Monchi confirms offer from Arsenal after shock return to Sevilla

first_imgMonchi was unveiled at Sevilla on Monday (Picture: Sevilla FC)‘It was the one that brought things together and had the conditions for me.’Arsenal reportedly offered Monchi a deal worth £2.5milliona year to become their sporting director.The Gunners are in the process of a restructuring of their club hierarchy and the snub from Monchi is a major blow for the Londoners.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMislintat reportedly left his role as head of recruitment because he felt his authority was diluted by football administrator Raul Sanllehi.Monchi would too have had to answer to Sanllehi, who joined Arsenal last year just before Arsene Wenger’s exit.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Sevilla made a late move for Monchi (Picture: Getty)But Sevilla hijacked Arsenal’s deal for Monchi and managed to convince him to return to the club where he built his reputation 17 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT‘I appreciate the interest of Arsenal, perhaps the one that has shown the most interest, and of other clubs who have made contact,’ Monchi said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I have evaluated the proposals I had and I have chosen Sevilla. Comment Arsenal failed in a bid to bring Monchi to London (Picture: Getty)Monchi reveals he chose to re-join Sevilla over an offer from Arsenal because the project at the Spanish side appealed to him more.The new club sporting director confirmed Arsenal had pushed hard to bring him to the Emirates, but ultimately could not lure him away from Sevilla.Arsenal were thought to have bagged Monchi to replace the departed recruitment head Sven Mislintat in a new role when he left Roma earlier this month. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Monchi confirms offer from Arsenal after shock return to Sevilla Coral BarryMonday 18 Mar 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link278Shareslast_img read more

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Lawsuit filed to smoke medical marijuana

first_imgThe chief proponent, Attorney John Morgan, behind legalizing medical marijuana in Florida isn’t satisfied. The Orlando, Florida attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state although Governor Rick Scott signed a medical marijuana law in June . Morgan, and other medical marijuana proponents are dissatisfied that the law does not allow smoking of marijuana for medical purposes. The law which is now in effect allows licensed doctors to prescribe oral and vaporized medical marijuana products.Initiated Constitutional Amendment 2In 2013 Morgan initiated the movement behind the approval of a constitutional amendment to approve medical marijuana in Florida. In 2014 voters failed to approve Constitutional Amendment 2 by just 3 percent of the required 60 percent needed. However, in 2016 72 percent of voters approved the amendment.The law Governor Scott signed was based on a bill passed earlier by state lawmakers to implement the Constitutional Amendment.The new law allows terminally or severely-ill patients with authorized prescriptions to buy medical marijuana products from licensed dispensaries within Florida.Legislature violated constitutional amendmentIn his lawsuit Morgan claiming the Florida Legislature violated the Constitutional Amendment’s intent by banning smoking of marijuana for medical purposes. The law suit states, “By redefining the constitutionally defined term medical use to exclude smoking, the Legislature substitutes its medical judgment for that of a licensed Florida physician, in direct conflict with the specifically articulated Constitutional process.”Medical study supports smoking medical marijuanaMorgan’s lawsuit cites medical studies showing that moderate use of combusted marijuana doesn’t cause significant respiratory damage, and in some cases even benefits the lung.Another flaw in the law, claims Morgan, is the limitations placed on doctors who want to treat patients with medical marijuana.The lawsuit was filed recently in Leon County on behalf of the Florida-based People United for Medical Marijuana, which Morgan currently chairs.As justification for the lawsuit Morgan said. “The amendment clearly stated that medical marijuana would not be allowed for smoking in public places.”Several patients would benefit from the smoking of marijuana the attorney claims. Patients with ALS and epilepsy would particularly benefit more by smoking marijuana than vaporizing it as allowed under the new law, Morgan stated.Morgan says he plans to add the names of those patients to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

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