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The Other Side of Cannabis, a HeartsGate Productions, Inc. Film, Received Four Nominations at the St. Tropez International Film Festival
San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2015
Award winning independent documentary, “The Other Side of Cannabis” announces its upcoming participation at the St. Tropez International Film Festival on May 11, 2015. The film has been nominated for four awards including – Best Feature Documentary, Best Science & Education Film, Best Director, and Best Editor.
A HeartsGate Productions, Inc. film produced and directed by Jody Belsher is the first film to explore in depth the potential harmful effects of recreational marijuana drug use on America’s youth. The 72-minute documentary features interviews with respected Harvard researchers, neuro-scientists, rehab directors, counselors, and numerous other professionals; as well as many personal stories of those who have experienced the negative effects of long-term marijuana use.
The Other Side of Cannabis was inspired by Belsher’s own son who experienced a traumatic outcome from his use of marijuana. Now in recovery, he is interviewed in the film explaining some of the difficulties he’s faced as a result of his use. “The film is not about legalization nor the medicinal value of marijuana – both have their valid points,” says Belsher. She continues, “Regardless of one’s view, the aim of this documentary is to educate young people about the health risks associated with recreational marijuana use, so they can make informed decisions that may influence their lives forever.”
The Other Side of Cannabis explains how many young people today believe the marijuana they are using is medicinal. They are unaware of the dangerously high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), addiction rates, the potential for mental illness – ranging from depression to anxiety and even psychosis – as well as the physical effects that include lung issues, heart, cognitive and other brain effects.
The documentary is currently being shown at independent film festivals worldwide and DVD copies are available for purchase at http://www.OtherSideOfCannabis.com for private, educational institution, or multi-use audience. ($ 25-$ 500)
ABOUT OSC – The Other Side of Cannabis (OSC), is an independent project, funded through contributions and not influenced by any organizations or political affiliations. OSC’s sole purpose is to educate adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, whose brains are still developing, about the negative long-term effects of recreational marijuana use. A portion of the proceeds from the film will be donated to programs that assist with marijuana issues in the young population. OSC was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Sunset Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 and is being shown at St. Tropez International Film Festival, Reel Recovery Film Festival, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, and other independent festivals worldwide.
For more information about the film, please visit http://www.othersideofcannabis.com. For interviews with Jody Belsher or additional information, media may contact Karen Beaudin at Bullpen Press; Karen(at)bullpenpress(dot)com.
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If you have a spare 10 minutes get yourself a cup a tea and read about the life and adventures of our George. You will be glad you did.
.. and remember, life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
Lord George Jellicoe 1918 – 2007
The 2nd Earl Jellicoe, who died on Thursday aged 88, was Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords when his political career was brought to an untimely end in 1973 by the revelation that he had been using the services of prostitutes.
Lord Jellicoe’s fall from grace was inextricably linked in the public’s mind with the simultaneous sex scandal involving his fellow minister Antony Lambton.
In fact, Jellicoe’s indiscretions had no direct connection with Lambton’s altogether more spectacular misdemeanours, and his resignation from the Cabinet at the same time was entirely coincidental.
In April 1973 Lambton, then Air Minister, was photographed by a newspaper smoking cannabis while in bed with two prostitutes; the photographer had bored a hole in a cupboard and substituted a microphone for the nose of a large teddy bear in the room.
By chance, Scotland Yard was at the time investigating Soho’s vice rings and had already found out about Lambton’s diversions when they became aware of the newspaper’s, as yet unpublished, photographs. Then, just as the Cabinet was considering the security implications of these, police discovered that Jellicoe too had used the services of call girls.
A report to the prime minister, Edward Heath, said: "There is nothing in [Jellicoe’s] conduct to suggest that the risk of indiscretions on these occasions was other than negligible." Nevertheless, the Profumo affair was still fresh in the political memory, and Jellicoe resigned.
By consensus, Jellicoe was one of the nicest men in public life and blessed with a light touch that made even his opponents sorry to see him go. He himself deeply regretted his failure to set an appropriate example. Happily, his talents continued thereafter to be put to honourable use.
George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe was born on April 4 1918. His father, the Admiral and 1st Earl, commanded the Grand Fleet at Jutland in 1916; Winston Churchill said of his responsibilities that he was "the only individual in either camp who could have lost the war in an hour".
