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  1. Telos 6 and 10 Slimline Pro LED - A new high in UK Manufacturing https://ledgrowlights.co.uk/collections/telos-led-grow-lights Telos have once again, with their Telos Pro Slim range of full spectrum LED grow lights, got our mouths watering with their exceptional workmanship and quality. Slimmer and Sleeker Now slimmer, lighter and sleeker. The new and improved Telos 6 and Telos 10 LED fixtures posses some fantastic and completely unique selling points that set them apart from other brands currently on the market. Offering a level of multi-fixture light uniformity, build-quality and longevity that other manufacturers can only dream of; for many growers, these small-form-factor lights may well be best solution for their area. Check out our detailed blog, so you can see for yourself why we really do rate them so highly. https://ledgrowlights.co.uk/blogs/news/telos
  2. hi Luxembourg to have 14 marijuana sale points but concept remains liable to change: Minister of Health There’s plenty we still don’t know about risks and benefits—and lawmakers don’t always take into account what we do know Not all cannabis is created equal; neither are the people that use it. As an epidemiologist, I have studied cannabis as a plant, potential therapeutic agent and potential health risk over the past decade. My research has revealed a concerning trend of confusion and false promises when it comes to the purported health effects of this increasingly popular substance. Routinely, a new cannabis-infused product claims to relieve a multitude of ailments. But alarmingly, most of these unregulated products make such claims with neither scientific evidence to back them nor regard for potential long-term health consequences. When it comes to cannabis, the pace at which scientists are coming to understand the health effects of the substance pales in comparison with the speed at which it is becoming available to patients and the general population. That situation hasn’t slowed the push to legalize cannabis, however. Last month, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to legalize marijuana in the state for adult use. In this effort, New York joins New Jersey and South Dakota, which will have ballot measures on recreational cannabis legalization in November. And several other states are reportedly considering such legalization as well. Though legalization has its pros and cons, increased cannabis availability seems inevitable. For this reason, nationwide decision makers should consult rigorously designed multidisciplinary prospective studies in order to create evidence-based policies on cannabis use. At the very least, it should be understood that not all cannabis is the same. Since 2017 a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report entitled The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids has served as a warning even as cannabis has become more available and legal. This systematic, comprehensive review notes that the dearth of rigorous research on the health effects of cannabis poses a public health risk. In other words, research to date is unclear in determining if cannabis is safe or unsafe with respect to long-term health effects in areas such as cardiovascular disease risk. The lack of evidence regarding various health outcomes for cannabis users leads to confused patients, heath care professionals and policy makers. While research on cannabis has made notable strides in the past five years, along the way, the translation of evidence to the bedside has sometimes skipped crucial steps. In my own research in southern Florida, most of our sample of new users did not know that there were many components within the overall category of cannabis, each with its own health effects. During an interview, one participant noted that hearing cannabis ointment relieves pain had prompted that person to begin smoking cannabis. This example is not unique. It’s not that the supposed health benefits and risks of are being withheld from the American public. Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in particular, have sparked plenty of discussion among health care providers, patients and the public. But I have directly observed how few cannabis users understand what they are using. In our sample, only 4 percent knew the composition of the cannabis product or flower they were using, in terms of both cannabinoids and fillers. Results from our studies and others suggest a disconnect between the peer-reviewed information scientists are providing and the knowledge the general public is absorbing. That lack of public awareness includes knowledge about the risks and benefits of cannabis use. From a public health standpoint, it is paramount that education be based on scientific findings rather than hearsay. Unfortunately, people’s eagerness to try cannabis is outweighing their eagerness to understand its long-term health effects. For that reason, decision makers should strategically prioritize cannabis-related health surveillance and research on health effects in parallel with creating policy and regulation. Colorado is an example of a state that has proactively translated public health research into regulation. According to a an article published last year in the Nation’s Health, an American Public Health Association publication, legislation in Colorado requires the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment to regularly examine science on the health effects of cannabis in addition to a required cannabis-use surveillance-and-reporting system. States that have already blended these strategies into state-wide policies and initiatives should continue this trend. For those states that haven’t done so, such as Illinois, steps should be taken to strategically ensure funding is earmarked for public health surveillance of cannabis and research on its potential long-term health effects. The collective goal should be to ensure improvement and maintenance of a healthy, disease-free population. To accomplish it, the first step is to understand that not all cannabis is created equal—and neither are its users. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/cannabis-legalization-may-be-moving-too-fast/ Bongme
