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Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use

Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use
By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff The new study of cognitive changes caused by heavy marijuana use has found no lasting effects 28 days after quitting. Following a month of abstinence, men and women who smoked pot at least 5,000 times in their lives performed just as well on psychological tests as people who used pot sparingly or not at all, according to a report in the latest edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry. That's the good news. "If there's one thing I've learned from studying marijuana for more than a decade, it's that proponents and opponents of the drug will put opposite spins on these findings," says Harrison Pope, a Harvard professor of psychiatry and leader of the research. "As a scientist, I'm struck by how passionately people hold opinions in both directions no matter what the evidence says. Withdrawal produces impairment All took batteries of intelligence, attention, learning and memory tests on days 0, 1, 7, and 28 after quitting the drug. Unsatisfied lives Related:  Kaneh Bosm || Cannabissyphilicious

Meet Your Marijuana Brain Module Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, R.N. Health Education Teacher (Retired) Medical marijuana treats so many human illnesses so well due to its stimulation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Why is this so? Because the present day medical therapeutic application is based on the evolution of the endocannabinoid system and the psychology of our species. Together, there is nothing more natural than medical marijuana and how it works in the human body. In my last post, "Worth Repeating: The Marijuana Exercise Prescription," I described how the "runner's high" was produced through the endocannabinoid system and how marijuana could be used to jumpstart a new exercise program for beginners and/or used by experienced athletes to enhance the psychology of exercise motivation. Supporting evidence for this claim: "Intense exercise increases circulating endocannabinoid and BDNF levels in humans-Possible implications for reward and depression" (Psychoneuroendocrinology, October 2011) Footnotes

The 10 Most Successful Potheads on the Planet… Cool Enough to Admit It An unemployed porno addict, sitting in his parents’ basement, playing video games, eating Lucky Charms out of the box with one hand while he lazily scratches his balls with the other. A dread-lock having, patchouli oil smelling, tie-die wearing, Phish listening, hula-hoop twirling space cadet. A burger flipping, acne having, socially inept, friendless loser… These are the common stereotypes associated with the term ‘pothead’. Where these stereotypes originated remains a mystery to us. Sir Richard Branson While the ‘Sir’ in front of this guy’s name puts him in some very elite company, it doesn’t automatically get him on this list. Rick Steves Your name doesn’t become synonymous with ‘European Travel’ by accident. Aaron Sorkin In fairness to tokers around the world, Sorkin is a bit more of a ‘drug addict’ than he is ‘pothead’. Michael Phelps Mr. Barack Obama Almost every American President before Barry, from Washington to Clinton to Bush, has had a pot addled past. Michael Bloomberg Ted Turner

How WeedMaps Makes More Than $400,000 a Month For most of the U.S., marijuana is an illicit pleasure. But in some states--California, Colorado, and Washington, to name a few--it's a legal vice, provided you have a medical marijuana card. The marijuana network can be daunting for the uninitiated, with offerings like Blue Dream, Strawberry Cough, and Green Crack on dispensary menus. How are patients supposed to navigate? That's where comes in. In just two years, the WeedMaps website (tagline: Find Your Bud) has grown to more than $400,000 each month in revenue and 25,000 visitors each day. Like many a successful entrepreneur, Hartfield realized there was a gap in the market. At first, Hartfield offered dispensaries the opportunity to display listings for free. In January 2010, WeedMaps started charging for listings. A quick search for my nearest dispensary--Medithrive--yields a dizzying amount of information about the dispensary's offerings (Not So Virgin Olive Oil, anyone?)

Beta-caryophyllene is a dietary cannabinoid welcome to the hemp archives on Welcome to our hemp archive! In this section, we share some knowledge about this most sustainable of resources. Hemp is one of the most prolific renewable fibre plants on the planet. No other single plant resource can be put to as many different uses. Whilst oil has become the cheapest single fuel and feedstock to our frenzied western economic growth cycle in the last fifty years, the party can’t go on forever. Hemp was part of our past and maintaining that heritage will serve us into the future.

