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We now live in a world where many victims of sexual assault are no longer afraid to accuse perpetrators and file charges against them. While this is a welcome development for those who were really sexually assaulted, it poses a problem for people who have been wrongfully accused of such a crime.

As with other crimes, some allegations of sexual assault are true, while others are false. If you find yourself at the receiving end of the latter, then you are in a nightmare scenario that could have devastating consequences on your life.

So what do you do if someone falsely accuses you of sexual assault?

Acknowledge the false accusation and deal with it

It’s likely that some people accused of sexual assault don’t do anything about it because they know deep down that they never committed any crime. That is one big mistake because even false accusations can get you in trouble legally. Never disregard false allegations of sexual assault. Instead, you must prepare to defend yourself on all legal fronts.

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Secure legal representation

Of course, defending yourself in a criminal case means getting the services of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. While you can opt to represent yourself, it is not advisable. A criminal defense lawyer is better-equipped to assess your case and find the best legal options available that will boost your chances of securing a result that is most favorable to you.

Establish a detailed timeline

Whatever you can remember about your interactions with the accuser, put them in writing so you can build a timeline that can help disprove the allegations. Don’t leave out any information as even the tiniest detail could prove to be crucial to your case.

Read up on the law

It’s good to have a competent defense attorney representing you through all the stages of the legal process. However, it would be even better if you educate yourself on the laws under which you’re being sued.

If you have access to law books, then good for you. The Internet is also teeming with resources that can teach you a thing or two about the criminal offense you’re being accused of or how the legal system works. It would be smart to brush up on your basic constitutional rights as well.

As with other crimes, some allegations of sexual assault are true, while others are false

Have experts back you up

The opinion of an expert on a given field matters in court, so if you want an airtight defense with little to no margin for error, then you must seek the help of experts in fields that are relevant to your case. Investigators, psychologists, and medical practitioners are just some of the professionals who can provide honest and objective opinions that might exonerate you.

Create a list of potential witnesses

Write down the names of people who might be able to provide testimony that will show you didn’t commit sexual assault. If you can include their addresses and contact information, the better.

It’s tough being accused of sexual assault these days, but if you’re innocent and you have a highly-skilled criminal defense attorney by your side, the likelihood of getting a positive result for yourself will be higher.

 

This is a guest post by Brittney Sullivan. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar.  The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein.  This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice.  This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort.  If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.

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Can Medicinal Marijuana Treat Depression?

While it is not entirely legal to consume marijuana and it is evident that the consumption of marijuana can lead to the development of criminal behavior in the long run because most kids who consume cannabis in their teens or early adulthood tend to interact with people who have a criminal mind. Drugs can trick us into doing things that are not otherwise acceptable by the society and that are precisely why the use of drugs is banned across the globe by the law. However, in recent years a lot of places in the world have allowed the use of medical cannabis for treatment of various ailments.

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Marijuana can be used effectively to treat depression if used appropriately

The question that we need to answer is, however, whether the use of medical marijuana can lead you to reduce your anxiety levels and treat your depression? My say is, YES! It is excellent for your mental health as long as it is used in moderate amounts. Do you want to know why I think that? I’d be more than happy to guide you through this. Marijuana (cannabis) has a lot of properties which directly or indirectly heal our mind, and as the proverb goes, an excess of everything is terrible. So it is not the marijuana that is bad but the excessive use of it which can affect the health of an individual.

  1. It helps you become more expressive

Most of our depression clings on to us because we are not generally very expressive. In today’s fast world, people have got no time to listen to what other people have to say unless it is something that is going to entertain them or make them feel better, so basically if you are upset about something and you talk about it you would be considered a whiner. Ever wondered why there was no psychologist in ancient times? It’s because people wouldn’t have this seemingly incurable depression; people used to talk to other people about how they felt and that helped a great deal. So people who suffer from depression or are otherwise mentally ill tend to make this a habit to conceal or otherwise inhibit their true emotions. Smoking pot can lead you to expressing those hidden feelings, and you would feel lighter once you have shared them.

