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Poland has legalized medical marijuana! But…

The Republic of Poland has legalized medical marijuana, which can help to treat symptoms such as epilepsy, chronic headaches and nausea caused by chemotherapy.

The law allowing Polish doctors to prescribe marijuana preparations was adopted by the Diet in the preceding week. However, it appears that it only works on paper, because at present no marijuana-based preparation is registered in the Republic of Poland. The Ministry of Health assures that it is working on a regulation that will determine what documents will be needed to release it.

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Cannabis helps in the treatment of diseases such as drug-induced epilepsy, but there are many reports of people who use marijuana in various forms to treat other diseases, including cancer.

Polish pharmacists, however, say that the Act is in fact dead, because the first preparations will appear in Poland at the earliest in a year. This is due to the fact that even if the Ministry of Health determines what documents are needed to commence the marketing authorization process, the politicians have given themselves over 200 days to take over.

Another problem is the prescription of curative marijuana, which can only be written by a medical specialist. They have special prints on which they can prescribe such a preparation.However, according to the authors of the law, marijuana may also be prescribed by a family doctor. It is not known for a moment how it will actually look like because there are more questions than answers in the entire bill.

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In the original proposal, the Act assumed that the plants from which the preparations will be grown will be grown in Poland. However, MEPs have made amendments to make ready plants to be imported from the Netherlands or Canada. This poses another problem, because the lawmakers state that the breeders will not be able to provide sufficiently high levels of marijuana.

And it may be needed a lot because only people suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy in Poland are more than 300,000, and if you add to those who suffer from other conditions that can also be treated with marijuana, the demand can increase drastically.

Authors of the original draft law on medical marijuana are already thinking about amendments to this law, which would include a provision permitting the cultivation of cannabis in Poland.However, if MEPs refuse to plant the plant in the country, the medical marijuana will simply be too expensive to be widely used. According to the calculations, the monthly therapy will cost up to 2 thousand. What can not afford most patients?

Sami patients in Poland despite the fact that the law does not really give them, they enjoy it, because so far law has treated them as criminals. According to the makers of the law, including deputy Peter Liroya Marc, the full legalization of medical marijuana is still a long way off.

Trump, Xi and their wives visit the Forbidden City of Beijing

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were welcomed into the Forbidden City, the former Chinese imperial palace, by their Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, kicking off the agenda of the American ruler in Beijing.

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The two couples strolled through the gigantic, cobbled courtyards of the palace, built in the fifteenth century, which was the residence of the Chinese sovereigns and power center in the Ming and Qing dynasties (until 1911).

In an enclosure that on holidays or weekends can host hundreds of thousands of visitors, but that was emptied for the occasion for security of the American couple, the Trump and their hosts posed for the photographers.

One of them, even, tripped on a parallelepiped and broke his camera and his glasses.

Xi and Peng, a famous soprano in their country, dressed in gray coats, showed the Trump, both in black, the different imperial dependencies, after which they must attend the same palace to an opera spectacle and then participate in a private banquet

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The Trumps arrived in the Forbidden City directly from the capital’s international airport after flying from Osan Air Base in South Korea.

In an armored Cadillac, they headed a party of a hundred vehicles that arrived in the center of Beijing circling the famous Avenue Chang An, main artery of the city that had the traffic interrupted for the occasion.

The reception of Xi and his wife to the Trump couple is unusual in state visits in China, since traditionally foreign leaders meet with the Chinese ruler and the first lady in a precinct of much more communist airs, the Great Palace of the People, seat of the Legislative.

Trump, Xi and their wives visit the Forbidden City of BeijingXi and Trump will meet at the meeting tomorrow, at the working meeting of the two delegations, where the two major world powers are expected to sign important trade agreements.

Amazon and Warner negotiate a possible series of “Lord of the Rings”

The e-commerce giant Amazon, the Warner Bros. studio. and the heirs of writer JRR Tolkien began negotiations to develop a possible television series on the universe of “The Lord of the Rings,” the “Variety” website said on Friday.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would be involved in these conversations that are still in the initial phase.

Warner Bros., the studio that successfully brought the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy to the movies, and Tolkien’s heirs tested different companies about a possible series, and so far Amazon has been a favorite.

