Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> In the United States, the use of both medical and recreational cannabis—as well as CBD medicinal oils, tinctures, and creams—has been a hot topic, both federally and for states, for years now. Many states and, subsequently, companies have endorsed the use of these “alternative” beneficial medicines, recognizing that they help people suffering from chronic conditions like epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and more. When considering that opioid treatment has proved to be leading factor in depression, addiction, and an ever-increasing overdose rate around the country, it seems that the movement is here to stay, especially as society increasingly accepts the use of CBD and cannabis for medicinal purposes.With tangible benefits to countless Americans, it’s all the more important to support a company that delivers the highest-quality product to those that need it. One such company, Pure CBD Exchange—co-founded by long-time Gregg Allman Band keyboardist Peter Levin—delivers a high-quality product at an affordable low cost to consumers and has been featured in publications such as High Times Magazine (“Not All CBD Is Created Equal“), Vice, Leafly, and more.As noted on Pure CBD Exchange’s website:We sell hemp-derived CBD medicine to the United States and beyond. Using only the purest fully integrated operation in Colorado, we are able to provide safe, trustworthy medicine of the highest quality for considerably lower prices than the rest of the market. We strive to make CBD available and affordable for consumers to use in their day to day lives. All through our user-friendly mobile and desktop web platforms.The brand, which launched in early 2017, will host a benefit for the Weed For Warriors Project—a Veteran-founded non-profit that provides “Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans, and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation”—on Saturday, March 3rd, at Pearl’s in Denver, Colorado. Hosted by the Peter Levin Band, Peter Levin will be joined by a number of other recognizable figures in the music community, including guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), drummer Mark Levy (Circles Around the Sun), saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach, and additional special guests. Get tix here!To say that the show benefits a good cause would be an understatement. All proceeds from the show will go directly to soldiers and veterans that have sacrificed so much for us, and the funds will help them receive treatments that will have a positive and legitimate short-term and long-term effects on their lives.Tickets for the Weed For Warriors Benefit on March 3rd at Pearl’s in Denver are currently on sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the FB Event page. All ticket holders will also receive a special code for a 20% discount off all Pure CBD Exchange products available on their website. For any additional online purchases, use discount code L4LM to receive 10% off all CBD products offered.– SHOW INFO –PureCBDExchange.com Presents: A Benefit for Weed for WarriorsArtist/s: Peter Levin Band w/ Eddie Roberts, Nicholas Gerlach, Mark Levy + special guestsVenue: Pearl’s (608 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO)Date: Saturday, March 3rdCost: $20 – purchase tickets hereTime: 8pm Doors / 9pm Show* All proceeds will be donated to veterans[cover photo courtesy of Jay Blakesberg Photography]Artwork by: Jimmy Rector @ Accepted PerspectiveInstagram: @jimmyrectorFacebook: Accepted Perspective – Poster Art by Jimmy RectorWebsite Link: www.acceptedperspective.com
“Their nutrition is different,” said Cotto-Rivera, who grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish. “The spices they use, even when they eat their meals is different.”Mexican family members come home for lunch for a three- to four-hour siesta before returning to work. In the U.S., Mexican families may not be able to do this.“They may not have that family meal at lunch anymore, and they lose that family connection,” Cotto-Rivera said. “It is hard for them to make that transition. When we teach programs, I can stress that they used to have that time together and that it is something of value they need to go back to.” The group visited Palmas de Abajo, a community where 25 percent of the residents have immigrated to the U.S., mainly to Georgia.“More than 100 people were waiting to meet us, they came to listen and talk to us,” she said. “Some of them had family members living here in Georgia and they were able to connect to us. To talk to them at that level, to share that connection, it meant a lot.” A similar group visited Honduras last year. One will go to Guatemala next year. The program is partly funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.(April Sorrows is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaTo learn firsthand about Hispanic culture, Kate Whiting traveled to rural Mexico to live with the people there. The experience, she said, made her better able to serve the growing Hispanic population in Georgia. Whiting is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Peach County. She joined 16 other UGA Extension agents and specialists for a two-week study trip to Veracruz, Mexico in May. The group included agents from Bartow, Clarke, Clayton, DeKalb, Elbert, Houston, Liberty, Laurens, McDuffie, Peach, Pierce and Thomas counties and UGA faculty from Athens, Ga., and Statesboro, Ga.“The opportunity to interact with families and see them in their day-to-day lives helped me understand the cultural aspects of their lives and some ways we are different,” Whiting said. “(The trip) gave me a better overall understanding of the culture and having this knowledge will make it easier to communicate with my Hispanic population.”Georgia’s population is an estimated 7 percent Hispanic, but it can be two or three times larger than that in some counties. The cross-cultural studies program gives UGA Extension workers new skills to serve this growing segment of Georgia’s population, said Jorge Atiles, associate dean for outreach and extension of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“The state demographics demand that they (extension agents) need some cross-cultural training,” he said. “Whatever their area of expertise, sooner or later they will work with Latin Americans.” Living with host families, the group immersed themselves in Mexican culture, taking language classes, visiting local schools, social service centers, farms and rural outreach centers connected with the Universidad Veracruzana.“They are exposed to the culture beginning with breakfast in the morning. They are immersed in the family. They learn what life is really like in a Mexican home,” said Glenn Ames, director of UGA international public service and outreach.“Their hospitality and attention to leisure time really impressed me,” said Edda Cotto-Rivera, a UGA Extension radon and diabetes educator in Dekalb County. “They take time to be with their family, walk their kids to school and have family meals.” Cotto-Rivera noted the differences in Mexican meals. This information, she said, will help her plan and deliver effective nutrition programs in Dekalb.