Another Heather Cole Column – Synthetic Marijuana: Dispensing Poison

It is unacceptable, it is wrong and it is shameful that government has announced that it is adding synthetic marijuana to the Barbados Drug Formulary to be dispensed to the poor people of Barbados.

It has been stuffed down our throats for decades that marijuana was dope, harmful and addictive. I have never heard of not even a single person dying from an over-dose of marijuana and many are still being incarcerated because of it. Government should be leading by example but instead they are not. It is the government that is now imposing addictive and harmful synthetic marijuana which is worse than the natural herb on the people of Barbados.

We are not living in the 1960’s, 1970’s or the 1980’s when drugs where dispensed and the public had no previous knowledge of their side effects. We are living in an age where information on drugs is readily available on the internet. Gone are the days when a doctor prescribed medicine, you took it unaware of the side effects, came down with another ailment, went back to the doctor to be told that it was too strong for your body or; it killed you.

Sativex, Epidiolex, Anabasum, Nabilone and Marinol are all either synthetic or synthetic mixed with cannabis drugs. They are created by scientists in labs. They are not pure or natural. One of the short term side effects of smoking synthetic marijuana is bleeding of the ears, then there is the display of an extreme version of epileptic fits. All of the five above mentioned drugs have negative effects on the brain, heart, liver and kidneys. What is the use of being cured from cancer or another ailment but be left with an expiry date on the major organs of your body?

This is an extreme version of buy now and pay later as these drugs will lead to government investing in more dialysis machines, more on treatment of cases of mental illness, increases in heart failure, liver problems and kidney failure. This is a negative investment. The better alternatives would be to grow and produce safe medicinal products locally or purchase natural drugs.

In light of the current controversy surrounding marijuana, its use for medicinal purposes and its decriminalization, it is nothing but a slap in the face for government to choose not to buy authentic products for sale in Barbados. Is the best not good enough for our people?

What makes it worse is that government intends to grow and export authentic marijuana; yet it has made the most ridiculous decision to import synthetic by-products. This defeats the purpose of growing the herb. The refusal of Government to keep its promise to hold the promised referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana adds to this dis-connect. The intent seems to be clear to prevent the poor black man from making economic gains from this herb while retaining criminalized status on the drug.

In the final analysis, Barbadians must be allowed to grow marijuana and produce on the island by-products that are natural, authentic and safe for medicinal use. Exclusion from the marijuana market is not what Barbadians voted for. All Barbadians must benefit from the production, trade and the production of products from marijuana.

The Ministry of Health must go a step further to inform us why we cannot grow marijuana and produce our own medical products since the imported version is nothing more than poison. How is this decision that placed those synthetic drugs on the formulary managing or promoting health and wellness? What is the date of the promised referendum?

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  • William Skinner

    Sounds familiar , remember sugar ; we exported pure sugar and then imported the processed (white) one. This is just another

    attempt to pull a fast one on the people. Well done Ms. Cole.

    Duopoly rules

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  • Well written and on point.

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  • Heather girl, the battle this corrupt government is waging on the vulnerable people is huge, but we can’t allow them to win the war. They already setting up to lock up and hang black people, cause am sure they also line their pockets with incarceration for profit…they are small island copiers of the negative… so slow poisoning their helpless victims on the island with synthetic marijuana wont even elicit a blink from that evil bunch.

    The people have to be mobilized and made to understand that they must now be vigilant and distrustful of this government…now more than ever…by election…they will know what to do…it is vital that the information reaches the most vulnerable.

    It’s only the most vile, uncaring minds would conjure up these wicked, destructive things for their own people.

    The final intent would be to murder as many black people on the island as they can, because they know their master plan..they know what they are taking bribes to do.

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  • “I have never heard of not even a single person dying from an over-dose of marijuana and many are still …”
    The author of the article must realize that she should not make dogmatic statements. Because she hasn’t heard does not meant that such has not happened.. She talks about synthetic cannabis and the side effects. Most chemical substances have side-effects if taken in high enough doses. Even natural products have side-effects (natural plant -based products contains a lot of different chemicals and the interaction between themselves and in the body is not known precisely).

    ” It is the government that is now imposing addictive and harmful synthetic marijuana which is worse than the natural herb on the people of Barbados..”
    Insulin is made by the genetic modification of the bacterium E.coli. It is cheaper to produce and there appears to be no untoward effect on users. Most of the vinegar on the market is made in factories using by-products from the oil industry. The chemical formula for vinegar whether made artificially or naturally is the same resulting in the same flavor profile. I therefore do not see the point the author is making. If she wants to say that people will be affected economically by the use of the synthetic product preventing the small operator from growing and producing the stuff say so. Most of the plant breeding for improvements in the concentration of the active ingredients in cannabis have been done in the developed world. This part of the world is so far behind that it isn’t funny.

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  • Where it reads :does not meant’ should read does not mean

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  • At the end of the day, why use synthetic marijuana when u have the perfect conditions to grow and process the natural herb …FOR YOUR PEOPLE TO USE…

    Only real dumb asses would grow the natural herb for exportation purposes despite knowing that they are too slow, backward, corrupt and stupid to be major players in anything…. and then import destructive synthetic products which is basically ..MAN MADE POISON.

    All this delusional shit about being major players on the marijuana world stage is just that…delusional shit looking for avenues for corruption.

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U May 27, 2019 1:40 AM

    “All this delusional shit about being major players on the marijuana world stage is just that…delusional shit looking for avenues for corruption.”

    You are spot on with this statement. The developed countries have things covered already.

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  • Part of their delusions is they think they are big players on the world stage and can’t even take care of the small problems they got on the island.

    ….can’t dismantle the structures and institutions of racism and apartheid they deliberately left in place,,

    ….can’t remove the slave laws they keep on the statute books to generate them bribes..

    …..can’t get rid of the criminal cartel and criminal syndicate…

    ….can’t release the medical marijuana trade into the hands of the majority population they used it to criminalize and imprison for decades..and are still hellbent on doing so

    …but somehow, they are big players on the world stage…only in their goddamn useless corrupt minds.

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  • Heather..do you have the list of 5 drugs so we can confirm that synthetic marijuana is on that list.

    If government was not so damn secretive…they would have transparently listed the 5 drugs…TRANSPARENTLY & PUBLICLY while remembering the taxpayers are paying their salaries…so they can have the information..

    …as things stand we now have to wait and see that list..steuppps.

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  • Scratch that Heather…i got the info.

    just to confirm the list Heather posted,

    Nabilone
    Marinol
    Sativex
    Epidiolex
    Anabasum

    are indeed all synthetic marijuana products.
    .
    #uselessgovernmentpretendingtobebigplayers
    #searchingoutmorecorruption
    #that’sallthecorruptaregoodfor

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  • People…please educate yourselves about synthetic marijuana before the doctors on the island ARE FORCED TO PRESCRIBE YOU POISON.

