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As the Remarkable Healing Qualities of CBD—a Component of Marijuana—Are Documented, Anti-Pot Drug Warriors Respond With CBDisinformation

As the Remarkable Healing Qualities of CBD—a Component of Marijuana—Are Documented, Anti-Pot Drug Warriors Respond With CBDisinformation | Current Events | Scoop.it
The healing qualities of cannabis undermine the propaganda claims of medical pot's public enemy #1.
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After reading the article and watching the trailer on Yahoo! for Ricki Lake's new movie about CBD I wanted to learn more about it. I find it very interesting what CBD can do for a variety of people with different ailments. For me, this seems like a promising alternative to medicine that can be used in the future with more research to back it up. I myself have dealt with important people in my life die from cancer, and I wish that they had the opportunity to use something like this.

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Nutrition Labels Get a Facelift to Reflect Reality

Nutrition Labels Get a Facelift to Reflect Reality | Current Events | Scoop.it
For the first time in more than two decades, the White House and the Food and Drug Administration are unveiling major changes to the iconic and outdated nutrition facts label found on most food packages. The new label is being announced later this morning by...
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This article was interesting to me because of how much health is changing in the United States. Before, people wouldn't pay as much attention to the nutrition facts or would underestimate how much they consumed. With how things will change, nutrition labels will be easier to use and more realistic. Although it is controversial, I think that it will make keeping an eye on food consumption easier. Hopefully they will add where the food is coming from as well with the labels. 

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Activists Are Arrested Protesting Walmart’s Low Wages | The Nation

Activists Are Arrested Protesting Walmart’s Low Wages | The Nation | Current Events | Scoop.it
This Black Friday, protesters across the country turned out in opposition to Walmart’s poor treatment of workers.
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I found this article to be interesting because of how much of an epidemic the protesting against Walmart is becoming now. I felt it was important to look at a story like this considering that Ventura just got a new Walmart where there were protesters and that there are Neighborhood Walmarts popping up in Camarillo and Oxnard. I felt that this article spoke close to home. I agree that Walmart should do something about the low minimum wage and how they pay their works. Everybody deserves to live without your job showing you that the help of government assistance is your only way to do so.

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New Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform

New Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform | Current Events | Scoop.it
A lawmaker in California has proposed a bill that would outlaw San Diego’s SeaWorld park from breeding orcas in captivity and would ban the import and export of the animals for performance purposes.

Democratic State Assemblyman Richard Bloom...
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With the release of "Blackfish" last year, there has been a lot of hype about the treatment of the orcas in SeaWorld. I feel that these animals have a right to be treated with respect and not confined and forced to perform. With the proposal of this new bill, it seems that many other people feel the same was as well. This seems to be a trending issue for a lot of people, especially the younger generation as well as animal activists. 

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The Hidden Costs of Medical Student Debt

The Hidden Costs of Medical Student Debt | Current Events | Scoop.it
Just how much should students, and society, pay for the next generation of doctors?
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Very interesting article coming from the perspective of a Pre-Nursing student. Although there is competition to get into nursing school, nobody talks about the debt that you're with after, just the lucrative career and the opportunity to make a good income. I knew that student debt was a problem, especially with medical careers, but I didn't assume it to be so high. 

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WATCH: Exploring The Murder Of A Gender Non-Conforming Teen

WATCH: Exploring The Murder Of A Gender Non-Conforming Teen | Current Events | Scoop.it
A new documentary is set to premiere on HBO next week that attempts to examine and unpack the complicated and tragic death of a gender non-conforming teen.
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I chose this article because we just had a screening and vigil on Tuesday for Larry King. However, I have seen this documentary before on HBO. I feel that bullying is a popular topic right now. This was a story that made national news and really brought the topic out into the open and caused the local community to come together. 

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