One of the worlds most deadliest wars, and one of America's most
shameful acts perpetrated by our corrupt
and justice system.
Our supposedly public servants were bought and manipulated by wealthy
, and American citizens were
to this crime, with most
people being unaware and unknowingly contributing to the deaths and abuse of
millions of people. We were fed a false belief. And American tax dollars paid for it. America is now
suffering because of these heinous acts, while many other countries in the
world our now living healthier and more quality lives then ever before.
America has been raped, and your
are still walking around
freely, and continuing to rape Americans at will. Time to end this war on
people, and stop pretending that this was a war on drugs. You lying
scumbags need to wake up. We have a country to save.
"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the
use of the drug itself."
)It's cheaper to treat people than to
incarcerate them. People want to feel better
, did you ever think of
asking them why? And what kind of moron would attack someone who is trying
to make themselves feel better? It's more productive, logical and moral to
help people find better choices then trying to force your judgment upon
, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical
Issue, Not A Crime
. Portugal's drug-induced death rate has plummeted to
five times lower than the European Union average. Cabaz's team of 10
counselors handles all of Lisbon's roughly 2,500 drug cases a year. It may
sound like a lot, but it's actually a 75 percent drop from the 1990s.
Drug-related HIV infections in Portugal have dropped 95 percent. But it
was less effective in curtailing consumption, which is an education
problem that can be solved by
.Police Arrested Someone
For Weed Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014
. Law enforcement
officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related
charges in 2014, according to data released by the
on Monday. 2013 saw 609,570 people booked on possession
charges alone. 2007 reached an all-time high of 775,137.
Authorities spend more than $3.6 billion each year enforcing
laws against marijuana possession
, according to a frequently
cited report by the
American Civil Liberties Union
1 in 106 white men have been
compared to 1 in 35 Hispanic men
1 in 15 African
. The number of White Americans in America is around
223,553,265 - 72.4 %. Hispanic or Latinos 50,477,594 - 16.3 %. Black
Americans 38,929,319 - 12.6 %. Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska
Native 2,247,098 - 0.7 %.
Systematic Attack on
Minorities - Profiling
. San Francisco
To Dismiss Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions.
convictions of thousands of residents dating back to 1975. The measure
will give people convicted of crimes the ability to petition to have their
records cleared. Prosecutors will also review up to 4,940 felony
convictions and consider reducing them to misdemeanors. Petitioning to
have a record expunged can be costly and it can require legal help. A
criminal conviction can be a barrier to employment, housing and other
benefits. African-Americans were 7.8 percent of San Francisco's population
but comprised 41 percent of marijuana arrests. By 2010 and 2011,
African-Americans made up about half of marijuana-related arrests, yet
represented 6 percent of the city's population, according to the district
attorney's office.In the UK
, One million
hours of police time a year 'wasted enforcing cannabis prohibition. 87,247
police caseloads relating to the drug were opened in 2015, with the
average cost to the taxpayer per case estimated at £2,256. The estimate
says that in total £31m was spent on 1,044,180 police hours.
In 2015, After 40 years
and a trillion dollars
nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are
beyond crowded and there's a new outbreak in the heroin
epidemic. 21 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
And half of all federal inmates are in for drug crimes. And the
number of opioid prescriptions
has risen from 76 million in 1991
to 207 million today. More than 120 Americans die of drug
overdoses each day, that is more than car wrecks or gun
violence. Addiction is not a brain disease, the disease is the
ineffective and dysfunctional education system that fails to
teach 21st century skills. People are not born addicts, people
are born with vulnerabilities, and if we don't teach our youth
about these vulnerabilities, they too will be victimized,
whether they become drug addicts or not.
The Drug war needs to
be about education
, and not about making drugs illegal, because
as everyone knows, drugs come in many forms, and kids get high
on all types of stuff, which I would list, but that would be
extremely dangerous to list ways of getting high, especially
when they do more harm then good, and also that kids are not
educated enough or knowledgeable enough. When searching for
you believe will make you feel alive
, will actually be
killing you slowly, mentally and physically. You would be a
moron and a criminal to think that you can stop drug use by
making certain drugs illegal, "a moron and a criminal walk into
a bar...they pass a law to make money, and not to benefit
people." Besides that, most of the damage comes from food, and
you can't make food illegal, but you could ask the FDA to stop
food manufacturers from making food that has very little
nutritional value that does more harm then good. And you can
also ask schools to teach students more about human development
and the reality of the world in which we all live. We can do
that now, and we can also stop criminals in our government from
restriction human rights and freedoms, especially the right to a
high quality education and the freedom to live life without
persecution from criminals in our own government.
Marijuana and Hemp is illegal
in America because our Government is Corrupt and Criminal.
Politicians and Judges are bought
and paid for by Criminals
and Corporations. Pure Ignorance. The
are puppets for corporations and corrupt wealthy people
in power, just like most politicians are. The DEA does not
represent the people of the U.S., they represent ignorance and
the criminal behavior of their puppet masters
American Drug War: The Last White Hope
is the illegality of the manufacturing, storage
in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption
of alcohol including alcoholic beverages, or a period of time during which
such illegality was enforced. A Big Failure just like now.
is generally a drug or chemical whose
manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government, such as
illicitly used drugs or prescription medications that are designated a
Controlled Drug in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the Drug
Enforcement Administration is responsible for suppressing illegal drug use
and distribution by enforcing
the Controlled Substances Act, which
regulates both the drugs themselves and certain precursors.
Controlled Substances Act
was passed by the 91st United States
Congress as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and
Control Act of 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.
"What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition" | Learn Liberty
Express "Item 9"
- Students for
Sensible Drug Policy
Schools not Prisons
is a range of public health policies designed to lessen the negative
social and/or physical consequences associated with various human
behaviors, both legal and illegal. Harm reduction policies are used to
manage behaviors such as recreational drug use and sexual activity in
numerous settings that range from services and education.
Anatomy of an American City
58 percent to 30 percent Believe in Legalized Drugs
Legal Marijuana Hasn’t Caused Any Of The Problems Opponents Said It Would
A new report finds that youth use rates and traffic fatalities have
remained stable, marijuana arrests have dropped and revenue is flowing in
by the millions.
Drug testing has tested positive for ignorance
thus disqualifying all drug tests all over the world. The main problem
with drug tests
is that they do not fully explain anything other then they
found a particular element in someone's body.
What to say If your adult child wants to Smoke Marijuana ?
"I do not indorse drug use or do I condone drug use. I believe that everyone should have a
as long as they are
and follow some
common sense guidelines
and make a
themselves and to the people who care about them. You can smoke marijuana
as long as you do your research
and the different
. You learn
. You learn how
monitor your health
accurately. You respect other peoples air space.
