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If Donald Trump is going to pound his drug war drums to advocate for lethal Chinese policies on drug enforcement and punishment, he needs to go all the way and promote the Chinese death penalty for insurrectionism.
Yeah, he’d never actually want any of the laws or rules he proposes to his mindless masses to apply to him or his family (or whoever supplies them with coke).
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The Chinese don’t have problems with human rights being applied to mere members of species homo sapiens whom authorities want gone nor with nicetys like “fair trials” and “due process” nor do other nations with the death penalty.
In nations that do execute drug criminals it is rarely applies to drug kingpins unless they get shot while resisting arrest because kingpins have dirt on the corrupt police and politicians who license there activities as trials would be embarrassing. Kingpins are lisensed on condition they inform on a few low level dealers and mules who can serve as scapegoats.
In Duterte’s Phillipines the police thought users were the problem not suppliers. If you get rid of all the miserable poor people who use drugs because they are miserable
If Trump is sincere he will have to streamline the legal system so that the time from arrest to conviction and execution can be cut to a few weeks at most. At least it will please his white supremicist mates as it will hasten the answer to the Negro question left over from Abe Lincon’s excesses of wokeness, freeing Black slaves.
Proponents of ethnic and social hygiene maintenance will also support Trump.
US veterans are making progress toward the use of psychedelics for treatment of their PTSD, with no help from Donald T. :
I support the therapeutic use of psychedelics for veterans. Rick Doblin of MAPS has been working towards acceptance of the use of psychedelics for PTSD since the early 80’s. Not everyone appreciates his association with right-wing funders and/or his work with the military though.
A link from the truthdig.com article from 2018 is revealing. David Nickles writing on psymposia had this headline: The Police, The Military, and Violent White Supremacism. He said, “For decades, MAPS and other proponents of psychedelic medicalization have justified their emphasis on treating police and soldiers as a political strategy in service to mainstreaming psychedelic drugs. This strategy perpetuates the logic of white supremacism, capitalism, and imperialism.”
I learned in my cannabis studies that who gets PTSD, and how bad, depends on the current status of one’s endocannabinoid system. Military use of CBD with low-dose THC could help active-duty soldiers avoid or reduce PTSD symptoms without getting high. I think there’s serious ethical issues in authorized active-duty use of psychedelics and would be against it.
What bothers me is that the political strategy employed by MAPS has chosen to elevate vet’s concerns and health over domestic forms of PTSD like rape or domestic violence. Apparently “raped women” can’t gather enough public-based sympathy and support to be the more viable option for research and use.
I’ve never had MDMA before and would like to give it a try someday. We’ve got a couchmate who is a Vet that uses psychedelics, i.e., Son of Sam Walton and I’d love to hear his thoughts on this subject.
I found some info on how research psilocybin compares to dried mushrooms by weight. Sunil Aggarwal, MD, had a link from his twitter account.
They listed 5 categories of dosing. Microdose, Low Dose, Moderate Dose, Full Dose, and “Heroic” Dose.
A Microdose of dried mushrooms was (0.1-0.5 g) and compares to (1-5 mg) of pure psilocybin. Effects: A Good Day.
A Low Dose of dried mushrooms was (0.5-2g) and equals (5-20mg) for the pure psilocybin. Effects: Mild euphoria, visual enhancements, distracted thoughts.
A Moderate Dose of mushrooms was (2-3.5 g) compared to (20-35mg) for the pure psilocybin.
A Full Dose of mushrooms was (3.5-5g) compared to (35-50mg) for pure psilocybin. Effects: Visuals, ego dissolution.
A “Heroic” Dose was (5+ grams) for mushrooms and (50mg) for the pure psilocybin. Effects: Ego death, disconnected, default reality.
Chewing more than a gram or two of dried mushrooms is about all I can handle. Need to buy a blender.
Sitting here freezing waiting for power to be restored in Fortuna. The 6.4 earthquake was a rough ride.
Is your house OK from the earthquake Nor Cal? What about your neighbors?
Over here, it went from like 45 degrees to zero and negative numbers in under 18 hrs–snowed and the heater in my house went out right when the outside temp was at 3 degrees and dropping (and wind speeds to match freight trains), which caused me to have to spend over an hour in the attic working on it. And tomorrow it will be in the low 50s, like nothing happened.
Merry Christmas MC and couchmates. I had some really minor damage to my place but there is a natural gas pipeline leak in my backyard that will need to be dug up and repaired. Lots of business’s in town had damaged inventory and lost store-front windows. A dozen or so homes were knocked off foundations. It’s amazing how much noise big earthquakes make. Some compare it to trains.
My temps were never actually freezing, I’m just a candy ass when it comes to the cold weather. What you and a lot of the country is/was going through is something I’m glad to have avoided. When you guys were freezing our Nor Cal temps on the coast are 10 degrees above normal which means no frost or ice.
Glad to hear you’re OK, NorCal. A neighbor of mine is a retired Cal professor who’s written a couple of books on earthquake architecture. He once said that no one has ever died in an earthquake while residing in a wood frame building. It seems wood flexes, while concrete breaks—good news for me, since I’m in a wood frame structure and the next big shake hasn’t hit the Bay Area yet. I was here for the Loma Prieta quake. I could hear it coming before it hit, like thunder in the distance.
Still more progress: who would have thought that by simply removing the sex drive of the yeast cell it could be turned into a detector for cannabinoids or molecules that can imitate cannabinoids and other substances in medicinal effects? Certainly not Trump or his minions. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen just made the leap:
Understanding the use of cannabis and psychedelics for treating PTSD is being helped by research that reveals how the brain reacts to trauma in PTSD patients.
Music is added to ayahuasca treatments with positive results leading toward relieving people of their drug addictions:
Bad news for Big Pharma — Cannabis is overtaking opioids for pain relief:
The AMA and the JAMA are nothing but consistent in their anti-cannabis positions. They’ve had little interest in emerging cannabis science, or in encouraging physicians to study and keep up on the science. It’s no secret that Big Pharma has played a significant role (i.e., $) in ensuring this problem exists and continues to exist.
My experience and study says cannabis AND low-dose opiates are the best for managing pain. An either/or scenario is pure political theater rather than evidence-based allopathic medicine. It’s best to remember that pain is not a singular experience because it’s always accompanied by an emotional response known as suffering. Where cannabis underperforms opiates in pain reduction, it outshines them in reducing suffering and the pain experience, within limits.
A few CBD gummies post-surgery would be a bad idea. For many with chronic pain the benefits of cannabis-relief can literally be lifesaving.
I’ve had some good pain relief from adding a moderate dose of Kratom (4-to-6 grams) to 100mg of Rick Simpson cannabis oil. I’m taking Kratom infrequently in order to keep from developing any Kratom tolerance. Not a fan of unregulated substances though cuz you never really know what you’re getting. However, when M.D.s refuse to prescribe opiates for chronic pain, you gotta do what you gotta do. Compared to dirty street drugs OTC Kratom seems the safer option.
Josee Guindon, DVM, PH.D., is named the 2023 William A Devane Young Investigator Award Honoree by the International Cannabinoid Research Society:
Prescription codeine sales are dropping as people switch to marijuana for pain relief.
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Australia legalized psilocybin and MDMA for medical use:
Call for widespread distribution of Naloxone to reduce ODs:
Artificial Intelligence is being employed to design new drugs specifically targeting opioid addictions:
Psilocybin helps people eliminate their addiction to nicotine.