    “Believe it or not, synthetic marijuana is chemically different from natural marijuana and is, in fact, a lot more dangerous. The compounds that make up synthetic pot are linked to a number of serious side effects including psychosis, seizures, and even death.

    The reality is that these compounds produce a variety of dangerous, acute and chronic adverse effects and have a greater severity than what is observed following typical marijuana use. Manufacturers first started to sell synthetic marijuana in the early 2000s, as a safe alternative to marijuana and as a substance that would not show up on a standard drug test.

    Today, there are over 150 different types of synthetic marijuana compounds. These products are designed to activate two key receptors in our body, known as CB1 and CB2. These are the same receptors that THC binds to, and although they activate the same receptors, natural marijuana and synthetic marijuana are structurally different. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at what synthetic marijuana is, what Marinol is, and what some of the dangers of using synthetic pot are.”

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  • Educate yourself before YOU END UP DEAD because of a stupid government..

    “What are the dangers of using synthetic marijuana?
    The effects of synthetic pot are highly unpredictable because the actual chemicals in each package can be drastically different, and may vary from batch to batch. Also, many users experience different effects than intended. Some of the reported side effects of synthetic marijuana include kidney injury, convulsions, stroke, toxicity to the heart, and anxiety. To date, there have been 20 deaths linked to the use of synthetic marijuana. Here are some of its most common dangers:”

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  • Now how evil is this…the government is still locking up people for natural marijuana…but importing synthetic that is even more dangerous and ADDICTIVE….how EVIL IS THAT..

    “Higher chance of addiction
    Unlike cannabis which has a low addiction rate, synthetic marijuana is highly addictive. Withdrawal symptoms from synthetic marijuana can also be hazardous, which makes relapse a likely occurrence. In fact, withdrawal from synthetic marijuana has been known to cause a loss in cognitive function, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.

    The withdrawal symptoms are often very similar to those experienced when withdrawing from other narcotics, even though the compounds from synthetic pot are metabolized differently inside the body. While natural cannabis is turned into non-psychoactive substances when metabolized, synthetic cannabinoids result in additional metabolites that are psychoactive and stimulate cannabinoid receptors. This is the reason that synthetic pot is so toxic and potent.”

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  • Georgie Porgie

    This article is another gigantic load of bovine excrement by Heather Cole in which she demonstrates that she does not know or understand anything about natural or synthetic compounds.

    The lot of long talk by Waru who knows eva ting bout eva ting is a similarl display of ignorance of the topic.
    So far only Lucas has said anything worthy of consideration.

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Heather,

    The introduction to the masses of a synthetic form of marijuana is understandable. It will at a stroke undermine and decimate the health and long term prospects of the majority black population. This is a classic case of outsiders working in tandem with our leaders to ensure that we remain an enslaved people.

    Take a look at the black power movement from the sixties and seventies. How was it undermined and eventually destroyed? The government of America feared the black power movement and sort the assistance of the Italian mafia to flood Harlem and its surrounding districts with hard drugs. At a stroke, undermining the gains and the potential of the African American population to progress.

    Take a long at the opium wars played out by the UK and France against China. How ironic that the current government of China is bombarding the USA with opioids that are having a devastating effect on rural America and beyond.

    It would be a wonderful thing if Mia and her government could act in the interests of the people who elected her. But a puppet requires the hand of a master to become animated.

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  • GP…of course you would jump out to PROMOTE DEATH FOR BLACK PEOPLE…

    ….if REAL DOCTORS are concerned…who the hell are you..

    I know enough not to put none of that poison in my mouth..

    you arrogant jackasses think you can reduce and regulate doses of poison enough to prevent death…RIGHT UP UNTIL THE TIME THAT YA PATIENTS DIE….or become so mentally useless and addicted while all their organs are destroyed.

    there are enuff dead patients in cemeteries to attest to that…..arrogant doctors..

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  • See..a dumb doctor would jump out to PROMOTE synthetic marijuana that is KNOWN TO CAUSE ADDICTION AND DEATH…OVER natural marijuana…which is KNOWN to not cause addiction and death…what is wrong with you brainwashed stupid people.

    you use the synthetic marijuana GP dummy…while i use the real deal..idiot.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Where have I jumped out to PROMOTE DEATH FOR BLACK PEOPLE?

    Where have I suggested that I can reduce and regulate doses of poison enough to prevent death?

    re ….if REAL DOCTORS are concerned…who the hell are you..

    i am a real doctor who has studied Pharmacology including Botanical Medicine, and who would approach this issue from Pharmacological principles like pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics instead of politics!

    Do you or Heather Cole know anything about Pharmacological principles?

    Well tell us how the ADME of natural and synthetic ganga differs for a start.
    Tell us about the therapeutic index and the half lives………….then we can talk sense.

    Here is a simple example for illustration

    Is linament methyl saliculate safe? is that a natural product
    Is aspirin i.e acetlyl salicylate safe? is that a synthetic product?

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  • Even aspirin they are saying is dangerous..unsafe, check out the new info.

    they once promoted blood pressure tablets…decades of taking that killed many people, destroyed their liver and other organs…now they are pulling it…and they have known for decades about pharmacological prinicples…but those taking the damn pressure tablets…didn’t/

    I rarely use those poisons GP..never use the blood pressure or other poisons so what do i know…except for that is not what is going to kill me…

    you need to stop promoting crap…

    why don’t you promote the NATURAL MARIJUANA INSTEAD…instead of the synthetic crap.

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  • pharmacological principles my ass..

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  • @GP, I may not know much but at least I know that those synthetic drugs are harmful to the body.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Heather Cole, the sage and Professor of Marijuana pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics writes

    “This is an extreme version of buy now and pay later as these drugs will lead to government investing in more dialysis machines, more on treatment of cases of mental illness, increases in heart failure, liver problems and kidney failure. This is a negative investment. The better alternatives would be to grow and produce safe medicinal products locally or purchase natural drugs.”

    How does she know that we will see “increases in heart failure, liver problems and kidney failure”? Has she done or studied the ADME.of Marijuana? sO HOW CAN SHE LOGICALLY OPINE? After all “We are not living in the 1960’s, 1970’s or the 1980’s when drugs where dispensed and the public had no previous knowledge of their side effects. We are living in an age where information on drugs is readily available on the internet.”.

    Signed dummy….idiot………..arrogant doctor.

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  • ” BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean island of Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley recently announced plans to establish a medical marijuana industry project implementation unit.

    The unit’s mandate will be to establish an administrative framework for a medical marijuana program and bring it to fruition.”

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  • ” The Prime Minster told legislators that the island would be seeking to establish partnerships with entities, who have the necessary experience and who are willing to invest in the development of the industry.