You don't use it front of children or use it openly where it might offend
someone. You keep educating yourself
of when it's time to make
changes, especially when things are not having the desired beneficial
effects. You promise not to use it when you are operating dangerous
machines or when you are in situations that require your
full awareness and full control of your
. You promise
to keep learning about other choices and other options that might be
better for you. And as always, I wish the best for you and that I will
always have faith in you, but please remember that there are no guarantees
in life and that there will always be
no longer want to punish
make, as long as you learn from your mistakes and that you explain why the
mistake happened, so that both of us are aware of this vulnerability and
that we can both make the necessary efforts needed to avoid repeating this
mistake. And if you like, please feel free to share with me what you have
learned from your experiences so that I too can become more educated and
more up to date, and also have a better understanding about you and this
particular drug, for there might be a day when I might need this drug for what ever
the reason. And one more thing, I love
, always, and with all my heart."
"Remember that drugs are
not the only danger. Junk Foods
and a bad diet
kill more people
then all drugs combined. So don't forget to talk about all the other
dangers in life too. Everything should be scientifically examined. "
is to approve of. Judge to be right or commendable; think
well of. Support with evidence
or authority or make more certain or
confirm. Health Benefits from Weed may not be the same
is to excuse, overlook,
or make allowances for; be lenient with.
Remember that pot is
like most drugs
, they are not a cure for
. A temporary fix is
just temporary, and can sometimes do more harm then good. Learning how to
be happy and learning to understanding what
is, will be the most
successful way to control your
. It's not a good idea to
to a drug.
Let the facts
speak for themselves
. And for everyone else, let there be an
To call any one drug a “Gateway
” is just an ignorant statement that only confuses the
There are hundreds of legal drugs, and other things in our
world, that can easily be considered gateways to more deviant
behavior. So what we are really talking about is our
. So what came first, the addiction or the
Drugs are not the problem. The problem is our
that never teaches students about addictions.
This is why so many people have
. Whether it would be
an addiction to money, an addiction to sex, an addiction to
food, an addiction to TV, an addiction to fame or an addiction
to power. And any one of those addictions can create much more
damage then any drug could ever do. Yes marijuana opens
New Pathways of Thought
and yes it
Temporally Changes Your Perspective
and yes it's like waking up twice in the same day, except that
you only went to sleep once. But it's not for everyone or is it the same
for everyone. Just like everything else in this world, people
like different things. And you still have to consider the
amount, the type, and the correct time to take it, just like any
other drug or food. And the fact that marijuana has
qualities and also makes 100's different products,
and is Sustainable
, that is what you call "The Icing on the Cake"
and a "Double Bonus". You would be stupid not to grow hemp. That
of course being if hemp were the most logical crop for your area
for that particular time of year. After all we are only talking
about legalizing a drug and not about legalizing stupidity,
which seems to be legal already if you just take a look at our
government. Shaking my head in disgust or SMHID.
If we were to have an open and honest public debate
about marijuana, it
would be legal tomorrow.
Five Reasons why Cops want to Legalize Marijuana
UN Office of
Drugs and Crime
Punishment does not work
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy
Global Commission on Drugs
Open Society Foundations
Commissioner of the Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics
Harry J. Anslinger
lied in 1930, which murdered millions.
The War on Drugs is a Failure
The Federal Prison
has increased almost 790 percent since 1980.
Illegal drugs have become cheaper and more concentrated, which suggests
the world supply is actually increasing. According to United Nations
estimates, global consumption of opiates, cocaine and marijuana increased
by 35 percent, 27 percent and 9 percent, respectively, between 1998 and
2008. Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs is more than
Do people in the US still get
arrested for marijuana?
About 750,000 people are arrested every year for marijuana
offenses in the U.S. About 40,000 inmates of state and federal prison
have a current conviction involving marijuana, and about half of them are
in for marijuana offenses alone; In 2000, a total of 734,497 Americans
were arrested for marijuana offenses, of which 646,042 (40.9%) were for
possession. Although the intent of a 'War on Drugs' may have been to
target drug smugglers and 'King Pins,' according to the FBI's annual
Uniform Crime Reports, of the 1,552,432 arrests for drug law violations in
2012, 82.2% (1,276,099) were for mere possession of a controlled
substance. Only 17.8% (276,333) were for the sale or manufacturing of a
drug. Further, nearly half (48.3%) of drug arrests in 2012 were for
marijuana -- a total of 749,825. Of those, an estimated 658,231 arrests
(42.4% of all drug arrests) were for marijuana possession alone.
Drug War Facts
Number of people arrested in 2013 in
the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.5 million
America is the largest importer of
cocaine in the world
. 30 billion dollars go to drug dealers, drug
traffickers and drug
cartels. Trillions are lost annually from lost productivity and
human potential. Authorities confiscate 20 to 50 tons a year coming in, but the flow
and availability of drugs has
steadily increased. Officials are corrupted and people are victims.
Every 18 seconds someone is arrested for drugs. Legalize all drugs, and make
them affordable, high grade and available
from the pharmacist, as long as you have a
medical card and are educated about the drug that you need to
use.China says economic losses from
drug abuse hit $81 billion a year
. China has more than 14
million drug users. As many as 49,000 deaths in 2014. China's
share of synthetic drug users eclipsed heroin users for the
first time in 2014. By the end of 2014, China had about 1.2
million users of methamphetamine, up almost 41 percent from a
Drug crimes carry harsh penalties in China, including death or
life imprisonment in serious cases. Punishment does not work,
but improving education will.
According to the ACLU’s original analysis,
marijuana arrests now
account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States
Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88%
were for simply having marijuana. Nationwide, the arrest data
revealed one consistent trend: significant racial bias. Despite
roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely
than whites to be arrested for marijuana. Number of people killed in Mexico's drug war since 2006:
Governments must use
science to decide what is illegal and not base it on ignorance
and corruption. You have to look at the environmental damage
caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its
economic costs, such as health care, social services, and
Mexico's Drug Violence
has claimed almost 30,000 lives since
President Felipe Calderon took office in late 2006.
So the war on
drugs cannot be fought with laws.
Drug use can only be
effectively controlled by fully educating the public about
addiction and the dangers of drug use, and also by correctly
treating the undereducated victims who have fallen into the trap
of addiction and a perverted distortion of reality that certain
In America the
prison population is growing 13 times faster than the general
population. We spent $68 billion in 2010 on
, 300 percent more than 25 years ago. Half of the
prisoners released this year are expected to be back in prison
within three years.
More Prison Facts
It seems that
is not being understood. Just like treating
there is no money in the cure
How ignorant can we be?
is alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause.
War on Drugs Report
The global war on drugs has failed with
devastating consequences for individuals and societies around
the world. Evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive
strategies will not solve the drug problem. End criminalization
of drug use and use legal models that would undermine organized
crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for
drug-users in need, which will lead to better health and promote
economic and social development.
Opium Poppies Hit Record High Despite $7 Billion US Campaign
Drug Education - Hemp
What's the difference between
Besides Food and Clothing an
estimated 50,000 products can be produced from Hemp in the
Bring back Hemp...Hemp
is one of the faster growing
makes better clothing without the hazardous waste that
produces, plus Hemp uses a lot less water then the
cotton process. Clothing made from hemp is naturally UV
protective, Anti-bacterial, 3 times stronger then cotton, 4
times warmer then cotton, 7 times more durable then cotton and
And when you use hemp to make paper it last longer and doesn't
yellow like paper made from
. One acre of
can produce more paper then 4-10 acres of trees over a 10 year
cycle. Hemp can take only 4 months to mature while trees can
take up to 80 years to mature.
has also been explored as an eco-friendly
alternative to cotton. Though more difficult to cultivate than cotton, it
produces a silky and soft fabric that is even more pleasant than hemp.
