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quote:Originally posted by Ians DaddyOk, according to one M.D., There are little finger like transmitors in the brain that "toss" electricity back and forth in the form of thoughts. I believe this is called synapses? When T.H.C. enters the brain, it causes these "fingers" to curl up and somewhat glue back. this widens the gap between them and thoughts are S l o w . Too much T.H.C and this starts to become more permanent. The "fingers" are shriveled and become less functional causing the brain to underwork. Unlike other drugs as in cocaine, that overworks the heart and brain, this is a depressant. Halucinogens cause too much information to be sent. Like if I called you on the phone and just talked to you would be normal. On L.S.D. for example, I would call you and would be connected with everyone in town at once. T.H.C. would be a very bad connection full of static and disconnections. As if the wires were frayed. It would slow down the thought transfer and you would only get half of the information. Making you lethargic in thought and slow in reactions, mental and physical....(and hungry?) What was the topic? I forgot. Oh, yeah, um, ok, weed. Well, the less information transfered, the less stored and thus the loss of short term memory. Or, something like that. There are a few medicinal benifits from smoking weed, but that's like saying that cigarettes aid in digestion. Umm, so? The cons outweigh the pros in this case. I'll try to get more from some other "experts" and post when I can. Now, where'd I leave my pipe?
quote:Originally posted by Donnah You can't patent a plant.
quote:Originally posted by chrisI strongly support the use of drugs where they can serve a helpful medicinal purpose.
quote:There are similar benefits to the application of the active agent in marijuana - THC.
quote:Indeed trials are underway to look at the potential benefits of using a cannabis-like agent to boost the appetites of dementia sufferers who are notoriously bad eaters.
quote:But in the same way that we don't trust the public to self-administer opioids (like heroin) sensibly, why should we suddenly expect them to be able to cope with cannabis ?
quote: Any drug is a potentially dangerous drug.
quote: People smoke it, which is immediately bad for your health and may encourage people to become tobacco dependent, it has lifelong consequences for your nervous system - some susceptible individuals develop schizophrenia - it has a profound demotivating effect and is also a gateway drug.
People smoke it, which is immediately bad for your health and may encourage people to become tobacco dependent
I have worked in the field of substance abuse recovery. Let me make a suggestion to Quantumcat ... Get at what's behind your friend's addiction, because the addiction is only a symptom and there's always something behind it. Once you understand that, you can help him all the better with his substance problem. Yeah, I mean for you to psychoanalyze him.