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Wi-Fi problems exist in some of the older buildings on campus. Your Student Government Association is aware of the problems and is working to rectify the situation during the coming year. Emily Fouts is a senator for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “I’ve experienced Wi-Fi trouble nearly every day as a student with classes in older buildings,” Fouts said. “I know and understand how frustrating W-Fi connectivity can be. “Our goal as student senators is to improve Tech student’s overall education and experience at the university in whatever way we can. “At this time, I can’t report a specific

time the project will be completed, but know that we are working diligently to gather information and improve the situation. If any students know of specific areas that need improvement, contact your SGA senator with information so they can ensure all areas are up to par. SGA and student senators are here to help students with whatever questions or concerns they may have about their experience at Texas Tech. Students wishing to speak to their individual college senators about facility improvements or ideas,  may contact their individual senators at  https://www.depts. ttu.edu/sga/LegislativeBranch/Senators. php or sga@ttu.edu.

Two college students from different schools are standing around outside an upcoming Big 12 football game when one turns to the other and says, “I’ll bet you a $100 our football coach makes more money than yours.” “Oh yeah”, says the second one. “I’ll bet our chancellor makes more money than yours!” “Oh yeah”, the first one says. “I’ll bet our Jumbotron is bigger than yours!” “Oh yeah,” the first one retorts. “I’ll bet our students are further in debt than yours are!” Just before the fight breaks out, the first student says to the second one, “Do you see something wrong with this picture?”

Know the consequences of consuming marijuana

(Continued from Page 43) abused. Due to its classification as a Schedule 1 drug, marijuana is not approved to be used for medical research. Studies have been conducted, but it requires a rigorous process to get federal approval.

What’s legal in Texas:

Currently, the Texas Compassionate Use Act (CUA) legalizes low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis oils as treatment for certain medical conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating component of marijuana, and it is known to treat epilepsy and other medical conditions. To qualify for the CUA program, patients must be a resident of Texas and diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. The decision to be prescribed low-THC cannabis is solely up to the patient’s physician. For now, three licensed dispensaries

will distribute the low-THC cannabis and should be approved by Sept. 2017. Despite the new CUA, the program is still in development and has yet to begin accepting patient applications. Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, District of Columbia, and Colorado have all legalized marijuana for recreational use. 20 other states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Aside from the CUA, Texas is one of many states that have not taken steps to legalize marijuana, for either recreational or medical use.

What’s the difference between medical and recreational marijuana?

THC and CBD are common acronyms used in the marijuana world. Cannabinoids are chemicals in marijuana. More than

100 of these cannabinoids are present in a marijuana plant. THC and CBD are two of those. THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that alters the mind and gets people high. The potency of marijuana is determined by the amount of THC present. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another chemical found in marijuana that does not affect the mind or behavior. A few of the benefits of CBD is that it can reduce pain and inflammation, and control epileptic seizures. The purpose of this article isn’t to be for or against marijuana in any way. It’s simply informing you of the current laws and consequences. In case you are still wondering, at Texas Tech illegal use of drugs is a violation of federal, state, local laws, and Texas Tech policy. TexasTechWord.com / 2016-2017

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