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Active Component Of Cannabis Can Regrow Brain Cells

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In the past, there has been a lot of propaganda designed around criticizing the use of marijuana, and scaring people away from even trying it. It is interesting to consider that no one has ever died from the use of marijuana alone, in fact the health concerns of marijuana are extremely minimal when compared to the extremely popular use of alcohol, cigarettes, and the increasingly worrisome use of pharmaceutical drugs. What do those 3 things have in common? They are legal, almost everywhere around the world. Something is missing here…

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This does not mean we are encouraging people to go out and use marijuana. Many are still unaware that the health benefits of the plant are not gained unless it’s ingested properly, and that usually does not include smoking it. It’s important to do your research  and check multiple sources rather than putting your trust in just one. That being said, the healing properties of the planet cannot really be denied, and it’s information like this that helps to lift (as mentioned earlier) the propaganda around criticizing the use of marijuana.

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The times are changing however, marijuana use has been becoming increasingly more popular and in many cases, less illegal. There have been 4 states to completely eradicate any laws pertaining to marijuana use to date: Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, with other cities such as New York and Washington D.C. decriminalizing possession of the drug.

There has also been a surprising amount of evidence coming forward that shows how cannabis can effectively kill cancer cells, and cure a variety of other (sometimes terminal) diseases. Generally this is the case when the cannabis is ingested (rather than smoked) in a concentrated oil form.

But many people are still wondering what’s the deal with regular marijuana use? We have been told for years that it kills brain cells and is not good for our mental health, but was there ever any science to back up this claim? Or was this just another fear tactic to keep people from using marijuana?

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According to the following study, published in The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, a compound that is found in marijuana known as cannabidiol (CBD) can actually help your brain grow.

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Researchers, who were looking to investigate the effects of CBD on anxiety and depression in rodents went right to the source, a part of the brain called the hippocampus. This is the area of the brain that regulates emotion and cognitive function and is the only area of the adult brain that can grow.

The scientists found that CBD causes brain cells in the hippocampus to grow, this would be an explanation to the previous studies that identified CBD as an effective treatment for mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress as all of these are attributed to a lack of adult neurogenesis. This can be brought on by frequent substance use, (marijuana excluded) but also slows down naturally as you age.

The team from Brazil says that there is now hope, an understanding of how the brain reacts to CBD and other components of marijuana, “opens the door for their use to manage psychiatric symptoms in disorders such as aging, stress and neuroinflammation.”

Amazingly, CBD is present in the male cannabis plant as well, this plant is often referred to as hemp. Hemp doesn’t have any psychoactive effects when smoked or ingested because there is no THC present. This means anyone could benefit from the benefits of CBD without getting “high” from it. This is also important because in many parts of the world, including Canada hemp is completely legal. You just may want to be careful with it as it looks an awful lot like its sister Mary Jane.

The more accepted and legal marijuana becomes the more the door opens for study into its amazing healing properties. After all, it is just a plant! Shouldn’t we be allowed to test and study it? It’s a strange thing when you make nature illegal…

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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  • The Facts:

    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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