The U.S. DEA has just banned one of the most powerful plant medicines on the market. It’s leaving thousands of people in an absolute panic about what they’re going to do next. This is an extremely important subject so please read on and share this information as far and as wide as you can.
According to the DEA, Schedule 1 Narcotics are dangerous drugs with no medicinal value with a high potential for abuse. Most won’t disagree that heroin and GHB belong on the list, but you’ll also find psilocybin mushrooms, peyote and of course, Cannabis, all of which have been used as a powerful medicine for thousands of years. Most of you should know by now that Cannabis has hundreds of medical uses. It’s a well proven cancer treatment, it stops seizures, it helps parkinson’s, alzheimer’s, diabetes and so many other things. So, WHY do they claim it has no medicinal value?
Well, they know it does since the US Government actually holds patents on the fact that it works as a medicine. They also know that a few of the other drugs on the Schedule 1 Narcotics list are also powerful medicines. Now they’ve just added yet another.
Meet Mitragyna speciosa, also known as Kratom.
Kratom is a large tree native to Southeast Asia. Its leaves have been used for various medicinal purposes for many centuries. It plays an important role in traditional medicines of Chinese, Thai and Malaysian nations. Continue reading
If you visit ancient ruins in Italy or Greece, chances are you’re going to be in an area swarming with tourists. Unbeknownst to most people around the world, Algeria is a country found in North Africa with a diverse mixing pot of cultures dating back many thousands of years. One of the most influential cultures was that of the Romans, and they have left their mark in a vast amount of ways.
In the years immediately after the last civil war, police escorts were mandatory (with sirens wailing), and, like some parcel-delivery service, foreign guests were counted, signed for and passed over at each wilaya (county) boundary. Times have not changed much. Even today tourists face a lot of hardships getting to these ruins so they are mostly left alone.
Founded by the Roman Emperor Trajan in 100 AD, the roman city of Timgad located in the Aurés Mountains of Algeria was most likely a base for the Third Augustan Legion. It was used as a meeting point before or after traveling through the Sahara desert.
Cannabis is labeled by the US Government as a Schedule 1 Narcotic, meaning little to no known medical value. (Even though the US Govt holds patents that state otherwise) Marinol, which is APPROVED BY THE FDA, is synthesized THC.
Millions of people are sitting in jail for using Cannabis raw, but it’s ‘perfectly fine’ to use the plant if the Government and their corporate owners take most of the medicine out of it, then get to charge you an arm and a leg for it. Why is that? I shall explain.
The US Government is well aware Cannabis has medicinal properties. How could they not? It’s been used as a medicine for at least the past 10,000 years. Even in America, Cannabis was used as a medicine for over 100 years. It was in over a hundred over the counter medicines for a wide range of reasons. Everything from pain and nausea medication to sleeping tonics. (Why did they make it illegal? It’s a long story so I won’t go into it today.. If you’d like to read about the greed and racism that caused the criminalization of the world’s most useful plant, check out this article)
Among the reasons you will learn about on the link I shared above, the US Government has even more reason to keep it illegal today. If Cannabis were to become legalized, it would eat away at TRILLIONS of pharmaceutical profits over the years. (Not including other profits like the billions they get for keeping our privately owned prisons full.) Continue reading
When people start a new relationship, most of our attraction is thanks to an irresistible cocktail of chemicals. Unbeknown to us, our brain entices us to crave affection. But how?
Helen Fisher of Rutgers University in New Jersey has been conducting research on the brain chemistry of what she calls ‘the emotion systems associated with mating, reproduction,and parenting.’ Helen suggests that the three emotional systems (or ‘stages of love’) —lust, attraction, and attachment—“ are somewhat disconnected in human beings…” But the situation is not hopeless. Fisher argues; “the role of the prefrontal cortex in humans is to control and direct these emotions—if we so choose.”
As for love these days, let’s talk statistics. The divorce rate in the United States is expected to reach 67 percent before the end of the decade. Currently, some 80 percent of divorced men and 72 percent of divorced women remarry; but 54 percent and 61 percent, respectively, divorce again. High divorce and remarriage rates are seen in many other cultures, as well.
When it comes to animosity in relationships, at least 25 percent of homicides in the United States involve spouses, sexual partners, or sexual rivals.
Each year, some one million American women are followed and harassed by rejected lovers; 370,000 men are stalked by former partners; and approximately 1.8 million wives in the United States are beaten by their husbands. In fact, male sexual jealousy is the foremost cause of wife battering in cultures worldwide.
Husbands, although to a lesser degree, are physically abused by wives. Men and women in societies everywhere can experience clinical depression when a love relationship fails; and psychologists say that a sign? I cant think of the percentage of those who commit suicide because they have been rejected by a beloved.
But WHY? Could our brain chemicals be driving some people to act in an extreme way? It’s highly possible!