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Thread: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    That's how I prefer my tobacco, but every time I start assembling my hookah at a party every idiot within earshot wants me to put cannabis in it.

    There are a lot of flavors I like with my tobacco, but honestly, I can't think of a flavor that would go well with cannabis to improve it. Perhaps a strong mint flavor, but that would be more concealment than anything else. (Of course, I prefer strong mint flavors with my tobacco as well.) Rose petals? Theoretically, if you were to consider doing such a thing, what flavors would you try?
    Apple perhaps? In my younger days I would carve an apple up, add a piece of foil with some holes poked in it, and with a few minutes work have an apple bowl. I do recall the apple flavor was noticeable, and was rather tasty
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    You know, the scientific rationale for using weed is the biggest load of crap I've ever heard. Have you ever met a stoner? To say that he is increasing his brain power by using that crap is comical. Not to mention that his social skills are basically put right in the ****ing toilet.
    Obviously they are not increasing their brain power, and the drug has numerous other less-than-desirable effects. But the fact that it can stimulate new brain cell growth is promising-- not as an excuse for every idiot to smoke cannabis, because frankly they don't need any more excuses, but as the beginning point for research into new therapies.

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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    Ummm... I've seen the gateway drug theory play out in reality. blah blah blah

    rubbish. It was not the weed that made them do other drugs. Some people have a propensity to enter altered states, some don't just because the first opportunity for them was weed did not mean the weed did it to them.

    I bet they first experimented by spinning in circles and getting dizzy all the time when they were really young.. that is the original gateway buzz.
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    rubbish. It was not the weed that made them do other drugs. Some people have a propensity to enter altered states, some don't just because the first opportunity for them was weed did not mean the weed did it to them.
    Few(probably using these drugs themselves but oft forgetting ) are claiming that weed is some psychedelic madman drug that pollutes your mind into wanting to do any and every drug that exists

    And frankly, that's not what the "gateway" theory is. The "gateway" theory claims that people familiarize themselves with recreational drugs by using substances like weed, and then once they see their not being chased by the F.B.I nor are they automatic sociopaths they start going on to doing more hardcore drugs... like shrooms and abuse of over-the-counter.

    Essentially, it gives them a phony sense of control over these substances when, while they may initially control their use, they pretty soon are psychologically if not physically addicted to the high these substances provides.

    I bet they first experimented by spinning in circles and getting dizzy all the time when they were really young.. that is the original gateway buzz.
    One did. He used to hyper-ventilate and I was telling him that probably killed so many brain cells and he laughed. What a tard. I totally forgot about that...

    Still, neither of the above mentioned. The one that dips said he did the whole "choking game" bs but I knew even at the time he was just saying it for attention... haha this is funny talking about childhood
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Obviously they are not increasing their brain power, and the drug has numerous other less-than-desirable effects. But the fact that it can stimulate new brain cell growth is promising-- not as an excuse for every idiot to smoke cannabis, because frankly they don't need any more excuses, but as the beginning point for research into new therapies.
    I would agree with your evaluation but the problem is that people are using it as an excuse to smoke cannabis and to promote substance abuse. It's pretty digusting and, well, heinous.

    Drug abusers always try to legitimize their abuse of substances with "scientific" back-up... the problem is that none of their evidence was acquired empirically. Most of it is picked up either through hearsay or from random and very specific surveys. It's not at all legitimate and is bad influence for kids growing up and being presented with these choices.

    I mean, just look at this other guy on the forum right now... He's trying to claim it's some innate drive in some people to get high.

    Look: It is not an inevitability for someone to want to abuse drugs. And even if it is, that isn't at all a good reason for them to be using drugs. That's like saying alcoholism is okay because some people are looking to always drink... what a load of nonsense.
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    there have been research studies that have shown promising leads with some phytocannabinoids (plant based cannabioids) having potential anti tumor properties, (possibly explaining the discrepancy between smoking cannabis and cancer development) I do not believe they have isolated which specific cannabinoid(s) as of yet though - there are 75+ known cannabinoids of which THC was but one in cannabis.

    It comes as little surprise that phytocannabinoids have a potential role in brain cell growth, or brain activity in general.. We have known for a while that there are cannabinoid receptors in the brain (CBD-1), and that little is still known about the function of endogenous cannabinoids (produced within our bodies), yet alone the potential functions of phytocannabinoids, and possible cross over roles in our brains, or for that matter our immune system.

    The fact that such very similar chemicals are present naturally in our own bodies, and that we have receptors for this class of chemicals (there are also cbd-2 receptors which are a part of our immune system.), and that we know very little of either leads one to believe there are many many breakthroughs, and roles of this unique class of chemicals yet to be understood.

    At least the AMA has finally came around to understanding this and are now behind reclassification of the drug, realizing that there is quite a lot of medical potential in those forsaken cannabinoid laden marijuana plants.
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post

    I mean, just look at this other guy on the forum right now... He's trying to claim it's some innate drive in some people to get high.



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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    Few(probably using these drugs themselves but oft forgetting ) are claiming that weed is some psychedelic madman drug that pollutes your mind into wanting to do any and every drug that exists

    And frankly, that's not what the "gateway" theory is. The "gateway" theory claims that people familiarize themselves with recreational drugs by using substances like weed, and then once they see their not being chased by the F.B.I nor are they automatic sociopaths they start going on to doing more hardcore drugs... like shrooms and abuse of over-the-counter.

    Essentially, it gives them a phony sense of control over these substances when, while they may initially control their use, they pretty soon are psychologically if not physically addicted to the high these substances provides.
    I am quite familiar with the gateway theory, thank you. What you just described was not the marijuana gateway, but the prohibition and misinformation via propaganda gateway.

    the gateway theory was killed 15 years ago.


    One did. He used to hyper-ventilate and I was telling him that probably killed so many brain cells and he laughed. What a tard. I totally forgot about that...

    Still, neither of the above mentioned. The one that dips said he did the whole "choking game" bs but I knew even at the time he was just saying it for attention... haha this is funny talking about childhood
    geeez, I would have never guessed... oh wait I did basically, after the spinning in circles to get dizzy, comes the hyperventilation games, then perhaps huffing, or they dabble in pot because it is available at that age being unregulated and all.

    perhaps that person on this very forum you are trying to dismiss really knows what the hell he is talking about huh?
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I am quite familiar with the gateway theory, thank you. What you just described was not the marijuana gateway, but the prohibition and misinformation via propaganda gateway.

    the gateway theory was killed 15 years ago.
    So when I as 1 year old? Too bad.

    The gateway drug theory (also called gateway theory, gateway hypothesis and gateway effect) is the hypothesis that the habitual use of less deleterious drugs may lead to a future risk of using more dangerous hard drugs and/or crime.[1]

    The gateway drug theory is often attributed to the use of these 3 drugs

    * Tobacco
    * Alcohol
    * Cannabis [2][3][4]
    Clearly, you're not familiar enough. Case and Point.





    geeez, I would have never guessed.

    perhaps that person on this very forum you are trying to dismiss really knows what the hell he is talking about huh?
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    Re: Marijuana Helps Grow Brain Cells!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post


    Clearly, you're not familiar enough. Case and Point.

    never claimed the propaganda (or wikipedia articles) was not killed, just the theory.

    edit: did you read the whole wikipedia article yet?
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