Hemp could build a House and make
Hundreds of Products
Hardy: Magical Houses made of Bamboo
How is Bamboo
Bamboo Trading Company
Click System Wood Flooring Explained
(male, female boards
No glue or nails needed, fast and efficient)
is known commonly as intermediate wheatgrass, is a
sod-forming perennial grass in the Triticeae tribe of Pooideae. It is part
of a group of plants commonly called
because of the
similarity of their seed heads or 'ears' to common wheat. However the
wheatgrasses in general are perennial, while wheat is an annual. The grass
is native to Europe and Western Asia. Trials with intermediate wheatgrass,
the product of which is trademarked by the Land Institute as "Kernza
show that it can be grown as a “multi-functional” crop, yielding various
commodities as well as ecosystem
. Whereas annuals such as corn tend to deplete
soil organic matter
and require inputs, a
perennial grain such as intermediate wheatgrass can yield crops while
building soil organic matter.
harvested 47 million acres of wheat and 3.1 million acres of barley in
Hemp Building Material
Houses built with hemp use less
energy, create less waste, and cost less money to heat or cool.
Hemp can be fashioned into fiberboard, lightweight cement
roofing tiles, wallboard and other wood-like materials.
is better then concrete.
Benefits from using Hemp Building
Thermal Mass Insulation,
High Thermal Resistance,
High Thermal Inertia,
Vapour Permeable (breathable),
Design Flexibility (adjustable thickness),
Fire and Pest Resistant (NO Termites),
Significantly Reduce Co2 Emissions,
No Dry Rot,
Natural Substrates for Plasters, Renders
Low Air Infiltration,
ZERO LAND FILL.
S.134 - Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
Industrial Hemp Farming Act
grows in hot, dry tropical climates around
the globe, and is prized for its high level of nutrients,
Food Bytes Summit
History of Medical Cannabis
. Cannabis, called má (meaning "hemp;
cannabis; numbness") or dàmá (with "big; great") in Chinese, was used in
Taiwan for fiber starting about 10,000 years ago.
. The history of cannabis and its usage by humans dates back
to at least the third millennium BCE
written history, and possibly far further back by archaeological evidence.
For millennia, the plant has been valued for its use for fiber and rope,
as food and medicine, and for its psychoactive properties for religious
and recreational use.
is cannabis and cannabinoids that are recommended by doctors for their
is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant
intended for medical or recreational use. The main
part of cannabis is
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant,
including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking,
vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.
is a term of Sanskrit origin for cannabis (drug), also called
edible preparation of cannabis. It was used in food and drink as early as
in the South Asia. Bhang is
traditionally distributed during the spring festival of
is a slang term for Marijuana.
China the word 'ma
' means Hemp.
name compounds two common Chinese words: ma "cannabis; hemp"
and gu "aunt; maid".
"The Anointed One"
is to administer an oil or ointment
to someone. Ointment
is a semisolid
preparation containing a medicine that is applied externally as a remedy
or for soothing an irritation.
ritual act of pouring aromatic oil over a person's head or entire body. By
extension, the term is also applied to related acts of sprinkling,
dousing, or smearing a person or object with any perfumed oil, milk,
butter, or other fat. Scented oils are used as perfumes and sharing them
is an act of hospitality. Their use to introduce a divine influence or
presence is recorded from the earliest times; anointing was thus used as a
form of medicine, thought to rid persons and things of dangerous spirits
and demons which were believed to cause disease.
a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile (defined as "the
tendency of a substance to vaporize") aroma compounds from plants.
Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea,
or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as
oil of clove. An oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the
"essence of" the plant's fragrance—the characteristic fragrance of the
plant from which it is derived. The term essential used here does not mean
indispensable as with the terms
essential amino acid
essential fatty acid
which are so called since they are nutritionally required by a given
living organism. In contrast to fatty oils, essential oils evaporate
completely without leaving a stain (residue) when dabbed onto filter
paper. Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by
using steam. Other processes include expression, solvent extraction,
absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. They are used
in perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other products, for flavoring food and
drink, and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products.
CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)
and Hemp Seed Oil
also known as aroma oils, aromatic oils, and flavor oils, are blended
synthetic aroma compounds
natural essential oils that are diluted with a carrier like propylene
glycol, vegetable oil, or mineral oil. To allergic or otherwise sensitive
people, synthetic fragrance oils are often less desirable than
plant-derived essential oils as components of perfume. Aromatic oils are
used in perfumery, cosmetics, flavoring of food. Some include (out of a
very diverse range): Ylang ylang, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedar wood,
Mandarin orange, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Rosehip, Peppermint
Studies done on Marijuana
GW Pharmaceuticals has already produced a cannabinoid drug called
Sativex, an oromucosal spray for relieving cancer pain and
treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain.
Investigators now announce they have discovered two
substances--cannabidiol and THCV-- in marijuana leaves that can
increase the amount of calories the body burns.
Test results show that these two substances can treat type 2 diabetes
in animals, will hopefully lead to drugs that treat people who
have metabolic syndrome--the combination of diabetes, obesity,
and high blood pressure that significantly increase a person's
chances of having a stroke or heart disease.
CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta
A recent study at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry,
Plymouth University, found that a component of marijuana called
had a mixed effect on patients with multiple sclerosis. Patients reported
up to a 50 percent reduction in pain and an improvement in range of
At the University of Haifa, investigators working with animals
have suggested cannabinoids may be helpful in treating patients
who have post-traumatic stress disorder
, a condition that has
become of increasing concern as many veterans returning from
Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the disorder.
Cancer Cure - Cannabis & Cannabinoids
A Doctor's case for Medical Marijuana: David Casarett
is a chemical substance that encourages a
to commence cell
division, triggering mitosis. A mitogen is usually some form of a protein.
Mitogenesis is the induction (triggering) of mitosis, typically via a
mitogen. Mitogens trigger signal transduction pathways in which
mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is involved, leading to mitosis.
is a substance that inhibits the
growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Some angiogenesis inhibitors
are endogenous and a normal part of the body's control and others are
obtained exogenously through pharmaceutical drugs or diet.
is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from
pre-existing vessels. In precise usage this is distinct from
vasculogenesis, which is the de novo formation of endothelial cells from
mesoderm cell precursors, and from neovascularization, although
discussions are not always precise (especially in older texts). The first
vessels in the developing embryo form through vasculogenesis, after which
angiogenesis is responsible for most, if not all, blood vessel growth
during development and in disease.Antiproliferative
relates to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells,
especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues.
Run From the Cure - The Rick Simpson Story
Low Doses of THC (cannabis) can halt Brain Damage, study
May also reduce brain damage after a stroke
is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors
located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral
nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.
