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Marijuana, Sleep and Dreams

Marijuana, Sleep and Dreams
Marijuana affects dreams. Stoners say they don't have dreams but if they stop smoking for a few days, they are flooded with dreams. Is there any psychological research supporting this? Sleep and wakefulness are both parts of a normal daily rhythm. The study of sleep is fascinating. Though sleep seems like a passive state to us, the brain is still very active. To address this question, Feinberg, et al. (1975) compared the sleep patterns of experienced marijuana users on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and a placebo. If sleep is fascinating, dreaming is even more so. In his book Memories, Dreams, and Reflections , Jung describes some fascinating dreams of his own. I must confess I have never been visited by a giant phallus during the night, but I have had some pretty cool dreams. Feinberg, I., Jones, R, Walker JM, Cavness, C, March, J. (1975). Related:  Cannabis

Hemp Facts Uses For Cannabis Interesting Facts How Marijuana Affects Memory: It's Not The Neurons Getting mice stoned can actually result in important scientific discoveries. Research published in March in Cell magazine reveal how marijuana impairs working memory, the short-term memory we use to hold on to and process thoughts. The classic example is of the stoner who forgets the point he was making, mid-sentence. To study exactly how cannabis affects working memory in such a fashion, Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux in France and his colleagues removed cannabinoid receptors from neurons in mice, reports Ruth Williams at Scientific American. These receptors are proteins that respond to marijuana's chief psychoactive ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The mice whose cannabinoid receptors had been removed from their neurons were just as forgetful as regular mice when given THC; that is to say, they were just as bad at memorizing the position of a hidden platform in a water pool. More links from around the web!

Cannabinoids Occur Naturally In Human Breast Milk Providing further evidence that humans and cannabis were meant to co-exist, a study from 2004, of which an abstract was recently published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, shows that breast milk naturally produces cannabinoids, chemicals also found to naturally occur in the cannabis plant. “”[E]ndocannabinoids have been detected in maternal milk and activation of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type 1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking … apparently activating oral-motor musculature,” the study says. In layman’s terms, the endocannabinoids in breast milk teach babies the desire for milk, without which they would starve to death. The process is similar to the one that gives marijuana users the “munchies” and allows cancer patients and the like the ability to eat and live when they use medical cannabis. Seen in this light, the prohibition of marijuana looks even more ridiculous. Maybe one day we will rectify our mistake. - Joe Klare

Fuck Yeah Your Piece Is Sweet! This is Weedy Wonka. It’s purple, glittery, and glows in the dark. our babys :). the middle bong died though :c R.I.P. This is my baby. He’s from Michigan but resides in Arizona currently. =] Hahaha!! Gotta love the married life. What Canabis Actually Does To Your Brain 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. @Tadashii: Are you also for alcohol and tobacco prohibition? Wow- Tadashii, pot is not meth or cocaine. Yes, its a chemical that can intoxicate and has been embraced by, and been the cause of some lazy folks, underachievers, and Grateful Dead fans not amounting to much. Pot is like anything else- tobacco, alcohol, vicodin, valium, caffeine, etc. Cannabis has great promise for any treatment that requires appetite stimulant (such as cancer, HIV, etc), and has also been found to act as an anti-inflammatory or nausea reliever, Don't just stamp marijuana "evil". Do you enjoy any caffeinated sodas, cigarettes, or the occasional alcoholic beverage? Yes I am against alcohol too and I agree that it's worse than pot.

Myths About Cannabis Misconceptions Cannabis is probably the world’s most popular casual use drug that is illegal in most nations. It has become so widespread that many people wouldn’t think twice about asking to light up at a friend’s or to smoke in public places. It is an ancient drug that has been used throughout history for medical, magical, and pleasurable purposes. Thanks to the scare-tactics of propaganda in the 1960s and 1970s, there are many myths surrounding the drug – this list intends to put things straight once and for all. Myth: Cannabis’ active ingredient THC gets stored in body fat and its effects can last days or even weeks Fact: It is true that cannabis (like many other drugs) enters the body’s fat stores, and it is for this reason that it can be detected long after use, but that is the only part of this myth which is true. Myth: Cannabis use causes memory loss and a general reduction in logic and intelligence Myth: Cannabis has been scientifically proven to be harmful Sources:1. Jamie Frater

The Disastrous War on Drugs Turns 40: 5 Ways to Stop the Madness | Drugs February 11, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Some anniversaries provide an occasion for celebration, others a time for reflection, still others a time for action. It's hard to believe that Americans have spent roughly a trillion dollars (give or take a few hundred million) on this forty-year war. Reflect we must on not just the consequences of this war at home but abroad as well. Wars can be costly -- in money, rights and lives -- but still necessary to defend national sovereignty and core values. If the demand for any of these drugs were two, five or ten times what they are today, the supply would be there. Republican and Democratic governors confronting massive state budget deficits are now endorsing alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent drug law offenders that they would have rejected out of hand just a few years ago.

Is Fox Coming Out With A Marijuana Legalization Sitcom? Can We Expect ‘The Happy Tree’ To Come Across Our Televisions Sooner Than Later? I just saw the following message come across Drug Policy Alliance’s Twitter Feed: “Fox sitcom about marijuana legalization in the works” Naturally, my interest was peaked. I am hoping to see at least one accurate marijuana sitcom before I die. I would like to see a sitcom that does both. According to Deadline.Com: The Happy Tree, from former Entourage executive producers Rob Weiss, Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson, centers on a brilliant young corporate attorney who, after a nervous breakdown, quits his job and seeks a life of peace and serenity on Venice Beach only to find himself the unlikely voice for the marijuana “legalize it” movement.” Well Venice Beach readers, this is your chance to have your marijuana culture thrust into homes across America.

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