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Amy “Swampeye Landpirate” Sorrell
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Just curious how others with PTSD as well as professionals in the field have to say about this. Personally, it helps me sleep and more importantly, I cannot recall my dreams the next day. I have very disturbing dreams and it really makes an enormous difference in my days to have restful, seemingly dreamless sleep.
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I agree 150% with +John Burik, and would add this question: Why would anyone settle for symptom massaging when you can get actual treatment and thus remove the symptoms permanently? The idea of smoking pot the rest of one's life to relieve symptoms of PTSD just makes NO sense to me whatsoever. 

I take issue with much of the article at the link:

* PTSD is NOT, repeat NOT, a physical injury. It is a type of disordered learning, for which, not to surprisingly, we can see some evidence in the brain.

* The article offers us a brain section comparison (from a scan of some sort, I presume), but tells us nothing about what it means or where it comes from. That's shoddy journalism, if we can call this journalism at all.

* PTSD is referred to as a "wound". In any normal sense of the word, this simply isn't true, and suggests that this writer is steeped in the myopic PTSD-culture which I've encountered so many times in connection with professionals and non-professionals in the military. They too often insist on promoting their own non-evidence-based ideas about PTSD, which often are at odds with the American Psychiatric Association as well as the preponderance of us who deal with the majority of PTSD in this country: civilian PTSD, predominantly in women. The military does not "own" PTSD, does not get to define it, nor stipulate for the larger world what is and is not well-validated treatments for it.

* The clear focus of this article is on finding a medication to "treat" PTSD. Again, this is popular idea in the military, but few speak of this elsewhere. Why? Because, once again, PTSD is a disorder of learning, pure a simple. A medication for THAT just makes no sense.

I'm ok with the notion that pot may moderate PTSD symptoms. I'm absolutely NOT ok with the idea that pot is an alternative to getting it treated using the well-validated treatments we already have. (see:http://thetraumapsych.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/update-ptsd-asd-treatment-guidelines-updated/).

Do you want morphine - only - for your broken leg, or would you like it set so it can heal and you can resume normal life? That the choice you have with PTSD. I know which option I'd take, in a New York Minute.
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I just found out that a very amazing person, my mentor, has passed away. Richard M. Davis was a pioneer for the legalization of hemp as well as a collector and keeper of hemp history. He was responsible for The USA Hemp Museum, many books on the subject and one of the best growers on the planet. The knowledge he imparted to me enriched me greatly and the world has genuinely just lost an important individual. Visit
www.ushempmuseum.org to see his legacy he left for us. Safe travels Richard, RIP
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+Amy Sorrell I'm so sorry to hear of Richard M. Davis passing. May he R.I.P.  
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Via +Kathryn Huxtable  I signed.
 
Bayer is suing the European Commission for a ban on their pesticides

Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago -- and we can't sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the bees vanish.

Calling EVERYONE to sign this petition and share it far and wide! We can't afford to lose the bees!!!
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I think they should let us eat pot better then eating any pill
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Okay double share, but y'all will live, I want to win this beauty. :-)
 
"Space" is our latest great tee in our Reprint Series on www.Qwertee.com going live in just 15 minutes. Get this great design now for the super price of £8/€10/$12 for 24 hours only. Be sure to "Like/+1" this for 1 chance at a FREE TEE next Friday, "Share" it for 2 chances and "Comment" on it for a 3rd chance. This weeks winners go live with the new tee!
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Yep was MIA for a bit but I am good and you? +Ben Fox 
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They gave me hope, kindness, compassion and really seem to care. Bless their hearts. They get some internet love from me. Thank you Hope Clinic, I have not had hope in so long, now I do. These folks do it like it should be done. All my gratitude.
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My mom worked with a hospice, home health agency in Fort Worth that was funded by the United Way. Truly a great organization!! <3
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This is a few days old but I just was so pleased that this very famous doctor owned up to his part in spreading the propaganda that has prevented so many from getting the relief they need, I have to say, that took guts. Good to see reason and intelligence overcome the sheople mentality too often associated with this amazing plant.
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Thank you, raised on Rock and Roll and PROUD! 
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Via +Silvain G 
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Introduce yourself  - 
 
Thank you for the invite, I truly believe the only way we will survive ourselves is by implementing this plant on every level, both to survive the industrial revolution as well as to re awaken the spiritual revolution, and to help those with illnesses and disorders have more quality of life.
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thank you.  i am working hard to lift the level of posting up. For patients, by patient. 
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GOOD NEWS SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND SOUND!! YAY!

Texas friends! Please read and share. I have no reason to think this is not legit. Better a fool than sorry IMO. I do hope she can be found and helped.
 
Missing from Plains, Texas
Sherry Myers walked off from our house last Sunday. Yes, we have been worried all week trying to trace every step. Her son from New jersey Bobby Gustin notified police to try to help make a missing persons report they told him that they had taken her to a place but when he and then I tried to call the place they say she was never there. Sherry is one of the sweetest friends/family a person could ever have. She has resided in Plains, Texas with our family for 8 months and has been in the area for a year. Sherry has resided in New Jersey, Florida, Kentucky and Texas in the past. She is a very Christian and fun loving person that would help any one and every one she can and we need to help her now. Sherry has brown eyes, brown hair with some greying and is about 5 ft 8 inches in height. The only thing she seems to have taken with her are the clothes she was wearing, her computer and purse. Sherry has medical issues and has left medicines behind. If you know of her where abouts please contact me. 
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Hi Amy Sorrell; I am ok thanks,well were ever she is I which her the best ,take care you self now.N.
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There was not a category for cool images, but that is what this is. Long live Rock and Roll!!!
 
For those who don't know or forgot, I'm not on laptop next few days as it goes back into shop, so will be iPhone only. Tonight I am going to see & film some if +Frank Palangi's show at Panther Mountain Pub here in Chestertown NY. It's a free cover/show & all are welcome to come :-) 
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Bless your heart +Tim Buttrum thank you <3
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Introduce Yourself ►  - 
 
Hello, this is me. I love G+ but am limited in my time I can spend here due to a severe spinal injury but I try to get to all my notifications when I can. I love good humor, bad humor, science, sci fi, books, nature, bacon, am an avid marijuana advocate and #musicismylife  Glad to be here and thank you +Christine DeGraff for all your work and for the invite. :-)
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poor doggie
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Work
Occupation
I am disabled from a spine injury, but I am a musician, was a housekeeper and also a med cannabis grower for a long time.
Skills
Organic gardening, acoustic guitar, artsy crafty things, singing, and making do.
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Currently
USA
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WTF is a tagline? ;)-~
Introduction
I went by the nick name The Sativa Diva for many years playing my pot songs in the hopes of educating people about the benefits of Cannabis. I helped the campaign to legalize it for CHI as well as Prop 215, both in California, by playing for the rallies, gathering signatures and whatever else I could do. Also, I  played my folk and roll music for many years on the West coast of the US from Seattle to San Diego at coffee shops and festivals. I am a regular attendant of the Rainbow Family Gatherings. I lived in a VW with bumper stickers all over it for over a decade, travelling and playing songs and then retreated to the mountains of California, built a recording studio and grew some awesome medical cannabis (after it was legalized, of course) for over a decade as well. I am a free spirit and really do intend light and love for the good of all. No matter what society says I am proud of these things I have done and would do them again. :-)-~ Suck that NSA
Bragging rights
I played Seattle Hempfest Gasworks Park in front of 30,000 people. I was not even on the list but was travelling with a bunch of their speakers. Biggest crowd I ever played for...what a rush.
Education
  • school of hard knocks
    Music, present
    Getting out of the way.
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Female
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Single
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Ami