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Saddam Husseins Son’s Lost Car Collection



Uday Husseins Lost Car Collection

Uday Saddam Hussein al-Tikritti was the eldest son of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Uday had a nasty reputation of torture, murder, and jealousy. He once killed a valet driver of an Egyptian government official with an electric carving knife because the official had introduced his father to a younger woman that Saddam would later make his second wife. Uday was also known to torture Iraqi athletes that didn’t perform up to his standards. The man was by no means a humanitarian. Uday Saddam Hussein was killed in 2003 by members of the United States Army in Mosul. Before his death Uday has reportedly amassed a car collection that was believed to hold over 1,000 cars from all over the world. Ferraris, Porsches, Rolls Royces, Chevrolets, Lamborghinis, and Plymouths were just some of his flock. Many of the cars in the collection were damage in the U.S. bombings of the Iraq. Others were destroyed and looted by angry Iraqis. The United States Army blew up one of his seized collectables to demonstrate how car bombs worked. That vehicle was a super rare Lamborghini LM-200. Many pieces of Uday’s collection are yet to be found. The country of Iraq is littered with underground bunkers and hidden facilities that many of the lost vehicles may take years to be uncovered.

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CBD and Diabetes Treatment



CBD and Diabetes Treatment

The hemp oil extracted from the cannabis plant is currently receiving good press for its ability to help in the treatment of certain conditions. The legalization of marijuana has made the use of cannabis products more socially acceptable.

CBD is different from marijuana. Marijuana products contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the mood-altering compound. It causes the high most people to think about when cannabis is mentioned.

CBD (cannabidiol) contains less than 0.3% THC, so it won’t make you feel high. CBD has been found to have several healing properties that apply to a wide range of conditions.

CBD oil can be used in different forms. One of the ways many people to ingest it is using CBD soft gel capsules. Most producers, like Greenleaf Farms, make different cannabis products to suit the user.

CBD and diabetes – blood sugar levels

People with diabetes experience fluctuating blood sugar levels that need to be regulated by the use of insulin. Blood sugar levels rise when the body cannot adequately metabolize glucose. Glucose is present in sugary and starchy foods. People with diabetics must avoid such foods to prevent dangerous spikes in blood sugar levels.

Like introducing anything else to the diet, people with diabetes should exercise caution if they start using CBD. It is always wise to seek medical advice before doing so. A healthcare professional can discuss the pros and cons with a patient and form an opinion as to whether it is safe for them or not.

One of the chief concerns there may be with a person with diabetes using CBD is that research indicates that the body’s endocannabinoid system doesn’t inhibit insulin sensitivity. The system is fed by the endocannabinoids that the body produces naturally. External sources of cannabinoids like CBD will increase levels in the body.

Higher cannabinoid levels might affect the body’s sensitivity to insulin, which is what the body depends on to regulate blood sugar. Studies on the effect of CBD products on the endocannabinoid system are still ongoing. Many experts regard these studies as being in their infancy.

Where things stand now

At this stage, most of the evidence of the effectiveness of CBD and diabetes is anecdotal. Some users have reported a drastic drop in blood sugar levels immediately after using it. This can be dangerous for a person with diabetes. Others have reported no changes in their blood sugar levels. However, some state that their blood sugar levels have improved as a result of using CBD.

Are there ways that CBD can benefit people with diabetes?

Exercise is a vital component of diabetes management. Many people with diabetes complain about joint pain, which prevents them from exercising. Using CBD oil on the affected joints can help to ease the pain. CBD should be applied diluted with a carrier oil such as olive oil. Its anti-inflammatory properties can relieve the swelling in the joints.

People with diabetes are prone to slow-healing wounds, especially on their extremities, where blood circulation might be poor. CBD cream is useful for wounds as it is an anti-inflammatory. It is also an analgesic, which eases the pain. As an antioxidant, CBD helps to strengthen the immune system so that it can prevent wound infection.

A lot of people with diabetes report difficulty with maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Some struggle to sleep, and others struggle to waken after sleep. A lot of people report that CBD oil helps to improve the quality of their sleep.

Advice for people with diabetes

  • If you choose to buy CBD products, make sure you buy them from a reputable producer. A lot of less-reputable producers don’t disclose the full ingredient list for their products.
  • Consult your doctor before trying CBD products. Do not change your treatment plan on your own. Diabetes has the potential to be debilitating or life-threatening.
  • It might be preferable to use CBD topical products. More research is needed to determine if the ingestion of CBD will affect your blood sugar levels.
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CBD and Depression



Now that mental health is being given as much attention as physical health, it is becoming clearer as to how many people suffer from a mental illness. Depression is one common illness that is plaguing the United States. The leading cause of suicide, depression is becoming more prevalent in teens and young adults than it has ever before.

Although depression is one of the most serious mental disorders, it is also the most easily treated, usually with antidepressants. However, there is a new kid on the block in the form of more natural treatment, CBD (cannabidiol).

Let’s look at how CBD and depression work together and how CBD could be the future of treating mental health disorders:

CBD as a natural treatment for depression

CBD is a natural compound that is extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant. Now that hemp-derived CBD products containing 0.3% THC and less, research has picked up to discover just how powerful this plant really can be. Initial studies are pointing to CBD as an effective treatment for depression, anxiety and a range of other medical conditions.

