The Brain's Own Cannabis What do chocolate cravings, forgetful mice, and blissful pigs have in common? The answer is anandamide, a recently discovered messenger molecule that plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility. Its name comes from ananda, the Sanskrit word for "bliss". Anandamide's discovery may lead to the development of an entirely new family of therapeutic drugs. Anandamide chemistry provides a rare glimpse of processes that affect human behavior at the molecular level.
Top 11 Marijuana Documentaries by Evilpig on May 3, 2010 | 56 Comments This list was written by Hail Mary Jane.com These are by far some of the best marijuana documentaries to date. All of them are eye-opening and most of them make a serious case for the legalization of marijuana and/or medical marijuana. Except for Reefer Madness, I threw that in for a different reason. Sit back, spark a fat one up, and get ready to have your mind blown. Adults See Alcohol, Cigarettes Riskier Than Marijuana Americans view alcohol and cigarettes as more dangerous than marijuana. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that just 17% of Adults rate use of marijuana as riskier than drinking alcohol. Fifty percent (50%) say alcohol is more dangerous, while 26% rate the two as equally risky. Connecticut Approves Pot Decriminalization Bill In Connecticut, possession of 30 joints or less will be akin to receiving a speeding ticket. sea kay's flickr After much debate over the weekend, the Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation to decriminalize small amounts of pot. And today, after more heated debate, the House gave final legislative approval to the bill. And Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy hailed its passage and pledged to sign it when it reaches his desk: "Final approval of this legislation accepts the reality that the current law does more harm than good - both in the impact it has on people's lives and the burden it places on police, prosecutors and probation officers of the criminal justice system."
What cannabis actually does to your brain - io9 Chances are they would've ended up brainless morons with or without the pot. It's quite frankly not strong enough of a narcotic to destroy one's life such as you describe. It's very dependent on the user's persona. Legalization advocates criticize ex-DEA chiefs A national group advocating less-stringent drugs laws is criticizing eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs for their call to nullify new laws in Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use. The New York-based Drug Policy Alliance said in a statement Tuesday that the former administrators have a vested interest in defending policies they promoted for decades but that many Americans are now rejecting. The group's executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, says the ex-officials face the same legacy as agents who enforced alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and early 1930s. It was eventually viewed as a failure and reversed. The ex-DEA chiefs say federal law banning marijuana use has supremacy over state laws.
How to Make Cannabutter For those of you who have never tried cooking with your cannabis because you think its too difficult, the WSJ presents to you an easy, step-by-step guide on how to cook with everyone’s favorite herb. Roll up a nice one but don’t light it yet. There are a few important steps you’ll need to take care of first. Pot smokers enter legal limbo in Washington, Colorado NEW: Seattle police are ordered to only issue verbal warnings for violations of the lawGrowing, selling marijuana will still be prosecuted as a felony, King County prosecutor saysUntil state takes over, the black market will thrive as it meets consumer demands, he saysA federal challenge of state pot legalization could take years to resolve, he says (CNN) -- The crowd at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle began counting down as midnight approached. It wasn't New Year's Day they were anticipating, but the moment that marijuana would become legal in Washington state. As midnight hit, smokers hit their pipes and joints to celebrate.