 

  1. It makes you more creative

Creativity is a cure for many mental ailments; they joy that accompanies creating something is absolutely matchless! But how can marijuana assist you in this matter? Well that is quite simple. Researcher’s data has shown after conducting experiments that when individuals perform after smoking cannabis, they are much more expressive and creative compared to when they are not high. People who smoke can be more verbose and they tend to form what we can call more “stylish sentences” in a conversation. So whatever artistic outlet you have, you are much more likely to use it to vent and create something beautiful if you smoke pot and that definitely helps with the depression.

 

  1. It is better than other drugs

I always tell people that I am not advocating the use of marijuana, but it is a fact that cannabis is much less dangerous than other drugs even if you consume it in a hefty dose. This is especially so for CBD or cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.  However, it is suggested that you stay careful with it and do not smoke it more than your doctor prescribes you. Depression can lead people to consume drugs that are much worse than smoking pot, potentially causing a drug addiction. And if you are at the stage in your life where you are addicted to a drug or if you know someone who is addicted to drugs, then you can help them out by replacing that drug with cannabis initially, and then slowly cutting down on the dose that is being consumed by that person or yourself. This strategy works fantastically.

 

  1. Moderate Use of Cannabis

While cannabis is excellent to cure your depression, I must remind you here that it is only possible under carefully curated circumstances. You cannot expect to relieve your ailments by using cannabis on your own. Therefore, you are advised to consult a doctor before you start smoking pot. When used in moderate amounts, as prescribed by the doctor it can great for curing all your ailments including depression but if you use it without any supervision, you are likely to fall into the habit of smoking a lot of cannabis because of its instant relieving effects , and that might lead you to develop yet another addiction.

While I strongly suggest that it is preferable to use traditional tools for handling your depression, I recommend that you reach out for medical marijuana only when all else has failed you, and your doctor believes that smoking pot can change your mental state for good. So without any proper diagnosis, I wouldn’t suggest that you use cannabis to alleviate the symptoms of your depression.

Author Bio:

Currently a student of English Literature, in his final years, James Martin is passionate about writing his thoughts into words. He takes up writing projects in his leisure time to accompany his studies. Generally, understands the essence of writing on every topic, but especially those that relate to his field. He regularly writes at cannabismo.ca, check his post here.

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This is a guest post by James Martin. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar.  The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein.  This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice.  This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort.  If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.

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CBD oil or Cannabidiol is a constituent of agricultural hemp, a plant belonging to the genus Cannabis class. It is a coarse bushy plant with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers. One of the unusual features of CBD is that it has a non-psychoactive property which is in contradiction to the wide variety of variants of Cannabis which is loaded with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The absence of the recreation element in CBD oil and the fact that it does not have negative impacts on cognitive functions combined with its therapeutic qualities have grabbed the attention of medical and business communities. There is substantial evidence suggesting that the miraculous oil derived from CBD can be used as a safe method to address long-term chronic pain and a range of other medical conditions. While researchers are interested in the hidden benefits of CBD, the business community has already started offering CBD in oil, tablet and, spray forms.

One of the unusual features of CBD is that it has a non-psychoactive property

While some people are nervous to use a product which contains cannabis, as it is a banned substance in most of the countries, the bottom line is that the oil derived from cannabis boasts extremely low percentage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). However, the potential health benefits of CBD have started an exciting wave of debate across the globe, especially in the U.S. While cannabis in its classic form is legally out of the reach of ordinary people, its THC free cousin has generated admirable attention. However, there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to the question of cannabis legalization.

Because it belongs to the family of cannabis, most governments, especially the U.S states seem apprehensive about freeing it from the drug schedule. Some of the cannabis variants and their extracts are listed as a schedule I drugs because of their potential for abuse which may ultimately lead to severe psychological and physical dependence.

The growing popularity of CBD has given birth to several questions, the most common being; what is CBD? As mentioned above, CBD oil is derived from agricultural hemp which is high in CBD and low on THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and it also possesses certain therapeutic constituents which are used to treat ailments such as arthritis, angina, seizures, genetic disorders, and epilepsy. The debate whether it actually helps treat these illnesses is beyond the scope of this post. However, one thing is very clear. CBD does not contain mind-altering property.

