420 with CNW — Arkansas Governor Wants a More Aggressive Stance on Marijuana Legalization

Arkansas Gov. William Hutchinson states that the national government’s casual approach to cannabis is the reason why many more states are legalizing the drug. During a recent interview with the Washington Post, the governor of Arkansas explained that where the government’s stance on cannabis legalization is unclear, the legalization of drugs will continue, which brings about more measures for the legalization of cannabis at the state level.

Jeff Sessions, the first attorney general under outgoing President Donald Trump’s administration, revoked the counsel that was put in place by former President Barack Obama’s administration, which directed that state attorneys shouldn’t intrude on any state marijuana laws. However, apart from revoking former counsel, the Trump administration did not launch any extensive clamp down on people who complied with these local policies or the policies themselves.

Hutchinson explained that as long as the national government had a hands-off policy on all things marijuana in terms of legalization of marijuana in states, then the pressure for marijuana legalization will only grow. A lot of funds are used in that sector, which could result in additional initiatives to legalize the drug. Furthermore, increased funding poured into advertising these legalization initiatives and the lack of a clear position by the national government only furthers the cause. This is despite the fact that voters from Arkansas approved a measure on medical marijuana on their ballots in 2016.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that the Hutchinson was the Drug Enforcement Administration head during the President George. W. Bush administration. The governor also mentioned that earlier this year, activists of reform from the state had tried placing an initiative that would legalize cannabis on the ballot of the state. However, they did not succeed as they were unable to gather the number of signatures needed to qualify for placement on the ballot because of the social-distancing measures implemented after the COVID-19 pandemic began. He added that while the activists had not been successful, they would try again.

Two decades ago, Hutchinson had the DEA raid various medical marijuana dispensaries in California, despite the fact that the dispensaries were legal. At the time, California was among the few states that had legalized medical cannabis.

When the governor was asked about the election victories seen in the states such as Oregon, which had legalized cannabis, he criticized the victories. It should be noted, however, that clinical studies have disproven many “reasons” that are cited by prohibitionists as reasons why cannabis should not be legalized.

The increase in the number of states with regulated cannabis markets has created a chance for many companies to grow. An example of such a company is The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER). WTER’s signature premium alkaline water as well as CBD-infused products can be found on the shelves of a minimum of 70,000 leading retail outlets around the United States.

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420 with CNW — Six Issues Virginia Legislators Face While Discussing Marijuana Legalization

Soon after the November 2020 elections, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to propose cannabis legalization legislation  when the state’s General Assembly convenes in January. If passed, that legislation would make Virginia the only Southern state that allows adult-use marijuana. Lawmakers in the state have up to 24 months to come up with a cohesive regulatory structure to govern the cannabis industry. According to Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the following are some of the key areas legislators will have to focus on.

Expunging past cannabis convictions. According to the 200-page report released by the state Joint Legislative Audit and Review Board, black Virginians are three and a half times more likely to be arrested for possession than a white Virginian. Expunging past cannabis convictions will go a long way in addressing this racial inequality as well as allowing individuals with these convictions to access employment and even housing opportunities.

Policing marijuana-related offenses after legalization. The authors of the report predict that legalizing cannabis wouldn’t increase the police force’s workload. However, the police may have a hard time enforcing driving while intoxicated laws as there is no way to accurately measure THC content in the blood, the report says. Lawmakers may have to propose new legislation to discourage cannabis consumption in vehicles as well as implementing drug recognition training for police officers.

Will big corporations or small businesses be the norm? Several lawmakers have stated that they would like to prevent big out-of-state companies from dominating Virginia’s cannabis industry. According to the report, avoiding a vertically integrated structure that allows a single business to hold cultivation, processing and retail licenses would result in a less-efficient marketplace with higher prices. However, slightly higher prices may prevent youths from buying cannabis as well as overconsumption from adults, aged 21 years and older.