Using CBD oil as a health supplement daily for its health-promoting properties could be beneficial to anyone and not just those suffering from mental illness. For depression, CBD as a natural compound can be highly effective in stabilizing serotonin levels without upsetting the body’s ecosystem with chemicals.

CBD tinctures or CBD soft gel capsules are great options to start with as well as CBD vaping to orally get CBD directly into the bloodstream for fast-acting benefits.

A safe alternative to antidepressants

CBD will not give you the high that you expect from smoking cannabis. This is because of the compound THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol), the psychoactive component that creates the mind-altering state that you get from smoking marijuana. Besides, it is safe to consume with no real risk of overdosing.

Traditional treatment for depression in the form of antidepressants can have a range of negative side effects on patients. These include things like insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, reduced blood clotting and loss of sex drive.

CBD also does not pose any risk of addiction since it has no addictive properties. This means that long term use of CBD will be favored over long term use of chemical-based antidepressants.

How does CBD treat depression?

The interaction of CBD and depression is still a little tricky to understand since research is lacking. However, with current research, we are able to understand the basic idea of how CBD can be used to help depressed patients.

When CBD enters the body’s bloodstream, it interacts with what is known as the endocannabinoid system. Believe it or not, but the human body produces its own cannabinoids. CBD, therefore, acts as a supplement to the body’s natural cannabinoids, improving the effect they have on the body.

When CBD comes into contact with receptors CB1 and CB2 in the body, it reduces the absorption of the neurotransmitter, anandamide. Known as the “bliss molecule,” anandamide is a potent (and natural) antidepressant produced by the body. Anandamide exhibits similar effects to endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, meaning the CBD can essentially help to improve mood and ultimately depression and anxiety.

Finding a high-quality CBD for depression

When it comes to CBD and depression, it is important to find a pure product to ensure the best results. Greenleaf Farms is an online store that provides various CBD products from CBD oil to CBD cream. All of their products are produced from organically grown hemp that is free from any harmful pesticides and herbicides.

The processes they use to cultivate hemp plants and extract the CBD means their CBD is of the highest and purest quality. With a THC concentration of 0.3% and less, these products are legal in all states across the US. Using a pure CBD product will ensure that your body responds correctly to the product to treat depression and anxiety. You will also not have any adverse reactions to pure CBD.



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How Recent Results from Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF) Suggest Bigger Things to Come



Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF) continues to be a clear market leader in terms of raw access to growth in the Canadian cannabis sector as we approach the full adult-use legalization date later this month. This was again on display last week as the company hit the tape with its latest quarterly report.

“Aurora made substantial progress toward our strategic goal of becoming the global scale and margin leader in the cannabis industry, establishing a vertically integrated company with a broadly diversified product offering with a large global footprint,” said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora. “Our high-pace, consistent execution has enabled us to complete a number of transformative acquisitions, bringing together industry-leading companies in terms of scale, quality, efficiencies, plant and medical science, product development and innovation, brands, and international distribution.”

Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF) is one of the most widely diversified players in the cannabis space due to its powerful strategic investments.

In addition to the Company’s rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 15 companies – MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical,  Aurora Deutschland (formerly Pedanios), H2 Biopharma, Urban Cultivator, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia Labs, HotHouse Consulting, Agropro, Borela, and the pending acquisition of ICC Labs – Aurora is distinguished by its reputation as a partner of choice and employer of choice in the global cannabis sector.

The company has invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD), Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N), Evio Beauty Group (private), Wagner Dimas (private), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), and Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ).

However, just drilling down into its core cannabis production operations, through Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc, trumpets itself as “one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies” and a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

The Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, known as Aurora Mountain, is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Montreal’s West Island.

Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF) is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $42M, with revenues of $19.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, which is up 223% compared to the same period in 2017. In addition, the company is sitting on a mountain of assets, with its latest data showing over $167 million on the balance sheet against just $57M in debt.


Aces Up

As discussed above, ACBFF shares continue to benefit from the company’s growth along with its extremely rich and diversified base of strategic investments.

Mr. Booth added, “With coast-to-coast supply arrangements, and our strategic investment in Alcanna, we are very well positioned to capitalize on the significant adult consumer use opportunity in Canada. With reported Q4 revenues of $19.1 million, pro-forma Q4 revenues of over $33.1 million, and production capacity scaling up rapidly, we anticipate accelerated revenue growth during fiscal 2019. We have invested heavily in our organizational capabilities, including sales, marketing, and corporate talent and capacity, to ensure we will continue to drive strong and sustainable long-term growth.”

The stock has been very strong since securing technical support back in early August when shares briefly dipped down under the $5/share level for a few days. When that level was retaken by bulls, it was truly off to the races, and this quarterly report helps to explain why.

Mr. Booth concluded, “Today, Aurora ticks all the boxes for sustainable success and leadership in the cannabis industry. Aurora is capitalizing on a once in a lifetime opportunity, and establishing new industry standards in terms of execution, science, cultivation, international expansion and product development that position us exceptionally well to do so. We are very proud of our achievements over the past year, and we look forward to fiscal 2019 as we continue to execute.”

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