George’s mother was the daughter of Sir Charles Cayzer, founder of the Clan Line shipping firm. The boy was her sixth child, but the only son, and King George V offered to be godfather to his namesake. With the equally young Earls Haig and Kitchener, Jellicoe later carried King George VI’s train at his Coronation in 1937.
George was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was taught by Steven Runciman. Jellicoe’s socially inclined mother would telephone the great historian to enquire whether her son was mixing with the right sort of student.
Runciman would assure her that George knew only the keenest scholars in the college, knowing full well that this was not the answer Lady Jellicoe wanted to hear. Jellicoe had a fine intellect and duly took a First in History. He also showed a capacity for dash by winning a cup on the Cresta Run.
He had succeeded to the earldom in 1935, when his father died after catching a chill at the Cenotaph. On leaving Cambridge he planned to enter the Diplomatic Service, but war broke out before he could so, and, rather than join the Navy, where he felt that too much account might be taken of his name, in 1939 he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards.
Jellicoe was to have a highly distinguished war, rising to lieutenant-colonel at 26 and winning the DSO, MC, Croix de Guerre, Légion d’honneur and Greek War Cross. He was also to be mentioned in dispatches three times.
He was initially seconded to the newly formed Commandos and then to the group commanded by Robert Laycock, "Layforce", where he became friendly with Evelyn Waugh; on leave, the pair were improbably involved in a brawl at a Soho dance club.
When Layforce disbanded, Jellicoe gravitated to the SAS, based in the Middle East, and eventually commanded its water-borne raiding section, the Special Boat Squadron, as it then was.
ellicoe won his DSO in June 1942 for his part in a raid on Heraklion airfield, Crete, from which the Germans were mounting attacks on convoys.
The SBS troops were landed by rubber boats from the submarine Triton and, having cut the perimeter wire and deceived the sentries who challenged them, they planted time-bombs on 21 aircraft and a munitions dump.
They then left undetected before the bombs went off. After a fight with German patrols, Jellicoe managed to evacuate most of his force from Crete, together with 20 refugees wanted by the enemy.
His MC, unusually, came after his DSO, being awarded for his actions on Rhodes in December 1943. Although the Italians had signed an armistice with the Allies three months earlier, the Germans were determined to hang on to as much Italian-held territory as possible, including the strategically important island of Rhodes.
Jellicoe was therefore assigned to parachute in and persuade its governor, Admiral Campioni, to hand Rhodes over to the Allies rather than to the German garrison. Jellicoe carried with him a letter from General Maitland Wilson with Allied promises of help.
Unfortunately, as Jellicoe parachuted from his aircraft, a stiff breeze separated him from his signaller and his interpreter, who broke a leg on landing and was discovered by an Italian patrol. Jellicoe landed in an area containing Germans and, thinking he might be captured by them, began to eat the general’s letter.
This, however, was on thick paper, was neither succulent nor digestible, took an hour to consume and left him with a raging thirst.
Jellicoe’s party was taken to Campioni (the interpreter gallantly performing his duties from a stretcher), but the governor decided that three men would be unable to protect him against the island’s 10,000 German troops, especially as Jellicoe now had no proof that reinforcements would follow.
But though Jellicoe could not secure Rhodes, he was able to arrange for four other islands to be occupied by British soldiers.
When the Germans began to retreat from southern Greece in September 1944 the SBS, commanded by Jellicoe, was able to cut off large numbers of the enemy, who surrendered under the impression that they were surrounded, a misconception due solely to the SBS’s mobility.
The Germans were still evacuating Athens when Jellicoe, riding a bicycle, arrived with one other companion to liberate the city. The pair, soon followed by 55 more members of the SBS, were greeted by hundreds of thousands of ecstatic Greeks, who showered them with rose petals and million-drachma notes.
Jellicoe was highly respected in the SBS and SAS, partly because he led from the front and partly because he established firm control over some very individual soldiers. In 1996, in the wake of the concern caused by a number of memoirs about the regiment, Jellicoe was seen as the right choice to lead it back into the shadows and so was elected president of the SAS Association.
After the war Jellicoe briefly ran a fish-and-chips business with David Stirling, founder of the SAS, before belatedly joining the Foreign Service in 1947. He served as First Secretary in Washington and Brussels, and in 1956 went to Iraq as Deputy Secretary-General to the Baghdad Pact.
