuit seeks $5 million to compensate workers at the Mason eatery, implementation of “worker-centered anti-harassment policies, worker-led mandatory training,” and “a safe system of reporting [abuse], investigation, discipline and protections against retaliation.” (laborpress.org, Nov. 13) These policies would be implemented in all its franchises — 93 percent of McDonald’s restaurants.Jamelis Fairley, a Fight for $15 movement leader and McDonald’s worker in Sanford, Fla., insists that new McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempezinski, hear worker-survivors’ stories and let them and their advocates direct the solutions. She stresses that nothing can change for the workers without their involvement.Lois Jones experienced six months of relentless sexual misconduct at a Durham, N.C., restaurant. After reporting it, managers accused her of lying and contemptuously called her “stupid.” Jones strongly advocates unionization to protect fast food workers from abuse. The effort to combat workplace sexual harassment has intensified since the #MeToo upsurge began two years ago, inspired by the movement’s African-American founder and organizer, Tarana Burke. Fight for $15 joined the workers in this struggle. Courageously, Black, Latinx and im/migrant McDonald’s workers led a 10-city walkout in the first multicity strike in the U.S. against workplace sexual harassment on Sept. 18, 2018. Lacking union membership, they took great risks. Their bold action inspired many workers. McDonald’s workers continue to fight the scourge of sexual abuse, taking on the world’s second-largest employer. Whether in the streets or in the courts, they keep the struggle going. Their message: No one should have to face sexual assault to earn a living!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Harry Haywood, Black Bolshevik

first_imgFebruary 4 was the birthday of Black Communist Harry Haywood, one of the great Marxist-Leninist thinkers, leaders and revolutionaries of the 20th century. Although Haywood was born over 100 years ago and has been deceased for over 30 years, his contributions to Marxism-Leninism and the struggle for Black Liberation and self-determination remain central in the fight for revolutionary socialism. Haywood, a leader of the Communist Party (CPUSA) and member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), developed and popularized the theoretical concept known as the Black Belt thesis, which explains that Black people in the U.S. make up an entire nation that is nationally oppressed by capitalism and U.S. imperialism. Although enslaved Africans forced into bondage in the U.S. were from different places with different cultures, Haywood argued that their multicentury experience of slavery forged them into a distinct people bound together by their economic super-exploitation in the development of the Deep South — geographically defined by Haywood as south from Virginia and Washington, D.C., and west to Texas. V.I. Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet Union until his death in 1924, recognized African Americans as a distinct, oppressed nationality. In 1920, he wrote that there is a “clear distinction between the oppressed, dependent and subject nations and the oppressing, exploiting and sovereign nations.” (Draft Theses on National and Colonial Questions for the Second Congress of the Communist International)The abrupt and violent end to Reconstruction — which had provided a 12-year period of some relief for Black workers following the end of chattel slavery and the Civil War — resulted in the construction of Jim Crow laws tying Black workers to the land again in new forms of slavery — prison and agrarian work. The former exists to this day in the prison-industrial complex. The era of Black sharecroppers and tenant farmers and their revolt against white supremacy and capitalism-imperialism is heavily documented in Robin D.G. Kelley’s groundbreaking book, “Hammer & Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression.”Haywood, viewing Reconstruction as an unfinished bourgeois democratic revolution in the South, saw the end of Reconstruction through the Compromise of 1877 as a betrayal by the bourgeoisie, which plunged Black workers back into super-exploitation. This led to decades of heightened reaction, including the founding of the KKK, the “separate but equal” legal doctrine and Jim Crow segregation.Haywood connected this repression to the rise of U.S. imperialism at the end of the 19th century. He tied it to the oppression and super-exploitation of landless Black workers in the South, who still worked the land they and their families had worked while enslaved. A lifelong advocate for Black liberationHaywood, from the 1920s until his death in 1985, advocated for the self-determination of all Black people — an oppressed nation within the U.S. — and full liberation from capitalism-imperialism, up to and including the right to separate from the U.S. Haywood theorized that the struggle for Black Liberation would come from the “national territory” of Black people — the Deep South. The Black Belt thesis, presented by Harry Haywood to the Soviet Union and the CPSU, was adopted at the Sixth Congress of the Communist International in 1928, under Joseph Stalin’s leadership. However, it was less than popular in the U.S. and earned Haywood the contempt of many of his “comrades” in the CPUSA, who viewed racism simply as a moral problem and not as a problem of economic and political oppression. Though Haywood became a leader in the CPUSA for some time until his expulsion in the late 1950s, his position on the Black Question was routinely criticized for many years while he remained in that party. Today Harry Haywood’s thesis still resounds with history: that Black people are an oppressed nation within the U.S. Currently, there are uprisings at prisons all across the state of Alabama and disruptions of the prison-industrial complex in surrounding Southern states, led by incarcerated Black workers such as those in the Free Alabama Movement and the Alabama Resistance Movement. But this struggle is carried out as well by incarcerated and paroled workers in California, Pennsylvania and across the country. The majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., are now fighting for a union, which would be the first ever Amazon union in the U.S. There is no doubt that if this union drive wins, it would have a ripple effect, with Amazon workers unionizing countrywide and worldwide, tearing a hole through the seemingly impenetrable armor of Amazon. Black workers are still fighting for their liberation and self-determination in an era of capitalism at its most chaotic free fall yet. Harry Haywood’s words — and the struggles of Black liberation and self-determination — truly live on. Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist organizer and writer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization in northwest Florida, and a member of the Workers World Party — Central Gulf Coast (Alabama, Florida and Mississippi) branch. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bob Skelley and Will Briggs of Arctic Wolf Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chiefs

