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Is the US-Turkey crisis beyond repair?

US President Donald Trump has doubled trade tariffs on Turkey, prompting Ankara to threaten to find new allies.

The Landmark Monsanto Verdict May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism and Alternative Media

By Matt Agorist On Friday, a landmark case against Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller concluded in San Francisco in which a jury awarded $289 million in damages…

Anti-Pipeline Activists Hit With Felony Charges Under New Anti-Protest Law

By Jessica Corbett (CD) — Three kayaktivists who oppose construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline—the tail end of Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline—are reportedly the first people to be charged…

Police Using Mouth Swab Tests For Stoned Driving Despite Admitting They’re Inaccurate

By John Vibes The Massachusetts State Police are testing a new saliva swab to detect if people are driving under the influence of cannabis. State…

Deep State Corruption Discussed By Tom Fitton At Judicial Watch

By Catherine J. Frompovich TOPICS Judicial Watch Sues for Bruce Ohr/Steele/Fusion GPS Collusion Docs Court Orders DOJ to Preserve Comey Docs Trump Follows Judicial Watch’s…

‘Unite the Right’: DC braces for far-right rally, counterprotests

A year after the deadly car-ramming in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists plan ‘Unite the Right 2’ in DC.

An LGBTQ political party is starting in Israel. Would one work in the U.S.?

JUNE 25, 2017: Jewish participants wave Israeli Star of David rainbow flags as the Gay Pride Parade passes through Greenwich Village.LGBTQ voters are dependent on the Democrats to advance their cause, but sometimes the lip service outstrips results.

What is US hoping to achieve by reimposing sanctions on Iran?

A look at what the first wave of US imposed sanctions mean for Iranians and foreign companies doing business there.

Turkey’s Erdogan condemns ‘shameful’ US over detained pastor

President Erdogan says the US is trying to “bring Turkey to its knees through threats over a priest”.

Medical Cannabis Could Help Solve Opioid Crisis | Op-Ed | NowThis

Medical cannabis could be a silver bullet for treating chronic pain — so why are doctors prescribing opioids?
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Pamela Hadfield, co-founder of HelloMD, found out about the benefits of cannabis after suffering from migraines for years.

“When I was 14, I experienced my first migraine. It was like lighting came out of the sky and struck me in the head. I’d soon find that these migraines would unexpectedly hit in an instant and often,” she explained.

Hadfield finally settled on Vicodin to numb her migraine symptoms, but found that it was personality-altering, and that she was consuming more and more over time. Eventually a friend told her she should try cannabis and, within, months, she was able to prevent her migraine pain with a personalized cannabis concoction.

Today Hadfield is now a major advocate for medical marijuana. However, many people are still prescribed opioids to treat their pain, despite them being so highly addictive — and less effective. 

According to statement made by the National Academy of Science, adults with chronic pain are more likely to experience clinically significant levels of pain reduction when treated with cannabis and cannabinoids. Additionally, when states are given legal access to medical marijuana, prescription rates of opioids go down by about 25%, leading to less drug-related deaths.

Hadfield founded HelloMD, the largest community of health and wellness cannabis consumers, and recently did a study in conjunction with UC Berkeley. 97% of patients in the study agreed they were able to decrease their opioid use when cannabis was introduced into their medication regime.

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Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

Witnesses say the US passenger plane did a complete loop after taking off from Seattle airport.

Drought crisis: Convoy drives 200km to help farmers in need

A convoy of cars is on its way to regional NSW to offer essential items to farmers affected by the drought.

Lombok lifted 25 centimetres by deadly quake

Scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology’s joint rapid imaging project say the Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres.

Lawsuits accuse Tesla’s Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal

Tesla and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers.

Darwin Mayor scouting Tasmania after missing out on dive wreck

It’s not often an ex-Australian Navy ship comes on the market. And Darwin’s Mayor is disappointed his home town has missed out on the namesake frigate, which could be heading to Tasmania for a new life as a dive wreck.

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $289m in Roundup trial

Agribusiness giant ordered to pay damages to man who says he got terminal illness after using popular weed killer.

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

By Catherine J. Frompovich The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday,…

Tokyo Olympics Using Facial Recognition For Security

By Aaron Kesel The Tokyo Olympics 2020 announced they will use facial recognition technology NeoFace to increase security around all of the sporting venues, NY Post…