Although the benefits of CBD are still under observation through extensive research, it has been proven that CBD is effective in treating children with rare seizure disorder. Yet another area where CBD has proven its mettle is epilepsy. CBD also holds a lot of promise in treating several other ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, psychosis, Parkinson’s disease and in providing general pain relief.

Today, the market is flooded with CBD products such as CBD tincture oil, CBD infused e-juices, tablet and spray forms.

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These CBD products contain very low amounts of THC, impressive medicinal constituents such as cannabinoids and terpenes and cause few side effects. In fact, around 43 states have legalized the use and transport of CBD and it looks as though it won’t be too long before it is legal in all 50 states.

However, you need to be cautious as CDB and its health benefits are still undergoing several clinical tests around the world. As a buyer, you should check the label on the package. Does it give the name of the medical adviser? Is it certified by a renowned drug agency and finally, check the cannabinoid content before demanding an invoice.

You can also make your homemade CBD oil while extracting it though marijuana seeds. Make sure to buy organic seeds from trusted dispensaries and various online stores like Dutchseedsshop.com, etc.

Here are five reasons why CBD oil is the miracle many people have been waiting for.

 

1. It Can Stop Seizures in Their Tracks

It has been proven that those who use CBD-based medications experience 42% fewer seizures than those using a placebo, making this the most promising study ever conducted. Previous studies have shown CBD oil effective in treating other types of epilepsy, as well. The vast majority of users reported fewer seizures after their initial doses.

2. It Can Stop the Spread of Cancer

Scientists say that there is sufficient evidence that CBD can stop the growth of existing cancers. This means that patients with cancer may be able to use CBD oil to slow or even stop the spread, making their current treatments far more effective and valuable than before.

3. It Can Ease Anxiety

A study focused on CBD’s effect on the brain in patients who had been previously diagnosed with social anxiety disorders. In one of their trials, they gave participants a dose of CBD and then asked them to give a public speech. The results showed that the treatment improved their discomfort, cognitive impairment, speech, and anxiety – all with just one dose.

4. It Can Relieve Pain

Numerous studies have been conducted on CBD oil’s ability to relieve pain. In fact, a study proved that it was four times more effective than aspirin at relieving pain caused by inflammation, and in Canada, it’s possible to get a CBD drug by prescription of CBD dosage for pain. Scientists believe that CBD works on the vanilloid receptors in the body, which are responsible for pain perception, bodily inflammation, and even body temperature.

5. It Can Help People with Certain Mental Disorders

Antipsychotic drugs are a huge part of the overall pharmaceutical industry. Although they can work for many patients with significant mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder, they are fraught with side effects and often leave patients lethargic. Studies have shown that CBD oil can complement these therapies and provide a further improvement in symptoms.

 

CBD oil is a true elixir. Scientists, researchers, and even pharmaceutical companies around the world are studying it very closely. It’s already legalized in numerous states, and even where it isn’t, there are various other options available.

 

This is a guest post by Kathy T. Cooley. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar.  The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein.  This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice.  This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort.  If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.

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Swallowing supplements is part of everyday life for workout fanatics. From energy bars to protein shakes and so much more, it gives them the added boost they need to achieve their fitness goals. However, more and more, people are confessing to consuming cannabis before their exercise routine, making marijuana the hottest new workout supplement. From bodybuilders to professional sportspeople, it seems near everyone is now using cannabis at the gym.

From bodybuilders to professional sportspeople, it seems near everyone is now using cannabis at the gym.

Marijuana is now one of the most used substances for fitness junkies across the United States. Proudly calling themselves “cannathletes,” they insist that pot improves their entire workout experience. A doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and contributor to the Harvard Health Blog, Dr. Peter Grinspoon, puts this into some perspective for us:

 

“It is a weird phenomenon, but it is an increasingly common phenomenon. The fact that a lot of people are saying it helps them cannot be ignored.” – Dr. Peter Grinspoon

 

While the average American may associate weed with lazy days on the couch scoffing a pantry full of Doritos, different cannabis strains affect people differently. Sativa strains, in particular, can provide a much-needed dose of energy, while improving mental focus at the same time, both of which are highly valuable to anyone wanting to complete a workout successfully.

 

Furthermore, marijuana has powerful painkilling properties that can greatly diminish the burn people feel not only during hard exercise, but afterwards as well. This makes it possible for people to persevere and overcome barriers in their routines that they otherwise would not be able to do. Of course, this is all anecdotal evidence, but with so many people saying it, even scientists are now taking notice.

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Cannabis can help improve performance at the gym, during training and on the playing field

Effects of Cannabis on Exercise

 

Although research is scant in this area, the little there is seems to support this phenomenon well. Weed is now so popular in the fitness world that people are actually offering marijuana workout services. You can find cannabis yoga classes in most states where recreational of medical marijuana is legal, and California even hosts the 420 Games, where stoned participants compete in the activities amid much skunky sweat.

 

What does the science say? How exactly does weed help athletes?

 

·         Pot Increases Metabolism

 

Research shows some strains of marijuana speed up metabolism. This makes it easier to shed weight, as it maintains the metabolism at a steady high that guarantees a fat-burning workout. In fact, it helps burn fat even when you are not exercising. It also tricks the brain into feeling hungry. This makes it easier for bodybuilders to bulk up before lifting sessions, as well as to swallow their six meals a day.

One study, published in Men’s Journal, suggests that, “The compounds THCV and cannabidiol found in marijuana may help raise metabolism, speed fat loss and lower cholesterol.” A more recent Canadian study, published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, delved into the metabolic effects of smoking pot. It found weed smokers with notably lower Body Mass Indexes, or BMIs, and lower insulin levels.

pot lovers are processing sugars at healthier rates than non-users, and that they carry significantly less fat too

This suggests that pot lovers are processing sugars at healthier rates than non-users, and that they carry significantly less fat too. They are also unlikely to develop Type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, a known cause of obesity. Simplified, this means a Sativa strain taken before exercising can trim inches off waists, or for bulkers, an Indica strain will make you hungry and more able to load yourself on carbohydrates.

 

·         Ganja Lowers Anxiety and Improves Stamina

 

Marijuana can motivate even the laziest of sods to get up and going. It will pump you up before a workout session, getting you there even on the longest, most stressful days. It heightens awareness, making one alert, while, at the same time, eliminating the stresses of gym and making you not care how well others look or perform. No more of the anxiety comparing yourself to them can cause.

 

It also focuses the mind, which boosts stamina. Professor at Stanford Medical School, Keith Humphreys, explained, “We have cannabinoid receptors throughout our brains, and when THC hits those receptors, it triggers a system that reduces anxiety. That you would feel more aggressive is a natural reaction to the drug.”

 

Pot also releases the feel-good chemical, dopamine. It regulates brain activity and, as shown in recent lab tests on subjects given high doses of weed for weeks, there is no decrease in productivity or motivation. In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine proves the opposite true: Subjects have more focus, alertness, and are “in the zone,” completing feats of stamina they would not achieve without it.

 

·         Weed Aids Muscle Recovery

 

Cancer patients use medical marijuana in droves for a reason: The U.S. National Library of Medicine explains how it is a strong painkiller able to relieve even most chronic of muscular pain. Athletes swear that they can do more squats high than not, and they feel less pain. Accidents also do not hurt as much, and muscular burn becomes near insignificant. It also aids in the recovery of sore and damaged muscles.

 

Athletes typically treat sports-related injuries with some nasty, addictive drugs prescribed by their doctors. These include analgesics, opiates, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, and even muscle relaxants. Side effects are dangerous, potentially lethal. Weed is much safer and it is just as effective, if not more so.

 

Marijuana can greatly reduce muscle soreness associated with the buildup of lactic acid. Athletes experience notably less stiffness after an intense workout. Instead of spending days recovering from sore and stiff muscles, they are smoking a spliff and getting straight back into their fitness routines, without any pain or side effects.

 

·         Herb Improves Performance

 

Colorado gym owner, Clifford Drusinsky, who frequently holds training sessions with stoned gym members, told Men’s Journal in an interview that, “Marijuana relaxes me and allows me to go into a controlled, meditational place. When I get high, I train smarter and focus on form.” Weed distorts perception, including perceptions of pain. This increases a person’s pain threshold.

