Thank you, JD! This is a story that will just go on. Of course, Big Pharma will want to patent and regulate the price of cannabis products. Pharma produces opioids of course, and they bring in huge amounts of money, so this will be very interesting how it all unfolds
In 2016 opioids killed 26, 000 Americans.
I don’t have the stats for here in the UK, but opioid addiction and medical overprescribing is becoming
enough of a concern for the UK government to intervene and issue new guidelines for prescribing all opioids
What is Medical Marijuana | Chronic Pain Relief | THC & CBD
The above article is interesting. Kaneh Bosem is thought to be cannabis as found in the Holy Anointing oil recipe given to Moses by God. This is disputed by some theologians However cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Kitty, I’m so grateful for your links, we must educate people about the excellent uses for marijuana. Actually, re-educate and stop being ignorant that this is a bad plant! It has many beneficial qualities, not only as a medicine for pain relief and killing cancer cells, but you can make rope, clothes, mops, etc.
Back in the day, your pharmacist would make up cannabis tinctures for people to take for pain. You can’t OD on it, non-habit forming. The worst thing that can happen you break out with Kimba ya my lord. I’ve never met a violent pot user, mostly mellow and peaceful. Side effects, munchies, but when you’re sick from chemo and pain, yes pain will make you vomit! That’s my problem right now.
I’m grateful that boomers are saying chillax on weed and make this great again. Like the link says Big Pharma want their slice of the pie. I was given a scrip in Jersey for THC pills, and man are they expensive, six years ago they were 500 a bottle, and they must be refrigerated. They claim the process is expensive.
You can do it yourself, I’m no expert and homegrown is just dandy for me. The expense is crazy and wouldn’t know one from another but I will have to decide, Pain management (with its special stigma) or Medical Mary Jane. The latter is a happier decision as pain management already labels you and when you’re handed your pee cup, it’s the most humiliating thing in the world.
I know it works, a friend gave me puff off her vape pen with something called girl scout cookie, The severe spasms stopped dead, and I was looking like a seizure patient after replacement disc surgery. For the first time in months, I was able to get a restful sleep.
Aeltrileaf posted this on tumblr yesterday, and I was so saddened that as a society we couldn’t help this woman? I want everyone to know there is help and hope out there.
It seemed to me that this was the easy way out for that medical community, was she no longer viable? I won’t apologize for loving God and have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. Your soul is one for God to give and for God to take.
It’s disgusting, and now police officers are catching this.
The libtards are blaming the lack of affordable housing but won’t claim the drug addicts and the mentally ill for causing the problem.
It’s going to happen to San Francisco. Not one politician is going to fess up that the illegal immigrants have taken that housing from the legal citizens. It’s criminal!
Yes, I did, the people are living in deplorable conditions, and it’s not okay for our first responders or any human to be around. The left has got to insane to allow people to defecate and urinate all over. This is a severe situation LA is in, how many Hollywood types are going to down there and help these people? Cher comes to mind instead of bitching about immigrants that have jumped the line worry about the citizens of our country.
This is my argument against abortion, you may have reproductive rights but be intelligent about caring for yourself. This is breathing, a living soul, could you kill this baby? There are so many people that would love and care for your child. Think first.
Personally, I’m pro-life for myself but believe that everyone has the right to choose what is best for themselves. Your body, your choice, your conscience just as my body is my choice. It would take a God-given miracle for me to get pregnant so I have my emotions turned off because I knew, deep down, that the govt would have signed it into law.
What is, however, going at my nerves like a cheese grater is a fact that the doctors get a harsher sentence than the rapists!!!! Rapists get a much lighter sentence if they are even convicted at all. Having dodged two rape attempts in my lifetime, this pisses me off tremendously!