  3. "When you purchase a high-intensity discharge (HID), also known as High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting system, the assumption is that you’re going to be drawing the exact wattage at the wall, that the system references. For example, a 600w HPS will use 600 watts of electricity, a 315w CMH will use 315 watts. NOT TRUE. That number being used, refers to the bulb’s draw, not the system’s. So how much more?"...................................... Read the rest of our blog here, at https://diyleduk.com/blogs/news/hps-what-to-the-really-draw We hope you guys find some of the information we provide in these blogs, moving forward, helpful. We always appreciate constructive feedback! Craig
  4. This is probably exactly how legalization in the UK will go. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/cannabis-in-nanaland/ By Alan Flashman No one doubted King JJ’s shrewdness. After more than a decade in power in Nanaland, his “citizens” were neatly divided into two groups, one that worshipped him for his uncanny cunning and one that hated him for same. The two groups shared two characteristics, one that they hated each other and the other that they feared King JJ, who found this situation, one he had carefully construed, quite satisfactory. “There is money in this plant,” one of his trusted (aka JJ had the goods on him for crimes JJ had commissioned him to commit) advisors told him a decade back. JJ raised his silver (or was it blue that day?) mane, gave his photogenic smile of ironic condescension and replied, “I’m listening, but keep it short. How much money?” Well, “ mused the advisor, “Big Pharma, HMOs, tobacco, alcohol… not weapons but not small…” In less time than it takes to smoke a less than average joint, Nanaland’s shrewd policy regarding cannabis had taken preliminary shape. A recently hacked private email server revealed the plan including – as is required in all Nanaland policies – what headlines will be fed to the press and when. This blog accepts responsibility for making the document public, despite its enigmatic ending.. Nanaland will keep the WAR ON DRUGS alive as long as possible. When it becomes useful to hide it it will be publically defunded but renamed and moved down the hall by no more than 100 meters. PRESS: Big announcement of defunding. STRATEGY: Put them to sleep (PTTS). Nanaland will allow a problematic professional to run a preliminary Medical Cannabis Program according no visible criteria. PRESS: Slow coverage, hesitant. Worry it will corrupt the youth (Socrates). STRATEGY: Possible personal discrediting (PPD). Uncle Shelly will fund “research” documenting dangers of legalizing Cannabis. PRESS: HEADLINES. STRATEGY: Socrates! Continuous mystifying justifying criminalization. Establish a pseudo-medical Nanaland Medical Cannabis Authority (NMCA). PRESS: a. Nanaland a world leader in medical cannabis. b. Circus – feed the press occasional headlines and ratings about how patients are upset. That will mask the overall strategy. STRATEGY: Absolute control: a. Overpay functionaries, PPD if necessary, fly them all over the world bragging. b. Make cannabis activists believe that Nanaland works like the rest of the world, that medicalization will bring legalization (PTTS). c. Pseudo-medical “criteria” (make up a name, say Article 613) that absolutely require extensive medical drug use before cannabis can be tried. d. Limit the number to under 40,000 patients. A noncritical mass when frustrated. e. Continuous criminalization alternating with “fines” that look like progress ( PTTS). f. Frustrating bureaucratic rigamarole to keep reasonable physicians from applying for licenses. Keep communication with the NMCA nearly impossible. g. Occasional punishment of physicians raising questions regarding scientific validity of Article 613. Secret investments in Big-Pharma making a patentable costly drug that will be “better” than the plant. PRESS: Blackout STRATEGY: usual Nanaland secrecy (UNS) Pseudo-rationalize the NMCA by training physicians who can issue “prescriptions” only on state-controlled computer according to pseudo-scientific Article 613. PRESS: HEADLINES. If protests, hide behind other breaking news (US refurbishes its embassy in Nanaland). STRATEGY: Keep announcing and backtracking (PTTS). REFORM to increase price of medical marijuana to ready the market for a costly medication. PRESS: “free market” bullshit. STRATEGY: Secret deal with HMOs to never cover treatment with the plant, ever. Justification: Not enough research. When the time is ripe for BigPharma, destroy the NMCA by treating cannabis like a medicine (“Reform”). Only low class weed available, according to CBD and THC and nothing else (pseudo-science). PRESS: Some ratings from big “protests” which are small because of limited numbers of patients. STRATEGY: A failed NMCA opens the way to “improvement” with a drug. Provoke cannabis activists to petition courts against the reform. PRESS: They get ratings. STRATEGY: Courts shmorts. Slander courts as potheads if necessary. Claim “democracy” that justifies all laws because they are laws. Replace whole plant cannabis with expensive drug (about 500-1000 NLD) which HMOs approve. Enforcement of FINES. PRESS: Extensive SOCRATES campaign – the whole plant corrupts youth. STRATEGY: Successfully held 30-40,000 chronically disabled “citizens” as hostages to try the new drug. The Plant is of course still very illegal (even CBD oil), otherwise who in their right mind would take the medication. World-wide campaign that Israel medically supplanted dangerous plant with profitable medication, time to reverse legalization (funded by Uncle Shelly). A blog reporting this document will appear and be laughed at as paranoid.