What about business owners with past cannabis convictions? Surveys show that other states that have legalized cannabis have become dominated by white men, something Virginian lawmakers would like to prevent. They concur that while the state may be unable to pass legislation that earmark licenses or incentives for black applicants, it could use policies such as reduced license fees, providing start-up financing and mentoring to people with past cannabis convictions living in areas that were disproportionately policed for cannabis.

How high will cannabis be taxed, and what will the funds be used for? The authors of the report propose a sales tax of between 25 to 30%. The tax isn’t so high that the industry will struggle against the black market, and it could generate up to $300 million a year. Highly processed products such as edibles, which are easier to consume and generally more potent, should be taxed a little higher, the report states. Additionally, funds collected through taxes should be used on social equity programs to address the harms done by the decades-long war on drugs.

Growing cannabis at home has been allowed by some states as long as residents stay within the allowed parameters. Virginia could limit growing to between two to six plants per person with a maximum of 12 plants per household, with the report estimating that two plants could yield eight to sixteen ounces of cannabis yearly. Lawmakers should also consider prohibiting people from pooling their plant alliances as it often leads to sizable, unregulated cannabis grows.

States that open the door to regulated adult-use marijuana usually create opportunities for astute business minds to set up shop there. For example, when Michigan legalized recreational pot, the former CEO of a Canadian cannabis giant (Canopy Growth Corp.) set up Gage Cannabis Co., a company determined to be the dominant player in the Michigan marijuana market.

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420 with CNW — Gov. Murphy Makes Crucial Regulatory Appointments after Vote on Recreational Marijuana

Earlier in November, voters in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly in favor of recreational cannabis. As such, New Jersey has joined the growing number of states that allow adult-use marijuana, with the amendment taking effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Soon after the 67.25% vote in favor of recreational cannabis, state legislators in Trenton started drafting the laws and regulations for the industry, and Gov. Phil Murphy made two appointments to the state’s newly formed Cannabis Regulatory Commission, which will oversee the medical and recreational cannabis industry.

Aide Dianna Houenou has been appointed to chair the five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Gov. Murphy described her as “the right person at the right time,” stating that she is the kind of person who will ensure the Garden State’s nascent cannabis industry will be “equitable, fair, and inclusive of all communities.” She currently serves as senior policy advisor and associate counsel to the Governor and advises on policy issues regarding military and veterans, community affairs, as well as criminal justice and immigrants’ rights matters.

Born and raised in California to immigrants from Benin and France, Houenou moved to New Jersey four years ago to work with the ACLU as policy counsel, advocating for marijuana legalization as well as leading New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform. She was involved in the establishment of the state’s Office of New Americans and helped to advance criminal justice initiatives such as advancing civilian oversight of law enforcement officers.

Jeff Brown, the current assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, will work as the Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s executive director. He oversees the Division of Medicinal Marijuana, and under his leadership, the division has increased patient enrollment numbers from 17,000 to 95,000 and more than doubled the number of physicians and dispensaries participating in the state medical cannabis program.

Before joining the state Department of Health, Brown was involved with the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of health insurance exchanges. Murphy is excited about the new appointments, and responding to a recommendation by Senate President Steve Sweeney, he is set to appoint Krista Nash as the third member of the commission.

“Dianna has been a critical voice for social justice and equity on my team for the past year and a half after spending several years working on the fight to legalize marijuana with the ACLU. Her commitment to doing what is right and to leaving no one behind has powered our criminal justice reform agenda, and I am immensely proud that she will be continuing that commitment as chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission,” Sweeney said, regarding Houenou.

Cannabis companies are engaged in a variety of industry-related activities. For example, Pure Extracts Technologies Inc. (CSE: PULL) has carved out a niche for itself in the aspect of extracting cannabis and hemp compounds, and the company is also set to be a leading player in the functional mushroom and medical psychedelic space.