He resigned from the service in 1958 after it became known that he wished to divorce his wife, Patricia (née O’Kane), whom he had married in 1944. When challenged by a reporter about this, he remarked with memorable cool: "Half London must know I want to marry Mrs [Philippa] Bridge." This he did when his marriage was eventually dissolved in 1966.
In the meantime he had turned to politics. Jellicoe had declared himself a Labour peer in 1954, but by 1958 he was a resolute, if liberal-minded, Conservative. He had a ready intelligence, but masked it with schoolboyish levity and a disarming frankness about his own weaknesses.
Promotion was rapid. In 1961 he was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting, and within months had become Joint Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. He took a particular interest in modern architecture, regarding much of it as "squat and humdrum". Later in the 1960s he helped prevent the demolition of the Foreign Office building in King Charles Street.
In 1963 he became the last holder of the proud office of First Lord of the Admiralty, and to the perhaps inappropriately jolly strains of HMS Pinafore presided on Horse Guards Parade when the Admiralty flag was lowered for the last time and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty ceased to exist.
Jellicoe emerged from the reorganisation of the Service departments in the more prosaic post of Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy.
Following Edward Heath’s election victory in 1970, Jellicoe joined the Cabinet as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords. He ably conducted the government’s business and in 1972 was given the task of getting the country back to work after the disruption caused by the miners’ strike.
After his resignation in 1973 Jellicoe devoted himself largely to business, although in 1983 he conducted for the government a review of the prevention of terrorism legislation.
He became chairman of Tate & Lyle and of Davy Corporation, and a director of Warburg’s and of Sotheby’s. In 1995 he helped found Hakluyt, a secret commercial intelligence company based in Mayfair. For eight years (1982-90) he was chairman of the Medical Research Council.
An ardent Europhile, he was also chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board from 1983 to 1986. He was Chancellor of Southampton University from 1984 to 1995 and President of the Royal Geographical Society from 1993 to 1997.
He was appointed KBE in 1986 and created a life peer in 1999. In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Lord Jellicoe had two sons and two daughters from his first marriage; a son and two daughters from his second; and a son by Sara Harrity. He is succeeded by his eldest son, Viscount Brocas, who was born in 1950.
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This Sacramento Medical Cannabis is known to cure various diseases and according to old folks, this alternative medicine has been proven to cure not just mild sicknesses but even deadly ones. It is an alternative medicine for mild symptoms like coughs and colds, it can also an effective medicine for headaches, sinuses, body pain, muscle ache, glaucoma, gastro intestine problems and many more.
But this alternative medicine is not just effective to those kinds of diseases. Medical cannabis can be as effective as your local medicine to cure various health problems such as lung and brain cancer, parkinson’s disease, cholera, typhoid fever, AIDS, leukemia, and many more.
Medical researchers had proven that this cannabis, when smoked, will ease the pain felt by patients caused by cancer, AIDS and even leukemia. They concluded that this alternative medicine won’t just help cure sicknesses; it could also help someone ease the pain they felt during biopsy treatment and it can even be an analgesic to anyone undergoing chemotherapy session.
In India, this medical cannabis is being used as a pain killer too. Old folks in that country would let their women smoke dried buds of cannabis during pregnancy. They do this to lessen the pain felt by women during the delivery of the child. This is still a tradition in India most specially in the rural areas. Old people would still recommend cannabis to pregnant women, and this has been proven safe and effective for so many years now.
But before you can use this medical marijuana, here are simple steps you should understand to be able to use this alternative medicine legally. First, get a recommendation letter from a licensed doctor near you. Bring this recommendation letter to the Registry office and bring two valid ID’s as well. Show the letter to the officer including your valid ID’s, then fill up the application form.
The officer will review your application and when everything is done, you may now pay the application fee at the cashier. It would cost you a little over $ 150 for this medical ID card to process. Apart from that, processing the ID card would usually take two to three weeks to be done so patient is another requirement for you here.
Once you have the card with you, you may now purchase, cultivate and sell medical cannabis legally. But be sure that you would follow the minimum allowable grams of cannabis in buying or even selling.
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Frustratingly, too, we can also find ourselves able to build vivid memory pictures of events that occurred decades ago, but incapable of remembering what we had for breakfast.
This is because the brain creates very different kinds of memories — and in mid-life some of our memory systems can become weaker than others.
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By JOHN NAISH
Last updated at 9:17 AM on 13th January 2012
Senior moments? Forget them. Now it’s middle-aged muddle we must worry about. Scientists last week declared that our ability to remember everyday things such as names and numbers starts to go at the tender age of 45.
