On a Postive Life and Liberty Note

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On a sarcastic note, investors making money deems the flow of cannabis essential.

On a positive life and liberty affirming note, cannabis as a medicine, sacrament or ritual is essential to a healthy and holistic community.

Which note is most worthy to reprise?

Which chord would you strike?

Our nation is at a threatening but opportunistic crossroads.

In the coming days, weeks and months, we will have the required and most necessary opportunities to rethink and possibly reset our individual values, habits, and virtues, which in aggregate, form the collective reality we all share and suffer in and under.

Maybe we should cut ourselves some slack?

Maybe we should cut each other some slack?

To truly forgive others, we should first forgive ourselves.

We are capable of showering the appropriate grace while we still do a better job of holding ourselves and others accountable.

Cannabis Is Essential Medicine Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Perhaps a blessing amidst our current curse, some politicians are realizing many rules and regulations are roadblocks to innovation and improvements to human health and liberty.

It is incumbent upon us all to remind them of these facts once this current crisis has come to pass…

Cannabis is medicine. This is no longer up for debate, and it hasn’t been for years, as the world’s leading medical journals and scientific organizations are in universal agreement of this fact.

And so access to cannabis must be guaranteed in the upcoming weeks and months as the unknowns of this pandemic continue to reveal themselves.

Because marijuana remains federally illegal, the U.S. cannabis industry relies on a patchwork of state laws that differ wildly from California to Colorado to Connecticut—and we’re already seeing a variety of regulatory responses in the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

 

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Source: Cannabis Is Essential Medicine Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Let Them Be Peace Officers Again

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Let police officers be peace officers like they were before the War on [some] Drugs.

The Drug War is a deadly and racist fool’s errand of the worst degree.

It puts our law enforcement officers and our communities in unnecessary peril.

It is past time to reform our Jim Crow judicial system…

Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi

If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

Dozens of localities around the country are following Oakland’s example, forming their own Decriminalize Nature chapters to end prohibition around entheogenic plants and fungi.

In October of 2018, Plazola read Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind and had his first psychedelic experience in 37 years: a “mushroom journey,” as he calls it, that changed everything he thought was right about the work he had done in California to normalize cannabis.

“As I began to emerge from the lobbying world, I asked, ‘where did we go wrong with cannabis?’” Plazola tells DoubleBlind. “That’s when I started asking, ‘Why did we cap possession levels to begin with?’ It was fear. ‘Why did we offer all these complex regulatory frameworks?’ It was fear.”

Together with Larry Norris, co-founder of the non-profit Entheogenic Research Integration and Education (ERIE), they created Decriminalize Nature with a vision for decriminalization that’s as simple as it gets: If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

“When people go on the record before their elected officials to say ‘I broke the law and it helped heal me’ that’s a different level of investment and commitment in this process.”

 

Source: Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi | DoubleBlind

A Unique Opportunity

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#voteLibertarian

 

Liberty-minded voters who are registered unaffiliated have a unique opportunity. They’ll have three choices of Presidential Preference Primaries.

We urge them to vote in the primary of the party they align with politically. We are the only alternative party that allows them in: the Libertarian Party.

Otherwise, they can go back to the two establishment parties and pick from either the “least bad” or the “most” libertarian candidate in the bunch. That is a losing strategy.

Unaffiliated voters and registered members of the Libertarian Party should heed our call to vote for liberty by voting in the Libertarian Primary.

We don’t believe the establishment parties have earned your support. Their hyper-partisan shenanigans in the past year alone have eroded public trust on a huge scale.

We want 40,000 registered Libertarians in North Carolina to take the time and effort to vote in our presidential primary. Your tax dollars are paying for this election. Continue reading

Can THC Help Prevent Transplant Rejection?

In 2015, a group of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of South Carolina published a study to test the effects of THC on skin grafts. According to this study, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main compounds of the cannabis plant, can help delay rejection in incompatible organ transplant patients by activating cannabinoid CB1 receptors in immune cells.

“More and more research is identifying potential beneficial effects of substances contained in marijuana, but a major challenge has been identifying the molecular pathways involved,” said John Wherry, deputy editor of the magazine Journal of Leukocyte Biology, in a statement.

Source: Can THC Help Prevent Transplant Rejection? – Sensi Seeds

Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling Is for the Future

Our current compulsory schooling model was created at the dawn of the Industrial Age. As factories replaced farm work and production moved swiftly outside of homes and into the larger marketplace, 19th-century American schooling mirrored the factories that most students would ultimately join.

The bells and buzzers signaling when students could come and go, the tedium of the work, the straight lines and emphasis on conformity and compliance, the rows of young people sitting passively at desks while obeying their teachers, the teachers obeying the principal, and so on—all of this was designed for factory-style efficiency and order.

 

The trouble is that we have left the Industrial Era for the Imagination Age, but our mass education system remains fully entrenched in factory-style schooling. By many accounts, mass schooling has become even more restrictive than it was a century ago, consuming more of childhood and adolescence than at any time in our history.

Source: Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling Is for the Future – Foundation for Economic Education