  5. Hi Does Marijuana Help You Exercise? I like to exercise, especially playing basketball. Physical fitness is something that I have always tried to take seriously, although admittedly, I take it more serious at certain times compared to others. Currently, my physical fitness is not where it needs to be, but I’ll try to get that figured out sooner than later. A question I have received at TWB from time to time is ‘does marijuana help you exercise?’ I have lifted weights and played basketball after getting high, and it seems to put me in a zone that I don’t get into when sober. I feel more focused, and more in touch with my body. Marijuana doesn’t necessarily motivate me to workout, but once I’m at the gym, it helps me get a better workout, if that makes sense. Leafly recently published an article that talks more about marijuana and exercise. A few excerpts are below: “It’s not news to the medical community that the human body stores tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC), the main psychoactive in cannabis, in fat. However, a study put out this August in Drug and Alcohol Dependence has shown that this storage process can give exercisers an extra boost, even up to 28 days after consumption.” “Yet, contrary to popular thought, it’s not just the endorphins (the compounds which make you feel excited after activities such as exercise and sex) that make physical activity so great. A 2003 study found that exercise actually activates the endocannabinoid system in the same way that the cannabis plant does. The endocannabinoid system is a group of lipids (types of fats) and cell receptors that cannabinoids (compounds like THC and CBD) bind to inside the body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for easing pain, controlling appetite, and influences mood and memory. ” “A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that regular cannabis consumers have fasting insulin (insulin in your body before eating) levels 16% lower than non-consumers. The study also found that cannabis consumers had 17% lower insulin resistance levels and lower average waist circumferences.” Next time, before you hit the gym, try getting high first. If that’s not your thing, then by all means don’t do it. But if you are looking to see how marijuana affects your workout, give it a try. Scientific studies suggest it could help you out! http://www.theweedblog.com/does-marijuana-help-you-exercise/ Bongme
  6. Hi Why Children Deserve Safe Access To Medical Cannabis by Johnny Green While giving kids cannabis for health issues isn’t exactly common practice, it’s these young people who need the plant more than anyone when they’re suffering from epilepsy or cancer. The medicines that are produced by large pharmacy can have dangerous side effects, not to mention the rapid deteriorating effect that chemo has on a person. Kids especially need the healing power of cannabis because it virtually has no side effects, leaving the young one using it to develop and live a more normal childhood. When a person is diagnosed with epilepsy, it means that the neurotransmitters in the brain are constantly firing. These transmitters are part of the encocannabinoid system that every human body possesses and are also connected to the psychoactive effects of THC. However, when high levels of CBD are introduced, it triggers a reaction in the endocannabinoid system and sends messages to the transmitters, telling them to stop firing off so rapidly. This effect drastically decreases seizing in patients and is being looked at as an incredibly effective medicine against epilepsy, especially in children. CBD treatments on children with epilepsy were shown to be incredibly effective. Parents of these children were so happy with the results that they claimed the plant to be an actual miracle… Which, after trying multiple different pills, tranquilizers, and steroids, isn’t a surprise. A study done by the National Institute of Health in 2013 showed that CBD treatments in children with epilepsy showed that 16 out of 19 children taking CBD showed drastic improvement. In two of those cases, the epilepsy disappeared completely. The appeal of highly concentrated CBD cannabis products is overwhelming. Even though there are some people who still don’t agree (there are many reports of families getting Child Protective Services called on them for using cannabis as a treatment rather then the “normal” way), the progress of the children who are taking cannabis now cannot be denied. Pills given to these kids can cause liver failure, developmental problems, and completely take away the child’s lust for life, causing them to become zombified and sad. A child should not have to spend their younger years in hospitals or being shot up with terrible drugs with adverse effects. If there is a natural, side effect free cure out there, there’s absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t be using it, researching it, and benefiting from it. Hundreds of families have relocated to the state of Colorado in order to get their hands on the strain of cannabis known as Charlotte’s Web, named after a little girl with epilepsy that the strain was specifically made for. The stain contains only the very smallest amounts of THC, leaving almost no psychoactive effect when ingested. Instead, the strain has an extremely high CBD content. The waiting list for this particular strain is months long and full of hopeful parents that want nothing but health for their suffering children. http://www.theweedblog.com/why-children-deserve-safe-access-to-medical-cannabis/ Add Comments Bongme