But before you resign yourself to spending the second half of your life as a mental basket-case, there is positive scientific news, too.
For memory is a strange and complex thing, as this guide to the mind makes clear…
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—– First the bad news…
Last week’s study of more than 7,000 Whitehall civil servants revealed how our power of recall starts to decline earlier than previously thought. Men and women suffered the same 3.6 per cent loss in memory power between the ages of 45 and 49, revealed the ten-year study published online in the British Medical Journal.
Fears about age-related memory loss are hardly new. Plato wrote that when a man grows old, he ‘can no more learn much than he can run much’. But evidence of problems in mid-life is worrying because these may be the first signs of a condition called Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). This is an accelerated loss of memory power that can, in about half of cases, turn out to be the first early sign of Alzheimer’s. Scientists believe that Alzheimer’s can begin in the brain two or three decades before serious symptoms appear.
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Regardless of our Alzheimer’s risk, though, we all seem to suffer some loss of mental capacity from a comparatively young age. Studies show that the processing speed in our brains slows down from our 20s onwards. ‘By mid-life, most of our brains show some fraying around the edges,’ says Barbara Strauch, author of The Secret Life Of The Grown-Up Brain.
‘People’s names are often the first edge to go ragged,’ she adds. ‘But the names are not technically gone. For the most part, it’s a problem of retrieval, not storage.’ This difficulty is not caused by a simple loss of brain cells. Scientists used to think that we lost 30 per cent of our brain cells through ageing. But recent studies show that the loss is much smaller. Instead, advancing years can bring a drop in the levels of chemical messengers in our brain — called neurotransmitters. As a result, memory-power can drop, and we can also find ourselves getting distracted more easily.
Research shows that much of what we learn is not missing; it just gets misplaced. Hence that frustrating sense of ‘it’s in there somewhere,’ when names, facts and figures elude our grasp.
Frustratingly, too, we can also find ourselves able to build vivid memory pictures of events that occurred decades ago, but incapable of remembering what we had for breakfast. This is because the brain creates very different kinds of memories — and in mid-life some of our memory systems can become weaker than others.
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Wisdom of the ancients: Plato wrote that when a man grows old, he ¿can no more learn much than he can run much¿
—– So how does your memory work?
There are several memory systems at work in the brain. One memory system comes into operation if you try to remember a place name or a phone number. Remembering things that can be expressed in language is called ‘explicit’ memory. Another memory system covers things of which you may not be consciously aware, such as how to ride a bicycle. That is called ‘implicit’ memory.
There is also short-term or ‘working’ memory and long-term memory. Short-term memory would be remembering a phone number for five minutes; long-term involves recalling it in a year’s time.
Such differences in memory types are all too familiar to Joshua Foer, an American writer and international memory champion who has honed his immediate short-term memory so well that he can recall details such as the order of a newly shuffled deck of cards.
But he admits memories that require a little more longevity are more problematic: only a few nights after he won the annual US Memory Championships in 2006, he forgot that he had driven his car into town to eat dinner. He took a train home instead.
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An MRI scan of a human head shows the brain: Short term memories are formed in the hippocampus, scientists say, but where long term memories reside remains a mystery
Short-term and long-term memories are stored in different parts of the brain. A structure in the brain called the hippocampus is key to short-term memory. This area normally grows new brain cells throughout our lives, and is responsible for processing information and retrieving it. It is one of the major areas that are damaged by Alzheimer’s, which is why short-term memory is one of the first casualties of the disease.
Long-term memory involves many disparate parts around the brain, which are called ‘association cortices’. One current theory of memory is that the hippocampus forms short-term memories and then squirrels some of them away for long-term storage in various cupboards — the association cortices. But we don’t yet know how the brain does this.
In fact, scientists remain unsure about many details of how memories are stored and formed. Mystery also surrounds the question of how we can remember events happening in the right sequence. Recent studies have shown, however, that an area of the brain called the medial temporal lobe is crucial to recalling events correctly: people who have suffered damage to this area through strokes have trouble remembering the plots of films or even personal anecdotes in the right order.
—– Senior moment – or something worse?
In normal age-related memory loss, short-term recall is usually most affected. In moderation, this is quite healthy. It is also natural to worry that such mid-life forgetfulness is a harbinger of something more sinister, such as dementia.