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420 with CNW — Decriminalization or Legalization: Understanding the Difference

From the early 1970s, the United States has waged an intensive campaign against drugs; the movement has been dubbed the “war on drugs.” Seeking to financially cut off the criminal gangs that supply illicit drugs as well as mitigate the physical harm done by said drugs to users, the government doled out harsh sentences to those caught selling and buying drugs. However, decades later, it is evident that the war on drugs did more harm than good, with the Global Commission on Drug Policy declaring it a failure in a 2011 report.

The past decade has seen attitudes towards certain drugs, especially cannabis, change. On top of increased recreational use, scientific studies have found that the controversial drug has medicinal properties. In the U.S., only 15 states haven’t legalized cannabis in some form, and after the November elections, the chances of the drug being federally decriminalized are quite high. President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have both stated their support for the decriminalization of adult cannabis use and legal medical cannabis.

With the way the terms “decriminalize” and “legalize” are thrown around, it’s easy for misunderstandings to arise. For instance, plenty of people falsely believe that decriminalizing cannabis means allowing it to be sold and consumed as easily as alcohol or tobacco. However, decriminalizing a drug simply means that people caught with small amounts of the drug wouldn’t face criminal charges and jail time. Instead, they would be fined and entered into a drug recovery program.

Those caught selling the decriminalized drug would still face criminal charges. The only difference is that drug users won’t be penalized for possessing small amounts of drugs, they’ll be given the help they need.

On the other hand, legalization doesn’t mean folks can freely buy, sell, and grow the drug. Countries and states that have legalized certain drugs create a regulated and taxed market where licensed sellers can produce and sell the drugs to adults aged 21 years old and older. Additionally, consumers typically are limited in the amount of the drug they can purchase and possess at a given time. As long as both the sellers and customers adhere to the rules governing the market, they will face no fines or jail time.

Biden and Harris are intent on the national decriminalization of marijuana. If they succeed, people caught with small amounts won’t be fined or jailed, as per federal law. However, buying and selling cannabis will only be restricted to states that have legalized it and created a legal framework to govern the market.

Many companies have sprouted in the jurisdictions that have legalized marijuana in some form. One of the notable companies is Gage Cannabis Co., based in Michigan. The company is aiming to become the top brand in the state, before setting its eyes on becoming a multistate operator.

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420 with CNW — Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Marijuana

More countries across the globe are legalizing marijuana as we discover more on the therapeutic benefits it offers. Did you know, however, that marijuana has actually been used by humans for thousands of years?

We’ve compiled some interesting facts about the history of marijuana.

Truth serums: myth or fact?

A national government agency, the OSS (Office of Strategic Services), explored the possibility of using controlled substances as potential truth serums during World War 2. Harry Anslinger, the commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics at the time and a devoted marijuana hater, was part of the investigation team.

THC acetate was tested as a truth serum on unsuspecting victims, some of whom were war prisoners at the time. While it produced no results as a truth serum, it did work as a relaxing agent.

Marijuana was an asthma treatment.

Evidence has shown that marijuana was used 5,000 years ago for various diseases in Romania. The plant is referenced in the 1500 BC Chinese Pharmacopoeia. In addition to this, marijuana was also used extensively throughout India as bhang and was also found on mummies in Egypt.

History has shown that in the 1900s in South Asia, marijuana was recommended by physicians as a remedy for people who were asthmatic and was also utilized in treating bronchitis. While this may be surprising seeing as smoke is generally not good for people with respiratory problems, research has shown that marijuana smoke may not behave in the same way as other smoke, such as tobacco smoke, does. Marijuana smoke has been shown to cause bronchodilation, which actually dilates the airways.

Shakespeare smoked marijuana

While we may never know if marijuana aided in the creation of his creative and expressive works, it has been found that Shakespeare was a lover of weed.

An analysis of the chemical residue in the pipes he used to smoke showed marijuana residue. Researchers used a method known as gas chromatography mass spectrometry to conduct the analysis. The pipes excavated from the garden of Shakespeare as well as the pipe stems and bowls received by Thackeray on loan, in total making 24 fragments, found marijuana in eight samples, thus providing concrete evidence that Shakespeare smoked weed.