Known as "the body’s own cannabinoid system", the ECS is involved in a
variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation,
mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
The ECS is also involved in voluntary exercise and may be related to the
evolution of the runner's high in human beings and related aspects of
motivation or reward for locomotor activity in other animals.
) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids
identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up
to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD modulates the transcription of over
1,000 genes that reduce
of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid
receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
Ligands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced
naturally in the body by animals), the
(found in cannabis and some other plants), and
synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable
cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the
primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another
major constituent of the plant. There are at least 113 different
cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects.
Cannabidiol - CBD
Research and Real Facts about the Cannabinoids in Cannabis
Cannabinoid Pharmacology: the first 66 years
Cannabinoids as Therapeutic Agents
(youtube - 1:02:15)
There is a difference Between CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)
and Hemp Seed Oil
. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the
hemp plant typically using a cold-press process. This type of oil can
actually be extracted from all plants in the cannabis genus, but only
industrial hemp is used in production. Industrial hemp is used primarily
because they have been specifically bred for seed and stalk. Common usages
of hemp seed oil include: Substitute for olive oil and other cooking oils
in various recipes and in salad dressings. Natural moisturizer to use on
your skin after a shower. Base for various forms of plastic as an
alternative to petroleum. Bio-diesel fuel source (similar to other
vegetable oils). Production of eco-friendly paints. Lotions, soaps and
other skin products. CBD oil is an oil rich in phytocannabinoids that has
a high content of cannabidiol (CBD), a natural component of hemp and other
cannabis plants. Rather than being made from the
seeds of the plant
, it is made from the flowers, stalks and leaves.
CBD has become an extremely popular product in the health and nutritional
products industries, as well as in the medical marijuana industry, as it
can be helpful in treating certain conditions without having to worry
about the psychoactive or intoxicating effects associated with using
marijuana. The types of conditions that can be treated with CBD oil are
many and varied. For example, the product has been shown to help in the
treatment of epilepsy, various inflammatory disorders, depression, cancer,
neurological disorders, seizures and much more. So the primary difference
is the amount of CBD that each contains. Hemp seed oil, although rich in
omega acids, contains very low levels of CBD (typically less than 25 parts
per million or none at all), while CBD oil can range anywhere from 2% to
99.9% CBD depending on product, purity and source.
also known as corticotropin-releasing
factor (CRF) or corticoliberin is a peptide hormone involved in the stress
response. It is a releasing hormone that belongs to corticotropin-releasing
factor family. In humans, it is encoded by the CRH gene. Its main function
is the stimulation of the pituitary synthesis of ACTH, as part of the HPA
Cannabinoid Research Society
is the principal psychoactive constituent
(or cannabinoid) of cannabis. It can be a clear, amber or gold colored
glassy solid when cold, which becomes viscous and sticky if warmed. Like
most pharmacologically-active secondary metabolites of plants, THC in
Cannabis is assumed to be involved in self-defense, perhaps against
herbivores. THC also possesses high UV-B (280–315 nm) absorption
properties, which, it has been speculated, could protect the plant from
harmful UV radiation exposure. THC, along with its double bond isomers and
their stereoisomers, is one of only three cannabinoids scheduled by the UN
Convention on Psychotropic Substances (the other two are
dimethylheptylpyran and parahexyl). It was listed under Schedule I in
1971, but reclassified to Schedule II in 1991 following a recommendation
from the WHO. Based on subsequent studies, the WHO has recommended the
reclassification to the less-stringent Schedule III. Cannabis as a plant
is scheduled by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (Schedule I and
IV). It is specifically still listed under Schedule I by US federal law
under the Controlled Substances Act signed by the US Congress in 1970. A
pharmaceutical formulation is available by prescription in the U.S. and
Canada under the brand name Marinol.
fatty acid neurotransmitter derived from the non-oxidative metabolism of
eicosatetraenoic acid (arachidonic acid) an essential
Know the difference between
Make Cannabis Oil
How to make Medical Marijuana Oil
that there are different
potencies and types of
types have high
and others with low THC and higher amounts
You should know the differences between
. You don't need to get high, you can just
take it for medicinal purposes. So you
have to be very aware of how much you actually need based on
your current health and
your current drug tolerance
. If you are
under the age of 18 years you should not take
unless medically needed. Not that occasional use
of small amounts can cause damage, but repeated use of large
amounts of high potency weed can have adverse effects on the
teenage brain because the
, which controls focus, planning,
and efficient action, takes almost 20 years to mature. More Research
The Brain Matters
Reverses Ageing Processes in the Brain
is a technique for studying the behaviour of
drugs in humans through the administration of
("sub-therapeutic") they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but
high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied. This allows the
observation of a drug's pharmacokinetics with a low risk of side effects. This is called a "Phase 0 study" and is usually
conducted before clinical Phase I to predict whether a drug is viable for
the next phase of testing
. Human Microdosing aims to reduce the resources
spent on non-viable drugs and the amount of testing done on animals. Less
commonly, the term "microdosing" is also sometimes used to refer to
precise dispensing of small amounts of a drug substance (e.g., a powder
API) for a drug product (e.g., a capsule), and when the drug substance
also happens to be liquid this can potentially overlap what is termed
Side Effects This is why medicine has a
because being able to
is extremely important.
Drugs Buildup in the Body
Adverse effects of cannabis disrupting the formation of neuronal circuits
in the cerebral cortex
I would never say that weed is harmless. Example, weed increases
your appetite, so if you have a problem with
, or have a problem with eating too much junk
food, then weed will make your food addiction a lot harder to
control. So the bad eating habits will do the damage, and not
the weed, but the weed is part of the problem. There's nothing
in this world that is totally free of
. There's always this one scenario where cause and
effect will be more negative then positive. So again, this is something
that we can easily teach and educate people about.
is believed to have used marijuana, both to relax and
to focus better for meditation.
Weed Cookbook - Medical Marijuana Recipes and Cannabis Cooking Tips
Marijuana and Alzheimer's
Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use
Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana: A country of
3.3 million (Finally a Country with Brains) 12/12/2013
Cannabis consumers will be able to buy a maximum of 40 grams
(1.4 ounces) each month from licensed pharmacies as long as they
are Uruguayan residents over the age of 18 and registered on a
government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.
When the law is implemented in 120 days, Uruguayans will be able
to grow six marijuana plants in their homes a year, or as much
as 480 grams (about 17 ounces), and form smoking clubs of 15 to
45 members that can grow up to 99 plants per year. Registered
drug users should be able to start buying marijuana over the
counter from licensed pharmacies in April. The legislation is
expected to fuel momentum for wider legalization of marijuana
elsewhere, including the United States and in Europe.
Decriminalization of all drug possession by Portugal in 2001 is
held up as a success for reducing drug violence while not
increasing drug use.
is an ignorant phrase. I'm just doing it for fun because I'm an
idiot with no purpose or reasoning.
A Story about one Persons Experience with Drug use over 40 years
Legalizing will free up money, time and resources to help
educate people instead of incarcerating people. Legalizing will
also keep drug money out of the criminals hands who use money to
undermine society instead of helping society, the same thing
most politicians do.
