(TFC) – Sometimes bizarre claims by foreign governments are so shocking they are dismissed and never thought of again. But what happens when the events predicted occur exactly as described?
A stub of an article published by Reuters on March 13, 2018, almost a month before the purported chemical attack in Ghouta, reads:
“Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack.
“Valery Gerasimov, head of Russia’s General Staff, said Moscow had information that rebels in the enclave of eastern Ghouta were planning to fake a chemical weapons attack against civilians and blame it on the Syrian army.”
The described attack occurred on April 8, 2018. The West then attacked Syria.
Furthermore, after the chemical attack and western response, Russia has now claimed it has evidence the west was complicit in staging the attack.
Video of conference spoke of by Reuters:
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April 21, 2018
The Bilderberg 2018 meeting is scheduled for July 7 – 10 in Turin Italy. David Rothkopf in Superclass told us that the West is run by Thirty Families and their 6,000 Minions. Rothkopf used to be CEO of Kissinger Associates.
The Steering Committee sets the agenda for Bilderberg meetings. Participants discuss the agenda items (whether publicly acknowledged or not) until a consensus is reached and the participants go back to their native countries and implement Bilderberg decisions. But notice the agenda and the Steering Committee membership are determined at a higher level.
Below is a list of the Bilderberg 2018 members and brief bios. These people run our governments for the benefit of Billionaire Bankers so we ought to study who they are. I will publish bios on all 2018 Bilderberg participants as soon as they are available.
CHAIRMAN Castries, Henri de (FRA), Chairman of Institut Montaigne. Former Chairman and CEO, AXA; President of Institut Montaigne. AXA,the insurance giant is the 9th largest company in the world. An American unit of AXA was involved in the Wall Street fleeces Main Street scandal which was investigated by the New York state Attorney General. Member of the Steering Committee. The Institut Montaigne is a French tank funded by Bankers A former AXA chairman founded it in 2000. It is an AXA operation. They favor social cohesion (meaning they don’t want the rabble to revolt.) They have studied in depth race riots in the Paris suburbs but have since brought in millions of unvetted refugees. Either not very bright or are working to destroy Europe.) Castries was replaced as CEO of AXA on Sept 1, 2016.
Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Treasurer, Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank has long been a favorite of Bilderberg. They helped fix interest rates and gold and silver prices. Remember Gordon Brown’s disastrous sale of UK gold? It was designed to drive down the price of gold and to save Deutsche Bank. It was contrary to British interests to sell gold for below market prices. He went to Harvard and worked for Goldman Sachs. He is on the Board at Bayer and Daimler (Mercedes.) He was the second Jewish CEO of Deutsche Bank in recent years.
Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore. He used to be with Lehman Brothers and Blackstone Group. He was a key supporter of Hillary Clinton. He was an adviser on the GM bankruptcy collecting $46 million in fees for Evercore. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Democratic party and Clinton insider. Speaking of infrastructure ripoffs, he helps run the Hamilton Project which is focused on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. They are linked to Brookings. Since they are liberals, the corporate press will not call them thieves if they steal a trillion dollars.
Barroso, José M. Durão (PRT).Former EU president, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International. He used to be a frequent object of Nigel Farage’s wrath at the EU parliament. Farage used to name Barroso as one of a long list of EU commissioners who were former Maoists and Communists or were either convicted felons or under indictment for felonies. He was a member of the underground Maoist MRPP . I am more concerned about his relationship with Goldman than his college days in a Maoist action group.
Barbizet, Patricia (FRA), CEO, Artemis. (Actually just stepped down but is still on the board) She is also the head of Christie’s auction house. Her husband is an investment banker at Barclays. She is board member and vice president at Gucci owner Kering She has a strong history in French business. Recently elevated to the Steering Committee.
Botín, Ana P. (ESP), Executive Chairman, Banco Santander. Formerly head of Santander UK. This is an old drug money laundering bank with ties to Latin America and the Rothschilds. Her mother is of Irish descent (O’Shea). She worked for J P Morgan for 8 years.
Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA. It is the fourth largest integrated electrical generation and aluminum producer in the world.
Elkann, John (ITA), Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He owns part of the Rothschild Economist magazine. He is the grandson and heir of Gianni Agnelli. Fiat owns Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati and Chrysler. Elkann is Jewish and was born in New York. He also runs the Agnelli family investment firm Exor which owns Juventus F.C., Cushman & Wakefield and SGS. Henry Kissinger, Carla Bruni, and Ell McPherson attended his wedding. He has moved his Exor investments out of Italy. He moved their headquarters to the Netherlands. Italy is suffering and could bring down the EU.
Enders, Thomas (DEU), CEO, Airbus SE.Airbus is important to Bilderberg. Forbes called Airbus an industrial symbol of European unity. EU might soon be reduced to symbols if not ashes. This is apparent to people understand the implications of having more Unpayable Debts than at any time in world history’
Gruber, Lilli (ITA), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV. She is a native speaker of Italian and German. She was critical of Berlusconi, quit her state TV job and became a Euro MP. She returned to TV. She is fluent in English and has worked as a war correspondent. She became a Member of the Steering Committee in 2016. She is older now but she is very sexy and well liked at Bilderberg. The Steering Committee recommends new members. She is in media and is close to Italian politicians, bankers, businessmen and celebrities.
Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Chairman Stichting Bilderberg Meetings.Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings.
Hedegaard, Connie (DNK), Chair, KR Foundation. She worked as a journalist for many years. She is also a Danish politician who was EU Commissioner for Climate Change serving under Bilderberg Steering committee member Barroso. She is a member of the Danish Conservative party. She had been a minister for the Environment in Denmark. The KR Foundation (http://krfnd.org/) They want to phase out coal. They say they want sustainable energy and sustainable finance. Not sure what sustainable finance means to a Bilderberger. They do want taxpayers to pay a couple trillion dollars in taxes and fees to them so they will save us from Climate Change. How about the Wigner Effect? Look it up. It says that nuclear power plants should be expected to enter into a final stage of discomposition after 30 year of service. News Flash: The US has 99 nuclear power plants with an average age of 36 years which is already 6 years beyond the Use By Date. That is not good!! Her Foundation has a program to teach us commoners how to learn to love and accept poverty.
Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investments LLC and the current Chair of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation. She is black. First meeting was 2016. Ariel is a Chicago investment firm that manages over $10 billion in assets. She married George Lucas and had a child delivered by a surrogate birth mother. Attractive. New to Steering Committee.
Jacobs, Kenneth M. (USA), Chairman and CEO, Lazard. Lazard describes themselves as Financial advisors and asset managers. No mention of their connections to the Rothschilds.
Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies. Palantir spied on computer users for the CIA and NSA. Co-founder is Peter Thiel also a member of the Steering Committee.
Kleinfeld, Klaus (USA), CEO, NEOM. NEOM is a fanciful $500 billion project to build a mega city in the Saudi desert that will connect to Egypt via a bridge over the Gulf of Aqaba. Former Chairman and CEO, Arconic He has a spotty business career. He had to quit Siemens over corruption charges. He was CEO of ALCOA and then Arconic. He used to be a member of of the board of directors of Citigroup and Bayer. I doubt that is still true. For some reason he is popular with the Bankers at Bilderberg.
Koç, Ömer M. (TUR), Chairman, Koç Holding A.S. He was the only son of Turkey’s wealthiest man. He graduated from Johns Hopkins in the USA. His company is the largest in Turkey and partners with many foreign corporations making light bulbs and cars. He is a member of the New York Yacht Club. He hired Peter Sutherland a former Head of Bilderberg Europe.
Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), President, American Friends of Bilderberg; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute(founded by Herman Kahn). It is funded by Eli Lily. She is from Montreal, Quebec, and is the third wife of financier Henry Kravis. She is an economist and serves on the board of major corporations. Returning member of the Steering Committee. Head of US Bilderberg.
