Medical marijuana is a hot topic that has slowly made its way into politics, health care, psychiatry, and education — into society itself.
Diverse opinions on either side of the many issues in our society are common; the people in power still argue about gay marriage and abortion, religion and taxes. It’s fair enough for people to take sides, but when it comes to medical marijuana, it is worth the debate.
Like all social and political issues that start slowly and suddenly catch fire, the opinions regarding the use of medicinal marijuana are exhausting. ProCon.org, an accredited website that focuses exclusively on the use of medicinal marijuana asks the question: “Is medical marijuana an effective treatment for depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety, and similar mood disorders?”
Let’s find out.
ProCon intelligently presents the reader with both sides of the argument and feedback derived from diverse and educated sources.
Frank Lucido, MD, a private practice physician, stated in his article on the topic:
With appropriate use of medical cannabis, many of these patients have been able to reduce or eliminate the use of opiates and other pain pills, Ritalin, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and other psychiatric medicines…
This might be a stretch: Psychiatric medication will always have a predominant place in the treatment of mental illness and recovery. This aside, Lucido makes a valid point: It is possible that medicinal cannabis — when used correctly — can be of some notable benefit to psychiatric patients.
Research into the topic of medical marijuana makes it evidently clear that both sides of the debate are in good company.
Read it all HERE.
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Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana. – Provided by RandomHistory.com Who would of thought!!!
Now this is not the place for a school to be noticed!
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein
A cruel thug ripped a $400 gold chain off the neck of a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in his stroller and being pushed by his mom in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn on Tuesday, law-enforcement sources said.
The crook and an accomplice attacked tot Harvey Hernandez in the lobby of his family’s Malcolm X Boulevard apartment building at 11:45 p.m. after following him, his teenage brother and mom Riyana Guerrero home from a Laundromat.
“I was screaming ‘Let go of my baby! Let go of my baby!’” the mom told The Post in Spanish yesterday.
“How could he do this to a helpless little baby!”
Guerrero believes that the thieves might have even kidnapped the boy if neighbors, alerted by her screams, didn’t scare them away.
(now who in the hell puts $400 jewelry on a baby?)
Art in the fast lane – in pictures
The petrolheads among us need no convincing that a car is a work of art. For everyone else, an exhibition of BMWs painted by artists such as David Hockney and Andy Warhol should drive the point home. Here is a selection of the transformed cars in the Art Drive! exhibition which, courtesy of the ICA, will be on show for the first time at the Great Eastern Street car park in Shoreditch, east London from 21 July to 4 August
5 Useless Body Parts…
The human body has a few unneeded parts. We no longer rely on these organs or structures for any serious function, or they have atrophied or degenerated to the point that they don’t serve the function they used to.
Charles Darwin pointed to these vestiges of anatomy in humans and other animals as evidence for evolution. Eventually, by noting how the vestigial organs in one species were similar to functioning organs in other species, biologists concluded two otherwise dissimilar creatures must have shared a common ancestor. Here are five of the most notable vestigial organs in humans:
The Appendix: This small pouch attached to your large intestine, at the junction of the small intestine, no longer aids in digestion, and none of the 1 in 20 people who have one removed seems to miss it. In plant-eating vertebrates, it remains part of the digestive system. And a study in 2009 found that the human appendix might be useful, serving as an important storehouse for beneficial bacteria, which can’t wait for a chance a case of diarrhea so they can rush to the gut and save you.
Continue reading HERE.
Cranberries: Bladder Protector or Old Wives’ Tale?
For women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections, cranberries may be the answer. It turns out that the tart red berries can help prevent such infections by decreasing bacterial adherence to the walls of the bladder and urethra for up to eight hours after ingestion. Cranberry juice appears to be more effective than cranberry-containing supplements in this regard. However, there are some drawbacks to using the juice as a preventative measure. For example, cranberry juice has a high sugar content and is therefore fairly caloric.
Linda Ronstadt (Born on this day in 1946)
Ronstadt is an American popular-music singer and record producer. She embarked on a solo career in the late 1960s and became known for her interpretations of folk songs and collaborations with artists from a diverse array of genres. She became one of the most successful female singers of the 1970s and branched out in the 80s with award-winning Spanish language albums. One of her grandfathers was an inventor who made a fortune by patenting what widely used household item?
Crusaders Take the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem (This day in 1099)
Built in the 4th century by Constantine, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is the supposed location of Jesus’ tomb. The holy site was captured and partially destroyed numerous times, and, in 1096, the First Crusade was launched in part to recapture it. In 1099, Crusaders poured into Jerusalem, killed its non-Christian population, and took the church. It was rebuilt, and has since been carefully divided among quarreling Christian factions. Who has traditionally kept the key?