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Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan pharmacies on Thursday criticized the government’s plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in their stores.

In an announcement last week, the government said cannabis will go on sale in pharmacies within eight months, following the granting of licenses to two companies to grow cannabis for commercial sale, in accordance with a 2013 law.

But pharmacies must “work for the health of the population,” and “the use of psychoactive substances for recreational use, whether legal or not, is detrimental to health,” the Chemistry and Pharmacy Association of Uruguay (AQFU) argued in a statement.

The newspaper El País said 120 pharmacies in the capital Montevideo are interested in selling marijuana.

But AQFU said pharmacies “do not sell other recreational substances like tobacco or alcohol” and called the policy contradictory to the tobacco and alcohol policies of President Tabaré Vázquez’s government.

The trade group demanded a review of the cannabis law, which is the first of its kind in the world and has sparked international media attention.

Uruguayans wishing to buy cannabis in pharmacies must register in a national database and will receive a card enabling them to purchase up to 40 grams per month, which they would be forbidden to resell.

The other initiatives in the 2013 law, allowing limited growth of cannabis plants for private use and of more as part of a “grow club” have already been implemented, and proponents see the implementation of the commercial sale provisions as overdue.

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DancingDanny

Perhaps people in Uruguay can organize “POT LUCK” parties where they can donate their unused monthly 40 grams allowance of marijuana to the Pot Party and enjoy food and entertainment provided by other guests that have used up their monthly allowance. Maybe there will be lots of “Mile High” parties like this in the mountains. I personally use CBD cannabidoil oil which has no THC and no intoxicating effects but it does have medicinal benefits which you can google. I have various medical conditions that seem to be alleviated with CBD oil that i sometimes ingest orally or as a E-Vapor. I don’t recommend THC marijuana for young people that have not yet developed good work ethics because frequent marijuana use often leads to laziness and no motivation to work and more importantly reduced motivation coooperate with one’s co-workers on many kinds of complex projects. There is scientific evidence that shows THC abuse alters the Alpha waves in the brain. Some people naturally have a higher Alpha wave level and don’t need to elevate and other people have lower Alpha wave levels and may benefit from an occasional boost which can be done naturally without THC and it’s side effects. Please read the following article about Alpha waves which i copied from the web:
Can Too Many Alpha Brain Waves Cause Problems?

Article by Brain Waves Jr. under alpha brainwaves, Brain Waves | Be the First to Comment

Before you read this post, be sure to review this linked article about Alpha BrainWaves so that you don’t get any skewed or misguided impressions.

Can Alpha Brain Waves cause problems?

When a person becomes “stuck” in one brain wave range for prolonged periods of time and cannot seem to access another state, then problems can arise. Though being in the alpha brain wave range is generally considered to be the safest state of mind, too much alpha brainwave activity can be a cause for concern. You do not need to increase your alpha brain waves if you already feel you have plenty of alpha activity. Though it is not common to experience problems from increasing your alpha brain waves, there may be drawbacks from doing so if you already had adequate alpha activity in the first place.

Too much Alpha Brain Wave activity may cause:

Difficulties in Your Ability to Focus – Though most people actually experience increased focus with an alpha brain wave increase, some individuals will clearly not benefit. If you have ADD or feel that mental slowness is causing a difficulty in your ability to focus, increasing your alpha brain waves may make things worse. Focus difficulties arising from alpha increases only apply to a minority of people.

I Can’t Stop Daydreaming… – Amplifying your alpha brain waves may cause too much unwanted daydreaming activity throughout your day. If you are trying to cut back on daydreaming, then alpha waves are not suggested as a brain wave range to increase. Having some daydreams throughout the day is healthy, but if you are already having too many, stay away from alpha waves.

Feeling Depressed – Though most people actually experience a natural antidepressant feeling from increasing alpha brain waves, some people become more depressed. If alpha brain waves are making you feel depressed, it is likely that your brain’s left-hemisphere has too much slow-wave activity and not enough beta. Synchronized alpha waves (i.e. the same amount in the left and right hemispheres of the brain) is not usually a sign of depression. Here’s a little rule to follow: If your depression is resulting from overstimulation (e.g. stress, fear, anxiety), then an increase in alpha will be of benefit. However, if you are sluggish, tired, drowsy and feel depressed (e.g. understimulation), you should stay away from the alpha range and use beta entrainment instead.

I Feel Tired… *Yawns* – If you are feeling tired during the day, drowsy, sleepy, or fatigued, your alpha waves do not need an increase. Alpha brain waves have been linked to feeling tired in certain people. When you are entraining alpha waves, you may experience temporary feelings of drowsiness; this is a sign that your brain waves are adjusting to a new frequency range.

Nothing is Exciting – This problem is fairly uncommon. You may lack feelings of excitement if you already have too much alpha activity. Though it is usually theta waves that are the primary culprit for this, alpha waves can sometimes play a role in your lack. You may already feel relaxed and have a clear mind, but want some excitement back in your life; this is a sign that you already have adequate alpha activity.

Your Visual Awareness & Acuity – It makes perfect sense that alpha brain waves are associated with a lack of optical acuity and visual awareness due to the fact that when you close your eyes, alpha brainwave activity increases. Simply put: the visual processing center in your brain slows down. I experienced a noticeable shift in my vision system after partaking in alpha entrainment.

The final word:

Alpha brain waves are usually very beneficial to increase in comparison to other ranges. There are also significantly less resulting problems from increasing the alpha range than other ranges. Re-read the primary article describing Alpha Waves and decide for yourself whether an increase in this brain wave range would be of benefit to you. If you have decided that an increase in Alpha brain waves would be helpful – I have many featured products that will quickly get you into an alpha state. I recommend Neuro-Programmer 2 and MindWorkstation for the most powerful alpha entrainment.
– See more at: http://www.brainwavesblog.com/too-many-alpha-brain-waves-can-cause-problems/#sthash.l1jvcNKn.dpuf

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esteban

Please do not let big pharmaceutical companies market their for dependency and profit drugs worldwide ! Their way of controlling us ! masking one ailment over another ! Hiding the real causes for poor health !

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SirVivor

Uh oh … they don’t like competition that takes profit away from existing sales of medications that cannabis can replace. This has nothing to do with public safety. Given a choice between medications having serious side effects or cannabis is a no-brainer.

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