Cannabis memory effects examined

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Cannabis memory effects examined

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:36 am

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Scientists believe they are closer to understanding how taking cannabis disrupts short-term memory.

The Canadian team from Ottawa University narrowed the effect down to a particular type of brain cell called an astrocyte.

Writing in the journal Cell, they said it might be possible to block it in medicines based on cannabis.

A UK researcher said it could reveal more about natural brain chemicals.

Cannabis floods the brain with a host of chemicals which mimic one of its own subtle signalling systems, leading to pronounced changes in mood and memory.

Scientists are trying to harness the power of these chemicals, called cannabinoids, in pharmaceuticals aimed at conditions such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

The doses of cannabinoid are carefully controlled to avoid the "high" feeling.

The work by the Ottawa University researchers may shed light on how one of the best known cannabinoids, THC, acts on the brain....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1815
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Re: Cannabis memory effects examined

Postby civickiller » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:28 am

thats good and all but nothing beats natures creations not no pharmaceutical creation, pure hemp oil ftw.
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Re: Cannabis memory effects examined

Postby Stillhaha » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:25 pm

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabidiol

CBD (Cannabidiol) has demonstrated numerous beneficial health effects with less of a 'brain fog' high than the more common THC-heavy medical cannabis strains. Big Pharma wants to synthesize it further, I keep hearing.
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Re: Cannabis memory effects examined

Postby civickiller » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:32 pm

yes indica(high CBD low THC) strains give you that calm high, sativa(low CBD high THC) the common strain gives you that alert high.

i wish i lived in cali so i can get some hemp oil at a dispensary instead of having to grow it and make the oil to see if it could help my ms
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