first_img Bob Skelley and Will Briggs of Arctic Wolf Recognized as 2021 CRN® Channel Chiefs EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Arctic Wolf ®, the leader in security operations, today announced that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bob Skelley, Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Will Briggs, Vice President, Americas Channels and Program to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN ® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth. As Senior Vice President of Global Channels, Skelley leads Arctic Wolf’s channel organization, where he is responsible for overseeing Arctic Wolf’s global distribution strategy and partner ecosystem. Bob provides Arctic Wolf with over 25 years of channel expertise in partner recruitment, enablement, and engagement gained from his leadership roles at Dell, Microsoft, The Channel Company, and EqualLogic. As Arctic Wolf’s Vice President of Americas Channels and Program, Briggs brings over a decade of experience in technology and security sales, focusing on strategic channel program development, distribution, and partner relationships and profitability. Will leverages his experience building award-winning channel programs to lead Arctic Wolf’s North American channel team and scale the company’s partner program, including MSP, Resale, distribution, and national partnerships. “As a 100 percent channel organization, the success of Arctic Wolf is dependent on the success of our channel partners and our partner program,” said Nick Schneider, President, Arctic Wolf. “Under the leadership of Bob and Will, membership in our partner program grew by over 250% last year, and the success our partners had in selling our security operations solutions played a direct role in Arctic Wolf becoming the first Managed Detection and Response (MDR) vendor to achieve a valuation of over $1 billion.” The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs, and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates. “CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.” CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN ® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs. Additional ResourcesJoin the conversation with Arctic Wolf on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTubeVisit arcticwolf.com to learn more about our security operations solutionsIf you’re ready to get started, request a demo or get a quotetodayWant to join Arctic Wolf’s Partner Program? Apply today About Arctic Wolf Arctic Wolf® is the market leader in security operations. Using the cloud-native Arctic Wolf® Platform, we help organizations end cyber risk by providing security operations as a concierge service. Highly-trained Concierge Security® experts work as an extension of internal teams to provide 24×7 monitoring, detection and response, as well as ongoing risk management to proactively protect organizations while continually strengthening their security posture. For more information about Arctic Wolf, visit arcticwolf.com. © 2021 Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Arctic Wolf, Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response, and Arctic Wolf Managed Risk, Arctic Wolf Managed Cloud Monitoring, and Arctic Wolf Concierge Security Team are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc. or Arctic Wolf Networks Canada, Inc. and any subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, and/or other countries. About The Channel Company The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com Follow The Channel Company:Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. © 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005092/en/ CONTACT: Press Contact Dan Deeth [email protected] +1.519.505.7745 OR Merritt Group Katie Pesek, +1.703.390.1505 [email protected] The Channel Company Contact: Jennifer Hogan The Channel Company [email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: Arctic Wolf Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Calls to have speed limit & camera signs aligned in Donegal

first_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleNo progress on special lifejackets for Donegal fishermenNext articleOver 2,300 Donegal Junior Cert students receive exam results today News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Calls to have speed limit & camera signs aligned in Donegal There are calls to have speed limit signs placed alongside all speed camera signs on a countywide basis.It follows reports from confused motorists that while they see the camera sign, they are then unsure of the speed limit in certain areas.Donegal County Council has committed to consulting with the TII on the issue.Cllr Gerry Crawford believes that the move would ensure a safer motoring for all:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/crawfoyjhjghjghrdspeed.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 4, 2019 Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterestlast_img read more

Falcarragh man speaks out after home destroyed by fire

first_imgThe owner of a house in Falcarragh which was destroyed in a fire earlier this week is calling for an urgent response from the relevant authorities.On Monday, John Fitzgearld rang the emergency services after the fuse box in his house went on fire.Despite living close to Falcarragh fire station, it emerged that the station was unmanned and so appliances from Gaoth Dobhair and Letterkenny had to tend to the fire instead.Speaking on the Nine Til Noon Show, Mr. Fitzgearlad stressed that this was not the fault of the local fire crew:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/johcgfhgfhgfhfhnfitz1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Falcarragh man speaks out after home destroyed by fire News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleVulnerable Donegal post offices urged make their caseNext articleBroad welcome for upgraded works to South Donegal water supply News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 23, 2018 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Obama Presidential Center project clears federal review

