“The best way to treat glaucoma is not to take a drug that will affect your brain, affect your ability to function, the whole rest of your body just to lower the pressure inside the eyes,” ElSohly argued. “The way to do this is to develop, let’s say, eye drops, eye drops from marijuana.”
So I think we all understand that Jane Fonda is a world treasure and can do whatever she wants, and does.
I also read that she’s the only person to ever be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s just wherever she is.
This is going to be a really interesting debate to follow folks. In other parts of the United States, according to the article:
“Washington state… in 2014 the state stopped testing parolees for marijuana use all together, granting them the right to use legal marijuana like any other citizen — something Colorado doesn’t even allow. Rhode Island explicitly allows for medical marijuana use while serving probation, and an Arizona supreme court decision from 2015 bars prosecutors and courts from denying medical marijuana access as a term of probation.”
RTD wants to do a study to see how it can continue to remain “relevant.”
I heard small asides from some of the late night shows and news outlets about the US Navy admitting that previously released UFO footage was, in fact, authentic. I forgot about it until today, and then I realized I hadn’t even seen the footage that was mentioned. The whole thing made me realize what a flash in the pan the whole story was, and how no one really unpacked this.
Two things: I think it’s pretty interesting that the military made this admission the same week as the Area 51 raid/super silly party. Maybe not interesting, maybe funny. I feel like the Facebook-originating Storm Area 51 to “See them Aliens” phenomenon is the perfect foil against which to release some pretty remarkable news. This official acknowledgement is somehow made irrelevant by association with the weirdos in the desert.
So, the footage isn’t doctored, the pilot being interviewed by CNN seems credible enough, and the head of a $22 million government-funded research center on UFO sightings says there was compelling evidence to suggest we might not be alone… (That last one is totally unrelated except by virtue of being mentioned in the same story without a logical link. I shouldn’t encourage CNN, but I like things in threes.)
If those objects are real and move the way the witnesses claim, then we’re dealing with at least four possible explanations that come to mind. 1) The objects are man-made, I guess by Wakanda. 2) The objects are alien and manufactured. 3) The objects are naturally occurring phenomena, either of Earth or foreign origin, and we’ve yet to study them. 4) (There had to be a fucking fourth. Rule of threes, people) These objects really are not moving in the way the pilots describe. That’s to say, they only appear to be moving that way.
I have flown airplanes, and yes, flying does fuck with your depth perception and can produce a number of other visual phenomena, but it seems here, that with the camera footage and the onboard tracking systems, there’s not really much to cause to doubt the pilots’ accuracy, assuming the instrument readings back up these claims.
So yeah, could be aliens, intelligent or not. Could be an atmospheric phenomenon. Could be a lot of things. But it’s definitely preeeety neeeeaaaat.
Exciting news in the area of CBD research, as this article from Leafly.com explains. And, as a related, but separate piece of information regarding other sites I source from, see below at the business end of this post.*
The article itself is worth a quick skim, but here’s a key paragraph that caught my attention:
Playing Catch Up
“The science is lagging behind the public use and interest. We’re doing our best to catch up here,” said Dr. David Shurtleff, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), which is funding the projects. The NCCIH is the National Institutes of Health’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
THC has been investigated extensively, Shurtleff said, and its potential for addiction and abuse make it unsuitable for treating pain.
Alright, two things to unpack from this as I see it:
- “The science is lagging behind the public use and interest. We’re doing our best to catch up.”– I was questioning what categories to file this post under. Is it news? Yeah. What about politics? Not really, more like science news… But wait, if the science is being pushed by public opinion and public opinion is pushing the issue through government funding for this research, and the science is dealing with the alleviation of human suffering, then I guess… CBD is actually political?
- Dude, THC has the potential for addiction the way that doughnuts or chocolate do. They all have potential for abuse because they’re all fucking awesome. And furthermore, the sudden concern with addiction and abuse of pain relievers is uh, hard two wrap my head around.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not being cynical about the reasons creeping behind this inconsistency. My stance isn’t: well, prescription pain meds are already known to be addictive, so fuck it, who cares? Give THC a try.
No, I think we should give THC a try because it’s known to be less addictive and certainly less damaging to the organs than prescription medications. I think this study, however, is wonderful if solely that we are now in some ways find our way to addressing another issue: CBD and Vape product regulation. These things have so much shit added to them that may or may not be fucking with us, and we just don’t know.
Now that research is being freed up for CBD’s actual viability as a legitimate medical tool, the purity of the substance and the delivery methods of CBD will naturally be put under enormous scrutiny by private researchers and the FDA, if it’s going to be brought into the fold. This should transferable to our understanding of CBD and vape products in the recreational markets as well. Hopefully all this information will give the public more material from which to form better conclusions about the safety of CBD products and their additives, as well as the health implications of new forms of compound delivery. (And then make everything political again but regulating it with the government some more).
*I’m actually really impressed with the quality of news obviously niche topic news which is compiled by Leafly. I’m impressed by a number of websites out there for their consistency in the delivery of fast, quality information, and I’ll be adding a forthcoming section on websites I rely on and why they’re awesome. Stayed tuned.
In other news, apparently someone temporarily ‘oopsed’ and dropped the news that Google is basically within reach of its plot to destroy itself and all the meat bags on this rock.
No, but seriously a cool development. You know how I know it’s a cool development? Because it’s so cool I can’t even tell you all the cool things it’s going to do. Most of the possibilities aren’t even imaginable right now, but they’ll be cool. Unfortunately many of the new possibilities will probably be new solutions to new problems, but hey, maybe we’ll get some cool shit along the way.
The state of New Mexico is planning a groundbreaking program that will make college education more accessible to all residents. On Wednesday, September 18, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a plan that would make college tuition free for all residents of the state, according to the New York Times. The program, called the…New Mexico Plans to Offer Free College to In-State Residents — Breaking News, Entertainment, Sports
New Mexicooooo! This is a great idea and I love that this is explicitly designed to provide for ALL residents of the state.
Source: The Joint
“Three former Denver Broncos running backs came together last week to support cannabis as an alternative for health management at the grand opening of a new Denver dispensary.
Reuben Droughns, Tatum Bell, and Lendale White signed autographs last week at the debut of The Joint at 4745 West 38th Avenue.”
You can joke about how times must be tough, or these guys are just really huge stoners with the chillest endorsement deal ever. I did.
On the other hand, at least they’re using their fame to endorse something locally grown, natural, safe, and fun, and not, you know, multinational sweatshop conglomerates.
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