Kudelski, André (CHE), Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group. Member of the Steering Committee. He serves on many corporate boards. He wrote this: Together with incredible opportunities come new risks, as the virtual and real world become one in the fourth industrial revolution. Read more here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-dark-side-of-the-fourth-industrial- revolution The asymmetry of risks that we are starting to face reinforces the need for an integrated and holistic view of security issues, and a strong synchronization between business and political action. (So what does that mean to a Bilderberg member?)
Leysen, Thomas (BEL), Chairman, KBC Group. This is a large European bank based in Brussels which has expanded along with the EU into eastern Europe.
Minton Beddoes, Zanny (GBR), Editor-in-Chief, The Economist, a Rothschild publication. New to Steering Committee.
Mundie, Craig J. (USA), Principal, Mundie & Associates. Mundie advocates that individuals be licensed before being allowed to use the Internet. Used to be part of Microsoft leadership. He was a scientific advisor to Obama.
O’Leary, Michael (IRL), CEO, Ryanair D.A.C. Must have liked him at his first meeting in 2015 because he was elevated to the Steering Committee in 2017. This guy is out spoken and funny. O’Leary jokingly described the airline’s planned business class travel experience as featuring “whores and rum”.
Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (GRC), CEO, Titan Cement Co. Third year Member of the Steering Committee. Titan cement is a large international company which is expanding into the US and eastern Europe. He also appeared at Davos and likes to talk in public.
Sabia, Michael (CAD), CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He earned his graduate degrees from Yale University. His wife, Hilary Pearson, is the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Lester Pearson. In 2016, he was appointed as a Officer of the Order of Canada. First meeting for him was 2016. He is a billionaire regarded as a savior in Montreal where he is building a light rail system. Another man from a small country who is keeping a struggling nation united. Have not heard much from Quebec separatists of late. Elevated to Steering Committee. Heather Reisman, a fellow Canadian, was dropped from the Steering Committee. She owned Indigo Books and might have been too belligerently pro-Israel.
Sawers, John (GBR), Chairman and Partner, Macro Advisory Partners. He was Chief, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He was a professional diplomat being neither a spy nor a warrior. Has first hand knowledge of Iran. First meeting in 2015. Joined Steering committee in 2016. They like him.
Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc.Google owners Alphabet Inc. Member of the Steering Committee. Google is big at Bilderberg. They like to spy on us but he makes women wear masks in public when he is dating. Google execs have a bad history of relations with women. He thinks self-driving cars and trucks will be here in 5 years. Maybe not. They have a lot of crashes. Seems computers can’t figure out human drivers. Computers expect rationality from humans.
Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), President, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue. He is a Social Democrat. They lost control of Austria. He was head of the Austrian Central Bank. The Great Depression did not get going until the Rothschild owned Credit Anstalt bank of Vienna collapsed on May 11, 1931. It had too many eastern European bad debts. This man is not a professional banker.
Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), Senior Fellow, Harvard University. He made uncomplimentary comments about the US in a bugged conversation. He was in charge of the Oxford Debate club. He was a member of the Bullingdon group, a very despicable bunch.David Cameron was a member. They are sons of the wealthy and cannot be arrested when they tear up bars and beat patrons at Oxford. He worked at AEI while in America. They are pro-Globalist and supposedly conservative group.
Thiel, Peter A. (USA), President, Thiel Capital. He is bringing in the younger crowd of high tech billionaires the CIA and NSA will need to end anonymity on the Internet and then close down free speech. It should be noted that he is not an engineer. He is a lawyer and Stanford graduate. He worked as a derivatives trader and runs a Hedge Fund. He owned 10.2% of Facebook pre IPO. Thiel is a founder of PayPal which shuts down service to those who practice free speech on the Internet. He was an early investor in Facebook which legally should never had been offered as an IPO at anything above a dollar a share. PayPal has been linked by John Cruz to money laundering. He is a Libertarian. He defended Trump during the elections. He said: “Everyone says Trump is going to change everything way too much,” says the famed venture capitalist, contrarian and member of the Trump transition team. “Well, maybe Trump is going to change everything way too little. That seems like the much more plausible risk to me.”
