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Cannabis: Antigua PM issues apology to Rastafari community

Cannabis: Antigua PM issues apology to Rastafari community

420- International Day of Cannabis

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the prohibition of cannabis less than 100 years ago, was prompted not by altruistic motives or concern for the health or well-being of users, but to serve “the racist, political and economic interests’ of the then global powers.

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What it’s REALLY like to be a nurse – by Business Insider

What it’s REALLY like to be a nurse – by Business Insider

  • Nurses are the life and soul of the healthcare profession, providing comfort, kindness, and care to patients every day
  • It’s a challenging job and one that requires hard work, dedication, and a very thick skin.       Continue reading

Phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same as pleasure

This is why our phones are making us miserable: Happiness isn’t the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

Dopamine and serotonin brains only top imageSamantha Lee/Business Insider
  • The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true happiness.
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The Opioid Crisis in the United States of America – Guest Editorial

March 23, 2018- Kaieteur News- GUEST EDITORIAL

The United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, which has led to the deaths of thousands of its citizens, mostly teenagers. Today, more than four million Americans have become dependent on opioids as pain relievers, and even though opioids can be deadly if misused, many have abused and overdosed on the drugs.

10 Reasons Seniors are Turning to Medical Marijuana

Patients for Medical Cannabis

From Herb.co

More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before.
Cannabis for seniors? More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before, but how? Check out our top ten reasons cannabis for seniors works wonders.Seniors aged 65 and up are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis users. In fact, a survey of 47,000 people aged 50 and up found that cannabis use has increased 250 percent for those over 65.

That’s because, like the rest of the population, seniors are opting to use cannabis for medical ailments, like pain, instead of prescription drugs. With the increased popularity and decreased stigma of the plant, seniors are more open than ever to try cannabis.

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Commentary: What causes school shootings in the USA? – By Melissa Martin

Commentary: What causes school shootings in the USA?

By Melissa Martin, PhD – March 13, 2018 – Caribbean News Now

The same questions are asked after each mass shooting on American soil. Shock. Panic. Horror. We struggle with strife and strain to search for answers to keep our children and citizens safe from mass shooters. Fear that it will happen again, catapults us to grasp at methods and means to prevent carnages of bloodshed – incomprehensible atrocities to civilization.    Continue reading

Researcher Discovers a New Non-toxic Approach to Cancer Management

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Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino did not set out to find a treatment for cancer. Yet, during his research into the treatment of seizures, he found a possible non-toxic alternative approach to cancer management. D’Agostino discovered that eliminating carbohydrates from the diet could starve cancer cells.

An Unexpected Discovery

Dr. D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology. He was commissioned by the Navy Seals to help solve the problem of unexpected seizures that occur in a high-oxygen and high-pressure environment (ie. such as deep-sea diving).

His research led D’Agostino to compare the brain to a hybrid engine. It typically uses glucose as its primary source of energy. When glucose is limited, it can use ketones as an alternative fuel source. This why the ketogenic diet is effective in treating seizures in individuals suffering…

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Living a Life of Balance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Living a Life of Balance – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Read, dance, pray, sing, love, laugh, eat, celebrate and appreciate. And yes, you are allowed to worry because positive worry is good. We all want to be happy. We resent being thrown off our axis. Our everyday existence is a search for happiness.

Our consciousness is bombarded with wants, desires, information and materialism that we often lose our sense of balance.             Continue reading

Medicinal cannabis (Marijuana) industries established in Jamaica and St. Vincent

Jamaican Business to Produce Cannabis-Based Medicinals

CARIBBEAN360  FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday February 1, 2018 – A Jamaican manufacturing company has entered a joint venture with US-based biotechnology company United Cannabis Corporation (UCANN) and Cannabinoid Research and its local subsidiary company, Cannabinoid Research and Development Company Limited (CRD), to produce cannabis-infused water and other cannabis-based products.     Continue reading

Climate Crisis Descending Series: Pacific Nation Kiribati on the Brink of Disappearing — JoAnn Chateau

Reblogged fom the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog – Three Worlds One Vision:

Three Worlds One Vision

Two weeks ago, we looked at the struggles the city of Venice endures as it slowly sinks into the surrounding waters. Today, we turn to the submerging Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Without any mountains, low-lying Kiribati is sinking like the disastrous Titanic, under rising seal levels caused by global warming. Located exactly in the center…

via Climate Crisis Descending Series: Pacific Nation Kiribati on the Brink of Disappearing — JoAnn Chateau

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