    She explained this would include the assistance of the University of the West Indies (UWI) with establishment of a train-the-trainers programme; the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will assist with accreditation through Caribbean or National Vocational Qualifications (CVQS/NVQS); and the University of Guelph, for the establishment of a research and development, as well as a certification program.”

    http://pridenews.ca/2019/03/24/barbados-announces-plans-developing-medical-cannabis-industry/

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  • ya don’t need any pharmocological principles with NATURAL MARIJUANA…

    it is not poisonous nor addictive ..if not abused, the addictive side i mean

    but synthetic marijuana is…..PROVEN to beaddictive and dangerous because it seems to be unstable..man made shite again.

    and you are jumping out to try to cover up the dangers of synthetic marijuana because of some delusional pharmalogical principle ya walking round with in ya head…steuppps..

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Re Even aspirin they are saying is dangerous..unsafe, check out the new info.
    • Really? How so? How is aspirin dangerous? It has a large therapeutic index! wHAT NEW INFO. YOU CHECKED IT OUT SO TELL US ABOUT IT

    Re they once promoted blood pressure tablets…decades of taking that killed many people, destroyed their liver and other organs…now they are pulling it…and they have known for decades about pharmacological prinicples…but those taking the damn pressure tablets…didn’t/

    What a load of emotional clap trap. Clearly you know nothing about blood pressure medication.

    Re I rarely use those poisons GP..never use the blood pressure or other poisons so what do i know…
    IF YOU ARE NOT HYPERTENSIVE YOU SHOULD NOT USE THEM CAUSE YOU DON’T NEED THEM
    why don’t you promote the NATURAL MARIJUANA INSTEAD…instead of the synthetic crap.
    WHY SHOULD I PROMOTE EITHER NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA?

    RE pharmacological principles my ass..
    SPOKEN LIKE A GENUINE JACKASS
    WHETER NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC ALL DRUG USE IS GUIDED BY pharmacological principles …….NOT EMOTION AND IGNORANCE

    • Heather Cole
    May 27, 2019 9:18 AM
    @GP, I may not know much but at least I know that those synthetic drugs are harmful to the body.

    PERHAPS YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE TO FIND OUT WHY AND HOW AND BE BETTER INFORMED BEFORE YOU SPOUT BOVINE EMOTIONAL EXCREMENT
    BY THE WAY, I WILL NOT BE WRITING EITHER NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA?

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  • Georgie Porgie

    RE ya don’t need any pharmocological principles with NATURAL MARIJUANA…

    YOU NEED pharmocological principles FOR ALL SUBSTANCES!

    it is not poisonous nor addictive ..if not abused, the addictive side i mean

    IN THE 70’s IT WAS THOUGHT AND TAUGHT THAT BENZODIAZEPINES WERE NOT ADDICTIVE TOO

    IF YOU DRINK TOO MUCH WATER IT CAN KILL YOU!

    but synthetic marijuana is…..PROVEN to beaddictive and dangerous because it seems to be unstable..man made shite again.

    WE KNOW THAT NATURAL MARIJUANA…IS ADDICTIVE BY EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN THIS FOR A FACT WITH OUR OW EYES IN BIM OVER THE LAST 40 -45 YEARS OR SO

    and you are jumping out to try to cover up the dangers of synthetic marijuana because of some delusional pharmalogical principle ya walking round with in ya head….

    I AINT COVERING NUTTIN DUMMY
    ACTUALLY I DONT CARE CAUSE I DONT USE IT NOR DOES ANYONE CLOSE TO ME

    THERE IS NOTHING DELUSIONAL ABOUT pharmalogical principleS

    pharmalogical principleS ARE THE SAFE SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION FOR THE USE OF ALL DRUGS AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

    YOU MAY BOTH CONTINUE TO TALK YOUR SHITE

    AFTER ALL THAT IS WHAT BU IS FOR………..PEOPLE TALKING SHITE ABOUT STUFF THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT AND BEING UNWILLING TO LEARN OR BE CORECTED

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  • Nobody need to investigate anything other than the fact that SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA…is NOT NATURAL…and someone should inject all the lowlifes who want to poison people with that garbage for a year…with synthetic marijuana…to prove us wrong and see how they like it…bet ya wont be talking shite about pharmacological principles then…though

    yeah…lock up people for the real natural marijuana and got shite doctors like you writing people prescriptions for synthetic POISON.

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  • GP…we KNOW..nothing should be abused…nothing..

    and neither should we be using synthetic man made poison..

    by the way…ya came out to talk shite today…why did you not come out to defend a black female being victimized more than once…ya fraud.

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  • @GP, why don’t you write an article to glorify synthetic marijuana?

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  • Don’t mind GP..he just jumped out to pick up fire rage for his master the dying criminal minority racist…johnny boy….another weak willed, weak minded negro male.

    trying to convince us that pharmacological principles means something when synthetic poisons are introduced to a human being’s stomach..

    i want to see him promote synthetic marijuana.

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  • Hants, tell us why this experiment with synthetic marijuana is bring carried out before the Unit has been launched? Is it a case of the cart before the horse?
    The Ministry of Health was not mentioned in your response yet they have already stated that they will be dispensing the synthetic drugs.
    The Rastafarian community already has experience in this area will they be part of this development?
    What about the small farmers and those who illegally grow the crop now?
    Why is there a need for accreditation and certification?

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  • @GP, why don’t you write an article to glorify synthetic marijuana?

    WHY? NOT INTERESTED IN MARIJUANA OF ANY SORT

    WHY DONT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT I HAVE POSITED ABOUT PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE USE OF PREPARATIONS OF ANY SORT? YOU WOULD BE BETTER INFORMED

    PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES HELPS ONE TO THINK THROUGH AND MANAGE PROBLEMS IN THE USE OF ALL SUBSTANCES.

    RE why did you not come out to defend a black female being victimized more than once…ya fraud.

    WHY SHOULD I? ALL OF WUNNA WERE ALL OVER IT

    STAY ON TOPIC
    TELL US HOW THE ADME OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA IS INFERIOR TO NATURAL MARIJUANA
    RAISE THE DISCUSSION FROM THE EMOTIONAL AND THE AD HOMINEM TO THE SCIENCE AND THE FACTUAL

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  • HERE IS A LIKKLE HELP
    WORK WITH THIS IN THE FUTURE

    A= ADMINISTRATION
    D= DISTRIBUTION
    M= METABOLISM
    E= ELIMINATION

    PHARMACOKINETICS= WHAT THE BODY DOES TO THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE
    PHARMACODYNAMICS= WHAT IS DONE TO THE BODY BY THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE

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  • A happy Good Morning to all of Barbados

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  • “TELL US HOW THE ADME OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA IS INFERIOR TO NATURAL MARIJUANA.?

    Because i have no side effects from using NATURAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

    BUT…YOUR medical literature lists…ALL THE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS of synthetic poisons.

