Apologies to all my fellow couch friends. Catching up after moving and a long trip took me away from this site for too long and the comments section expired, temporarily preventing people from commenting.
I’ve extended the settings so this won’t happen again. Thanks for your patience.
I’ll try to have some more new content here soon.
’60 Minutes’: DEA thwarted on opioid epidemic
Glad to see the reply boxes and buttons back. I felt like part of me had been amputated when yesterday I saw there was no box to write in.
Magic Mushrooms Reset the Brains of People With Depression
Psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression: fMRI-measured brain mechanisms
This is an area of interest to me.
I mentioned a possible psilocybin-related brain”reset” in comments a few weeks ago, just thinking out loud, and can’t wait to dig into this study.
Were The California Wildfires Deliberately Set?
Pot Dispensary Donates 50k to Wildfire Victims
U.S. Army to Grant More Marijuana Waivers
Weed Arrests and Seizures Are on the Rise
Cannabis, the Holy Grail, and the Secrets of the Templars?
Former Education Secretary and Drug Czar Bill Bennett is perfectly happy with Donald Trumpâ€™s views on racial justice. Bennett, who implemented and extended Nixonâ€™s drug war against racial minorities and political dissidents, even sounds like Trump:
William J. Bennett has good reason to worry about who teaches what version of history in which American schools. Reality-based history will eventually give Bill and his drug war role a footnote akin to Torquemadaâ€™s execution of 2,000 Jews. Notably, the drug war has killed far more innocent victims than Torquemada ever did.
I guess I’m just a lucky guy. My parents and teachers did an excellent job of telling me that the USA is a great country. They also told me that one of the major reasons why the US is a great country is because we’re allowed to criticize our government and have the right to petition our government for redress of grievances.
Damn, Bennett is letting his fuckwit flag fly high, isn’t he? I almost want to rail at you, Servetus, for even typing the jackhole’s name–it’s as though you decided to spray glass cleaner into the eyes of all the people on the couch, just for giggles. 😉
Well damn, Pete, how dare you retire and go have fun?!?! Priorities, man, priorities!
An older white male in Orlando finds it hard to get a job after being arrested for a doughnut–even though he was later cleared of all wrong doing. Shouldn’t we create laws, outlawing companies from putting any kind of sugar, glaze or frosting on foods? What kind of cop doesn’t know what leftover doughnut glaze looks like? In order to protect our freedoms, shouldn’t we outlaw any and all possession and eating while in a vehicle–to save the taxpayers money on roadside drug testing, so that money can go back to schools, shelters, parks, roads, cancer research. Think of the children: laws forcing people to no longer be able to take their food outside a restaurant . . . laws to protect Americans from having to drive with groceries from the store.
Senator calls on Trump to withdraw Marino as drug czar pick in wake of revelations
His support for the pharmaceutical industry is brought to light and its effect on opiate abuse in America. Thanks to 60 Minutes.
UPDATE: Trump calls drug czar pick â€œa great guyâ€ but he will â€œlook intoâ€ connections to big pharma
Looks like Ghana is thinking about emulating Portugal’s drug policies. I’ll not post a link and let y’all search for it since it seems like every time I try to read articles from the Philippines, India, or Africa, damn near half the time I hit malicious code. Okay, probably less than half, and it’s mostly because I don’t know what their legit news sites are.
So the DEA are trying to distance themselves from the opioid crisis by blaming Congress and the Pharmaceutical Industry:
…but hang on second, aren’t the DEA in charge of setting the production caps on opioids?
Why yes, indeed they are!
A curious omission from the DEA’s new narrative on the causes of the opioid crisis:
That’s right folks, the DEA are in charge of setting the opioid production.
What in the world would make anyone to conclude that the DEA has the competence to put a lid on use? After 44 years of failure Can’t even the people here understand that they’re a significant catalyst for enabling and enriching the organized criminal syndicates?
A Federal law passed in 2016? The DEA doesn’t like the law and claims it “ties their hands? Who the fuck would believe them? Sure, the Ignorati and the people who make their living selling the snake oil of “addictionology.”
So tell me, how long does it take to get a new Federal law implemented? Has that 2016 law even been fully implemented? There sure as heck aren’t any statistics to back up the DEA allegations. The FBI just this month reported State and nationwide crime rates for 2016. The NHTSA won’t finalize nationwide fatality and accident rates or publish their SWAG estimates of miles driven in America in 2016 until January of 2018. Both sets of statistics have the infrastructure for collecting the data established and in place for years if not decades.
44 years of utter failure but we’re supposed to believe that they might have had even minimal success except for a brand new law? Utter hogwash. The DEA is not the solution for the black market, it is the sine qua non causation.
Treating Autism with Cannabis Now Has Scientific Support
Autism is challenging to treat pharmacologically because thereâ€™s no single cause. But a recent study suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could offer relief for people on the spectrum. Here’s why.
The British Police are encouraging the growth of an old industry:
US science and its university system have been scooped once again by another country, this time Canada. The University of Guelph has published the â€œfirst scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices.â€
The relevant HortScience paper doesnâ€™t appear to be online yet as of this posting:
Correction: Paywall $10.00:
Optimal Rate of Organic Fertilizer during the Vegetative-stage for Cannabis Grown in Two Coir-based Substrates: Deron Caplan, Mike Dixon, and Youbin Zheng, HortScience September 2017 52:1307-1312;
I think I’ll go and check this place out sometime this week. I’d been hoping they’d be opening up soon:
As with other recent recreational markets, product is so-so and over-priced here in Vegas, but things will get better as time goes on.
Finally a Degree in Cannabis