Councils used that chemical here in Australia to kill blackberries. It was sold in garden supply shops as a weedkiller In the early seventies. There were instances of higher rates of stillbirth and spontaneous abortions after the councils did roadside spraying with it in some rural communities—out near Sale in Victoria was one place, I think from memory, which had a high incident of miscarriages following kerbside spraying of weeds with the Agent Orange. Oh, they gave it a number name, if I can recall back that far. Silent Spring, the book was becoming papular with mainstream readers and making people aware of what these chemicals were doing.
I helped work to get it banned. A part of my work I'd forgotten I'd done. Nice to get to my age and know I knew a lot of people who worked together to strive to leave the planet a little better. Mums and dads, grandparents, single adults, teenagers and even children working as an educated team can achieve a lot. We fail and allow these things to happen when we do leave it all to the governments we elect and then just sit back and accept what happens. I'm happy that people polos stopped both the Vietnam war and the use of this chemical.
Journalist eg Upfield.
"Why not use marijuana for medical purposes?"
Impaired thinking, lung and heart affects, harm to infant in pregnancy, interference with digestive process, risk of serious mental illness. Marijuana use has also been linked to other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among teens. This is a drug to be medically dispensed, where medically required.
I too have studied Marijuana, Medical cannabis, and I come from a health science degree trained background. I can get quite annoyed when any drug advice is spread by social media, without citing respected research, so I'll make no health claims for the drug. The fact that this is a drug means that we should accept advice from someone trained to understand our anatomy and physiology, as well as the chemical substance we are considering using, prior to considering taking something.
Having said that, the young, the rebellious and experimental, and certainly the gullible, and those who fall for every snake oil seller telling them this stuff cures that condition, without supplying the accredited study information, will take this drug in whatever form, regardless of what I say. This is a useful, if well-controlled drug, in the same way, that opium and heroin have uses.
That does not mean that all should, or could, safely use it. It would appear that, as with those other drugs, for sufferers of medical conditions that require symptom management that cannot be achieved in by lifestyle management or safer ways, there is enormous potential benefit for the elderly and terminally ill. One needs to choose to use this drug with extreme caution to manage medical conditions for the young in our society, because the risks may outweigh any benefit.
The greatest risk with this drug is its potential to adversely alter the way the brain works in the most vulnerable, and most likely to experiment with this drug, teenagers. The brain change may be sudden, and irreversible. Well, young people risk brain damage every time they binge drink and I'll just be seen as an old wowser telling them not to exceed a safe limit, on all occasions. Do even mature women these days understand what a safe limit is?
We are a drug abusing society. I'm a rarity in that I treasure my brain function too much to be convinced by social media, or social events, to do drugs, and I'm not gullible enough to experiment with drugs. Yes, if my unwell, seventy-six-year old husband, who I care for, due to his declining health ever suffered. I'd consider any drug, that might assist. For now, he isn't suffering, so, I weigh up any drugs offered to him, and to me, to manage symptoms, and make decisions based on all the pros and cons, from reputable research, before I accept those treatments.
Do remember that those, "Scientists say," testimonials about cancer cures and the like that are spread around social media could easily be three-year eleven science students, those unqualified, "Doctors or researchers say"-without the full name of an accredited study reports are garbage. Medical cannabis will be a drug that should be prescribed and dispensed by trained professionals, and not something dispensed over social media, Certainly, you can create it yourself, but you can create ICE and other drugs too, but should we?
As for disease cure—all vegetables and fruit can cure, and people have consumed an excess of single fruit or vegetable substances said to cure terminal illness until thy have died of the substance they over consumed. Be careful claiming cures. Better to just eat a healthy diet that consider one substance is a cure for a disease and be careful with those substances that have powerful medicinal properties for all drugs—yes, all drugs, have side effects to be carefully considered.
The main reason for pharmaceutical dispensing of drugs is accuracy of dose—not something the more grower can achieve. If you are terminally ill, I don't care if you want to dose yourself. I'd sure care if you offered it to my grandson.
There are dangers when people trivialise drug use. Legalising a small amount of Marijuana, medical cannabis, for home use, in the same way that we allow for a limited amount of home brew alcohol seems reasonable, if people understand that there are always serious health risks, including some accidental brain damage ad deaths, not magic cures involved. It is a drug. There isn't any argument about that.
