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Ashley Herr and Paige brought a bunch of CBD and THC products for us to look at and understand.  It would appear that nearly anyone in their retirement years may well benefit from some medication derived from Cannabis plants.  Now legal for medicinal use in Maryland, their store is named Ash and Ember and is located in Centreville near the Food Lion.  Getting a recommendation and a client ID number from Maryland seems to be easy to obtain and very little roadblock or stigma is now associated with registration or use.  We need to overcome years of these products being illegal, but we ought to find out ourselves if there are benefits of importance to be had with use of CBD and THC products.
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The short term benefits appear to be reports of positive results.  There are not many long term usage results which could be found at this point.  For those of us who don’t have decades left to worry over, long term is less an issue.  Some of us remain skeptical of the effects for young users who rely on these products over extended periods of time.   
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The talk was informative and diverse.  We hope the store has much success and that the taxpayers will benefit from their highly taxed revenue.  Next we will have recreational use legalized, I suppose.  In the long run, the people decide on the norms of society.  The majority will rule and life will go on.  If CBD and THC truly offer benefit to many people, why not let them enjoy these benefits legally?
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We very much appreciated the presentation and the learning opportunity.
 

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Aleks Smolens is a real go to resource for anyone in our area who needs help or repairs for their computers and related tech items.  He has a vast working knowledge of troubleshooting, repairs, components and security when it comes to our favorite business tools and toys.  We covered a lot of ground and also had many questions of general interest voiced from the audience.

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Even in what seems like technology driven times, our area still suffers from many people who do not have good access to the Internet.  We heard some good suggestions about how to use cell phones as hot spots for some connectivity, but we are still years away from everyone having a good connection.  The infrastructure is being built, but not at a rapid pace.
 

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Ford Schumann has been heading up Infinity Recycling in Chestertown for many years.  He knows the ins and outs of this rather complex business as well as the small details of what can and cannot be recycled.  It isn’t a big money maker, but many folks are convinced of the ecological long term benefits of reusing products instead of endlessly making new items from fresh materials while rapidly filling up landfill sites.
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Ford gave us the scoop on the up and down market situation with our recyclable items.  How the sorting process works and even how to handle your pizza boxes once the pizza has been eaten.  My wife and I have signed up for the local recycle pick up Infinity offers.  Instead of going off to the muddy bins outside of town, we’ll take advantage of a bi-weekly pick up in Rock Hall.  Sounds like a winner.
 
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