Rosenhan experiment Rosenhan's study was done in two parts. The first part involved the use of healthy associates or "pseudopatients" (three women and five men, including Rosenhan himself) who briefly feigned auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different states in various locations in the United States. All were admitted and diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. The second part of his study involved an offended hospital administration challenging Rosenhan to send pseudopatients to its facility, whom its staff would then detect. The study concluded "it is clear that we cannot distinguish the sane from the insane in psychiatric hospitals" and also illustrated the dangers of dehumanization and labeling in psychiatric institutions. The pseudopatient experiment[edit] Rosenhan and the other pseudopatients reported an overwhelming sense of dehumanization, severe invasion of privacy, and boredom while hospitalized. Impact and controversy[edit]

THC Prevents MDMA Neurotoxicity in Mice Marijuana (Weed) History and Facts People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He moved mountains to make it illegal worldwide. Between 1937 and 1947, the government spent $220 million on the war against drugs. First Fabric Known to Man The hemp plant, also called cannabis or marijuana, has been used around the world for thousands of years. Cannabis Seeds Used as Food Around 6000 BCE hemp seeds were used as food in China. Cannabis is Cultivated and Left as an Offering In 1500 BCE Scythians started to cultivate cannabis for weaving cloth. "Sacred Grass" Named One of Five Sacred Plants in India Cannabis is called "Sacred Grass" in the Hindu sacred text Arthava-Veda and named one of the five sacred plants of India. Hemp Use Spreads Throughout Europe Marijuana Comes to the New World

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life | People love to give each other advice. The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? Well, here on PsyBlog we’ve got the scientific evidence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The 420 Shack: The Super Healing Cannabis Skin Salve Recipe Cannabis has long been known to have anti-bacterial and other positive health properties when applied topically. Scientist's from Italy and the UK have found substances harvested from cannabis can be more effective than some conventional antibiotics. Especially regarding drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA. The compounds called cannabinoids or CBD's are unaffected by the mechanism that super bugs like MRSA use to evade existing antibiotics. "The cannabinoids even showed exceptional activity against the MRSA strain that makes extra amounts of the proteins that give the bugs resistance against many antibiotics," says Gibbons. How to make your own cannabis salve step by step What you will need: That's it! Once it's hardened, you just grab a dab on your finger and rub it onto the afflicted area. If you enjoyed this recipe check out our recipe for cannabis infused lip balm.

When you are high.. When you are high.. (11 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading ... Posted in Images on April 10th, 2010 by Demon | Report This Post | Add to favorites Disclaimer: Unless specifically mentioned in the post, we have no clue where this picture came from. Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. “Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million? Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts. This trap is particularly dangerous as it’s deliberately used in many occasions, such as by experienced salesmen, who will show you a higher-priced item first, “anchoring” that price in your mind, for example. What can you do about it? Always view a problem from different perspectives. 2. In one experiment a group of people were randomly given one of two gifts — half received a decorated mug, the other half a large Swiss chocolate bar. 3. 4.

Hydroponics Lighting: New Discoveries for Bigger Buds with More THC Hydroponics lighting is so vital for your marijuana plants, but there’s so much misinformation and confusing information. Even those of us who spend all our time studying hydroponics equipment have a hard time sorting all the claims and technology. One thing I like to do is talk to pros who sell hydroponics HID, digital ballasts, magnetic core and coil ballasts, LED units, T-5 hydroponics lighting and other gear, and see what they say. Some hydroponics retailers don’t know shit about your marijuana crops, or won’t admit to it. But I’m fortunate to know hydroponics retailers that go the extra mile in product testing and customer care. One store I talk to has a ballast, bulb and hood testing station where customers bring in used lighting equipment to see how well it’s performing. PAR is the new buzzword for those of us trying to grow the marijuana that gives us the biggest buzz. Most serious marijuana growers use light meters in their grow rooms. Preview :

Marijuana, THC, Cannabis, Pot, Weed Cannabis is Schedule I at the Federal level in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade or give) without a DEA license. However, 9 states have made it available by prescription. And Washington and Colorado Residents Can Use Cannabis Legally Addictive Potential: Low Emergency Room Visits Yearly: 79,663 in 2003 more… Mandatory Minimum Sentence: 5 years for 100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants Mechanism of Action: Binds to and activates the cannabinoid receptors in the brain Overview: Cannabis, or Marijuana, is a genus of flowering plant that includes one or more species. The reason cannabis is not as addictive as other drugs is simply because the discontinuation of use results in only mild withdrawal symptoms, if any at all. Cannabis & Short Term Memory Loss: Cannabis is linked to short term memory loss because of the concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the hippocampus. Cannabis and Your Lungs: Recipes: Articles: Videos: