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Quitting cannabis could lead to better memory and cognition - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:00

The Guardian

Quitting cannabis could lead to better memory and cognition
The Guardian
Abstaining from cannabis for a month can boost the memory performance of regular users, according to a study of young people who used the drug at least once a week. Researchers found that four weeks without cannabis led to a “modest but reliable” ...
Young people's memories improved when they stopped using marijuanaScience News
Quitting cannabis improves your school grades within DAYS: Young men who gave the drug up scored much better in ...Daily Mail
One month of abstinence from cannabis improves memory in adolescents, young adultsEurekAlert (press release)
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Mexico’s Cartels Have Gotten So Big, They Act Like Governments

Alternet - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:00
Narcos know about winning hearts and minds, too.

Mexican villagers impacted by a tropical depression that hit the northwestern state of Sinaloa in September are saying “Thank you, El Chapo!” after receiving much-needed donations of mattresses and electric stoves attributed to imprisoned Sinaloa cartel leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.

Despite being the head of one of the most violent and powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world, El Chapo still retains popular support, especially in his home state of Sinaloa. That’s in part because, like some other drug traffickers, the Sinaloa cartel has taken care to reach out to local populations, especially when the state has failed to provide critical services.

Colombian Medellin cartel head Pablo Escobar, for example, built up a political base by building soccer fields and housing developments in Medellin in the 1980s. Other Mexican drug traffickers have taken a similar approach to building popular support. The notorious Zetas handed out Christmas gifts to the poor in 2014 in Nuevo Laredo, and added food to the presents last year.

The Mexican cartels are also notorious for boosting local economies with outrageous spending on multi-day fiestas and for providing “narco alms”—cash donations to local priests and parishes to fund public works and church activities—in bids at winning popular support. Such giving created a scandal in 2010, when it was revealed that a church with a stunning 65-foot cross built in a working-class barrio of the central Mexican city of Pachuca bore a plaque thanking Zetas head Heriberto Lazcano for its construction.

In this latest instance of narco-public service (and public relations), a video and several photos of villagers praising Guzman, who is now jailed in New York City awaiting trial in federal court, appeared on social media late last week.

The media images showed mattresses and boxes of electric stoves plastered with a large sticker of a cap emblazoned with “JGL,” the initials of El Chapo’s full name. The video also accused the state secretary of social development, who is responsible for disaster relief (SEDESOL), of handing out dirty, roach-filled mattresses to villagers whose homes were flooded in the storm.

“The victims from the previous rain storm in La Platanera and who were ‘aided’ by @SEDESOL with old mattresses were not forgotten by Mister Joaquin,” the social media user wrote.

In the video, shot in the town of Sanchez Celis, villagers standing beside their new mattresses smiled and praised El Chapo. One woman looked directly at the cell phone camera, then blurted out, “Thank you, Chapo Guzman.” Another woman sent her blessings to the cartel head.

Another social media post from the same user showed a truck carrying mattresses emblazoned with the JGL image.

The September storm caused devastating flooding in 43 towns and 31 communities in Sinaloa, leaving three dead and forcing 1,500 people to flee for their lives. When they returned home, they found their personal belongings and furniture ruined by the storm.

El Chapo isn’t the only family member trying to burnish the cartel’s image by doing good works. His wife, U.S. citizen Emma Coronel, appeared in a video last year helping to prepare boxes filled with non-perishable goods for victims of the September 2017 Puebla earthquake that left 370 dead and 6,000 injured. Then she went back to buying Prada purses and throwing lavish, Barbie-themed birthdays parties for her daughters.

Mrs. El Chapo’s lifestyle is light-years away from the muddy streets of rural Sinaloa, but the folks there are still enjoying their new stoves and mattresses courtesy of her husband.

Here’s the video:

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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Falling cannabis stocks hammer Canada's struggling venture exchange - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 05:46

Financial Post

Falling cannabis stocks hammer Canada's struggling venture exchange
Financial Post
Pot stocks accounted for more than a third the 11 per cent decline in the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index so far this quarter, with cannabis companies making up 10 of the 15 biggest contributors to the benchmark's downside through Oct. 29. This has ...
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How Lesotho became an unlikely hotspot for Canadian cannabis companies - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:03

Financial Post

How Lesotho became an unlikely hotspot for Canadian cannabis companies
Financial Post
For starters, it was the first country in Africa to offer legal licences to grow marijuana for medical purposes. And although poverty-strapped and resource-poor (as of 2016 Lesotho's GDP was just $2.29 billion), it has a long history of growing ...

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FL: Colorado Lawsuit Could Ripple Through US Cannabis Industry - WUSF News

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wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu Colorado Lawsuit Could Ripple Through US Cannabis Industry ! WUSF News Colorado Lawsuit Could Ripple Through US Cannabis Industry A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value. (Tue Oct 30 19:54:43 2018 PDT)
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FL: Colorado Lawsuit Could Ripple Through US Cannabis Industry - WUSF News

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OH: Times-Reporter Business Directory: Coupons, restaurants, entertainment, and hotels in Tuscarawas County, OH

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FL: Luke Runyon - WLRN

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:28
wlrn.org (US) If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce The most recent farm bill is allowing a handful of farmers across the country to put hemp. (Tue Oct 30 19:28:15 2018 PDT)
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FL: marijuana - WLRN

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FL: When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves - WLRN

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wlrn.org (US) When marijuana was legalized after 2012. When marijuana was legalized Washington state. Researchers are particularly concerned with use of marijuana among the young because THC. (Tue Oct 30 19:28:15 2018 PDT)
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FL: Luke Runyon - WLRN

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FL: marijuana - WLRN

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FL: When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves - WLRN

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OH: Nation and World - Medina Gazette

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OH: Medina Gazette

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OH: Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89 - Medina Gazette

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CANADA: myWestman.ca - Opinion

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 00:22
mywestman.ca (UK) Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis. (Tue Oct 30 02:22:07 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: My perspective - Seeing green

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mywestman.ca (UK) So too is retail cannabis. Legal weed is competing against a well established black market which isnb t subject to taxes and levies. (Tue Oct 30 02:22:07 2018 PDT)
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FL: X101.5 - Tallahassee's Rock Station

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TOP: Hartford Man Nabbed In Marijuana Bust - Hartford Courant

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courant.com (US) Hartford Man Nabbed In Marijuana Bust - Hartford Courant Hartford Man Nabbed In Marijuana Bust Marijuana and cash were seized from a Hartford apartment on Monday. (Tue Oct 30 14:15:23 2018 PDT)
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