    Is that clear enough for u and unemotional enuff for u..

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  • What happens to doctors…some of u are worse tha lawyers….yall ALWAYS forget ya hypocrite oathe….don’t have a fit, ah know how to spell it, just as i know how to spell uteruses…lol

    .ya tend to forget…,FIRST DO NO HARM.

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  • RE Is that clear enough for u and unemotional enuff for u..

    YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED THE QUESTION “TELL US HOW THE ADME OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA IS INFERIOR TO NATURAL MARIJUANA.?

    ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE PREPARERS OF YOUR NATURAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA DID NOT ADHERE TO PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    YOU ARE SEEKING TO WIN AN ARGUEMENT I AM SEEKING TO EDUCATE THE BLOG ABOUT PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES WHETHER ONE IS USING MARIJUANA OR TUMERIC OR GINGER

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  • @ Hants there is also no mention of the Department of medical sciences at UWI. WHY? This falls under their domain. They are the ones facilitating the conference next month.

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  • TELL US DOES THE RECEPTOR SITES AT WHICH NATURAL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA DIFFER?
    DOES THE MECHANISM OF ACTION DIFFER? IF SO, HOW SO, AND WHY?

    RE i have no side effects from using NATURAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA.BUT…YOUR medical literature lists…ALL THE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS of synthetic poisons.

    DOES YOUR NATURAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA. LIST THE SIDE EFFECTS TOO? IF NOT, WHY NOT?

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  • GP…..am basing my observations on the fact that I USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA…do U…have you ever used it…similarly…have u ever used synthetic marijuana…if ya havent.USED EITHER…..ya talking shite.

    Am not telling u what some medical literature u…am giving u first hand knowledge of my experience with pure medical marijuana.

    Cause to get accurate information on either….human guinea pigs are ya best bet…but synthetic poisons have already KILLED HUMAN GUINEA PIGS…while natural medical marijuana…HAS NOT.

    It is doctors like u get patients poisoned.

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  • Again…I GET NO SIDE EFFECTS FROM USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA…bring the medical literature that says otherwise.

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  • CLEARLY YOU CANT ANSWER MY QUESTIONS
    IN THE EARLY 70’S SOME BRIGHT BAJAN BOYS WENT TO TRINIDAD TO STUDY
    THEY STARTED TAKING NATURAL MARIJUANA
    THEY BECAME ADDICTED TO IT
    TWO OF THEM DIED NATURALLY NOT SYNTHETICALLY

    BYE

    I AM WASTING TIME WITH A SEMI ILLITERATE

    IT IS A WASTE OF TIME TRYING TO TEACH ANYTHING ON BU

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  • You are talking about SMOKING MARIJUANA..i dont smoke..

    Have you ever even SEEN medical grade marijuana…the two are completely different from each other.

    The one has nothing to do with the other…as i said…if you have not PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED medical marijuana….ya spreading misinformtion…ya dont know what the ass ya talking about…the world has changed and that includes the medical world…ya should talk to some doctors who have more up to date information.

    Commonsense GP…am a patient who uses MEDICAL GRADE marijuana…so why would i answer outdated nonsense.

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  • Smoking marijuana over a long period of time is very UNHEALTHY…long period of time…being DECADES…i doubt is marijuana killed them directly ….yall backward people used to blame marijuana for everything under the sun because ya wicked corrupt governments told ya to…now look..

    When will yall learn……..ah guess it’s too late for u now..

    As a patient who uses medical marijuana…you are still trying to get me to say what U WANT TO HEAR…now how dumb is that.

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  • Heather girl…this is the best i can do.

    For those doctors who have NEVER EVEN SEEN WHAT MEDICAL GRADE MARIJUANA LOOKS LIKE…please educate yourselves…BEFORE writing prescriptions for toxic and dangerous synthetic marijuana..

    Acquaint yaselves with those who USE MEDICAL GRADE MARIJUANA…before putting OUTDATED now turned MISINFORMATION about medical marijuana ..in the public domain.

    i have said on here more than once that am a medical marijuana patient…ah guess GP never saw it.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    I have had the opportunity to teach Pharmacology to Pharmacy students at BCC and also to medical students in a few offshore medical school in which we addressed the following issues in the USMLE OBJECTIVES.

    Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic processes
    • pharmacokinetics: absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, dosage intervals
    • mechanisms of drug action; structure-activity relationships; receptors
    • concentration- and dose-effect relationships; types of agonists (eg, full, partial, inverse) and antagonists and their actions
    • individual factors altering drug effects (eg, age, gender, disease, tolerance and physical dependence, compliance, body weight) effects on rapidly growing mammalian cells; immunosuppression;
    • regulatory issues (eg, drug development, scheduling)
    • drug interactions (eg, cytochromes); side effects, overdosage, toxicology
    • drug metabolism in liver, intestine, kidney, lung, brain

    When I was a little boy in preparation to learning to read I was taught the A B C’s, in preparation to learning to do Arithmetic, and then Mathematics, we were taught to count 1 2 3. I am told that in preparation to learn music one learns DOH RAY ME AND ABOUT SPACES F A C E.

    Well universally, i.e all over the world, in preparation to learning Pharmacology one is first introduced to Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles and processes as noted above.

    Off course in the BU rum shop, anything goes, and barkers, brimblers and brayers will tell you that when discussing drugs one must not refer to and embrace basic Pharmacology principles and processes.

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  • @WURA, GP is a resistor against positive change. He prefers the present status quo.

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  • GP can keep that…and carry it in the 6 foot hole with him..

    he can talk shite about pharmacology as much as he wants…he can’t beat the testimony of someone who has been a medical marijuana patient …FOR YEARS..

    we clearly see the destructive socialization….so there would have been no other outcome to what we are seeing today…total destruction of the black mind…perpetrated by wicked governments.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    re GP is a resistor against positive change. He prefers the present status quo.

    WHERE IS YOUR EVIDENCE FOR THIS?

    GP AINT RESISTING A THING
    GP IS SAYING THAT IN EVERY SPHERE OF ENDEAVOR THERE ARE PRINCIPLES TO WHICH ONE MUST ADHERE

    IN THE CASE OF PHARMACOLOGY WHETHER THE PREPARATION IS A SYNTHETIC ONE LIKE ASPIRIN OR A NATURAL ONE LIKE LIN METH SAL THESE PRINCIPLES, WHETHER IT IS SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL MARIJUANA

    I CAN TALK ABOUT PHARMACOLOGY BECAUSE I KNOW ABOUT IT AND SO CAN DISCUSS IT WELL

    I DONT CARE ABOUT EITHER SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL MARIJUANA

    I CARE ABOUT PHARMACOLOGY AND ITS PRINCIPLES

    IF I DONT JUMP UP AND PUSH NATURAL MARIJUANA…WE see the destructive socialization AND total destruction of the black mind…perpetrated by wicked governments.

