Pot Smoking and Developing Brains

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and schizophrenia

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Weed, Ganja, MaryJane, Cannabis, Pot, Hemp, Herb, Reefer

Some of my Senior readers may not recognize each of them, but practically any teen can tell you that they are all names for marijuana.

You know, that stuff you can roll into a joint that – except in jest – only the most out-of-it refer to as “a funny cigarette.”

The technical term for marijuana is cannabis – for a very good reason.  Since at least 1967, various chemical constituents of marijuana have been classified as cannabinoids.

They act on cannabinoid receptors in cells throughout our bodies, and alter neurotransmitter release in the brain – but they are NOT all the same.

One toke…

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3 thoughts on “Pot Smoking and Developing Brains

  1. WONDERFUL to see this info spread further. Especially now, when there’s talk about reducing the Classification in America.

    It’s now Schedule I – *supposedly* reserved for substances with a high potential for abuse/ no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States (heroin, for example), with stiffest penalties, even for doctors who use them medicinally, btw! Illegal to prescribe, in fact. States have been overriding, but if the administration wanted to get ugly they have the law on their side.

    Currently, ALL cannabinoids are Schedule I substances – which is clearly not true for CBD and may not be so for THC either. Long political history as to why, and I believe it is a crying shame it has held up research on medical usages considerably while many of those with chronic pain, PTSD, trauma, anxiety disorders, nausea, vertigo, migraines and more could have been helped – legally, instead of forcing them to choose between breaking the law or agony. 
So THANKS for sharing!

    Lowering its classification, btw, would allow states more latitude to set their own laws on usage. Recent headline (link on article):
Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level.

    I hope everyone will find out more info – with open minds – before ringing in with opinions on this issue.
    xx,
    mgh

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      1. You know, I doubt that the pharmaceutical industry is against legalization. I’m sure they are chomping at the bit to develop medication they can sell as “better” than what you can grow.

        It already exists for use in studies, to ensure standard dosage regulation – but it is illegal, currently, to do anything more.
        xx,
        mgh

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