WHO will save medicine from the political elite?
Before we get started today, I just wanted to let you know that Eoin Treacy’s gold summit is going live today. Click here to secure your free no-strings all-access pass.
At the beginning of this year, I wrote about the trends I expected to see in five key tech areas throughout 2019.
One of them was in medicine. I wrote that I expected to see a shift in political opinion about allowing researchers to study “recreational” drugs.
As I wrote:
A strange thing happened in medicine over the course of the 20th century. Although it progressed massively in many areas, in many more it was held hostage by political beliefs.
You may think that science is the driving force of medicine. But that is simply not the case. Politics comes above science when it comes to medicine. When it comes to most things, in fact.
The 20th century’s “war on drugs” meant many promising compounds were kept out of the reach of medical researchers.
However, that has recently been changing.
Party drug MDMA, for instance, had been fast tracked. The FDA has granted it a “breakthrough therapy” designation because of how successful it is in treating PTSD.
As I wrote:
In 2019, I expect one of the main trends in medicine will be in treatments derived from “recreational” drugs.
And where these drugs seem to be most effective is in the treatment of mental health and physical pain.
Given that suicide and current pain treatments are the leading factors in US life expectancy declining, effective treatments in these areas are clearly needed.
Hopefully, 2019 will bring us some breakthroughs in these areas, and an end to “the war on drugs”.
Well, now the World Health Organisation has come out and said it thinks cannabis should be removed from schedule I (also schedule IV in different countries).
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana, as well as cannabis resin, to be removed from Schedule IV—the most restrictive category of a 1961 drug convention signed by countries from around the world.
The body also wants delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and its isomers to be completely removed from a separate 1971 drug treaty and instead added to Schedule I of the 1961 convention, according to a WHO document that has not yet been formally released but was circulated by cannabis reform advocates.
This all ties in with something my colleague Sam Volkering is hard at work on right now.
His research isn’t quite ready yet, but when it is, you’ll be among the first to hear about it.
Rest assured what he’s discovered could not only be great news for the suture of medicine, but also for anyone looking for a smart way to invest in the next wonder drug.
Eoin Treacy’s gold summit launches today
Today is the day of Eoin Treacy’s gold summit.
Yesterday I asked Eoin 10 questions about investing in gold, and what he has seen in the gold price that has led him to hold this investor’s summit.
If you missed that, you can read it here.
Here is what Eoin had to say about the reasons behind today’s gold summit:
“It’s a five-day summit. And it start’s on Wednesday 27 February. We will release one episode a day and give you 24 hours to watch each one. That way you won’t miss a thing. For a limited time, access is free (click here to register for free now).
“I have flown in the top insiders and investors in the gold market to show everyone watching why the time is now to move into gold. The speakers are going to explain why gold could soon be the most important investment in the world for millions of people. That could cause a huge surge in demand – and price. And it’s my job to show you how to take maximum possible financial advantage.”
As I said, I’ve already had early access to Eoin’s research, and I can assure you it is well worth your time. You can get your all-access viewing pass by clicking here now.
Until next time,
Editor, Exponential Investor
PS If you’ve been reading Capital & Conflict, you’ll know that there is a massive amount of political turmoil across Europe right now.
And what is the best way to protect your money from political uncertainty?
“Uncertainty in the political sphere is good for gold. There is no equivocation on that point. It is the ultimate hedge against political turmoil.”
Find out how and why gold could protect you, and the best ways to start investing in it here.