    YOU FOLK ARE REAL JOKERS WITH YOUR NON SECQUITURS

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  • “I DONT CARE ABOUT EITHER SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL MARIJUANA”

    That is why you should say nothing…because you don’t know shit about either of them..

    that is what we are trying to prevent…doctors who are not current in the medical GRADE marijuana…… writing prescriptions for synthetic poisonous marijuana…when they are CLUELESS.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    YOU CONTINUE NOT TO LISTEN OR LEARN

    ALL YOU SEEM TO WANT SAID IS LETS USE KNOW NATURAL MARIJUANA

    ALL I AM SAYING IS THEN USE IT AND FOLLOW THE RESPECTED PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

    IF YOU DONT THERE WILL BE CHAOS

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  • Vincent Codrington

    What is meant by natural Marijuana? Is it whole ‘leaf’ marijuana ? Extracts of marijuana have been components of prescribed medicines for generations. What are we arguing about here?

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  • There will be no damn chaos in my life because i have no need to follow pharmacological priniciples to get POISONED with synthetic marijuana

    If medical GRADE marijuana…which you never even SAW is working for me and has been for YEARS……why would i want to go and drink poison…ya see how much shit you doctors talk…steupppss.

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  • “Extracts of marijuana have been components of prescribed medicines for generations.”

    Tell that to the idiot doctor who has NEVER EVEN seen a MEDICAL GRADE EXTRACT and is here promoting big pharma’s principle of POISONING PEOPLE..

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  • @ To all concerned: Georgie Porgie knows what he is talking about. I taught a course in toxicology at BBC to the Environmental health class. The nomenclature he uses is standard when dealing with dose response etc.

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  • @ Hants, why is Barbados following the big Pharmacy model using synthetic and a combination of synthetic and Cannabis drugs. Can’t we develop a model suited to our own circumstances i.e one that is home gown and produced that is of medical cannabis byproducts, especially CBD extractions?

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  • How is synthetic marijuana different from an approved drug bought off the shelf or with a prescription?

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  • I am on medicinal CBD. It is not cheap. $152. Canadian for 40ml. The dosage is 1ml and should last for 12 hours. I take .75 of an ml. 50% thc AND 50% CBD sells for $125 Canadian. This can be used to aid sleep.
    Maybe the synthetic is cheaper and why the government is going that route.

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  • First of all …big pharma’s phony principles should NOT BE USED in medical grade marijuana…

    they can use it on the synthetic rubbish and poison who they like, but it is no way am putting anything in my mouth or stomach that big pharma touches and there is not a doctor alive who can make me..no matter how much rubbish they spew.

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  • The problem with GP he is acting as though he created those phony principles instead of being merely the vehicle for mischief that he was trained to be…lol

    How many people are trying to get off the garbage that has dangerous side effects and passing for medicine these days. GP should be telling us about the opioid crisis in US…but no…he thinks we do not know..

    ..and this foolish government is working overtime to create more health problems with their one hospital…

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  • @ Heather Cole,

    You have to direct your questions to PM Mottley. She came to Canada and invited Canadian companies to invest in Barbados.

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  • Here comes one discordant note (my sole contribution to this topic)

    As thousands of lives have been ruined in the war on drugs, a part of the process should be a review of the cases of those who were caught by the legal system for possession of marijuana. Some who are in prison should be freed and their criminal records records erased.

    An interesting read about legalization (the unmentioned side of the discussion)

    “The bill would have wiped away criminal records for hundreds of thousands of people convicted of minor drug offenses and legalized recreational marijuana in a state that borders the nation’s biggest city. It would also have given many in prison a chance to be set free and ended parole for many others.

    The law also aimed to diversify a booming industry that has been dominated by white entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., and the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been decriminalized. New Jersey would have ensured that members of minority groups, as well as women, have equal access to licenses to sell or cultivate cannabis.

    “We have the widest white-nonwhite gap of persons incarcerated in America and far and away the biggest contributor is low-end drug offenses,” Mr. Murphy said recently at a news conference.

    Though polls showed that most New Jersey residents support legalizing marijuana, Mr. Murphy had faced an uphill struggle since he made it one of his top priorities after taking office last year.

    Some African-American lawmakers, in particular, could not be persuaded to embrace legalization, believing it would bring more harm than good to their communities.”

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  • Synthetic cannabinoids are being used across the globe, why?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_cannabinoids

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  • Georgie Porgie

    RE big pharma’s phony principles should NOT BE USED in medical grade marijuana…
    they can use it on the synthetic rubbish and poison who they like,

    Off course in the BU rum shop, anything goes, and barkers, brimblers and brayers will tell you that when discussing drugs one must not refer to and embrace basic Pharmacology principles and processes.

    BUT NO ONE WHO PUTS ANYTHING IN THEIR BODY REGARDLESS TO THE METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT ABIDE BY THE FACTS BELOW

    A= ADMINISTRATION
    D= DISTRIBUTION
    M= METABOLISM
    E= ELIMINATION

    PHARMACOKINETICS= WHAT THE BODY DOES TO THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE
    PHARMACODYNAMICS= WHAT IS DONE TO THE BODY BY THE DRUG OR SUBSTANCE

    RE The problem with GP he is acting as though he created those phony principles instead of being merely the vehicle for mischief that he was trained to be…lol
    THERE IS NOTHING PHONY ABOUT PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES.

    I DIDN’T CREATE THEM BUT I KNOW THAT THEY WORK, FOR I HAVE PRACTICED THEM FOR MANY YEARS

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  • Ya still won’t get the point…I DO NOT NEED BIG PHARMA PRINCIPLES TO TREAT THE ISSUES I HAVE…with medical grade marijuana…been using the same methods successfully ..FOR YEARS…what is so hard about that to understand..

    .where the hell was big pharma principles 150 years ago…were U using it then, did ya great grandparents…ya parents…ya see my point..

    I don’t need them and i refuse to let u foist them on me…so there.

    when ya brainwashed ya real brainwashed.

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  • David May 27, 2019 6:44 PM “Synthetic cannabinoids are being used across the globe, why?”

    David you can Patent Synthetic Cannabinoids for Big Pharma to make Big Bucks…You Cannot Patent the Natural Products (Plants as in Cannabis that Cannabis oil is derived from) as the Genetic makeup Changes depending where it is grown, the Climate the Type of Soil all makes the Chemical Compounds change from time to time…so it’s never the same. When Pharma produce a Drug, it is always has the same Genetic makeup.

    Marijuana is a natural plant that grows both in the wild and is cultivated for its medicinal properties and for recreational use. Though synthetic cannabinoids are chemical relatives to substances in marijuana, they are not actually found in plant-based marijuana. The chemical and pharmacological properties of synthetic cannabinoids are largely unknown outside of the laboratory.

