By Cassius Kamarampi, Era of Wisdom
(Era of Wisdom) The kratom ban set to be in effect September 30th has been indefinitely delayed. The DEA is buckling for now, but it’s not quite over yet.
This Era of Wisdom video explains:
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By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution
This Friday, September 30, there will be what astronomers refer to as a “black moon.” It occurs when the new moon blocks the disk of the sun in the sky, producing a solar eclipse, which is why you can’t see it.
There are many intriguing moons: the full moon, the super moon, the blue moon, the pink moon, the strawberry moon, the harvest moon, and so many more. None, however, are as intriguing, or mysterious, as the black moon.
This rare moon occurs just once every 32 months, and is set to rise in the Western Hemisphere. Continue reading Rare Black Moon Today & Won’t Happen Again Until 2019 (But Don’t Expect To See It)
By Isaac Davis, Waking Times
Whatever the result is of this year’s presidential election, fundamental issues broiling behind the scenes will no doubt prove the virtual powerlessness of the POTUS to bring about positive developments for the people of this nation and of the world.
The deep state machinery that controls our national destiny is much more powerful than the titular figurehead of the republic, which is why electoral debates will not address the fundamental issues driving us deeper into chaos, for the candidates are just as trapped as we are. Continue reading 3 Things to Prepare for No Matter Which Candidate Wins the Election
By Julie Fidler, Natural Society
Calls have come from all over the world to boycott Nestlé after the company bought a drought-stricken Canadian community’s water supply, and more than 150,000 Facebook users have taken to the social media site to voice their outrage. 
Authorities in Centre Wellington, a community in Ontario, scrambled over the summer to find a competing bid when it learned that Nestlé had put in a bid of its own on a spring water well in the region. The town’s leaders wanted to safeguard a water supply for the township’s fast-growing population of 30,000, which Kelly Linton, the mayor, says is expected to grow to 50,000 by 2041.  Continue reading Outrage: Nestlé Buys Drought-Stricken Town’s Water Supply
By Rolley Hurley, In5D.com
Your Soul came into being long before your Mother gave birth to you. Your true being is not made of the flesh; instead you are an entity more advanced than this mortal world can reveal. You are a spiritual addition to a wondrous creation which you hardly know.
Your memories have been erased by the human satire of illusion, yet you sense there is more. Be silent and listen for the melody of your glorious spirit, and hear your voice of reason. Be still and experience the love, peace and harmony from which you came and feel the joyful part of you that exists. Be aware that now is your time and eternity is your space! Continue reading From A Divine Spark, Comes Our Soul
By Alice Salles, Anti Media
(ANTIMEDIA) Chelsea Clinton has gone full anti-science — in a big way.
At a town hall event at Youngstown State University in Ohio, the Democratic presidential candidate’s daughter told a crowd full of students about the “anecdotal evidence … from Colorado,” showing “some of the people who were taking marijuana for those purposes, the coroner believes, after they died, there was drug interactions with other things they were taking.”
To many, Chelsea Clinton’s comments are dangerous. After all, her mother could soon be the president of the United States. As states begin to rapidly embrace the push for marijuana legalization, prompting support for the federal reclassification of weed to grow, a member of one of the most powerful and influential political dynasties in America is allegedly “suggesting marijuana is killing people.” Continue reading Chelsea Clinton Just Went Full Anti-Science
Note from Wes: The decision to ban kratom may have actually been delayed. More info here: http://www.eraofwisdom.org/kratom-ban-no-longer-930-dea-says-timetable-indefinite/
By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World
Used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia, kratom has attracted attention in the West as a potent natural medicinal that addresses a spectrum of health complaints — like pain, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, chronic fatigue, addiction, insomnia, stress and more. It’s such an effective herb that Thailand banned its cultivation and use — largely because it was such wildly popular, non-addictive alternative to opium, which ultimately threatened the economy.
Since history has a habit of repeating itself, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the U.S. is following a similar path in outlawing the herb. Only this time, many feel kratom is being persecuted because the herb safely and economically replaces a range of pharmaceutical drugs. Notably, this change was made by the DEA as a ‘temporary’ scheduling order, bypassing the judicial review process that normally regulates Schedule I classification. Continue reading Another Win for Big Pharma — Holistic Health Herb Kratom Now a ‘Schedule I’ Drug
By Christina Sarich, The Mind Unleashed
While states across the US are legalizing marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes, our jails are full of people who have been incarcerated over minor offences involving the possession, and sale of marijuana. Lynda Lee Byrnes has already spent 23 of the 27 years she was sentenced in prison over just such an ‘offense.’
The Office of National Drug Control Policy has published a lengthy invective railing against the notion that our prison systems in the US are full of one-time marijuana users, but one in eight people sitting in a cell right now are there because of a marijuana offense. This amounts to around 12,000 people according to US Bureau of Justice Statistics, or twice the population of many small towns across America. Continue reading Woman Spends 23 Years in Prison for Marijuana Distribution