The ‘aha!’ test can indicate if you should be concerned. If you forget a word temporarily, but feel that it is on the tip of your tongue, and finally recall it with a sense of ‘Aha! That’s it,’ then your reaction is healthy.
This does not tend to happen with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, where people lose that sense of recognition when a memory is right.
—– It’s not just age that ruins memory
Growing older is not the only reason that our memory power may dwindle. Our ability to remember things can also be afflicted by our lifestyles. One common problem may be stress.
Studies show that quick bursts of stressful excitement can actually benefit our memory — perhaps because our brains evolved to rally their best resources when faced with an immediate threat such as a tiger in the grass. But long-term chronic stress, the sort that can grind into us with the constant demands of busy modern life, can damage our brain’s ability form new memories.
This is because constant high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, can damage the hippocampus. Being soaked in cortisol dramatically reduces the ability of the hippocampus to produce new cells. This is linked to significant problems with concentration and memory, says research by the Stanford University scientist Robert Sapolsky.
Such difficulties can be increased because, ironically, in stressful situations we often depend more on memory for recalling certain things to help guide us through the problem.
—– Does modern life make us forget?
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‘Security protection code overload': The profusion of PINs has many worried that they are losing their memory
More and more people are anxiously consulting medical experts about ‘problems’ with their memory, in fear that they have early signs of dementia, according to Michael Saling, a neuropsychologist at Melbourne University. But, he says, they are often just suffering from a problem that psychologists have labelled ‘security protection code overload’.
Put simply, the worried patients feel mentally overwhelmed by all the numbers, codes and operating systems that they have to know in order simply to function in a computer-dominated environment.
That can lead to the common experience of ‘PIN-number amnesia’, where you find yourself standing in front of a cash machine, your mind a fearful blank, with an impatient queue forming behind you.
—– The good news…
Stresses and strains aside, modern life has good news for middle-aged brains. Neuroscientists have recently begun to discover how the mid-life brain, rather than giving up, instead reconfigures itself in order to cope.
As researchers at Duke University, North Carolina, and elsewhere have found, people in middle age begin to use two sides of their brains where previously only one might have been employed on a task.
This is called bilateralisation.
Commenting on this research, Barbara Strauch explains that as we age, the two sides of our brains become more intertwined, letting us see bigger patterns and think more broadly. Science may even have witnessed how ‘middle-aged wisdom’ grows in the brain. It used to be thought that the brain steadily lost myelin with age.
Myelin is the white-matter fatty coating of neurons which makes the connections in the brain work well by enabling electrical signals to travel through the brain quickly and efficiently — rather like the insulation on electronic wires.
When myelin withers, we may forget the names of people we’ve just met, or details of how to get to a new address.
New research shows that in mid-life, most of the myelin loss occurs in parts of the brain responsible for learning new things. The parts responsible for long-term memory show no such loss.
That would account for why we have trouble with new memories as we age, but not with our core knowledge. And something else has been found to happen — the level of myelin around people’s brains can continue to grow late into middle age.
Harvard University scientists who have witnessed this say that it may be a physical sign of the growth of ‘middle-aged wisdom’, where accumulated knowledge is being collated and networked more efficiently by the white matter.
—– How to protect your memory
Fortunately, health researchers believe there are ways in which we can significantly help to preserve our memory in later life.
The key is to stave off the sort of physical decline that can lead to mental decline and dementia. Dr Anne Corbett, of the Alzheimer’s Society, says: ‘Preventing dementia is all about everyday healthy living.
‘We have strong evidence for what medical conditions increase your risk. They are high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol and depression. If you have these in mid-life onwards you are at higher risk of developing dementia.’
The human brain is the most complex piece of thinking equipment that has ever evolved. Your body is the life-support system for this very hungry piece of grey matter.
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Brain training: Just a little daily exercise, like this Zumba class, could reduce the risk of the decline of your mental abilities, many studies have shown
While your brain constitutes only about 2 per cent of your body’s mass, it uses more than a fifth of its energy production. Efficient supply and maintenance are vital. If your physical health declines, your brain — and its sophisticated systems of memory — are at serious risk of following suit.
Just taking a little more daily exercise could make a huge difference for millions of people. ‘More than 13 studies show that exercise can reduce risk by up to 45 per cent,’ says Corbett. ‘Evidence shows that the exercise does not have to be strenuous to have this benefit: it can involve active walking for around 30 minutes a day, three times a week.