Wallenberg, Marcus (SWE), Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. He is a member of the famous Wallenberg family which was Jewish at one time. He is a Director of several banks and of Coca-Cola.
For reasons of health Henry Kissinger has been dropped from the Steering Committee. Richard Perle, extreme Zionist and founding member of PNAC used to be on the Steering Committee until 2 years ago but was dropped and in 2018 scrubbed from the list of previous Steering Committee members. Another extreme Zionist, Heather Reisman, the billionaire owner of Indigo Books and Music was dropped from the Steering Committee.
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The BDS movement is succeeding. Boycott everything Israeli until it ends the current Apartheid and genocide of Palestinians! Relocate Israel to Florida!
In a major win for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, BDS movement, students at the Barnard College, an elite women’s liberal arts college in New York City with a high percentage of Jewish students, have voted to divest from eight companies that do business in Israel.
An overwhelming 64 percent of the students voted for pulling out of Hyundai, Boeing and the Israeli national water carrier Mekorot, which according to the BDS movement’s website, practices “water apartheid for Palestinians.”
“Mekorot steals water from Palestinian aquifers, supplies water to illegal settlements and sells Palestinians their own water, often at exorbitant prices,” the campaign says on its website adding that it has been accused of violating international law.
The referendum was brought forth by the Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine and mentioned ways these companies “profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.”
So far, no university has ever divested from Israel but the students at Barnard are hoping that Barnard college may make an exception and be a bellwether.
“If Barnard, the most selective women’s college in the nation, divests, it will influence other schools,” SJP organizer Caroline Oliver stated, according to Forward news outlet.
“These things do matter, they influence how people think on campus,” the president of the pro-Israel club Aryeh, Albert Mishaan, told the Forward Tuesday. “These victories, however symbolic, become the next jumping-off point for further anti-Israel campaigns.”
Barnard has approximately 850 Jewish students, out of a total undergraduate population of around 2,500. Some 1,153 participated in the vote.
As the U.S.-Saudi-led war against Yemen enters its third year, the people of this coffin-shaped nation on the Arabian peninsula find themselves struggling not only to survive but to be seen and heard by a mainstream media that is preoccupied with war in neighboring Syria, the resumption of Cold War-like tensions with Russia, and President Trump’s Twitter account and sex life.
When the international press corps does shine a light on the conflict in Yemen, it is described as a sectarian affair, a bloodless, “video-game” battle fought by nameless Iranian proxies against Saudi Arabia. But what’s really happening in the poorest country in the Middle East is a test of our humanity — a catastrophic, perfect storm of suffering and death, and the most horrific genocide you’ve likely never heard of.
Consider these stark realities:
The people of Yemen are without food, water, medicine, and fuel. According to the United Nations, more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people are facing food shortages, and international relief workers estimate that a staggering 150,000 Yemenis died from starvation last year alone. The nongovernmental organization, Save the Children, puts the number of children currently dying of starvation at 130 per day, owing largely to the Saudi blockade of Yemen’s ports.
In addition, half of the country’s health care infrastructure has been destroyed. Saudi Arabia is striking Yemen’s hospitals, which are running out of medicine and supplies to treat the wounded. All the while, these attacks have continued to receive backing from the United States and the United Kingdom since their onset on March 26, 2015.
The death toll in Yemen is so high that the Red Cross is even donating morgues to hospitals. And if that weren’t enough, the military campaign has not only empowered al-Qaida to step into a vulnerable situation, it’s actually made the group richer, according to Reuters.
Still, the Saudi government continues to block any diplomatic resolution in Yemen. Riyadh even threatened to cut funding to the UN over its inclusion on a list of children’s rights offenders, effectively weaponizing humanitarian aid.