What do you think he meant by, “I shall attend your leisure: but make haste; the vaporous night approaches.”

From the above, we can see that marijuana has a diverse and interesting history. Learning more about this multifaceted plant and its benefits also provides a new angle to look at things, and who wouldn’t want that?

As cannabis gains more acceptance around the United States., many companies have stepped up to address the evolving needs of consumers. Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) is one of those firms. The COVID-19 outbreak has given home-delivery business an unexpected boost, and Sugarmade is taking full advantage of that opportunity.

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Potency Has Spiked in the Recent 50 Years

A team of researchers from the University of Bath Addiction and Mental Health Group has discovered that street marijuana around the globe is substantially stronger now than it was 50 years ago. This, they say, increases the risk of harm. The team incorporated into its study a minimum of 80,000 marijuana samples that had been tested within the past five decades from street samples collected in New Zealand, Italy, Denmark, France, Netherlands, UK and the United States. The research was financed by the Society for the Study of Addiction with the study’s findings being reported in the “Addiction” journal.

The researchers explored how THC concentrations had changed in various types of marijuana as the years rolled by. In herbal marijuana, the team discovered that the concentration of THC registered a 14% jump in the years 1970 through 2017. This was largely because the growing popular share of more potent marijuana varieties such as sinsemilla, which was preferred to traditional herbal marijuana, had less THC and contained seeds.

The researchers found prior evidence indicating that using marijuana with higher THC levels frequently carries an increased risk of issues such as psychotic disorders and addiction. Dr. Tom Freeman, the study’s lead author, stated that as the strength of marijuana increased, the number of individuals who entered treatment for marijuana use problems also grew. More Europeans, he said, were now receiving treatment because of marijuana than cocaine or heroin.

The team discovered that the THC increase was especially high for cannabis resin, as THC concentrations spiked by 24% in the period 1975 through 2017. According to the study’s findings, cannabis resin, which is extracted from herbal marijuana, is generally stronger than herbal marijuana. The researchers also looked at CBD concentrations but found no evidence for changes in CBD in marijuana over time.

Sam Craft, the study’s coauthor, explained that hash or cannabis resin is commonly seen as safer than other marijuana types. However, their findings show that hash is now more potent than herbal marijuana. In the past, hash contained lower quantities of CBD and THC, and while cannabidiol’s concentration has not changed, the concentration of THC has grown considerably. This led the researchers to conclude that consuming the drug may be potentially more harmful today than decades ago.

Marijuana takes pole position among illicit drugs consumed across the globe and has been legalized recently in some states in the U.S. as well as in Uruguay and Canada. This study’s findings are particularly relevant as they shed light on the safety of marijuana as more call for it to be legalized in various nations around the world. The researchers assert that the rise in the strength of marijuana puts the spotlight on the need to execute broader strategies to reduce the drug’s harm, similar to the strategies used for liquor. These strategies include public guidelines on safer limits of consumption as well as standard units. This would help individuals limit their consumption and use marijuana more safely.

The cannabis sector is seeing major transformations orchestrated by many industry leaders. One of those industry leaders is The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER). The company specializes in using a proprietary electrolysis system to produce premium alkaline water, and WTER is also making edible and topical products infused with CBD.

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420 with CNW — Research Finds That EU Youth Have Abandoned Tobacco, Alcohol in Favor of Weed

Teens in Europe are drinking less alcohol, smoking less tobacco and increasingly turning to cannabis, a new continent-wide study has found. Teens aged 15 and 16 year olds are drinking and smoking less than they were in the nineties and early 2000s, but the increasing rates of cannabis consumption have raised fears that youth may be engaging in different but equally damaging addictive behaviors. The study was carried out by the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (“ESPAD”).