Isn't it wise then, given that the drug will have an effect on our mind and body, that just as alcoholic beverages are regulated, to ensure accuracy of dose, that marijuana, medical cannabis, remains that, kept for medical use where a qualified person decides that the benefits will outweigh the risks, and who has accurate research information on what it can and cannot do?
My heart goes out, most of all, to the people of Syria tonight.
Warmongers are planning to kill Syrians to punish Syrians for killing Syrians. I think kindergarten teachers are qualified to handle squabbles of that irrational nature. It seems that our elected leaders are not.
Meanwhile, who are opening their hearts and borders for more Syrian refugees?
Why must they bomb? The latest by Israel. If they can't allow the Syrians to work things out for themselves, without interference, then they could talk in neutral Geneva under a UN peace process led by Staffan de Mistura, or by Russia, Iran and Turkey through the so-called Astana process.
Why don't they just see the real cause of the war, and make the US and Russian oil and gas companies take their pipeline development plans to take fuel to and through Europe, via Syria, and make them find another welcomed route, and stop funding the war for control of the Syrian territory?
#Syria Follow the money trail, and not the propaganda spin we are given. The Syrians are victims of their land being the route that is required to get supplies to the oil and gas and oil guzzling nations, and make a fortune for the outsiders involved in the war, who have never cared about the Syrian people.
That's the problem with being a historical fiction writer, I've been hooked on historical research all my life, and I go to the source and talk to the people. As I see it, Syrians are warm loving family people, just like you and I, and they just want peace. Those who want to control their land, for the wealth derived from the pipeline transit, won't allow it. So. it's becoming a proxy war of multi-nations, where if some don't back down, there won't be a winner. It's about greed, not ideology.
Our best bet is to put people qualified to raise children, or teach kindergarten children, people with calm logic on their side, an interest in our children's futures, and a lack of greed, in charge of our nations.
#Douma people: No chemical attack
Evacuated Douma terrorists: No chemical attack.
Doctors treating Douma patients: No CW attack
#Russian MOD experts: No traces of any CW attack
#Syrian Govt: No CW and no chemical attack
Trump - Lets bomb Syria and make a war with Russia. 🤔 (as we all know he would want a war to go out with a grand bang, not to lose dignity and linger in jail. But, we don't have to go with the fool and he is going down, It's just taking too long for safety.
#SaudiArabia wants to to join forces with #US, #UK and #France to wage war against #Syria on behalf of AlQaeda and ISIS, I mean you know for Human rights. Moscow has warned the U.S. of "grave repercussions" if it carries out an attack against Syrian forces. Meanwhile Israel intends to come in under the cover of those nations all fighting each other, to take out Hezbollah.
Don't ask me to talk about art. I want a future for Syrian children for all children.
#SyriaHoax #FalseFlag #NoWarWithSyria #NoWarForIsrael
By Reg Upfield, reporter.
Apartments above, previously leased mostly by Russian criminals, now vacant.
The apartment that caught fire months behind in lease payment—but heavily insured.
Appartments falling vacant, and not being re-let—but heavily insured, plus that ridiculous attempt to falsify the existence of many non-existent levels in the tower was planned insurance fraud from the start.
Multi-windows broken at the fire level, not caused by the fire—to fan the fire.
Two fire sources.
No one at front desk to advise or organise assistance to residents.
The only resident warned to get out was a friend of Trump's lawyer, who obviously had prior knowledge.
Trump needs money to pay lawyers. #TrumpTowerArson
A criminal who ran a fake university, and who lobbied to not have to comply with safe building codes, who accepted 150,000 from the Ukraine for his election campaign funds, and is 600 million in debt to Russian crime families (I was one of the people warning people about this ) and has blackmailable material herd on him by the Russian president, a man who is a racist bigot was elected to president—this is what you can expect.
When will they stop him?
What more will it take?
When will the last supporters remove their blinkers?
Time to right a wrong.
Reg Upfield, author reporter..
Trump needed to find extra funds.
Trump to finally pay out £18m settlement to former students of 'fake university' after judge approves claims
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