Plus you can't
allow legal drugs that are known to kill and ruin lives while
making other drugs illegal that might offer a better
alternative. Of course no drugs will always be the best choice
but if you have to make a choice let it be without corrupt,
biased and ignorant interference. Legalizing marijuana will not
be popular, but at the least, Legalizing marijuana will not be
corrupt, biased, ignorant, unfair or unjust.
If you are against the legalization of marijuana your are either
a liar, corrupt or completely ignorant. Why is our Government
Gestapo? Fear and Greed are not reasons to act like
Criminals, just because
you believe you have the right. Your prejudice and
discrimination makes you look really
insane. Maybe you need to smoke some weed because
what ever medication you're on, it's not working. So please see
another Doctor, one who isn't corrupt like you, good luck.
Marijuana Could Replace These 5 Prescription Drugs
Xanax (anti-anxiety medication)
Ambien (sleep aids)
Substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, alcohol and other
substances among medical cannabis patients:
The impact of contextual factors
cannabis ingredient could help addicts stay clean. Preclinical
study using rats shows that Cannabidiol can
reduce the risk of relapse. So the cannabis sativa plant can
reduce the risk of relapse among recovering drug and alcohol
Cannabis is more of an Exit Drug for Major Addictions then
it is a Gateway drug to more dangerous drug abuse. Patients can
curb their use of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and sleep
aids after initiating cannabis use.
The main problem with
Self Medicating is that there may be no second opinion, no
oversight and no accurate observation that is free from
which could lead to waste, abuse, unneeded suffering, a lack of
control, and possibly death.
More than 300 economists, including three
nobel laureates, have signed a petition calling
attention to the findings of a paper by Harvard economist
Jeffrey Miron, which suggests that if the government legalized
marijuana it would save $7.7 billion annually by not having to
enforce the current prohibition on the drug. The report added
that legalization would save an additional $6 billion per year
if the government taxed marijuana at rates similar to alcohol
and tobacco. That's as much as $13.7 billion per year. Eatson
guesses that legalizing the drug could bring in $45 to $100
billion per year. This of course does not include growing
which could ultimately save America over a trillion dollars.
Drug Trials and Research
recently awarded grants, using marijuana tax revenue, to help
school districts hire nurses, psychologists, counselors and
social workers — but they did not use any of the money to
improve education, what a bunch of morons. Hey, if you improve
education then you won't need so many nurses, psychologists,
counselors and social workers. That's because people will be
intelligent enough to solve their own problems. You weren't
supposed to use weed profits on stupidity, that defeats the
whole purpose of not wasting money on a stupid drug war. We need
to make stupidity illegal. So put that in your pipe and smoke
Court has been
compromised, They can no longer justify the process or explain
their lack of
A law without
Science is not a law, it is
Menace to the State. What
ignorant moron would give more power to
a corporation then a
human being? Criminals in robes, that's who.
Bad Judges -
Government Crimes -
Move to Amend
Another reason why improving education is so extremely important
is drugs. Pot is great if used correctly, but people to
often abuse drugs, making them more harmful instead of helpful.
If you were to analyze pot for it's chemical compounds and
quantity of those chemicals, and then do a full physical
examination on your body, you can then find the perfect weed for
your particular body needs as well as the perfect amount to
consume. And you don't have to smoke it, for there are many other
healthier ways to consume pot. That would also apply for cocaine
and heroine. The only problem with these drugs is that people
abuse them and consume way to much, just like some people do
with food, and
Eating of bad foods kills more people then all drugs
combined, and you don't see laws making food illegal.
Cannabis use can be prevented, reduced or delayed
The Cannabis Evolution Project
High-Times Cannabis Cookbook (amazon)
Having several versions of the same drug has
many benefits. One being that doing different versions of the
same drug can train a person not to need the drug at all. So ask
yourself "What is getting high?" Once you define what getting
high really means you'll find that getting high has many
versions. But why keep doing the same version over and over
Is the experience that much different each time? Is the high
enhancing your abilities? Or is it lowering your potential and
making you're awareness cloudy and vulnerable? Is the high
delaying you from finding answers? Or is it helping you find
answers? What if you could do the drug just for the medicinal
qualities? Only when needed.
Scans found that daily users of
High-Potency Skunk Cannabis had a
mean diffusivity in the
This means that the white matter becomes less efficient in
transferring information. So don't over do it.
Hemp seeds improves your memory then maybe you can
cross breed Hemp with Cannabis to make a special Kind.
But besides that, there are numerous combinations of different
Cannabis that can eventually be grown
custom just for you, and for what ever the physical or mental need you
may have. So it doesn't have to be about getting high.
Cannabis species and cannabinoid concentration preference among
sleep-disturbed medicinal cannabis users
Individuals using cannabis to manage
nightmares preferred sativa
Sativa users were less likely than
indica users to endorse
Insomnia and greater sleep latency are associated with using
higher CBD cannabis.
Weekly hypnotic medication use is associated with using cannabis
with lower THC
differently and feeling things differently is a form a learning.
But there are
many ways to learn, so don't limit yourself. Like all things, you
have to do the right amount based on the quality of the product
and your know response to it, meaning you have to experience
something several times and have calculated the correct amounts.
When I smoke weed life becomes fascinating.
You become aware of
things that you are normally not aware of, your mind wakes up to
expose thousands of other possibilities. In mathematical terms,
normal brains have a well-ordered correlation state. There’s not
much cross-linking between networks. That changes after you get
high. Suddenly the networks are
cross-linking like crazy, but
not in random ways. New types of order emerge. But you can't do
a drug all the time or do to much. In order to enjoy life you
have to have balance.
wonder how can I repeat these feelings without doing the drug?
How can I have the best of both worlds? Before you get high,
examine your state of mind and take a close look at the things
that you're thinking about. Then when you do get high, ask these
questions. What are you thinking about now? And what are the
differences from what you were thinking before? Not just the
thoughts change, but also the emotions and feelings change.
So how much do your emotions effect your thinking? Can you
think with out any emotion? Try being emotionless and see how it
effects your thoughts. Do it in the morning hours and evening
hours, because there's a difference. Start working on something
before you get high, and then write about the differences
between being high and not being high. Are you more distracted?
Do you have trouble focusing? Do you spend more time repeating
the same action? Weed does not stop you from learning, but
it can slow down learning, which might not be so bad for people
attention disorders, but that depends of the type and the
amount of weed that would work the best.