‘The exercise just has to raise the heartbeat by a little, making you feel slightly breathless.’
‘Exercising’ your brain with expensive computerised ‘brain-training games’ will not provide any real benefit, though, says Dr Corbett. Studies show that you may get better at playing the games themselves, but the benefits go no farther, she explains. It is the same with crosswords and Sudoko. They should be enjoyed for themselves, rather than taken as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.
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Ginko biloba: A study of more than 3,000 adults found that it made no difference at all to memory retension
And beware any claim about how any single food can boost your memory, says Corbett. Only last year, an important report in the Journal of the American Medical Association punctured the idea that the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba is a brain-saver. The study of more than 3,000 adults found that it made no difference at all.
Adopting broader healthy-eating habits can, however, significantly reduce the risk of dementia. A range of studies indicates that Mediterranean-style diets work best, as they are low in fat and salt and high in oily fish.
Avoiding junk food can have real benefits, too. A study last month in the respected journal Neurology found people with junk diets high in complex ‘trans-fats’ are more likely to experience the kind of brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s than those who consume less of the artery-damaging fats.
There is another compelling reason why healthy eating can boost your memory: it helps to keep your weight in trim. People who are obese in middle age are 74 per cent more likely to develop dementia compared with those of normal weight, according to a 27-year study of more than 10,000 men and women in the British Medical Journal.
Laboratory studies conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have found that caffeine strengthens brain connections. Drinking two cups of coffee a day appears to boost electrical activity between neurons in the hippocampus. The scientists say stronger connectivity means better learning and memory.
—– Memory plays tricks on us all
No matter how good our powers of memory, they can all be fooled. Because, whatever our age, memory is a slippery thing that can be grossly misleading.
A survey of 1,500 people last August by the University of Illinois found that most of us think that human memory is as reliable as a video camera that records information precisely. Moreover, around half of us think that our memories never change.
But scientific research shows the opposite is true. Even our most closely held recollections can completely change without us noticing.
Researchers who study how people remember momentous events have discovered that although people will swear faithfully that they remember exactly what they were doing when they first heard news of the event, their memory is wrong in about a third of cases.
John Seamon, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, has studied this phenomenon and says that, oddly, it is possible that the more frequently we recall an event, the less accurately we remember it.
His research suggests that when we use our minds to recall a particular memory, we do not go back to the event itself, but rather to the last time we remembered it. Each recollection adds new flaws and reinforces previous flaws. Eventually, we settle on a version that we subsequently consider to be gospel truth.
‘This is not done on a conscious level,’ Seamon believes. ‘But people are figuring out: “Where was I?
What is the story I’m going to tell about this event?”’
After about a year of doing this, he says, the memory — including the false elements — solidifies and becomes the person’s constant ‘truth’.
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Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) April 27, 2015
Cannabix Technologies Inc. (CSE: BLO) (OTC PINK: BLOZF), is pleased to report that Mr. Rocco Iannapollo has become an Advisor to Cannabix Technologies, developer of the hand-held Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and workplace testing. Mr. Iannapollo is an expert on substance abuse programs with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, working for fortune 50 companies. Rocco has extensive experience with supplier, employer, and DOT compliance policies and strategies. He also brings deep business acumen regarding operations and supply chain best practices. Mr. Iannapollo will advise Cannabix on global substance abuse programs in a range of industries. Mr. Iannapollo is a member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrator’s Association (SAPAA), the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), as well as a speaker and regular contributor to the International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT).
Kal Malhi, President of Cannabix Technologies stated, “We are very pleased to have Rocco Iannapollo join our team of advisors as Cannabix develops relationships with law enforcement agencies, employers, and other industry stakeholders. It is evident from our discussions with prosecutors and law enforcement personnel that breath testing for drugs would be a preferred choice for testing in comparison to other collection methods. For example, we know that THC can be detected for up to 48 hours in oral fluid, meaning that its detection may not coincide with impairment. With this being the case, there is tremendous interest in breath testing technology to deliver a more accurate, non-invasive solution for law enforcement to detect marijuana impairment.”
Cannabix recently met with State of Colorado officials in Denver to introduce its Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer. The Company has been urged to register with the state’s Request for Proposal (RFP) website for potential RFPs regarding marijuana detection at roadside.