In what was its seventh such study since 1995, ESPAD interviewed 99,647 15- and 16-year-olds from 35 countries on their attitudes towards drug use; the interviews were conducted via questionnaires. Comprised of a network of autonomous research teams across 40 European countries, EPSAD is the largest international research project on substance abuse among adolescents in the world. The study was coordinated by the EPSAD Italian team at the National Research Council of Italy (“CNR-IFC”), with the results published in collaboration with the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (“EMCDDA”).

After collecting data on teen drug use over the course of 2019, the researchers found that more than three-quarters (75%) of the respondents had consumed alcohol in the past, with 47% doing so within the past month. This is down from 90% and 68% in 2003, and it can be partly attributed to recent legislation banning the sale of alcohol to minors. Only 10% of the respondents said that they smoked tobacco on a daily basis, down from the 20% who smoked daily 25 years ago.

The researchers also found that only one in five teens smoke every so often compared with the one in three who did so in 1995. Additionally, 40% of the respondents admitted to having tried e-cigarettes while only 14% smoked e-cigarettes daily. Of those who had never smoked before, 14% stated that they had tried e-cigarettes within the past month. However, while alcohol and tobacco use has been on a steady decline, the researchers found that cannabis use among European teens has been on the rise.

Approximately 16% of the respondents admitted to having tried cannabis in the past compared with 11% in 1995. Another 15% of Italian teens admitted to monthly use, with 24% of French teens saying they had used illicit drugs in general on at least one occasion. The study found that 2.8% of French teens were most likely to have tried cocaine. It also noted that 6.6% of the respondents had used sedatives and tranquilizers, stating that the “non-medical use of prescription drugs among adolescents remains a concern.”

The legal marijuana sector has lots of players that are committed to revolutionizing the industry. One of those notable entities is Pure Extracts Technologies Inc. (CSE: PULL). This company focuses on the extraction of plant compounds, and it has been doing so to make its own products as well as for other companies licensed by Health Canada to produce marijuana.

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420 with CNW — GrowDiaries Mishap Leaves Millions of Cannabis Grower Passwords Exposed

GrowDiaries is an online community of cannabis growers that allows its members to ask questions, interact with other members and blog about their crops. In September, the company suffered a major security breach that left millions of users’ posts, passwords and other data exposed. The unprotected database was discovered by researcher Volodymyr “Bob” Diachenko on Oct. 10, 2020. Diachenko, who is known for pointing out unsecured databases, said the company was responsible for the vulnerability.

He reports on LinkedIn that two Kibana apps, which are usually used by IT and development staff to manage Elasticsearch databases, were left unsecured without a password since September 22. Through these two unsecured apps, attackers could access two sets of Elasticsearch databases. According to Diachenko, the databases consisted of around 1.4 million records containing IP addresses and email addresses and another 2 million records containing hashed account passwords and user posts.

The MD5 hashed format that the passwords were stored in is notoriously vulnerable, says Diachenko, and attackers could easily crack it and access the plain-text passwords, allowing them access to the users’ data. The exposed IP addresses spanned a wide range of provinces and countries, including a couple that still outlaw cannabis. After Diachenko reported the unsecured Kibana apps to GrowDiaries, the company secured its database but did not offer any further communication.

He states that since he probably wasn’t the only one looking for databases vulnerable to attackers, it is very likely that someone else was able to access and download user data from GrowDiaries’ Elasticssearch databases. Although the company has not replied to any inquiries on the matter, the website’s FAQ portion assures customers that their data is safe. “GrowDiaries is entirely safe and sound to use and retail outlet information on. We do not shop or share any particular information and facts. All meta-knowledge is erased.”

Diachenko advises GrowDiaries users to change their passwords across all platforms, not just on GrowDiaries, to avoid “stuffing” attacks. These kinds of attacks employ an automated bug that plugs in different combinations of stolen passwords and usernames in an attempt to break into other websites and apps.

Community members should also keep an eye out for phishing attacks where an individual is sent an email, text or instant message with a malicious link. Clicking on these links allows attackers to install malware onto your system, freeze it as part of a ransomware attack orsteal funds and sensitive information.