Weed Information Resources
Just Say NowStudents for Sensible
Global Marijuana March
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
is characterized by recurrent nausea,
vomiting and crampy abdominal pain. These symptoms have been reported to
be improved temporarily by taking a hot shower or bath or more fully by
stopping the use of cannabis.Growing Your
Videos about Marijuana
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The Union: The Business Behind
Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to End the War on Drugs
High: The True Tale of American
the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
Hempsters: Plant the Seed
(Hulu) - Website
Hemp Revolution (1995
Geographic- Effects of Marijuana
Family Feud "Name something that gets passed around"
#Op Cannabis April 20th
House I Live In
Canada's War on Weed - Vice
Marijuana Commercial - Weedino
Seed FinderSeed Knowledge
Indoor Growing Kits
grow system fabricator.Outdoor Growing Tips
High Times Presents Jorge
Cervantes: Grow Film
(youtube) everything you need to
know to grow your own
would give the plant just plain ph-adjusted water for days or
weeks before harvest time. This lets the plant use up the
nutrients in the soil/coco, and then - theoretically - start
leaching extra nutrients from the buds. They consume the
nutrients they have stores in their leaves.....this process also
contributes to the flavor and smoothness of the final product.
Forum Grass City
plant that hadn't been flushed burn poorly and crackled, formed
a black ash, and tasted like absolute sh*t, a definite chemical
taste. I can't even smoke the stuff and I've saves it for making
some hash oil. The plant flushed for a week was better, but did
not compare to the plants flushed for 2 weeks. These plants
burned smoothly to a fine white ash, and tasted absolutely
Flushing is free and easy technique
that may improve the
quality and smoothness of your cannabis buds before harvest.
Sounds good, right? Of course it does! But growers must also be
careful with flushing before harvest because if you do it
too early you can actually hurt your quality (and reduce your
yields)! The process of flushing involves giving your plants
just plain water with no nutrients for a period of time before
harvest. For growers who normally give water to their plants
with nutrients in it, you would water your plants as normal with
the same type of water you normally use, but you don't add any
nutrients. Depending on the setup, growers usually flush their
plants this way for a few days up to about 2 weeks. Note: You
still need to pH the water during the flush, because too high or
too low pH can cause your plant to absorb extra aluminum and
salt out of the water! (flowering time, feeding schedule).
Cannabis Festival. Founded in 1987
. Discover the Best Cannabis at brtside.com (youtube)
provisions allow for the exchange
of small amounts of marijuana, so long as it's given away or "gifted" from
one adult to another. (Craigslist ad offering plastic sandwich bags
costing up to $325 apiece, but the marijuana inside the bag was free).
- Cannabis Training Institute
- Marijuana Strain Reviews.
- Marijuana Strain Reviews.
A hybrid cross of
Blueberry and Haze, provides a sweet smoke and pleasant high. Pace
yourself with this one, overdoing it can send you to dreamland.
CascadeHigh's Blueberry Haze offers a floral arrangement of terpenes while
delivering soothing and relaxing effects. Crossing Blueberry and Haze,
this strain's killer genetics give Blueberry Haze a dreamy floral smell
and blueberry flavors. On the first hit, relaxation flows through the body
and all bad moods effortlessly melt away. Happy 100% | Uplifted 70% |
Relax 60% | Euphoric 60% | Creative 50%. Relieves
, Side Effect:
Dry Mouth.Sour Kush:
This cross between Sour Diesel and OG Kush from DNA Genetics
is a winning combination. For those looking for daytime pain relief, Sour
Kush might be one of the best choices out there. Providing consumers with
an uplifting experience without overwhelming sedative effects, this hybrid
is great for day-to-day consumption. Sour Kush is slightly
sativa-dominant, igniting a giggly and euphoric feeling. The indica
effects, however, present themselves a few minutes after consumption. This
strain is extremely pungent, so it’s best stored in tightly sealed
containers. Relax 100% | Uplifted 80% | Happy 60% | Energetic and Focus
50%. Relieves Depression. Side Effect: Dry Mouth
An indica-leaning hybrid
with intoxicatingly potent effects. Sunset Sherbet exhibits powerful
full-body effects elevated by a jolt of cerebral energy. A complex aroma
colors Sunset Sherbet with notes of skunky citrus, sweet berry, and that candy-like smell redolent of its Girl Scout Cookies parent. Stress,
tension, and sour moods melt away with the carefree mindset and physical
relaxation that comes with this rich hybrid. Sunset Sherbet inherits the
genetic lineage of its Girl Scout Cookies parent, whose ancestors include
the famed OG Kush, Cherry Pie, and Durban Poison. Crossed with an indica
known as Pink Panties, Heir to the Girl Scout Cookies throne is Sunset
Sherbet (or Sunset Sherbert). Relax 100% | Happy 65% | Euphoric 60% |
Uplifted 50% | Creative 40%. Relieves Stress
is a sativa-dominant hybrid
that balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration that
gently into a calm euphoria. Happy 100% | Relaxed 95% |
Euphoric 75% | Uplifted 70% | Creative 50% | Stress 100% | Depression 80%
| Pain 70% | Headaches 40% | Fatigue 35% | Dry mouth.
also called Purple Jones, is
a hybrid strain that expresses itself in vibrant hues of purple and green.
Its Purple Urkle parent passes on more than just its colorful display and
dense bud structure; deep relaxation typical of indica varieties comes
through, coupled with dreamy cerebral euphoria inherited from its hybrid
parent, Casey Jones. Relaxed 100% | Happy 60% | Euphoric 40% | Creative
40% | Uplifted 40% | Stress 100% | Depression 90% | Pain 50% | Insomnia
35% | Lack of Appetite 25% | Dry mouth 100% | Dry eyes 70% | Anxious 25% |
Paranoid 15% | Dizzy 10% |.
Marijuana Breeding Pioneers
Weed's Favorite Strains
The top five strains
average prices 4/1/2014: Diesel ($281),
Kush ($296), Purps ($277), Jack Herer ($360), Haze ($347).
Know what type of weed is good for
Insomnia and pain relief. The plant is shorter and bushier, born
in the mountains and has high
resin production and a shorter flowering time.
is good for depression and fatigue.
The plants are taller, prefer equatorial climates and a longer time
is the combination of Indica vs. Sativa strains
Indica vs. Sativa Medical Marijuana Strain Differences
101: What's the difference between Indica, Sativa & Hybrid?
Know the Grower
Growing Green should be Green
Clean Green Certified
illicit Marijuana Cultivation Cost
should get their strains genetically sequenced and put their
strain data in the public domain
This will help monopoly criminals
like Monsanto from controlling the quality and the availability of Marijuana.
You don't have to smoke weed to get the benefits, you can use a
Best Torch for Dabs
Scientists Lay the Groundwork for a Reliable Marijuana
How safe is
? You should definitely know who's growing
your weed, just like you should
where your food comes from
, and who your farmer is. I
, especially when someone says that they tested
Medical Marijuana in Ct. and discovered that the weed is
being sprayed with pharmaceutical drugs. Need to verify.
"What's that Smell?
That's the smell of
someone's consciousness being altered"
Heroin Overdose Deaths in U.S. Have Tripled Since 2010
than 8,200 Americans—an average of 23 people each day—died of
heroin overdoses in 2013. The RAND Corp. in 2010 estimated that
America’s heroin market was worth $27 billion. That's more than
what is spent in the U.S. at hardware stores ($22 billion) or
specialty food retailers ($21 billion), according to Census
Bureau data. 2016 Heroin epidemic that
kills two hundred people a week.