The number of sex crimes that are going to increase because there are sick nut jobs that get high off stuff like this. They may take away my reproductive rights (time to move), but I still have my right to bear arms (for now). Makes me wonder what else is going to happen in terms of access to proper health care. I get a crock of bs from old school RNs that haven’t retired yet because I don’t have a husband to sign off on my paperwork. Technically, they have to zip it there but don’t always succeed. I have nothing against medical professionals, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to lecture me about my marital status or life decisions. The fact that anyone thinks they can choose for me or any other woman is just insulting to us.
Alabama is and always will be a political embarrassment. There really are some good people in AL. We just happen to get overshadowed by those only make the stereotypes look legit. You would be amazed at the number of folks that believe the stereotypes as truth thanks to the media. It’s insulting to many an Alabamian. AL govt has been a complete shit show this year. It’s just cringe-worthy.
Thank you for your honest opinion. I, too was in the same boat as you! Endometriosis and not married at 34 at the time and no doctor was going to give me a hysterectomy and ended up cancerous by age 44. I suffered ungodly pain and just miserable to be around.
What the hell are these people thinking to give a life sentenced worst then the rapist who gave you the problem, to begin with?
I have PTSD from doctors, so I do have a grudge to pick with them, they might have a white coat, but they screw up like mechanics screw up a car, and the right to sue is hard, a lawyer will say you didn’t die. The guy wasn’t sure if it was uterine or cervical so he cut more then he should have. I had to find this out from another surgeon on the tumor board, he said, You’re the one! The guy cut my left iliac artery in half, and I bled out. I woke from a coma five days later thinking I was in the recovery room to find I was in the ICU.
I have to say, yes you have control of your reproductive system and if you have sex use protection, buy a morning after pill if you feel unsure and keep it handy. Rape and incest, by all means, abort the abomination, but I have spoken to a girl who decided to keep the child, but she said it was a hard thing to do. I have personally known of incest victim that carried full term and gave it up for adoption, and when they finally found out four years later, they had to let the adoptive parents know it was father-daughter. The girl is permanently disabled mentally and blocks everything out, and we thank god she does. She dissociates.
I really do appreciate taking the time to write in, I’m so sorry this happened to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Click on the tea rooms above and give your honest opinion in your heart. Would you get an abortion when there is birth control, condoms, foams, morning-after pills? How do you feel about the latest ban on abortion in the southern states? New York has made the most liberal abortion law that states you get one in your 8th month when the baby can live outside the womb! I’m not sorry that’s murder! More black women get abortions, isn’t that black genocide? We are provoking thought. Is the government reaching too far? Did you know that Roe v Wade the woman fought the rest of her life to change it back?
I have taken my friends who wanted to have an abortion because of the pressure of the boyfriends, and they regret this decision to this day, the guilt that they feel for killing a human goes against their teaching of holy scriptures. Thou shall not kill.
You think with your head and speak with your heart (soul) Are you killing one of God’s souls?
Here is Hillary Clinton’s take
The abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi are appalling attacks on women's lives and fundamental freedoms.
Henry Cavill just came out with his new No 1 Rosemary water investment scheme. Let’s take the time to look at the benefits and warnings to this super herb! I love it, and it’s woodsy with a lot of resin, sort of like a pine tree. It’s fantastic as a plant in your home with a fresh bowl of lemons and when brush up against it releases a tremendous aroma that’s stimulating.
Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean. It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits.
Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.
The herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, such as rosemary chicken and lamb, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B-6.
It is typically prepared as a whole dried herb or a dried powdered extract, while teas and liquid extracts are made from fresh or dried leaves. A range of rosemary products is available for purchase online.
The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties. Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.
Fast facts on rosemary
Rosemary is a perennial plant (it lives more than 2 years).
The leaves are often used in cooking.
Possible health benefits include improved concentration, digestion, and brain aging.
Rosemary has leaves shaped like needles and pink, white, blue, or purple flowers.
Rosemary has a range of possible health benefits.
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
Laboratory studies have shown rosemary to be rich in antioxidants, which play an important role in neutralizing harmful particles called free radicals.
