Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Don't shot the messenger... Report claims CBD for chronic pain may not work


The publisher is science alert. They appear to be very legit at it's core. They review what little clinical studies there are regarding the efficacy of CBD on chronic pain. No matter what form of CBD one uses. I personally have used topical for a knee injury and it appears to dull the pain or maybe it's wishful thinking. The authors do suggest that more clinical studies need to be done and I agree. But the Jennie is out of the bottle and not going back in. The medical marijuana and the CBD markets are booming and show no sign of slowing down despite what naysayers write. More elderly people are turning to THC/CBD remedies to hopefully reduce the pharmaceuticals they are on now. It may not work the same for everybody but it sure does work for many once they figure out the dosage. That's where more studies come in.

 I do use a THC/CBD combination 1:2 and it does help me fall asleep and stay asleep for a good 8 hours plus. While it never helped me with my herniated disc pain or my bulging disk pain years before, it did allow me to say no to any opiate the doctors suggested. 


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Monday, April 1, 2024

Should we ban cell phone use during the school day?

 In Sunday's Boston Globe , Steph Machado writes a piece called "Unplugging kids from the phones". She reports on how the Central Falls, RI schools are fairing since banning phones, air pods and smartwatches.  and other devices during school hours. 

It appears that most students are in favor, teachers seem to be happier and kids seem to be talking to one another in person. The school district has spent 117,000 for locking pouches.

After watching the videos Framingham students made of fellow students being beaten, perhaps the school committee is looking into banning the phones during the day a subject worth looking into. 

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

There's no shortage of work for the P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training)


It certainly has been a busy week for our Chief Baker at the POST Commission. Just the other day the Globe reported on 2 police chiefs that are before the POST commission. One was suspended for credible reports that call into question the hiring and certification practices concerning certain candidates for employment as law enforcement officers. One was over her handling of a dispatcher’s complaint of sexual assault by a male officer in 2020 at an after-work parking lot gathering for a few beers. The most egregious, unethical, and criminal behavior the POST commission had to weigh in on was the cop from Stoughton who groomed a young teenager girl in the town’s youth program. The detective has agreed to be decertified after the commission had accused the detective of having sex with this 15-year-old beginning in 2013. He was also accused of lying to State Police about the extent of his interactions with the young girl. The young women committed suicide in 2021 and was pregnant. An autopsy did not name the farther. And it does not end there. The detective’s brother was involved and will be in front of the commission next week along with the former deputy chief who had previously led the police youth program. The two are being sued by the estate of the women who died for wrong full death. Our AG Campbell is now taken over the criminal case. Since POST was created in 2020, 11 officers had been decertified.