Unimaginably, the situation could get much worse: in his administration’s final days, President Barack Obama sold the unscrupulous Saudis skin-melting white phosphorous.
The UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, told Al Jazeera last month:
“The situation in Yemen . . . looks like the apocalypse.”
In the weeks that follow, MintPress plans to break the lock-box on the war and humanitarian crisis that is stalking the poorest country in the Middle East, with a series of stories from our reporters on the ground. Our goal is merely this: by giving shape and form and voice to the Yemeni people who have been rendered all but invisible and mute, we hope to chronicle this epochal war, account for the despair, and explain, in painstaking detail, David’s strategy for defeating Goliath, once again.
Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today.
America has always been after the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage, forcing countries that it managed to subject themselves to its will to turn their back on their values and traditions. That is precisely why the United States would be in a frenzy to destroy the cultural heritage of its adversaries during the Second World War days. Those who were following geopolitical events a couple of decades ago would remember similar frenzy manifesting itself in the destruction of Yugoslavia. Today, it’s distinctly visible in Iraq, Syria and a handful of other countries.
The blame for the ruined Dresden was put on the USSR, with allegations being made that a request to commit this war crime was issued by Stalin, allegedly at the Yalta Conference. But written records made during this conference show no trace of such demands. In fact, the decision to bomb Dresden was taken by Washington long before the Yalta Conference, but the massive bombing run was delayed due to bad weather conditions.
As individual researchers note, the sheer amount of ordinance that was dropped on Dresden produced two firey tornadoes, which would melt anything on their path, while approaching one another only to merge into one hellish inferno. The temperature in the epicenter of the tornado reached 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit, melting steel and bricks together.
The decision to bring such devilish fire upon the heads of German civilians was provoked by Washington’s zeal for revenge. It wanted to pay back for the military disgrace, the lack of military brilliance in its generals, the lack of the necessary courage and skill to conduct successful military operations. Many historians and researchers estimate the resulting death toll reaching more than 100,000 people. However, neither Marshal Arthur Harris nor the killer pilots are remembered today as war criminals, as they entered the history of England and the United States as heroes.
Most people are ignorant of the fact that at the Oise-Aisne military cemetery in northern France, where American soldiers who perished in World War I are buried, there is a restricted Plot E section, that no visitor is allowed to access. At this site in Coleville, located a couple hundred feet away from the infamous Omaha Beach more than 10,000 American soldiers found their final rest. Yet, among them are 94 individuals executed during the days of the Second World War – those are American soldiers and officers who would massacre civilians, rape children and women alike before murdering them during the liberation of Europe from Nazism.
There’s no mention of Plot E at the site of the American Battle Monuments Commission even though there’s a section that explores the Oise-Aisne military cemetery in much detail. According to French historians, at least 443 American soldiers were found guilty of committing despicable crimes in Europe to face immediate execution at the hands of their superiors.
According to a well-known journalist Jesus Hernandez who penned a book under the title of One Hundred Secrets of WWII (100 historias secretas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial), a total of 90 soldiers out of the above-mentioned war criminals was hung. However, this number shows that nobody was really trying to catch those soldiers that were abusing the civilian population of Europe as the total number of American soldiers that were brought to Europe amounted to 11 million people, according to the data provided by such researchers as David Jordan and Andrew West.
Yet, another European researcher Fernando Paz tells us that at least 17 thousand European women were raped by American soldiers during the Second World War in his book Núremberg. Juicio al nazismo. However, the actual number of women who suffered a terrible fate at the hands of American troops remains unclear, as it’s been shown in Giles Macdonogh’s Después del Reich. Crimen y castigo en la posguerra alemana.
However, those crimes are not the only ones that nobody was held accounted for, as one can remember the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war that was followed by a long list of unpunished crimes committed by US servicemen in that country.
