Welcome to The Intolerant Lefty Blog! I started this blog of commentary and analysis on some of the most pressing issues of our time that just happen to effect me. From politics to mental health, addiction to psychedelics, I provide my perspective, backed up by facts.
The MORE Act would reschedule cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, thus legalizing it at the federal level. This would be a huge step in the right direction for those who have been arrested and incarcerated for simple possession charges. However, it would do nothing for the millions of people who have been arrested and charged with other cannabis-related offenses, such as cultivation or distribution. The MORE Act would also establish a 5% tax on cannabis sales, which would create a "trust fund" to invest in communities most impacted by the War on Drugs. While this is a step in the right direction, it's not enough. Here's why.
The War on Drugs has disproportionately harmed communities of color. In fact, a study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that Black people are 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than white people, even though both groups use cannabis at similar rates. The MORE Act would do nothing to address this issue. In fact, it would continue to punish those who have been most harmed by the War on Drugs by imposing a 5% tax on cannabis sales.
Additionally, the MORE Act would do nothing to expunge the records of those who have been arrested and convicted of cannabis-related offenses. This is especially important given that having a criminal record can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and education opportunities. For many people of color, a criminal record is a life sentence. The MORE Act fails to address this issue, and as such, it fails to truly provide justice for communities of color that have been most harmed by the War on Drugs.
So in my opinion the MORE Act is a step in the right direction, but it's not enough. It fails to address the disproportionate harm that communities of color have faced as a result of the War on Drugs and does nothing to expunge the records of those who have been arrested and convicted of cannabis-related offenses. Until these issues are addressed, any purported legalization of cannabis at the federal level will be nothing more than lip service.
It's been a long and difficult journey, but I've finally found something that works for me. I'm talking about Ketamine Therapy - a series of 6 injections into the muscle. The results have been incredible but there is a rebound effect after 3 to 4 weeks. So I feel that I need Spravato, in addition, to help with the rebound effect, that way when I feel anxiety, or depression coming on, a spray in each nostril and the symptoms are relieved, why would any physician not want a patient to have this option? The statistics are amazing regarding what Ketamine does. Is it that big Pharma who has poisoned us with SSRI medications for many years now, who in my opinion fear physicians will no longer prescribe these SSRIs they produce that let's not forget cause permanent conditions like tardive dyskinesia for which they now make new medications to treat that side effect from those SSRIs? Can't Prescribe Ketamine, but SSRIs are no problem, go figure!
ketamine therapy is a new treatment for depression that has shown promising results in clinical trials which Insurance is now covering. However, it is very difficult to get prescribed this medication not due to its high cost and the fact that it is not covered by most insurance plans, its finding a physician to prescribe it. The best way to find a provider who offers ketamine therapy is to search online or ask your primary care physician for a referral, we can also show you if you leave a message. If you are considering ketamine therapy, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects, which can include dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. But the rewards compared to the risks are many. For example, ketamine has been shown to be effective in treating depression within hours, while traditional medications can take weeks or even months to work. In addition, ketamine is non-addictive and does not have the same risk of dependence as other antidepressants. Given the potential benefits of ketamine therapy, it is disappointing that it is so difficult to obtain. It is time for insurance companies to start covering this vital medication so that more people can access its life-changing benefits.
It seems our medical system in the United States is designed to keep us all sick. especially when it comes to mental health, there are so many barriers, the biggest being insurance which is why we need a single-payer system but I digress, Psychketamine therapy is a new treatment for depression which Insurance is now covering. However, it is very difficult to get prescribed this medication due to a lack of physicians willing to become certified to prescribe it, because of the black box warning on the label physicians need to be certified to prescribe it. The best way to find a provider who offers ketamine therapy is to search online or ask your primary care, or a psychedelic professional if they know of any providers in your area. Ketamine has been used for decades but only in the last decade regarding mental health treatments, it's time for other psychedelics to have their fair share in the therapeutic field, MDMA & psilocybin just gained FDA Approval.
We need to fight for what is right, and get this new treatment more easily available to patients suffering from Depression, PTSD, Anxiety & Addictions. The hurdles that have been put up in regards to Spravato are ridiculous. You have a product that works over twice as well as the products on the market now, and you do not want people to have it. It's just madness. We need to stand together and demand better from our government officials. If we all work together, we can make a difference and help those who suffer from mental health disorders get the treatment they need and deserve.
The Reality of Rising Gas Prices
It's no secret that gas prices have been on the rise lately. And while this may be causing some financial strain for American families, it's important to remember that there are larger forces at play here. The oil industry is intentionally inflating prices to make Democrats look bad and score political points. This so-called "October surprise" is a cynical ploy to drum up support for the Republican party, and we can't let them get away with it.
The rhetoric around rising gas prices has been heating up in recent weeks, with both Republicans and Democrats circulating blame. The Republicans, as usual, are trying to pin the blame on the Democrats, saying that their policies are responsible for the increases. But the truth is that the oil industry is simply trying to manipulate the situation to its own benefit.