However, the specialized website “Deadline” stated that Netflix and HBO were also probed.

The same website said that the agreement for series rights alone, not counting the costs of developing and producing the television show, could cost between $ 200 and $ 250 million.

Composed by the films “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “The Two Towers” (2002) and “The Return of the King” (2003), Peter Jackson’s trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” a major critics and public success, and raised worldwide $ 2.912 billion, according to the specialized website “Box Office Mojo.”

In addition, “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” won 11 Oscars, matching “Ben-Hur” (1959) and “Titanic” (1997) as Academy Award-winning entries.

A series of “Lord of the Rings” would be a big bet for Amazon Studios, which is going through a very delicate time after its chairman, Roy Price, resigned last month after being accused of sexual harassment.

Remittances sent by immigrants to family members grow 51% in 10 years

The amount of money migrants sent to their families in developing countries has grown 51 percent over the last 10 years, allowing millions to emerge from poverty, according to a report released by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA).

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Although shipments sent increased in almost all regions of the world, the jump is mainly a consequence of the high recorded in Asia – 87% in this period.

Fida’s calculations indicate that more than 200 million immigrant workers currently support 800 million family members. By 2017, the UN agency expects that one in seven people in the world will participate in sending or serving customers interested in remittances, whose total value exceeds US $ 450 billion.

The Fida indicates that the earnings of these workers are US $ 3 billion. Of the total, 85% of the money is in the countries that received them. Remittances would amount to just 1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the nations where these immigrants operate, according to the organization.

Together, however, these remittances account for more than three times the sum of official development assistance. They also surpass the total foreign direct investment (FDI) received by almost all countries with low and medium levels of FDI, said the report, which highlights the importance of money.

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“The issue is not so much the money that is sent to the countries of origin, but the effect that these remittances have on people’s lives,” said Fida President Gilbert Houngbo.

“The small sums of $ 200 or $ 300 each immigrant sends to their family represents about 60 percent of the household’s income, which is of enormous importance to the lives of these people and the communities they live in,” he explained. .

The United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the top three countries in the ranking of money sent by immigrants. While China, India and the Philippines are the main recipients.

Together, Asia receives more than half of the money sent home by immigrants. Brazil, in 2016 alone, was destined for US $ 2.74 billion in remittances, according to the report.

The costs for the shipment transactions exceed $ 30 billion annually and are especially high when the recipients are in the poorest countries and in remote rural areas.

Fida presented the report on the eve of the start of the World Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development, to be held between tomorrow and Friday at UN headquarters.

MINDFUL GIRLS BOOK CLUB

WELCOME TO PART ONE, OF THE MINDFUL GIRLS BOOK CLUB!

WA bloggers book club, by the Mindful Girls! We are The Mindful Girls and are so excited for the launch of this bloggers book club. Emily and I are your hosts – you can find Emily at The Ambivert HERE. She’s a creative writer and blogger in Phoenix, Arizona! Aka, one of my longest running real-life besties who I dragged along with me from my formerly owned multimedia dance group our Music Industry days. =) (Another blog for another day lol). Subscribe to her blog to get a different perspective on this book! For the next few weeks, we will be featuring Brene Brown. Read below!

Our main focus is … well, it’s a few things! ⇓

  1. We want to encourage others to read more for the purpose of strengthening ones’ mind.
  2. We wanted to share with different viewpoints of the same book.
  3. We are both creative nerds who greatly enjoy books and wanted to be in sync with what we were reading (kind of like the same way two friends listen to the same playlist at the same time but from afar) in return connect with other like-minded individuals who seek to bond on an intelligent level. Rather than the standard: “hey read my blog you might like it!” sort of thing.

The Mindful Girls are a small, but growing, collective of strong/entrepreneurial females who express their inner creativity and drive through their passions within the fields of art, yoga, fitness, health coaching, natural living, DIYers, design, mindful expansion in effort to get to the other side struggle, using deeply rooted strength to succeed. We are sisters, we’re there for each other and though we may be in different parts of the world – our connection is strong. To learn more, go here and let’s talk!