    A market for synthetic cannabinoids developed in the early 2000s due to the ongoing prohibition of marijuana and advances in technology that allowed for access to drug research and easier chemical production.

    It is illegal to patent any natural product. The way to big profits in the medicine industry is to create an unnatural substance that never before existed in nature, then patent it, and obtain a monopoly. Hence, the molecules of pharmaceutical drugs are all strange to the human body. In all the history of humankind, such molecules were never encountered or taken into any human body. Hence, the body does not easily metabolize them. God never made our body to accept and deal with these chemicals and antibiotics. Non-toxic natural organic substances are usually easily eliminated by the body when their usefulness has run their course. Up to a point, your body can even deal with and eliminate natural toxic substances.

    Freedom knows Dr. David Stewart and has attended his Seminars on Healing with Essential Oils in Toronto some years ago. Dr. Stuart studied theology, philosophy, and English at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri (1955-58) and studied chemistry, biology and social sciences at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (1962-63).

    He completed a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics at Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1965 and was salutatorian of his graduating class. His MS and PhD degrees are in geophysics (theoretical seismology) and were earned from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1969 and 1971 respectively.

    The Creator has gone to provide the medicines we need to heal and maintain our health. It is not for us to create these healing substances. God did that already. It is for us to tune in with his wisdom and his will and to educate ourselves in how to restore our wellness and maintain our health by the use of his natural creations. Among these divine gifts are the oils of plants. God made them and gave us the intelligence to discover and learn how to use them.

    Dr. Stuarts Book The Healing Oils of the Bible documents more than 500 scriptural references to 33 species of essential oils, their use, and the plants from which they were derived in biblical times. David Stewart, PhD, DNM.

    Oils of Ancient Scripture with Dr. David Stewart

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  • Heather…but ya see how the doctors are…they don’t even care about the opioid crisis killing people in US….at epidemic levels….although they know about it…they just want to convince you to swallow big pharma’s poison…as they were TRAINED TO DO…lol

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  • Exporting the plant but want to import the more expensive processed product

    How can one nation and it’s people be so dumb

    98% literate in BS

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  • Baje…even dumber than that..they survive on a wing and a prayer..and that is a government, but when it comes to setting up people, sabotaging and robbing them…PURE GODDAMN GENIUS..

    i swear i did not make that up, but when it comes to their own black people’s welfare…well ya see for yaself.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    RE Ya still won’t get the point…I DO NOT NEED BIG PHARMA PRINCIPLES TO TREAT THE ISSUES I HAVE…

    PHARMACOLOGY PRINCIPLES DONT TREAT HEALTH ISSUES…… DRUGS AND OTHER THERAPEUTICS ARE USED

    RE .where the hell was big pharma principles 150 years ago…were U using it then, did ya great grandparents…ya parents…ya see my point..

    DID WE HAVE CELL PHONES AND ATM’S AND TV SAY 80 YEARS AGO? were U using it then, did ya great grandparents…ya parents…ya see my point..?

    RE they don’t even care about the opioid crisis killing people in US….at epidemic levels….although they know about it

    IS THAT THE FOCUS OF THIS BLOG?
    IS IT A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM IN BARBADOS?

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  • Georgie Porgie

    RE It is unacceptable, it is wrong and it is shameful that government has announced that it is adding synthetic marijuana to the Barbados Drug Formulary to be dispensed to the poor people of Barbados.

    SINCE 1980 WHEN The Barbados Drug Formulary FIRST APPEARED, SYNTHETIC DRUGS WERE ON IT to be dispensed to the poor people of Barbados.

    WAS THIS ALSO unacceptable, wrong and shameful? IF SO, HOW SO?

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  • Big Pharma’s worst nightmare described below in one short sentence. See if you can pick out which one it is. The thought that it might actuallly come true if they are not allowed to corner the market with their own synthetic, patented marijuana substitutes must cause CEOs, CFOs and other pharma execs to wake up in the middle of the night with severe night sweats, and “bad feels” in the tummy area.

    Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Research Suppressed
    Posted on: Thursday, October 18th 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Written By: Dr. Jeffrey Dach, MD

    The active ingredient in cannabis is Cannabidiol, a Schedule I drug in the USA, despite having no psychoactive effects and no known abuse potential. Cannabidiol kills cancer cells, relieves pain, serves as an anti-depressant, and has numerous other medical uses.

    See the video below, which was filmed in 2006.

    Dr. Robert Melamede, Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, explains how the body’s Endo-Cannabinoid system kills cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.

    Here is the interview:

    A Cancer Cure in the Back Yard Garden,

    Watch this amazing story below:

    This is the first 10 min. segment, part 1 of 7 parts.

    What happens when people realize they can grow plants in their own back yard yielding cancer medicine that works? This is story of Rick Simpson, a man from Nova Scotia Canada who did exactly that. He grew hemp in his garden, extracted the hemp oil and rediscovered a medicine that cures cancer. Watch the entire 50 minute movie here.

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/medical-marijuana-and-cannabis-research-suppressed-22

    Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia
    Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.

    Whether or not the research space needs protecting is a matter of debate. Certainly we have so much research that it’s impossible for a working physician to get through it—some 800,000 articles are published annually. In response, the Cochrane Collaboration was formed in the 1990s to perform systematic reviews of the literature. Dr. Peter Gotzsche, the Director of the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen, has seen enough over the last two decades to sum up his findings in a book whose title says it all: Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare.

    “Much of what the drug industry does fulfills the criteria for organized crime in US law,” Dr. Gotzsche said in a recent interview. “And they behave in many ways like the mafia does, they corrupt everyone they can corrupt, they have bought every type of person, even including ministers of health in some countries…The drug industry buys the professors first, then chiefs of departments, then other chief physicians and so on, they don’t buy junior doctors.”

    thedailybeast(DOT)com/big-pharma-is-americas-new-mafia?ref=home

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  • @ Heather Cole May 27, 2019 5:34 PM
    “@ Hants, why is Barbados following the big Pharmacy model using synthetic and a combination of synthetic and Cannabis drugs. Can’t we develop a model suited to our own circumstances i.e one that is home gown and produced that is of medical cannabis byproducts, especially CBD extractions?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Very thought-provoking question there.

    HC, there is one important factor which is being overlooked in this whole fiasco about to be exacerbated by this silly BLP administration which is showing very early signs of disappointment and hypocrisy.

    What about the foreign exchange to pay for the imported synthetic crap?

    Who would be earning the foreign money to pay for this imported luxury not available to the unemployed or the very poor?

    Would it be coming from the pool borrowed from the IMF while White Oak cream off their share?

    Nothing but ‘Blasted lying party’ (BLP) madness, I say!