In Europe, rosemary is often used to help treat indigestion. In fact, Germany’s Commission E has approved rosemary for the treatment of indigestion. However, it should be noted that there is currently no meaningful scientific evidence to support this claim.
A study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, led by Dr. Stuart A. Lipton, Ph.D. and colleagues at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, revealed that a carnosic acid, which is a major component of rosemary, can significantly promote eye health.
This could have clinical applications for diseases affecting the outer retina, such as age-related macular degeneration – the most common eye disease in the United States.
Rosemary is usually safe when taken in low doses. However, extremely large doses can trigger serious side effects, although this is rare.
Side effects include:
pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)
High doses of rosemary may cause miscarriage; therefore it is not advisable for pregnant women to take any supplemental rosemary.
Rosemary can affect the way that some medications work.
Rosemary can affect the activity of some medications, including:
Anticoagulant drugs: These include blood-thinning medications, such as Warfarin, Aspirin, and Clopidogrel.
ACE inhibitors: These are used for treating high blood pressure. They include lisinopril (Zestril), fosinopril (Monopril), captopril (Capoten), and enalapril (Vasotec).
Diuretics: These increase the passing of urine and include hydrochlorothiazide and furosemide (Lasix).
Lithium: This is used to treat the manic episodes of manic depression. Rosemary can act as a diuretic and cause lithium to reach toxic levels in the body.
Like anything, use in moderation and contact your doctor to make sure it’s okay to take. It sounds lovely and refreshing but you could do it yourself at home.
This one is a simple one, there out other ways that require a still which I think that how No 1 Rosemary water does it, but it’s tricky and it’s the best way to extract the purest form of the herb.
This is on the level of difficult but not impossible, and I recommend doing this with Lavender. Create your herbal scents, antioxidants, disinfectants the natural way. Lavender is great on Filet Mignon, superb!
I do love this herb, and it’s super easy to grow. It becomes woody if you let it go, so keep it trimmed down for best results. It can be formed into a topiary. I’ve bought one that was shaped like a Christmas tree decorated with balls.
Political fanatics such as Representative Brian Sims fixate on terminology as a substitute for ideas, and for them, buzzwords are a necessary intellectual crutch.
How to explain Brian Sims? None of the three most likely possibilities — that he is not very bright, that he is insane, that he is a fanatic — speaks very well of the Pennsylvania state representative, who for some reason decided to accost an elderly woman praying silently in front of an abortion facility, to film the attack, and then to boast about it on Twitter.
It is tempting to lean toward stupidity as an explanation for Sims’s shenanigans, if only because that is the most statistically likely scenario when the subject in question is a member of the Pennsylvania state legislature, as witless a collection of moldering goofs and ravening mediocrities as you will find in any of our state capitals.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 07: State Representative of PA and Co-Host Brian Sims (L) and CEO/Co-Founder of Prosearch Strategies Trevor Allen, and Ben Casta attend the House of Taylor dinner benefitting The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation at House of Taylor on August 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for ETAF)
But let’s not give short shrift to the insanity option. Sims — who holds elected office and previously worked for the Philadelphia Bar Association — offered a cash bounty to his social-media followers for identifying information with which to “dox” three teenage girls who were praying outside the same clinic. Mentally normal adult men do not go around photographing teenaged girls and then trolling for their names on social media in order to facilitate harassing them. Generally speaking, adult men who go around taking photographs of teenaged girls are considered creeps; Representative Sims is a homosexual, which may spare him the charge of lechery in this matter, but his behavior is still pretty weird.
The times being what they are, perhaps we should classify political fanaticism of the social-media performance-art variety as a kind of insanity. Political fanatics such as Sims live in the shadows between the idée fixe and outright monomania. The inferior kind — and Sims is the inferior kind — fixate on terminology as a substitute for ideas, and for them buzzwords are a necessary intellectual crutch. Hence, Sims’s shouty accusations of “white privilege” in the face of a young woman who, as she pointed out with a smile, is not white. Intersectionality — it is a bitch.
