Congress on Medical Marijuana

We are one step closer towards the federal law having zero impact on state medical marijuana laws.  I have attached an article that is sharing the information that congress has passed the bill on to President Obama.

https://news.vice.com/article/congress-halted-the-war-on-medical-marijuana-last-night

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

I have attached a short Prezi Presentation on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which is the largest global organization providing funding for Type 1 Diabetes research.

Visit: http://www.jdrf.org to become more educated on the advocacy for and efforts towards research for diabetes.

http://prezi.com/_0mpmrtnvoln/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Young Seizure Patients Cut off From Medical Marijuana Treatment

Previously I posted the video explaining the strain of marijuana called “Charlotte’s Web” and the benefits of this high leveled CBD strain of medical marijuana assisting for children with forms of epilepsy.  Read and watch this as a follow up:

http://http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Young-Seizure-Patients-Cut-Off-from-Medical-Marijuana-Treatment-258768521.html

Policy Institute Analysis: The Heritage Foundation

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The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington DC 20002-4999

“Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.”

“We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.”

(http://www.heritage.org/about)

“Policy Experts is your single-source directory for locating knowledgeable authorities and leading policy institutes actively involved in a broad range of public policy issues, both domestic and foreign. Journalists, researchers, public officials and conference planners find it to be an indispensable guide for locating the right expert at a moment’s notice.” ( http://www.policyexperts.org/)

To find a daily feed of articles visit:  http://dailysignal.com/

Charlotte’s Web

This is a video about two pediatric patients using medical marijuana, that have helped save their lives.

Passions and Anxieties

“Fire On The Mountain” – ASA

 
I chose this song because in my eyes it is representing that us as a society and country we have this barreling issue of misrepresentation to children on how the world works.  As something to focus on, I think children need to be protected from the hate and violence.  We have these higher problems brewing and children are watching and taking in as a way to live their lives.  “There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run.”  “Tell me who’s responsible/ For what we teach our children?/ Is it the internet?/ Or the stars on television?/ Why o why o.  So little Lucy turns sixteen/ And like the movie she’s been seeing/ She has a lover in her daddy/ She can’t tell nobody/ ‘Til she makes the evening news.” 

CD 469 News Brief: CrossFit Workout, For Children??

CBSLA.com March 3, 2014:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9907416

I came across this news video about children doing a workout plan called Crossfit is an intense style of working out where the exercises focus on movements of high repetition and a jumping, pushing, running style of cardio.  The trainers at the CrossFit gym feel that this work out is perfectly okay for children to do and that it does not harm their bodies or the development of their bodies.  They assure that proper weights are distributed for the children and that this is a healthy lifestyle choice.

I think this directly relates to the physical aspect of child development.  The body is still developing and growing all throughout childhood.  Forcing these children’s bodies to lift weights and push themselves to the limits I feel is detrimental to their growth.  Also when considering how intense this work out can be on children and pushing them into these competitive mindsets so early on.  The article said children are starting this work out at as early as five years old.  Children staying active as they grow is extremely important and encouraging healthy lifestyles, but I think having children lifting weights and pushing their bodies way farther than they would in natural free play is not healthy or what the body can handle.

My main concern with this idea is the age of which they allow children to do such intense training.  At five years old a body is still so underdeveloped and stunting the growth of a child is a high possibility if we overstrain and overwork them.  I would recommend having this kind of work out at least be required to wait until the later teenage years when the body has become stronger and already gone through growth spurts.

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