Then there's the
Gateway Drug Theory
. If there is such a thing as a Gateway
Drug it's probably
, or just a bad education.
"Being competent in one area of knowledge does not make you intelligent"
Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are
illegal. Alcohol can damage nearly all organ systems. It is also
connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater
percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin.
The World Health
causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more
than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence. Approximately
people die each year from alcohol related causes.
causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries linked to
cirrhosis of the liver, epilepsy, poisonings, road traffic
accidents, violence, and several types of cancer, including
cancers of the colorectum, breast, larynx and liver.
Alcoholism in the Family Info-Graphic
Alcohol kills 40,000 people every year in the U.S
., and Cannabis
has no evidence of directly causing the death of anyone.
Hangovers Cost The Economy $224 Billion in 2006
Cost of Alcohol Abuse Info-Graph
Research Society on
serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad
areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes
research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
Journal of Preventive Medicine
, found that excessive
drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010, a significant
increase from the $223.5 billion reported in 2006. Over $100
billion of these costs were paid by the government, or us.
only reduce alcohol related accidents
by 10%. Any moron would know that is an ineffective method for
deterring people from drinking and driving. Only improved
education and a more informed public can stop this drug abuse.
Breathalyzer to check yourself
is a drink that contains a substantial
amount of ethanol (informally called alcohol), a depressant which in low
doses causes euphoria, reduced anxiety, and sociability and in higher
doses causes intoxication (drunkenness), stupor and unconsciousness.
Long-term use can lead to alcohol abuse, physical dependence, and
is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl
functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term
alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl
alcohol), the predominant alcohol in alcoholic beverages.
also called alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking
alcohol, is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. It
is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight characteristic
odor. Its chemical formula is C2H6O, which can be written also as CH3-CH2-OH
or C2H5-OH (an ethyl group linked to a hydroxyl group), and is often
abbreviated as EtOH. Ethanol is mostly produced by the
of sugars by
yeasts, or by petrochemical processes. It is an addictive psychoactive
drug (indeed one of the oldest and most common recreational drugs),
causing a characteristic intoxication ("drunkenness") and neurotoxicity
when consumed in sufficient quantities. It is widely used as a solvent, as
fuel, and as a feedstock for synthesis of other chemicals; as well as in
many other minor uses.
is an alkyl derived from methane, containing
one carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms — CH3. In formulas, the
group is often abbreviated Me. Such hydrocarbon groups occur in many
organic compounds. It is a very stable group in most molecules. While the
methyl group is usually part of a larger molecule, it can be found on its
own in any of three forms: anion, cation or radical. The anion has eight
valence electrons, the radical seven and the cation six. All three forms
are highly reactive and rarely observed.
is any part of a molecule that consists of
two hydrogen atoms bound to a carbon atom, which is connected to the
remainder of the molecule by a double bond. The group may be written =CH2,
where the '=' denotes the double bond. This structural element is also
is the entity with the formula OH. It contains
oxygen bonded to hydrogen. In organic chemistry, alcohol and carboxylic
acids contain hydroxy groups. The anion [OH−], called hydroxide, consists
of a hydroxy group.
also known as neutral spirits, rectified alcohol, or
ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin is highly concentrated ethanol which
has been purified by means of repeated
, a process that is
called rectification. In some countries (e.g. India), denatured alcohol or
denatured rectified spirit may commonly be available as "rectified
spirit", but it is poisonous and ingestion can be fatal.
also called methylated spirits or denatured
rectified spirit, is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous, bad
tasting, foul smelling or nauseating, to discourage recreational
consumption. In some cases it is also dyed. Pyridine, methanol, or both
can be added to make denatured alcohol poisonous, and denatonium can be added to make it bitter.
is a physiological state (that may also include
psychological alterations of consciousness) induced
by the ingestion of ethanol (alcohol).
Beer Effects Info Graph
Alcohol Attributable Deaths (AAD) 2006-2010
The World Health Organization’s Global Monitoring System on
Alcohol and Health
reports that about six people die from
each day in the United States. The
findings are based on data from 2010 through 2012. During that
period, there was an annual average of 2,221 alcohol poisoning
deaths among people older than 15.
Alcohol Drinking can Cause Cancer
Emotions related to alcohol consumption differ by alcohol type.
international survey has revealed that spirits are often associated with
feelings of energy, confidence and sexiness – but on the flip-side anger
and tearfulness – while red wine is the drink most commonly linked to
relaxation, but also tiredness. Almost 30,000 participants who had
reported consuming both red and white wine as well as beer and spirits in
the past year, reveal that certain types of alcoholic drink appear to be
linked to particular emotions. Almost 53% of participants said drinking
red wine made them feel relaxed – an emotion that was also linked to beer
by nearly 50% of participants, and white wine by nearly 33%. By contrast,
spirits were linked to feelings of confidence by just over 59% of
participants, energy by more than 58% and sexiness by just over 42%.
However, spirits were also more likely to be linked to negative feelings
including tearfulness, with almost 48% of participants linking such
tipples to feeling ill and nearly 30% to aggression. Meanwhile, more than
60% of participants said they linked red wine to feeling tired. White wine
was the tipple least often linked to tearfulness, with only 10% saying
they associated it with becoming weepy. Further analysis, taking into
account age and other factors, revealed that women were generally more
likely to report feeling the various emotions on drinking alcohol, with
men more likely to report feelings of aggression. The proportion of
participants reporting the various emotions, both positive and negative,
generally increased with overall heaviness of drinking. Further
differences were found for the various drinks when participants’ age,
educational background and sex were considered. Drinking was found more
likely to be linked to feelings of relaxation and tiredness when done at
home; confidence, sexiness, energy – and feeling ill or aggressive – were
more likely when out. However, the study had limitations, not least that
it drew on a self-selecting group of participants, meaning it might have
appealed to those more likely to take drugs and drink. It also did not
take into account how much participants drank on any one occasion or
whether they mixed drinks, and relied on participants thinking back to how
they felt at the time. What’s more, it is not clear whether the alcohol
itself triggered the emotions, or whether the social situation also played
a role, while the concentration of the alcohol, presence of other
ingredients, and people’s expectations of the drinks could also be important factors.
Then of course there's
. The biggest killer of them all. Why are
cigarettes legal? Is there any health benefits from smoking? You are
either very ignorant or a criminal.
Smoking and Mortality
Smoking kills 7 million people a year
and scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and
littering. More than five
million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use
while more than 600,000 are the result of non-smokers being
exposed to second-hand smoke. And the smokers who don't die from
smoking cost the healthcare system billions of dollars. And lost
productivity from smokers cost countries billions of dollars. Wasting
people, resources, energy, time and money.
Unless urgent action is taken, the
annual death toll could rise to more than eight million by 2030.
Nearly 80% of the world's one billion smokers live in low- and
. Consumption of tobacco products is
increasing globally, though it is decreasing in some high-income
and upper middle-income countries.
So education does work, no kidding.
