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

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

Israeli Study Says CBD May Mean Less Chemo, Better Results For Cancer Patients

In cancer treatment, can you have less chemo, and better results? New research exploring cannabinoid therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy suggests so.

New research exploring cannabinoid therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy suggests cannabis could mean less chemo, better results for cancer patients. This new research is yet another possible avenue for cannabis therapy in a holistic approach to cancer treatment.

It may be early days yet, but the scope of research into cannabis for cancer is quite convincing. First, studies have evidenced the preliminary anticancer properties of cannabinoids. Second, the plant is already an established conjunctive therapy with chemotherapy. And now, cannabis has the potential to increase the value of conventional chemotherapy treatment? It’s hard to imagine a future where cannabis isn’t an essential aspect of cancer treatment.

Source: Israeli Study Says CBD May Mean Less Chemo Better Results For Cancer Patients

Cannabis Significantly Reduces Symptoms of Gastroparesis

Researchers concluded, “This role in pain management represents a breakthrough for gastroparesis-associated abdominal pain treatment, for which there are currently no validated therapies.”

Source: Study: Cannabis Significantly Reduces Symptoms of Gastroparesis – NORML – Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

Remind me again why this miracle plant is illegal to grow or even possess?

 

Revolutionary Study Shows Cannabis Protects Traumatized Brains And Helps Them Heal

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The medical uses of cannabis and its derivatives are continuing to be discovered at an astonishing rate. This is despite the fact that U.S. government clings to an absurd, baseless classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug, which severely limits research and scientific advancement.

We recently reported on two rather surprising fields that could benefit from medical cannabis, as well as clinical data that backs its use for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The diversity of medical uses for cannabis lies in its ability to stimulate cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which are fundamental to the proper functioning of physiological systems.

Source: Revolutionary Study Shows Cannabis Protects Traumatized Brains And Helps Them Heal

Independent Tribune Candidate Profile

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The candidate profile is published online here,…

Background:

I am a 1984 graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, having lived in Cabarrus County since 1972. I am a self-employed journeyman electrician with over 36 years of experience. I served as volunteer youth basketball coach for 15 years (Cabarrus County Parks & Rec. and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church). I currently serve as an officer in a local fraternity. For a snapshot of my 20-year political career, please visit

https://thomashill4cabarrus.com/about/

 

Why are you the best candidate?

I am the only truly independent candidate. My only special interest is to serve the citizens of our county. I am the only local candidate, for any office, with the courage to truly tackle our tragic opioid crisis. Twenty-nine states and D.C. has some sort of legal cannabis (marijuana). Where there is safe access to legal cannabis, opioid-related overdoses have dropped by at least 25 percent. Some states are allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis in lieu of opioid painkillers. I call on the county to declare a public health emergency and immediately decriminalize cannabis and allow patients to grow their own medicine. Cabarrus County should be on the cutting edge of compassion by protecting our God-given right to self-medicate ourselves with natural and organic plants. The war on cannabis is a war on Nature and Humanity and anyone who doesn’t believe this is ignorant, anti-science and downright wrong!

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