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Former President Barack Obama and a rendering of the Obama Presidential Center (Getty)More than four years after plans were unveiled to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, a federal review of the project has been completed, paving the way for a groundbreaking later this year.The years-long environmental review found the $500 million construction and surrounding road repairs would not have a significant impact on the area, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing city officials and the Obama Foundation. A groundbreaking could happen in August, and initial work could start as early as April, according to the report.Former President Barack Obama announced the news in a video posted to his Twitter account Wednesday, saying “the center will create jobs and economic opportunity, especially for South Side residents.”“We know that by working together, we can unlock the South Side’s fullest potential,” he added.I’m proud to announce that the Obama Presidential Center will officially break ground in 2021. Our hope is that the center will breathe new life into historic Jackson Park while delivering jobs, growth, and much more to the South Side.Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/cOqoPmaLkf— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 3, 2021The project has served as a source of pride for Chicago with the promise of drawing thousands of visitors each year. It could also open up opportunities for multifamily investors and developers to build in the area.But it has also received pushback from residents in surrounding Woodlawn, who fear it will contribute to gentrification, with rising home prices making the neighborhood increasingly unaffordable. In July, city officials negotiated a deal that will require developers to include affordable housing for projects on city-owned property in Woodlawn. The agreement, worked out with residents and the local alderman, will also provide up to $20,000 in funding for home improvement work to some homeowners.The city hailed Wednesday’s announcement as a “major milestone,” according to the report, and touted the investments that would follow, leading to more jobs and improved infrastructure. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the center will “distinguish our city’s historic South Side as a world-class economic and cultural hub.”The federal reviews were conducted through the National Environmental Policy Act and are related to a process to measure the center’s effect on protected parkland. Jackson Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.In an interview with Crain’s, Obama Foundation chief engagement officer Michael Strautmanis responded to the timing of the review’s completion, coming two weeks after former President Donald Trump left office and President Joe Biden was sworn in.“I am not going to look to see why we got this now, at this point,” he told the publication. “I just know that we’re here, and it’s been a long road to get here, and I’m ready to get started.” [Tribune, Crain’s] — Alexi Friedman Share via Shortlinkcenter_img [email protected] TrumpPoliticsResidential Real Estatelast_img read more

Tosh. Or a joke, perhaps

first_imgThe excellent German blog Die Achse des Guten (“The Axis of Good”) has drawn my attention to this bizarre claim in today’s Daily Record:Legendary [Loch Ness Monster] hunter Robert Rines is giving up his search for the monster after 37 years. … Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming [my emphasis].Is this a joke? Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img

Senate Committee Passes Billing Legalizing Sale Of CBD oil

first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA bill that would allow Hoosiers to purchase a marijuana-derived product over-the-counter from any retailer is headed to the full Senate floor.The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee have passed Senate Bill 52, which would allow any person to purchase cannabidiol, or CBD, oil without a prescription or medical reason, if the oil contains no more than 0.3 percent THC. Purchasers would not have to put their names on a registry, but all CBD oil containers would have to be labeled and certified as having no more than 0.3 percent THC.The original language of SB 52 allowed for the sale of CBD oil with zero THC, but based on a two-hour session of testimony last week, the bill passed Tuesday defines “zero THC” at the 0.3 percent limit. Additionally, an amendment to the bill would provide immunity to state contractor employees who test positively during a drug test but have legally purchased the oil.Sen. Rod Bray, R-Martinsville, raised concerns about that amendment, questioning how employers would know when an employee tests positive for THC – the substance that causes the euphoric effects of marijuana – because of the legal use of CBD oil. The bill’s author and committee chair Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, acknowledged that issue did raise questions, but said he thinks it’s important for immunity to be available to employees abiding by the law. Bray suggested that issue could require further study to come to a more concrete answer to this question. Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, celebrated Tuesday’s version of SB 52 as a “common sense bill,” considering it would allow consumers to purchase CBD oil over-the-counter and without having to put their name on a state registry. Another of Young’s bills, SB 294, would allow patients on a state registry to purchase CBD oil to treat certain cases of epilepsy if they can prove their presence on the registry. Testimony was also heard on SB 294 last week, but Young did not bring it before the committee for a vote on Tuesday.The committee passed SB 52 with a 7-2 vote, with Sens. Aaron Freeman, R-Indianapolis, and Eric Koch, R-Bedford, opposing it. The vote comes after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an advisory opinion last year that said CBD oil remained illegal in Indiana, despite legislation in 2017 that allowed the oil to be used to treat intractable epilepsy.SB 52 now heads to the Senate floor, where it can be amended and passed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more