The Tobacco Conspiracy
of Tobacco - Malawi's shocking plantation exploitation
John Oliver: Tobacco (HBO)
Smoking killed 4.4 million Men and 1.4 million Women worldwide in 2013
Dangers of Cigarette Smoking
Health Effects of Tobacco
130,000 cases of lung cancer
diagnosed each year are attributed to smoking.
Smoking Changes Your DNA and Increases Your Risk of Disease
DNA Methylation Affects Development of Cancers and Chronic
is a process by which methyl groups are added to
DNA. Methylation modifies the function of the DNA. When located
in a gene promoter, DNA methylation typically acts to repress
gene transcription. DNA methylation is essential for normal
development and is associated with a number of key processes
including genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation,
repression of repetitive elements, aging and carcinogenesis.
Effect of Nicotine Use
results when exhaled smoke gets on surfaces
-- clothing, hair, etc. THS has been shown, in mice, to damage
the liver and lungs, complicate wound-healing and cause
hyperactivity. Add to this list type 2 diabetes.
is the process of discontinuing tobacco
smoking. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death
Within 20 minutes after quitting, blood pressure
and heart rate decrease.
Within 12 hours, carbon monoxide
levels in the blood decrease to normal.
Within 48 hours,
nerve endings and sense of smell and taste both start
Within 3 months, circulation and lung function
Within 9 months, there are decreases in cough and
shortness of breath.
Within 1 year, the risk of coronary
heart disease is cut in half.
Within 5 years, the risk of
stroke falls to the same as a non-smoker, and the risks of many
cancers (mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix) decrease
Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung
cancer is cut in half, and the risks of larynx and pancreas
Within 15 years, the risk of coronary heart
disease drops to the level of a non-smoker; lowered risk for
developing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
And then we have an Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse and Deaths
that is sickening.
Prescription overdoses kill
more people than heroin and cocaine
. Teen Drug Overdoses
Doubled From 1999 to 2015, CDC Reveals.
The Foster Care System Is
Flooded With Children Of The Opioid Epidemic. So this is not just about
all the deaths.
are those intoxicating drugs which are either completely legal
or not commonly prohibited by various drug laws. The most widely consumed
legal intoxicant is alcohol
Overdose Opioid Help
In 2012 alone, more than twice
as many people died from prescription narcotic overdoses
as died from heroin in certain states. Most people addicted to
prescription painkillers don't move on to heroin, but three out of four
new heroin users began by using narcotic painkillers.
Opioid Prescriptions Decreased In States With
Two major drug distributors, also known as wholesalers
, have formally
agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle claims that they failed to
report suspicious orders for controlled substances to the Drug Enforcement
Administration, as required by law.
Cardinal Health Agrees to $44 Million Settlement for Alleged Violations of
Controlled Substances Act
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported
in December how drug companies shipped nearly 9
million hydrocodone pills over two years to one pharmacy in the town of
Kermit, W. Va., population 392
. All told, the newspaper reported,
drug wholesalers distributed 780 million pills of oxycodone and
hydrocodone in the state over six years. "The unfettered shipments amount
to 433 pain pills for every man, woman and child in West Virginia," the
The death toll from drug
overdoses topped 52,000 in 2015
, including 33,000 involving an
opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Nation of the Walking Dead:
Pharma and Casinos
While Tens of Thousands Die From Addiction. The United States consumes 80
percent of opioids used worldwide.
There are 300 million prescriptions
written and $24 billion spent annually in the U.S. for painkillers.
Americans supplement this mostly legal addiction with over $100 billion a
year in illicit marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. And nearly
14 million U.S. adults, one in every 13, regularly abuse alcohol.
78 People Die everyday From Opioid
Overdose, now it's 91 a day in 2017:
a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by
physicians and now based in Stamford, Connecticut, known for its highly
addictive and dangerous pain treatment
products, such as MS Contin, OxyContin, hydromorphone, oxycodone,
fentanyl, codeine, and hydrocodone. In May 2007, the company pleaded
guilty to misleading the public about Oxycontin's risk of addiction, and
agreed to pay $600 million in one of the largest pharmaceutical
settlements in U.S. history. On October 4, 2007, Kentucky officials sued
Purdue because of widespread Oxycontin abuse in Appalachia. A lawsuit
filed by Kentucky then-Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Pike County
officials demanded millions in compensation. Eight years later, on
December 23, 2015, Kentucky settled with Purdue for $24 million. No
intervention was made by Purdue to contact the DEA for years despite
knowing of the practice and the overuse and sale of their product.
Communities are seeking reimbursement related to costs of policing,
housing, health care, rehabilitation, criminal justice system, park and
recreations department, as well as to the loss of life or compromised
quality of life of the citizens of the city directly. And since many
people addicted to pain killers end up on Heroin, I'm sure that it was
just another business decision to flood the streets of America with
Heroin. Criminal Scumbags mass murder people everyday just for money. Our
justice system is dysfunctional, just like our schools.
Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For 'Fueling Opioid Epidemic'
five manufacturers which are listed as defendants include:
, which sold OxyContin, MS
Contin, Dilaudid, Butrans, Hyslingla, and Targiniq.
Endo Health Solutions
, which sold Percocet,
Percodan, Opana, and Zydone. Teva Pharmaceutical
Industries and its subsidiary Cephalon
, which sold Actiq and
Fentora. Johnson & Johnson
subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which sold Duragesic and Nucynta.
, which sold Kadian, Norco, and
several generic opioids.
Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers for
Fraudulent Marketing; Fueling Opioid Epidemic
Over the Counter Drug
Cause and Effect
The Organization of American States estimates that 2.5 million
hectares of Amazonian forest in Peru have been destroyed to grow coca,
while more than 1 million hectares of forest in Colombia have been culled
to grow illicit drugs, including opium poppies for heroin.
The Organization of American States
is a continental organization
founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and
cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in Washington, United
States, the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas.
Recreational Drug Use
is the use of a psychoactive drug to alter one's
mental state in a way that modifies emotions, perceptions, and feelings
for recreational purposes. When a substance enters the user's body, it
brings on an intoxicating effect, often referred to as a "high".
Generally, people use recreational drugs that fall into three categories:
depressants (these drugs produce a feeling of relaxation and calmness);
stimulants (these drugs give the user a sense of energy and alertness);
and psychedelic drugs (these cause hallucinations and perceptual
distortions that some users find appealing). In popular usage, it is
generally considered to be a tolerated social behaviour rather than a
serious medical condition such as self-medication.
a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of
socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other
commemoration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food
and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of
entertainment. In many Western countries, parties for teens and adults are
associated with drinking alcohol such as beer, wine or distilled spirits.
is a retail
business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer,
wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and
soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps (potato chips) or
peanuts, for consumption on premises. Some types of bars, such as pubs,
may also serve food from a restaurant menu. The term "bar" also refers to
the countertop and area where drinks are served. (also known as a saloon
or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual
establishment, as in pub bar or savage club etc.).
is a human behavior in which an individual uses a
substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for
physical or psychological ailments.
Conservative estimates show that 20% of crashes in the US are
. This translates into about 6,761
deaths, 440,000 injuries and $59.9 billion in costs each year.