    Where is the environment promised by the Mottley administration to incubate that indigenous entrepreneurial spirit among the youth and future black business people?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Heather wrote “I have never heard of not even a single person dying from an over dose of marijuana”

    The Government of Canada writes:
    https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/community-safety-policing/impaired-driving/drug-impaired-driving.html

    So now poor me confused. If I don’t die from my overdose of cannabis, but I go out there while high as a kite and kill Heather with my car, is that the same as nobody dying from cannabis?

    Is it ok then to just say “oops, sorry” to Heather’s family?

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  • @ Georgie Porgie May 27, 2019 8:34 PM

    Dr.GP, we know that you are an expert on most things medical with specialized knowledge in the area of pharmacology.

    But why not show that you also possess equivalent knowledge in Biblical exegesis and expatiate by addressing the following questions:

    Did your god Yahweh purposely create the Cannabis Sativa plant; and if so for what purpose?

    Could you lend your “exegesic” expertise to enlighten the BU readership about the following Biblical verses?

    “And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

    “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.”

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Contrary to what WURA says I have had relatives who took synthetic hypertensive medicines for more that 50 years. Not sure if their deaths at 85+ can be attributed to the hypertension, the medicine, old age, or just their wish to go home to Jesus.

    Also I am not sure WURU is not being harmed by her medical grade marijuana.

    I’ve never taken marijuana, but once upon a time when I lived at high altitude, that is above 9000 feet I did use coca leaf tea [no not the thing from which chocolate is made, lolll!!!] but the herb from which cocaine is made, and no it did not make me high, I did not become addicted. But would I take synthetic cocaine?

    Hell no.

    Glad though that at nearly 70 I am mostly pain free, nothing that an occasional ice pack can’t fix, and that every night I can sleep like a baby.

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  • Proverbs 15:17

    Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,Than a fatted calf with hatred.

    RE Better is a dinner of herbs where love is: The presence of love makes up for a lot. We can live on a humble diet, but can never flourish without love.

    RE Than a fatted calf with hatred: One may enjoy the extravagant abundance of a fatted calf, but hatred will spoil it all. Nothing really makes up for a lack of love.

    “A fattened ox (see Proverbs 7:22; 14:4) represents the king of domesticated animals at its very best and functions as a synecdoche for the finest foods (cf. Luke 15:23).”

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  • @ Georgie Porgie May 27, 2019 10:29 PM

    Dr. GP, why don’t you become like Paul of Tarsus and put your pharmacological competence to a good medicinal cause?

    Why not convert the sinner Cannabis into a good Christian soldier fighting in the army of medical Salvation against NCDs?

    Why not return to your native land Barbados and show the local ignoramuses how to turn that formerly maligned Satanic Herb into the Holy dinner of pharmaceutical love not only fit for the commercial table to feed the Bajan Pharma ox but also the poor in medicinal spirit?

    There is no longer any money for your Neanderthal kind in the Offshore Medical Schools business so why not lift up your eyes to the hills of herb from whence cometh a friend Mary Jane who anointed the feet of your sweet Jesus with ‘scented’ oil from the cannabis plant grown in her backyard of sin and prohibition?

    Don’t you think it’s time that Mary Jane come out of the medicinal cabinet of prohibition and have her day in the Sun of Righteousness and human body Healing?

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  • Barbados Defends Decision to Allow Importation of Marijuana-Based Prescription Drugs

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  • Last resort drugs…still goddamn poisonous though and the PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW.

    FDA recalls dangerous drugs all the time…AFTER THEY HAVE APPROVED THEM FOR YEARS…most times after poople HAVE DIED…or seriously damaged by their use.

    “Also I am not sure WURU is not being harmed by her medical grade marijuana.”

    I asure you am not. Am as healthy as a horse and just as strong, outside of a very old injury from an accident that i need medical grade to treat.

    50 years ago…..people were not DYING by the THOUSANDS from OPIOID POISONING EITHER..it is a most recent epidemic…opoids are NOT NATURAL MEDICINES.

    If we put things into perspective we understand much better ewhat is really going on.

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  • @ freedom Crier May 27, 2019 7:52 PM

    You cannot patent a natural occurring product. For example you cannot patent Barbados Sea-Island Cotton(BSIC) or Barbados Black Belly Sheep. Both are considered to be natural products/entities attributed to an act of God. BSIC is an indeterminate plant (the bolls don’t all ripen at the same time, resulting in harvesting over a prolong period of time and increases cost of production). If the BSIC is changed by man to the determinate state ( all the bolls ripen at the same time) it can then be patented since the change is man made.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Miller May 27, 2019 11:05 PM

    @ Georgie Porgie May 27, 2019 10:29 PM

    Dr. GP, why don’t you become like Paul of Tarsus and put your pharmacological competence to a good medicinal cause?

    THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PROSE REMINISCENT OF THAT WE USED TO SEE FROM YARD BROOM SOME YEARS AGO

    PERHAPS YOU SHOULD ENTICE MY OLD SUNDAY SCHOOL BUDDY LENNOX PRESCOD, THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE DRUG SERVICE TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO OBLIGE.

    WITH RESPECT TO THE RIPERIAN SCENE YOU CITED FROM Ezekiel 47:12 LAST EVENING

    And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

    THIS PROPHESY APPARENTLY WILL COME TO PASS AS RECORDED IN Revelation 22:2

    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

    ITS INTERPRETATION IS FAIRLY CLEAR, YOU MUST AGREE

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  • ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. BREAKS HIS SILENCE

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. breaks his silence – on the lack of rigorous vaccine safety testing and the fact that major pharmaceutical/vaccine suppliers have a history of criminal convictions and been fined for misleading regulators, selling unsafe products causing injury or death, paying out bribes etc. At the same time, vaccine sales now make up a big chunk of their profits compared to 30 or 40 years ago.

    In the USA, Congress created in 1986 a special Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and in doing so also gave pharmaceutical companies blanket immunity from being sued in court in cases of vaccine caused injuries, which do happen from time to time and can even be life threatening. For example the crippling Guillain-Barre Syndrome is one recognized side effect linked in some patients to flu vaccines.

    So Congress conveniently shifted the burden of compensating injured recipients of a poorly tested medication onto the US taxpayer instead of the supplier of the unsafe product.

    Woman Injured by Flu Vaccine Obtains $2.49 Million Settlement from U.S. Government

    In November of 2014 the Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued the first report on America’s “Vaccine Court,” known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), in almost 15 years.

    Congress gave the pharmaceutical companies immunity against lawsuits for injuries or deaths resulting in vaccines in 1986. Prior to this time, there were so many lawsuits pending against pharmaceutical companies for injuries and deaths due to vaccines, that the pharmaceutical industry basically blackmailed congress and told them that if they did not grant them legal immunity against the liabilities of vaccines, that they would quit making them. These vaccine products cannot survive in a free market, they are so bad.