There’s a growing number of reports about the use of torture by CIA that occurred in the course of Washington’s War on Terror. It turned out that the arsenal of methods for influencing a prisoner or just an interrogated person is extremely varied: a torture through inconvenient poses, sleep deprivation, music and white noise torture, use of direct violence together with a long list of other approaches!
However, the United States is keen to make the countries affected by the American brutality to forget about the crimes committed against them. For example, the terrible bombing of French cities along the Bay of Biscay is not being taught in French schools and nobody is willing to talk about it these days in France. However, President Trump has gone even further by dismissing the sacrifice that the Soviet people made to liberate the world from the Nazi regime by declaring that the victory over fascism was secured by the United States.
There have been resistance movements in pretty much every single country occupied by Hitler, but those facts are disregarded just as well. Recently, the United States, Britain, France have stopped inviting representatives of Russia to the annual celebrations dedicated to the victory over the Nazi Germany. As if there were no Soviet troops entering Berlin in 1945. The West in its Russophobic frenzy is actively trying to persuade Europe and the rest of the world that Hitler was defeated by the US troops with a bit of assistance from the UK and that the USSR had nothing to do with it.
But monuments of the atrocities committed by the US cannot be completely destroyed. Facts cannot be completely erased from the history and memory of the obliterated Dresden, the French cemetery of Oise-Aisne, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Vietnam’s My Lai, together with the countries of the Middle East that lost hundreds of thousands of people as the result of unprovoked US aggression lives on.
It also can not be forgotten that millions of residents of the affected countries continue to insist that those who were behind the ongoing American aggression should be brought to trial, no matter how much Washington tries to rewrite the history.
Grete Mautner is an independent researcher and journalist from Germany, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
This post originally ran on New Eastern Outlook.
In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza. Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in states like Colorado and Oregon, and medical marijuana delivery services drop the drug off at people’s doors in California and Massachusetts.
With marijuana now more accessible – legally – than ever, more researchers are weighing in on its health effects. But that doesn’t mean we fully understand the plant or its impacts.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a massive report in January that gives one of the most comprehensive looks – and certainly the most up-to-date – at exactly what we know about the science of cannabis. The committee behind the report, representing top universities around the country, considered more than 10,000 studies for its analysis and drew nearly 100 conclusions. Many of those findings are summarized below.
Within a few minutes of inhaling marijuana, your heart rate can increase by between 20 and 50 beats a minute. This can last anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The report from the National Academies found insufficient evidence to support or refute the idea that cannabis might increase the overall risk of a heart attack. The same report, however, also found some limited evidence that smoking could be a trigger for a heart attack.
In August, a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology appeared to suggest that marijuana smokers face a threefold higher risk of dying from high blood pressure than people who have never smoked. But the study came with an important caveat: it defined a “marijuana user” as anyone who’d ever tried the drug.
Research suggests this is a poor assumption – and one that could have interfered with the study’s results. According to a recent survey, about 52% of Americans have tried cannabis at some point, yet only 14% used the drug at least once a month.
Other studies have come to the opposite conclusion. According to the Mayo Clinic, using cannabis could result in decreased – not increased – blood pressure.
People who smoke marijuana regularly are more likely to experience chronic bronchitis, according to the report from the National Academies. There’s also evidence that stopping smoking relieves these symptoms.
Perhaps surprisingly, the report’s authors found moderate evidence that cannabis was not connected to an increased risk of the lung cancers or head and neck cancers associated with smoking cigarettes.
Marijuana contains cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical that is not responsible for getting you high but is thought to be responsible for many of marijuana’s therapeutic effects. Those benefits can include pain relief or potential treatment for certain kinds of childhood epilepsy.The report from the National Academies also found conclusive or substantial evidence – the most definitive levels – that cannabis can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, which could have to do with both CBD and THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Pain is “by far the most common” reason people request medical marijuana, according to the report.
In September, a study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association seemed to suggest that marijuana might actually prevent people from graduating to “hard” drugs. The five-year-long study involved 125 participants, all of whom endured chronic pain.