What should be remarkable (but is not remarkable) about the Sims video is the superficiality and banality of his thinking. His political arguments are utterly sophomoric, e.g. demanding that the elderly lady interrupt her Rosary to tell him how many unwanted children she is clothing and feeding. The taunt is childish: No one ever asks critics of capital punishment how many murderers they’re willing to bring into their homes. The Pennsylvania state legislature is not the Olympus of politics, but even that repulsive body deserves better than this stuff. It would be tempting to describe this as dorm-room discourse, but most kindergartens do not have dormitories.
Some fanatics are dangerous. Almost all of them are boring. They are tedious in themselves and the cause of tediousness in others. Forgive me for repeating this story: I once had a student who discovered the Palestinian cause in college, as a certain kind of WASP suburbanite does, and she endeavored to turn every conversation to the evils of Israel, rarely speaking a sentence that did include the word “Zionist,” which she pronounced in a distinctly low-pH way. I shared with her Winston Churchill’s observation that a fanatic is “a man who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” She did not miss a beat. “Exactly. It’s like when you’re debating with a Zionist . . .”
Representative Sims is a low kind of man with a low kind of mind, but Representative Sims is, in fact, representative. In our time, politics has become a very strong part of some people’s identities, fundamental to their self-conception. Partly it fills the hole left by the attenuation of religion, but it is also a kind of identity politics for — Representative Sims surely will appreciate the irony — college-educated white people. People without a politically piquant demographic characteristic (and being gay ain’t what it used to be) sometimes use affinity groups as a substitute, seeking in being a vegan or a socialist or a Hamas apologist the solidarity, cohesion, and social cachet they imagine African Americans or transgender decathletes enjoying by virtue of their membership in those ranks. They take up political causes just as some young people take up exotic religions, in the same way, and for the same reason.
Representative Sims is an adult man and an elected representative in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Watching his rage-monkey videos, one wonders: “Does he not hear himself?”
Of course, he hears himself. He doesn’t hear anything else.”
People who enter a public service office should act with some dignity, but there is that agenda again! The author is right, and we should be able to talk things out and come to compromises. No government is perfect but democracy doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth fighting for it.
Any doxing is illegal and to go after children is disgusting and criminal!
God help us and start praying, this kind of person is exactly what we don’t need. Please don’t vote for this guy again, I can see he is an attention seeker for himself.
Democrat Sims proudly bullies and verbally harasses older women and teen girls. Shame on him! His fellow Dems who claim to be women rights champions are surprisingly quiet. I guess it’s okay for him to call a middle-aged woman a racist without any reason. Why is she a racist? Because she is a white woman?
“Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims repeatedly bullied the pro-life woman in an unhinged rant as she stood alone outside a Planned Parenthood in his district in southeastern Pennsylvania. Sims called the woman a “racist” and her sidewalk counseling “grotesque.”
He followed her around, hurling insults at her; and at one point, he got in her face with his camera and ignored her requests to leave her alone.
Sims also doxxed the pro-life woman, subjecting her to potential violence.
The videotaping and harassment is shameful, potentially illegal, and is conduct unbecoming a member of the state legislature. Sims should resign immediately.
We call on Representative Brian Sims to resign immediately after this shameful harassment and bullying of a pro-life woman. If he does not resign, the Pennsylvania state legislature should censure him and take whatever other disciplinary measure that are appropriate.”
This is disgusting and he doesn’t deserve to hold office. Abortion is a personal choice but I do know plenty of women who were coerced into getting one and regret they did it. To allow people to kill a baby who can live on outside of the womb is murder! You can fight with me all day long and I will fight until my last breathe, MURDER!!!
Birth control, condoms and be responsible, it’s not your mom’s new car, it’s a life!