CBD oil use is on the rise

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Extracted from hemp plants, CBD can be used for a variety of different treatments. From physical pain, to mental health, CBD could possibly be the right way to go for many patients.Le Fave Pharmacist Jaime Cadarette said, “I’ve seen people get off of antidepressants from it. I’ve seen people getting up and moving. I’ve seen people working out that haven’t been able to workout in a long time.”Companies everywhere have decided to start selling CBD products, because it isn’t regulated by the FDA. Massage Works Natural Health Center, located on U.S. 23 South in Alpena, is just now starting to offer CBD to their clients.Owner Amy Traylor, says that she’s been doing deep tissue massages for twenty years and after finding a THC-free oil, she knew that’s what she needed to combat the pain in her hands. “It helps to create homeostasis and balance in many of our systems, including our nervous system. It helps with better focus mentally, and better sleep, but most people try it for pain relief because it helps to counter the inflammation.”Why are people starting to use CBD oil? It could be because of the lack of side effects. Cadarette added that there is less risk when taking CBD versus taking over-the-counter medications. “There’s no addiction risk to it, so unlike an opioid, or things like that, or other pain meds,” she said. “Over-the-counter pain meds can have bad effects on your stomach, or your liver, or your kidneys. So it doesn’t have any side-effects like that, so it’s really a safe medication for people to give a try.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Women and babies of color face higher health care disparitiesNext Man dies on Long Lake after rescue effortslast_img read more

Criminal Case Hangs Over Juror Belleh

first_imgLawyers representing Ecobank-Liberia in the US$3M damages lawsuit are beginning to outline their case for juror Elizabeth Belleh to be tried on the commission of the crime “criminal attempt to commit bribery.”Belleh, who served as one of the jurors in the case was allegedly caught in the office of Cllr. Cooper Kruah, one of the lawyers of Embassy Suites, Inc that is seeking the damages against the bank.Cllr. Kruah continues to deny the claim, when the incident was investigated at the Civil Law Court and during his press conference with journalists last Thursday.It is not clear when the Ecobank lawyer will bring to court the case against Juror Belleh, but addressing journalists last Friday, Atty. Arthur T. Johnson said they have enough evidence, both photographic and eye –witnesses’ accounts to convict Belleh of the charge.Besides Juror Belleh, Atty. Johnson said in a carefully worded statement, they were considering implicating other individuals in the lawsuit.He refused to name the other people, claiming it would be prejudice.But, he went on to say, “This is a serious issue and we are not taking it lightly.  We are going to prosecute those that are involved in the jury tampering saga,” the Ecobank lawyer strongly declared.Explaining about the discovery of the jury tampering, Atty. Johnson maintained: “Look, my people, Cllr. Kruah can’t deny that we never caught juror Belleh in his office.  We did; we have photographs to prove that, but we are not going to show the evidence until we get to the court.“We kept surveillance on them. When we got the information that she had arrived at his office, we quickly drove to his office and parked our cars right in front of it,” Atty. Johnson alleged.“We sat there from 4 p.m.  until it was 8 p.m., at which time to we saw both of them walking hand in hand from Cllr. Kruah’s office.”He further claimed that when the Counselor noticed that they were around, he quickly ran back into his office.“When he saw us around his office, he ran back into his office, but it was too late for Belleh to go after him.That was how we managed to stop her from leaving the place, and we photographed her, before inviting the police to arrest her which they did,” he claimed.According to him, Belleh is undergoing criminal investigation at the National Police Headquarters.“Right now, she is a subject of formal complaint of criminal investigation by the police. This is why we are not going to interfere with the police investigation by disclosing our evidence,” he added.The action, he said, was to serve as a deterrent to other senior lawyers, who he claimed, were winning cases by using money to influence jurors.“This is a new thing, we are introducing into our jurisprudence, so as to expose those lawyers who are damaging the images of our courts,’ Atty. Johnson emphasized.“We are going to do everything legally to root-out those bad apples in our midst,” he maintained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more