Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

Download: CSJAD “New Road” Newsletter June 2018

Download: CSJAD “New Road” Newsletter June 2018

The 6,000-Year History of Medical Cannabis – Infographic

The 6,000-Year History of Medical Cannabis

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Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large.

In the United States, a wave of regulations made access to cannabis more difficult starting from the late 1900s, ultimately culminating in the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively made cannabis use a federal offense. Meanwhile, prohibition in Canada lasted for 85 years until being lifted by recent developments.

Interestingly, however, this recent period of 20th century opposition is actually just a small speck in the wider 6,000-year timeline of cannabis. After all, the plant has been widely regarded for its therapeutic potential for many millennia by different cultures around the world.
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Donald Trump signs executive order to end family separations – The Guardian UK

Donald Trump signs executive order to end family separations

President Donald Trump

President says ‘we’re going to keep families together’ after facing huge backlash for his ‘zero tolerance’ stance

Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 20/ 2018) signed an executive order to “keep families together” amid extraordinary public condemnation over his practice of separating children from their parents at the southern border.

“I consider it to be a very important executive order,” Trump said during the signing ceremony in the Oval Office, flanked by Vice-President Mike Pence and the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. “It’s about keeping families together while at the same time being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal if not greater than previously.”

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Guyana: The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

Oil rigs and production

Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.

Micah Maidenberg, Manuela Andreoni  | Foreign Policy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Amid the narrow streets and rusty docks of Georgetown, the quiet capital of Guyana, the first signs of an oil boom are visible. Steel pipe destined for deep-water projects can be seen stacked on wharves near the city center. Over at the Marriott, the country’s only five-star hotel, the bar fills up throughout the day with Brazilian oil workers and American contractors. Boats embark from a new depot on the Demerara River, ferrying supplies to oil projects hundreds of miles from the coast.

Driving much of this activity is ExxonMobil. Three years ago, the company’s Guyana subsidiary found crude in sandstone reservoirs about 120 miles offshore, the first of a string of offshore discoveries that have raised the country’s reserves to an estimated 3.2 billion barrels from nothing at all. Decades of dry wells had made such a cache impossible to imagine.     Continue reading

ExxonMobil confirms 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well

ExxonMobil confirms 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well

Stenna Carron drillship

…company to add another exploration vessel offshore Guyana 

ExxonMobil in a statement on Wednesday said it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.

According to the US based oil giant, the Stena Carron drillship commenced drilling on May 25, 2018 and the Longtail-1 well was safely drilled to 18,057 feet (5,504 meters) depth in 6,365 feet (1,940 meters) of water, where they subsequently encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.   Continue reading

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