    The November 2014 GAO report criticized the government for not making the public more aware that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists, and that there are funds available for vaccine injuries. Therefore, the settlements represented by vaccine injuries and deaths included in government reports probably represent a small fraction of the actual vaccine injuries and deaths occurring in America today.

    Vaccine Injuries are Seldom Reported

    The U.S. government keeps a database of reports documenting vaccine injuries and deaths called The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The problem is that very few medical officials ever report vaccine injuries or deaths, either because they are not trained to recognize them, or due to pressure within their profession to not report them. To admit that vaccines do cause harm is professional suicide for most doctors and medical professionals.

    healthimpactnews(DOT)com/2019/woman-injured-by-flu-vaccine-obtains-2-49-million-settlement-from-u-s-government/

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  • On another note, is there an explanation for the measles out break in the USA.

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  • Now the doctors can understand that they are merely well regulated AGENTS for big pharma…now ya know.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    re On another note, is there an explanation for the measles out break in the USA.

    two reasons:
    1 unrestricted uncontrolled silly immigration of unvaccinated invaders at the southern border—who are also bringing many other communicable diseases
    2 reduction of herd immunity by many in the populace through ignorance and inco-operation in the public health
    Herd immunity describes how a population is protected from a disease after vaccination by stopping the germ responsible for the infection being transmitted between people. In this way even people who cannot be vaccinated can be protected.

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  • Thanks GP. A small island like Barbados must be vigilant.

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  • So how come the jewish schools in NYC had to be closeed because of measles infestation….take note the jews segregate themselves from everyone so blaming immigrants is shite….Dr. Medical Grade.

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  • It’s groups like the jews and antivaxxers that caused the measles outbreak in the US.

    Ah cant wait for trump to kick ya ass out the US and ya have to return to face those ya ran from in Bim….hope he does it before he is removed when he gets one of his crazy ass spells…lol

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  • Georgie Porgie

    re A small island like Barbados must be vigilant.

    INDEED! BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW SINCE THE 5O’S OUR PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN THIS REGARD
    AS YOU KNOW VACCINATION IS MANDATORY FOR ENTRANCE TO PRIMARY SCHOOL

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  • What has changed recently is not dissimilar to the US. We have free movement from the other regional territories under CSME. Hopefully our public health officials will remain vigilant.

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  • @ Georgie Porgie May 28, 2019 7:54 AM

    Dr. GP isn’t it amazing to see that ‘what goes around comes around’?

    Isn’t the first reason you proffered for the measles outbreak similar to the reason why the European was able to ‘settle’ the Americas through the viral decimation of the indigenous populations?

    Didn’t the ‘unwanted’ European immigrants bring with them germs of more dangerous proportions which wipe out the natives from the face of their own God-given lands?

    If the Euro-Americans want to be insulated and inoculated from the immigrant-borne disease then let them return to their countries of origins and send the immigrants in those countries packing.

    Didn’t the Egyptians blame your Jewish masters for the plagues which are still celebrated every year around Easter in the form of the Passover aka Pesach?

    Stop blaming immigrants for the ills of ‘Society’! Without immigrants who would do the menial dirty work like cleaning, cooking, serving and ‘waiting’ in restaurants and, most importantly, caring for the native elderly while wiping their ‘twice-childish’ backsides?

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  • Imagine…an immigrant in the US blaming immigrants for something they did not do…

    Dr. Medical Grade has no shame..

    Miller…he would probably tell ya…….none of that ever happened…

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  • And then there are those, despite all the shite some doctors talk.. for whom smoking actually works. mi want de doctors to use the synthetic marijuana on themselves and see if they can pull this one off…lol

    “95-Year-Old
    Standing 4 feet, 8 inches tall, she doesn’t look like much. But at age 95, Jamaica‘s Melita Gordon can probably smoke most folks under the table. Melita Gordon is a 95-year-old-woman, and despite protestations from her family, she’s been smoking weed for 85 years of her life, from age 10 to the present day.

    And she won’t stop smoking ganja until she’s dead because stopping could kill her. “When mi goes a doctor he say him ah tell mi fi to stop smoke marijuana, because if mi stop, him a go lose mi,” Gordon told Green Rush Daily.

    Gordon’s lifelong habit is happily endorsed by her primary care doctor, whose view is that Gordon’s journey to 100 years might be cut short if she lays down her pipe.

    Gordon, along with her doctor, speculate that her commitment to cannabis may be partly responsible for her longevity.”

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  • Georgie Porgie

    There are an increasing number of Bajans aged 85 and over.
    How many of them have been smoking ganja all of their lives?

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  • Actually Barbados has mad centenarians..on par with Japan..

    But ya cannot tell how many of them smoke marijuana, now can ya..lol

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  • Talking Loud Saying Nothing

    @ Heather,

    Pass this video clip to Mia.

    “Johnson & Johnson faces trial over opioid crisis in Oklahoma”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48437082

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  • Well, well …we just can’t make any of this up… HE..the twitterati… had nothing to do with RUSSIA HELPING HIM GET ELECTED….but now he CONFESSED that Russia did…lol, murdahhhh…….

    …..can anyone say IMPEACHMENT…just because he can’t stop posting every little dumb thought on TWITTER…lol

    “Mr Trump continued: “Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax…And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.”

    lol

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  • https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/sites/barbadosadvocate.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/WEB-DSC_2198.jpg

    Dr. Machel Emanuel speaking during the BCCI AGM Luncheon yesterday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

    high cannabis use

    Thu, 05/30/2019 – 12:01am

    BARBADOS has one of the highest consumption rates per capita of cannabis in the region.

    This was stated on Wednesday by Dr. Machel Emanuel of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, who at the same time called for an integrated approach by Caribbean governments to develop a cannabis industry for medical usage.

    Speaking at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual General Meeting Luncheon, Dr. Emanuel said that consumption in Barbados translates to a very high value, “meaning that cannabis fetches the highest price in this country”, and higher than prices globally.
    According to him, Barbados is unique because of the cross linkages that can be made between various sectors, ranging from agriculture to health, wellness tourism and pharmaceuticals.

    As such, Dr. Emanuel believes that this country can get the true potential from cannabis, and must ensure that sustainability can be maximised from cannabis as a commodity.

    The UWI lecturer noted that cannabis is the most traded agricultural commodity in its raw state the region.

    He highlighted that several countries in the Caribbean have amended heir laws to facilitate medical cannabis. Jamaica was the first followed by Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and more recently, St. Kitts and Nevis.

    He stated that there needs to be an integrated approach to developing the cannabis economy by setting the policy and legal framework by looking at the historical and cultural experiences, business and marketing, and other approaches to the issues.

    He recalled that data have shown that economic growth in the Caribbean was forecast to reach 0.9 per cent in 2017, two per cent last year and it is projected to reach 2.9 per cent this year.

    He added, agriculture is still one of the main contribution to GDP and that within the new Caribbean region we have strengths and weaknesses.
    (JB)

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