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Cannabix Technologies Inc. is the developer of the patent pending Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer for law enforcement and the workplace. The Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer drug-impairment recognition system is based on breath testing technology that has been developed to test individuals for recent consumption of the THC component of marijuana. Cannabix is advancing its products to enable law enforcement personnel to use this technology to enhance detection of marijuana impaired driving offences on North American roads at a time when marijuana is becoming legal in many jurisdictions. Cannabix is working to develop a drug-testing device that will detect Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC- the psychoactive component of marijuana that causes intoxication) using breath samples. The device would be used to provide detection of THC at the roadside to identify drivers intoxicated by the recent use of marijuana. The device will also be useful for other practical applications such as testing employees in the workplace where intoxication by THC can be hazardous. The device is currently in prototype development.
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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Caregivers are like any ordinary hospital nurses who are around to help us heal different medical conditions. For those who are not aware, caregivers are tasked to sell and cultivate medical cannabis for medical purposes.
This medicinal marijuana has been widely known as an alternative medicine to heal various health problems. During ancient times, Indians and other Asians used medical cannabis as a pain reliever for headache, body pain, arthritis, gastro intestinal problems, muscle pain and many more. It was also used as an analgesic for pregnant women during delivery, and apart from that, this medical cannabis is now being used by many cancer patients to increase appetite while they are undergoing chemotherapy session.
But as a patient, you cannot just use this cannabis for your health condition without proper recommendation from medical cannabis Doctors. Aside from getting this recommendation letter, you must get an Identification card from the registry office and when you have it, you can now go to your preferred dispensary and start purchasing medical cannabis for your health problems.
Once you have your medical ID card, get inside the dispensary and show your ID card to the caregiver and ask him to help you purchase this medical cannabis for your medical problems. Caregivers would assist you in purchasing and cultivating medical marijuana but make sure you use it properly.
You might be wondering how to become a dispensary caregiver, right? So, I’ll give you few important steps in becoming one of the caregivers in a particular medical cannabis dispensary.
Ask your local registry about the requirements in becoming a caregiver – Your local registry will provide you the necessary requirements needed to be accomplished to become a licensed medicinal cannabis caregiver. Registry office is always open from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 in the afternoon
Pay nominal caregiver licensed fee – Payments differ in every county and it won’t really cost you much. Ask your local registry office about fees.
Apply at your preferred dispensary – When you have accomplished the necessary documents in becoming a caregiver, you may now go to your preferred dispensary and get in touch with the dispensary director or officer, and show them what you got.
Caregivers know the value of medical marijuana to one’s life and they are already adept to the ins and outs of this so called alternative medicine like a real professional.
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The eCS Therapy Center, a 501(c)(3) organization Launches with Affiliate Cannabis Patient Network Institute
Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2015
On the eve of 4/20, the celebrated marijuana holiday Cannabis Patient Network Institute, Co-Founder Regina Nelson made a big announcement. Now, CEO of The eCS Therapy Center an approved 501(c)(3) organization, Nelson states, “The eCS Therapy Center is an organization focused on cannabis education for the masses and providing cannabis patient services like peer-counseling and therapy planning.” The eCS Therapy Center will go beyond services currently offered by dispensaries because I.R.S. regulations prevent even patient-centered owners from deducting salaries and other normal expenses associated with the sale of cannabis. Nelson hopes The eCS Therapy Center and the network of peer-counselors she’s already begun training will fill this void. She says she is looking forward to hosting cannabis therapy centers across the nation.
The eCS Therapy Center will open its first office in Colorado Springs, CO late in the summer and a second office in Peoria, IL before the end of the year. As well, a national toll-free hotline is expected to be fully operational this summer. Nelson has her hands full with the launch of this new organization and Cannabis Patient Network Institute (CPNI) the non-profit she and Mark Pedersen co-founded in 2013. Pedersen is also the author of the “Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act” now petitioning for the 2016 ballot.
In 2014 CPNI managed to provide more than $ 70,000 in educational services, patient counseling, and cannabis oil on a budget of only $ 20,000—most of which Nelson and Pedersen funded personally. Nelson is hoping that the launch of The eCS Therapy Center and CPNI’s Affiliation with it will help CPNI grow into a larger benevolence ministry. “Our sponsors understand the need is great.”
Nelson plans to release the “My eCS Therapy Journal” in June—calling the book a resource text for patients desiring more information on the use of cannabis as medicine. Her book, “Theorist-at-Large: One Woman’s Ambiguous Journey into Medical Cannabis” is now available on Amazon.