HOW IT WORKS

The way it works is that we’ll report back to you, and each other after every 3 chapters to share our perceptions, feelings, emotions, bullet points etc of the chapters, and what it truly translates to us with our own personal life, and – inspiration that we can pass onto you. If you feel compelled to, jump online to Thrift Books, grab yourself a copy and join in this round or the next! Ps, this will get you 15% off valid for the next 14 days! Free shipping on orders over $10.

We chose 3 chapters because we want to study it and retain everything we can enough to share the substance to you. I can read up to 10 chapters a sitting sometimes! But quality over quantity for the sake of our intention here.
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Rising Strong, by Brene Brown: A social scientist, & research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. The founder and CEO of The Daring way, an organization that brings her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness to organizations, school, etc. A 2010 TEDx Houston Speaker who holds the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with:”The Power of Vulnerability”. Rising Strong reckons us with our emotions and urges curiosity about what we’re feeling; Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. Truly finding out about who we are, DEEP inside. A different view on how we practice inner revolution.

Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead ⇐ Which I have also read! uhhhmazing book.
I am loving this book because it encourages us to embrace our falls, the guts behind the glamor of our everyday life stories. To me, showing my falls to others will bring a more authentic persona. Thanks to celebrities, society feels we always have to be perfect and be at the top immediately. How often do they show how they got there? I’m all for it! Sure, it’s a bit personal, but I’ll keep quiet on the things I don’t feel the need to be in public. I hope you enjoy this!
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from the first 3 chapters:

Put yourself “in the arena“. This really stuck with me. Being in the arena is anything from being fired, finding out about an affair, being silly in a workout class, catching children in a lie, disappointment at work, leading a team, parenting – or being in love, etc. These are our “facedown” moments, a moment when have risked showing up and being seen. Basically, sign up to get your ass kicked. Allow vulnerability to let you through. We lose our courageous vulnerability when we allow the people in the seats of the arena to criticize to guide our way with feedback. Brene says: “If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
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“Courage is contagious …”

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”

“Once we fall in the service of being brave, we can never go back. If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability.”

“The Rising Strong process: The goal of this process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and hurt in a way that brings wholeheartedness and wisdom.” Is this something you can comprehend, in a way that you can utilize in your daily life? I ask because we all retain information differently, ha – hence the reason for this book club (in my eyes). To me, this process means to allow yourself to go through this pain, go through the embarrassment, or go through the risk taking part of being wrong.

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Lynee Workshop

Heal-thy Self Kitchen Event! – April 29, 2015

Are you looking to learn how to cook a delicious nutrient dense meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and healthier?

We have just the event for you to attend!

If you live in the Phoenix area, you don’t want to miss this event and the opportunity to be educated on nutrition by a registered nutritionist. The event takes place in Scottsdale at Broadstone Waterfront Kitchen (at the Broadstone Condos) and is being led by one of our Mindful Girls Lynee Palacios, RDN. Lynee is a certified health coach and a Naturopathic medical student who strives to spread awareness and guides others to a healthier new you.

Come enjoy a fabulous and educational evening with Lynee. Learn how to cook a delicious nutrient dense meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and healthier!

  • Enjoy a glass of wine, good company, and gain some important knowledge on health and how you can optimize your well being by simply being more mindful of what we are putting into our bodies.
  • Know what ingredients are doing from a physiological and metabolic point of view and what corporate-sponsored nutrition and health companies don’t want you to know. Essential information that can change the way you live!
  • Foods are meant to energize us and optimize our health, come learn how!!

Early bird special $40, reserve your seat before the price goes up  (←click here to be taken to the Eventbrite page for tickets)

Roaming photos will be taken by Sami from Be Mindful, You’re Creative

Click the image to be taken to “Heal-thy Self Kitchen” facebook event for more details and ticket info

Lynee is passion about health, fitness, and Nutrition and believes in finding your true optimal wellness for a happy, healthy and successful life. Contact her for a free consultation, suggestions, tips, and rates. [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself on community events, it shows you do truly care about optimizing your health. And us here at Be Mindful, You’re Creative are here to help guide you – and at minimum be an educational resource for you. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of new educational blogs, giveaways, news, events, and all things Holistic Health and Fitness – our Mindful Shop is opening in Fall of 2015.

 

 

Namaste,

Sami