Article Dated 2/2/18: A 6-year-old girl in Texas was given medical marijuana on Thursday to treat her epilepsy — making her the very first person in the state to legally obtain a cannabis product, according to reports. ~ New York Post
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ARTICLE DATED 2/1/18: Thousands of people with misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession dating back 40 years will have their criminal records cleared, the San Francisco district attorney’s office said Wednesday. San Diego is also forgiving old convictions. Recreational marijuana became legal in California this year, and the law allowed those with prior low-level offenses to petition for expungement, a process that can be costly.
But in San Francisco and San Diego, people need not ask. George Gascón, San Francisco’s district attorney, said his office would automatically erase convictions there, which total about 3,000. San Diego has identified 4,700 cases, both felonies and misdemeanors, that will be cleared or downgraded. ~ The New York Times
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CONGRATULATIONS CALIFORNIA…just a matter of “time” before the rest of the country and the world follow suit. Below is an excerpt from an article published today by the Los Angeles Times. For me, legalization is One of the signs we are spiraling UP in vibration and the collective is awakening…next will be Psilocybin Mushrooms but we have to go One plant at a time. ~ Mynzah
***Article Excerpt: Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, and the historic law permitting such businesses took effect New Year’s Day — creating the largest legal pot market in the country. Among the many celebrants were Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and state Sen. Nancy Skinner, who cut a ceremonial green ribbon to mark the first sale.
As Lucas Starr, 33, perused the shop, he thought about how much perceptions of marijuana had shifted during his lifetime. Growing up, the message from his parents and from society, he said, was that marijuana was a dangerous drug — a gateway toward a wrecked life. He thought back to the PSA commercials showing a fried egg and an announcer intoning, “This is your brain on drugs.” Starr, a musician and producer visiting from Dallas, said he initially bought into the fear, but eventually smoked marijuana and found that it calmed his anxiety.
Customer Judy Malgeri, 65, also finds marijuana therapeutic. She uses it to manage pain and bring back her appetite during chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. Although she already had a medicinal-marijuana card, she said she was very happy to see recreational pot legalized — anything that brings marijuana further into the mainstream, she said, is a good thing.
“It’s about time,” she said, shaking her head at the memory of an era when police hassled people over a single seed of marijuana in a car. “Arrested for a joint? That’s so sad. It’s a fruit of the Earth.” ~ Los Angeles Times, January 2nd, 2018 article
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A video shows an encounter between a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unknown object. It was released by the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. By Courtesy of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE on Publish Date December 16, 2017.
Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes. In addition, researchers spoke to military service members who had reported sightings of strange aircraft.
“Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world on this issue,” Mr. Bigelow said in an interview. “Our scientists are scared of being ostracized, and our media is scared of the stigma. China and Russia are much more open and work on this with huge organizations within their countries. Smaller countries like Belgium, France, England and South American countries like Chile are more open, too. They are proactive and willing to discuss this topic, rather than being held back by a juvenile taboo.” ~ excerpt from The New York Times article 12/16/17
complete article here: Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
NBC ARTICLE Published December 17, 2017: The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday.
The program, which only a few officials knew about, ran from 2007 to 2012, according to reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and received $22 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Defense budget. It investigated sightings by military pilots of flying objects that “maneuvered so unusually and so fast that they seemed to defy the laws of physics,” Politico reported.
The Pentagon acknowledged the existence of the program.
“The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe,” Pentagon spokeswoman Laura Ochoa said in an email to Reuters. “It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change.”
According to the reports, officials claim the program is still in existence in some form today and sightings are still being investigated. But the Pentagon did not confirm or deny that.
“The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed,” Ochoa told Reuters. ~ NBC Chicago (excerpt from article)
complete article here: Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports
Article Dated November 16th, 2017: A new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico – UNM, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.
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New York Post Article Dated November 9th, 2017: “An Amazonian shamanic psychedelic brew is a safe psychiatric medicine to treat depression and alcoholism, a British study suggested.
Ayahuasca, a drink traditionally used by South American indigenous tribes, was more effective in helping heavy drinkers tackle their addiction than LSD and magic mushrooms.
The jungle tea made from a mixture of plants contains the hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine, an illegal Class A drug known as DMT or Dimitri.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London found alcoholics were better able to control their drinking if they used ayahuasca than LSD or magic mushrooms.”