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Growing Your Own Food is a Revolutionary Act

Despite the pandemic, the ongoing #JusticeforGeorge protests, casual murders of Black men by police, white supremacists inciting race wars and lynchings in southern California, I continue to preach that one of the most empowering and revolutionary actions we can take is to return to our roots and what we've done for thousands of years: take…
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The Unabridged History of CBD (Cannabidiol)

If you’re new to hemp-derived CBD—whether as a flower, oil, non-combustible, edible, tincture or cream—given how far it’s come in a relatively short period of time, it may seem like CBD is the greatest thing since sliced bread. In truth, Cannabis Sativa L., a.k.a. Hemp, is neither new nor a fad that, when forgotten, will…
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The Supreme Authority of Mss Oregon

According to census data, Black- or African American-owned businesses in the United States comprise 11.4 percent of the total. Given the fact that Black people comprise a mere 13.4 percent of the population, more or less these two figures jibe with one another. Without looking too deeply, one might assume the percentage of Black-owned  businesses…
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CBD for Cats: Exploring New Territory in Animal Health

Cats are sensitive creatures and can develop a wide range of ailments and maladies. Many of these illnesses and conditions are related to aging, while others arise from poor diet, a lack of exercise, too much stress, and underlying genetic factors. Unfortunately, they don’t always get the level of care they require. “Cats are really…
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Are All Essential Oils the Same? How to Determine Quality Essential Oils

At the start of the 21st century, American perception of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries was somewhat favorable. We went to a doctor who listened to our health concerns and suggested ways to help reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, cholesterol and excess weight. Believe it or not, pills weren’t the first line of defense…
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Profiles in Retirement 4 Professionals Who retired on Their Own Terms

About one-quarter of board-certified, practicing veterinarians in the United States are 60 years of age or older, according to a recent AVMA survey. A significant portion of these have already passed the “normal” retirement age of 65 but have decided to stay on the job for at least a little while longer—or in some cases, for…
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Can Psychedelics Reverse Neurological Damage Associated with Mental Health Conditions?

Two recent studies from Denmark and Spain have found evidence suggesting that psychedelics may cause lasting and positive changes in the brain, specifically in the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. Researchers say the findings are significant as  deterioration of neurological functioning in these areas is strongly associated with mental and behavioral health issues including depression,…
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Scientists Unlock Neurological Code of Dissociation

Scientists are unlocking the neurological code of dissociation, a form of altered consciousness that is frequently associated with psychedelic drug use. The findings, published in Nature, point toward a possible future when psychedelic states can be created through technology rather than substances Using data obtained from sophisticated brain imaging technology as their guide, a team…
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New Congressional Legislation Would Lift Restrictions on Important Cannabis Research

In a move that should expand scientific research efforts into the medical benefits of cannabis, on September 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee sent new marijuana-related legislation to the House floor for further debate and consideration. H.R. 3797, labeled “The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019,” would permit certified scientists to…
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Technology Easing Security Concerns in Cannabis

Whether they are growing, processing, manufacturing, distributing, or selling, businesses handling cannabis, and the cash exchanged for it, are highly vulnerable to theft. They deal with valuable products sold in thriving illicit markets, creating temptations some people with bad intentions might find hard to resist. Consequently, security is a vital issue at cannabis facilities. Potential…
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