It's no coincidence that gas prices have been rising just as we get closer to the midterm elections. The oil industry knows that they can use higher prices as a way to make Democrats look bad and score political points. This is nothing more than a cynical ploy to drum up support for the Republican party, and we can't let them get away with it.
The oil industry has a long history of manipulating gas prices for their own benefit. They are inflating prices to blame the democratic. In 2008, for example, oil companies artificially inflated prices in order to make it appear as though Democrats were responsible for the cost of living increases. This same thing is happening again now, and we need to be aware of it. We cannot let these corporations control our democracy! Rising gas prices are always difficult for American families, but it's important to remember that there are larger forces at play here. The oil industry is intentionally inflating prices in order to make Democrats look bad and score political points. This so-called "October surprise" is nothing more than a cynical ploy to drum up support for the Republican party, and we can't let them get away with it. We need to be aware of these manipulations and vote accordingly in November! While the Republican party continues to try and manipulate the system to their own benefit, we must be transparent about what both Russia and the rest of the oil industry are doing.
Abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible to all. Hopefully, women's rights will energize people enough to defeat Trump in November. What happened because the republican's stacked the supreme court by first denying Obama his pick, but then seating a judge after Trump had been defeated, they can never be trusted again! What happened is a major setback for women's rights and reproductive justice. However, we cannot give up hope. There are still ways to fight back and make sure that abortion remains safe, legal, and accessible. We need to vote all the republicans we can out in November and elect leaders who will respect womens's reproductive rights. We also need to continue to pressure our elected officials to protect access to abortion care. Only by working together can we ensure that all women have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.
The problem that we are seeing right now with the gas prices is not just a coincidence, it is something that has been planned for a long time. We need to be careful and pay attention to what is happening in our country because if we do not stand up for democracy and freedom, we will lose it. It is important that we elect people who care about these things and will fight for them, like Joe Nuguse. He understands what is happening and knows how to fix it. We cannot sit back and let the republicans take over, they have shown us that they only want power and do not care about anything else. We need them out of power period! If we pick up enough seats to be able to override the filibuster this country and the world are in store for some great things.
The Cemex Plant near Lyons, Colorado is one of the state's biggest contributors to carbon dioxide gas emissions. The Cemex plant is in Boulder County, and it releases about two pounds of Co2 for every pound of cement that it produces. This is a lot of Co2, and it's not good for our planet. The county is already struggling to deal with the effects of global warming, and the additional emissions from the plant are making the situation worse. In addition to damaging the environment, the emissions from the Cemex Plant are also a health hazard. CO2 gas can cause respiratory problems, and it has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. As a result, it is essential that the Cemex Plant be shut down or significantly reduced in order to protect public health and reduce the global impact of climate change.
There are a few options for shutting down the Cemex Plant. One option is for the state to buy the plant and then shut it down. This would be the most expensive option, but it would also be the most effective. Another option is for the state to impose stricter regulations on the plant, which would force it to reduce its emissions. This option would be less expensive than buying the plant, but it might not be as effective in reducing emissions. Finally, the state could work with Cemex to develop a plan to shut down the plant over time. This option would be the least expensive, but it would also take longer to achieve results. The residents of Lyons, Colorado want the Cemex Plant closed. They cite health risks as their primary concern. The Cemex Plant is one of the state's biggest contributors to carbon dioxide gas emissions. Carbon dioxide gas is a known health risk, and residents believe that the plant should be closed in order to protect their health.
It is clear that something needs to be done about the Cemex Plant. The threat it poses to public health and the environment is too great to ignore. CEMEX's emissions of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants pose a great risk to public health and the environment. The company's cement production is a major source of these emissions, and its operations in Mexico have been linked to serious environmental and health problems. CEMEX's cement plants are some of the most polluting industries in Mexico. They release large amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and other air pollutants into the atmosphere. These emissions contribute to global warming and cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and cancer. In addition to its environmental impacts, CEMEX's operations in Mexico have also been linked to human rights abuses. The company has been accused of illegally displacing indigenous communities, polluting their water supplies, and exposing them to health hazards. CEMEX is one of the world's largest cement producers, and its operations in Mexico have had a devastating impact on the environment and human health. The company must be held accountable for its actions and take steps to reduce its emissions and protect communities from its harmful operations. The state of Colorado needs to take action to shut down this major source of carbon dioxide emissions. Again, ignoring the problem is not an option. The state of Colorado needs to take action to shut down the CEMEX plant and protect the health of its citizens.
When it comes to climate change, we need to take action now. The Cemex Plant is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, and it needs to be shut down. It is evident that we need to take immediate action when it comes to climate change. The Cemex Plant is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, and it needs to be shut down. We have the power as citizens to demand this plant be closed for the betterment of our planet. Let's look at what we can do locally and nationally to make sure this happens. Citizens, local leaders, Joe Nuguse, Senator Bennett all need to work together now more than ever before in order to enact change and protect our future generations.