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Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My advantage should be my wrestling and ground game, but I am not going to rely only on that. I am willing to test myself against him on the feet, and show what my hands can do,” said Akhmetov.“I envision every possible scenario, from a quick win, to a tough decision where I overcome adversity. Whatever he brings to me, I will be ready for it,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAkhmetov hopes to get back into title contention and he has to go through Eustaquio first before earning another shot.The Kazakh knows it won’t be a walk in the park. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Winning start LATEST STORIES Photo from ONE ChampionshipWhatever the result and however the fight would turnout, former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat Akhmetov said he will be ready for anything.Akhmetov faces tough Filipino Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory on Sept. 16 in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT “Geje Eustaquio is a good striker with decent takedown defense, and he has a good team behind him. I do not think he has a lot of weaknesses,” Akhmetov praised.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award How I strived for greatness—and failed—in front of LeBron James View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Break new groundlast_img read more

Cannabis is medicine experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree

first_img Facebook Comments For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely whatCannaCosta 2015, Central America’s first annual conference about the medicinal and industrial uses of cannabis and hemp, tried to change.With a panel of national and international doctors, scientists, businesspeople and politicians, CannaCosta, held Saturday and Sunday at the National Culture Center (CENAC) in downtown San José, may have surprised those who expected a gathering of stoners almost as much as the information delivered there by speakers and supporters of marijuana’s scientific uses.“Our objective is to educate each other so that the discussion that the country is having right now will be raised to a technical and scientific level rather than a speculative one,” said Diego Arias, spokesperson for Zegreenlab S.A., a Costa Rican enterprise dedicated to environmental ventures and the conference organizer.Costa Rica is currently engaged in a heated debate regarding a bill presented by ruling party legislator Marvin Atencio in August last year that proposes turning Costa Rica into the first Central American country to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.While the Healthy Ministry stated last week that medical cannabis can be acceptable as a treatment of last resort, on the eve of the conference, Casa Presidencial released a statement indicating that the Presidency does not support marijuana consumption.However, legislator Atencio of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), one of the speakers at CannaCosta, told The Tico Times that the statement was not well drafted and led some members of the media to misinterpret the Presidency’s message. Legislator Marvin Atencio at the first CannaCosta conference yesterday in San José. Photo by Marco Tent“The government shares my line of thinking, the use of cannabis should be medicinal and industrial, not recreational, with an emphasis on not smoking,” said Atencio, who maintains that he is 100 percent positive that his bill will be approved.Atencio, who is both a lawyer and a doctor, highlighted that smoking marihuana can have negative effects on health and that there are two main reasons why the controversial Bill 19.256 should pass. One of them is for public health reasons, to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer, arthritis, epilepsy and other degenerative diseases through medicinal marihuana consumption. The other is for the economic impact of delving into an industry that could generate up to 10,000 new jobs, directly and indirectly.Cannabis healing “None of the components of cannabis will make you die, but there are people telling the media that this is the case. They are idiots,” U.S. neurologist Denis J. Petro said during his presentation at CannaCosta on Saturday.Petro has been studying the medicinal uses of cannabinoids, the chemical compounds of marijuana, for more than thirty years. He has concluded that these compounds, of which there are more than 100 varieties including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and marinol, improve the symptoms of patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis, cancer and chemotherapy treatment, epilepsy and anorexia, among other diseases.Israeli filmmaker Zach Klein, who made the 2009 documentary Prescribed Grass  that follows the lives of several patients whose symptoms improved through the use of medical marijuana thanks to a license granted by the Israeli government, pointed out that research on epilepsy conducted 34 years ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil, showed that the daily intake of the compound cannabidiol (CBD) reduces epileptic seizures.“The research was published, but nothing happened,” said Klein, who affirms that CBD is an efficient treatment for other diseases and symptoms including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, inflammation, and nausea.Klein said cannabinoids are also beneficial for children, citing the example of an eleven-year-old boy whose autism symptoms improved after four weeks of taking a daily dose of THC oil.Over the last 15 years, Dr. Cristina Sánchez, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Professor at Madrid’s Complutense University, has conducted research showing that not only are cannabinoids an effective treatment for cancer symptoms, but they are also anti-tumor agents. Her research reveals that certain cannabinoids inhibit the growth of tumoral cells, leading to the destruction, inhibition, or reduction of tumors.“We’d like to convince the medical community that they have to take advantage of cannabinoids,” she said.Industrial CannabisCannaCosta featured the industrial uses of cannabis such as green building with hemp, a fiber of the cannabis plant.Derek Kesek, founder of Hempearth, a North American company that is currently building the world’s first aircraft made out of hemp and powered by hemp biofuel, spoke at CannaCosta on Sunday about the four-seater, two engine plane that will be built of approximately 75 percent hemp.According to a Hempearth information booklet, “because hemp is a sustainable crop that needs no pesticides or herbicides to grow, the plane will have a carbon footprint significantly smaller than that of a standard plane.”Architect Monika Brümmer, another speaker at the conference, invented an eco-friendly building block made out of hemp called Cannabric, which she has been manufacturing in Spain since 1999.center_img Related posts:Marijuana activists push legalization of medical cannabis in Costa Rica US states allowing medical marijuana report fewer prescription-drug overdose deaths Social Security System president denies Caja approved medicinal marijuana in Costa Rica Puerto Rico authorizes medical marijuanalast_img read more