 

In high contact sports especially, such as lacrosse, wrestling, football and rugby, not feeling pain allows players to continue playing, even performing better. One particular runner explained, “If I do not smoke before a run, I am constantly thinking about the miles and how much further I have to go, rather than just enjoying the experience.” Weed allows her to cover more miles without even realizing it.

 

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, studies are underway to determine the effects of weed on athletic performance. Although still unclear, results do show some athletes performing well long after they would otherwise collapse. More and more, sportspeople are using cannabis to relax themselves so that they can narrow their focus into doing what they love. Logic dictates it must help.

 

Conclusion: Marijuana is the hottest new workout supplement

 

Getting high means just that. Several studies show that ganja can induce the same feelings of euphoria that exercising can, as it activates the same pathways in the brain as working out does. The endocannabinoid system has the job of easing pain, relieving stress, controlling appetite, influencing mood, and even affecting perception and memory, and cannabis regulates the endocannabinoid system.

 

Puffing a joint can increase the amount of energy you are able to expend, as it increases blood pressure and heart rate, and it does so for several hours at a time. It is no wonder that more and more sportspeople worldwide are turning to weed for help, supplementing even their other supplements for this powerful, miraculous plant.

 

Author Bio

 

As a writer for Pot Valet, a leading marijuana delivery  company in California, John Levy does an exorbitant amount of research into the benefits of consuming pot. He dedicates his writing to educating people about how it can improve their lives and advocating for its legalization worldwide.

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This is a guest post by John Levy. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar.  The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein.  This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice.  This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort.  If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.

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Most law firms these days now use some form of law practice management software to streamline their workflows and to improve client relationships and services. Law practice management software has become essential to the legal profession. How does it help make your legal practice more efficient?

 

Law practice management software like Rocket Matter—available from https://www.rocketmatter.com—comes with a host of tools and features that could enable you to collect more revenue than ever before. It can help law firms increase their revenues by more than 20%, as well as lead to happier, more satisfied and loyal clients.

 

Let’s look at some of the things cloud case management software can help you do. This kind of software allows you to track time quickly and easily on any device. You’ll never miss a moment of billable time again. You can get your bills out in minutes instead of days with this software. It even allows you to create all your bills in one fell swoop with batch billing.

 

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Management software can help your legal practice

Your clients are given greater flexibility when it comes to payment options. You can offer them payment plans or recurring billing, or allow them to pay instantly via credit card or eCheck. You will also receive your payments faster with next-day funding on credit card transactions, and easy tracking on pending eChecks.

 

Boring administrative tasks are dramatically reduced, and you can improve your workflow significantly, saving you time so you can focus on running your firm. Case management software allows you to upload all your case information quickly onto a dashboard, and to organize it effortlessly so you can stay on top of things.

 

It can also help you manage your calendar and ensure that you never miss a deadline. Tracking progress on cases is made simple—with just a glance you can see where you’re at and what tasks still need to be done.

 

The best case management softwares allow you to seamlessly integrate third party apps and software that you already use daily, so you can work with technology you’re already very familiar with. Great case management software also makes collaboration with your peers and colleagues a breeze. This is the advantage of using cloud based systems; no more time consuming email attachments or trying to transfer large files via USB.

 

Using case management software in your practice can help put you ahead of your competitors and win you more clients. Legal professionals who are willing to invest time to learn and embrace new technology tend to stand out and impress clients because it shows how passionate they are about their work, and how committed they are to improving their services in every way.

 

Case management software can even help you increase transparency in your firm, and strengthen your client relationships, since they will be able to track everything you do and know exactly what they’re paying for and how you spend your time. This creates trust between you and your clients, which in turn can result in loyalty.

 

If your firm isn’t using case management software yet, these are all compelling reasons why you should consider doing so today.

 

This is a guest post. This post has been edited for syntax and grammar.  The Law offices of Jay Leiderman is not responsible for the accuracy of the content herein or any opinions or ideas expressed herein.  This post is for entertainment and literary value and is not intended as legal advice.  This post does not establish an attorney-client relationship of any sort.  If you have legal questions about ideas presented herein please contact a lawyer knowledgeable in this field of practice.

 

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