Home and Garden

Securing The Roof

Whether it's a severe storm or from the age, the roof is an area of the home where you'll likely begin to see leaks at some point. It's a part of the house that needs to be repaired as soon as you see any kind of damage so that you're not dealing with replacing the entire roof or dealing with a lot of leaks inside the house. Before you begin any kind of work, consult with a roofing La Plata MD company to get an idea of what the job will involve and if you should have someone come to do the work instead of getting on top of the house yourself. Most companies have everything from ladders to platforms that workers can stand on so that they are secure while working along with the necessary tools for the repairs, allowing you to focus on any new designs that you…

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Is This Real? Can Cannabis Treat Terminal Cancer?

The move to study marijuana as a medical treatment for a multitude of illnesses has been stagnant due to its illegal status with many federal entities. However, there is still a strong opinion that cannabis should be investigated as a feasible treatment for cancer. A great deal of evidence exists with people who have used marijuana on the black market received positive results but this is not scientific evidence that sways those in power to make changes to laws. It does appear to be giving businesses a reason to take another look though, and this is perhaps where the drive for stronger scientific studies will emerge. One teenager from the United Kingdom used cannabis for his leukemia. He had tried several rounds of chemo and radiotherapy but his parents were told by doctors to take him home and make him comfortable. The doctors refused the parents request for medical cannabis…

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Do You Know the National Institute for Drug Abuse Admits Marijuana Has Medical Benefits?

A change of one letter and some switching around of a few words has never before incited such furor of excitement for those watching the political climate around marijuana legalization. The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) official medicinal marijuana page headline changed from “Is marijuana medicine?” to “marijuana as medicine” on their website. This subtle but important difference has been a long time coming. But does it go far enough? The website has had information about marijuana used medicinally posted for many years, but that questioning headline, “Is marijuana medicine?” has left the door open for skeptics, and provided fodder for anti-marijuana proponents. Now the denial can no longer continue as the government hopefully moves toward more of an open and legal stance on cannabis use. This comes in the midst of almost 100 days into the Trump presidency, where several of Trump’s main representatives, continue to view marijuana…