An entity that you should watch in the cannabis industry is The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WTER) (CSE: WTER). This company not only makes premium alkaline water but also has a line of CBD-infused topical as well as ingestible products.

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CBDNewsBreaks – Jupiter Wellness Inc. (NASDAQ: JUPW) Signs Endorsement Agreement with Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els

Jupiter Wellness (NASDAQ: JUPW), a developer of innovative sun care and skin care brands, has inked a multiyear endorsement agreement with one of golf’s most prolific winners, Ernie Els. The agreement includes the right to utilize Els’s name, endorsement and likeness in connection with the advertisement, sale and promotion of Jupiter Wellness CaniSun, CaniSkin and CaniDermRx brands. Known as the Big Easy, Els has been ranked No. 1 in the world and has more than 70 professional career victories to his name, including four Major championships and two World Golf championships. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011, Els holds the record for the most consecutive weeks inside the Top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Els is also known for his business ventures and philanthropic endeavors, including the Els for Autism Foundation and the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation of South Africa. He has received the Heisman Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work in autism and has been named one of the Top Five Most Positive Athletes in the World by the United Nations NGO Voting Academy. “We’re excited that Ernie loves Canisun Suncare Products,” said Jupiter Wellness CEO Brian John in the press release. “His endorsement of our brand is highly impactful and validates our efforts to create top-notch products that consumers love.”

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About Jupiter Wellness Inc.

Jupiter Wellness is a developer of innovative sun care and skin care brands and other therapeutics with cannabinoids. The company’s clinical pipeline of enhanced skin care therapeutics address indications including eczema, burns, HSV1 cold sores and skin cancer. Jupiter generates revenues from a growing line of proprietary over-the-counter skin care products including CaniSun(TM) sunscreen and other wellness brands sold through its distribution platform. For information about the company, please visit www.JupiterWellnessInc.com.

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420 with CNW — Marijuana Extracts Could Alleviate Burning Mouth Symptoms, New Research Finds

A group of Italian researchers has discovered that the use of a marijuana extract daily decreased pain and other symptoms brought about by burning mouth syndrome. The study’s results were published in the journal October issue of “Pain Medicine” journal.

Burning mouth syndrome is defined by the International Headache Society as an abnormal or burning sensation, which recurs daily for more than two hours every day for more than a three-month period. While its origin remains unknown, the condition can affect the sides of cheeks, lips, and tongue as well as the roof of the mouth.

To carry out the study, scientists in Turin enlisted 17 patients who had been diagnosed with burning mouth syndrome and treated them using a full-plant marijuana extract every day over a four-week period. Every dose that was administered was made up of 1 gram of the pharmaceutical cannabis extract that had been diluted with 10 g of olive oil.

The authors reported that until now, no studies had given evidence of a safe and reliable treatment for the management of burning mouth syndrome for the long term, both in terms of quality of life and symptom relief. Their study was the first that examined the role of cannabinoids in managing unresponsive burning mouth syndrome. The background and rationale of the study on the medicinal attributes of marijuana were reported in an international directory of research studies. The listing of the study states that hemp or cannabis sativa and its components, particularly cannabinoids, have been the center of a considerable amount of research.

The researchers observed the intensity of pain in their study participants to measure the effectiveness of the marijuana extract. They evaluated this using four different clinical measurements. Levels of depression and anxiety were also considered, in addition to any unexpected or adverse effects reported by the participants of the study. Additionally, pain intensity was evaluated both before the study, after the marijuana extract had been given to the patients and during the six-month period after the protocol was administered.

The study’s findings state that the participants exhibited steady significant improvement with regard to the remission of the condition’s symptoms. A favorable improvement in the levels of depression and anxiety was also recorded. Furthermore, no patient had to stop the treatment because of adverse events.

The authors of the study therefore concluded that the treatment was not only safe but also effective and called for bigger and controlled trials with placebo control or different therapeutic approaches to be done.

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