https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905131826.htm

This paper wants us to believe that cannabis users suffer from more “noise” in the brain, similar to that found in heroin abusers and alcoholics.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  The researchers cannot qualify the “noise”, which may simply be increased creative thinking, under cannabis, which is different from alcohol or opiates.  Another way to paraphrase this is “cannabis users show more brain activity than non-users”.  At this point, it is anyone’s guess as to the details of that activity.

Cannabis often leads to “out of the box” thinking, melding disparate ideas into novel concepts.  The late Carl Sagan felt that this was a good thing, inspiring creativity and insight.

AuntieBS

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“No stems, no seeds that you don’t need, Acapulco Gold is bad-ass weed”, to plagiarize a jingle from Cheech and Chong, almost 50 years ago.  Never mind stems and seeds, or even bad-ass weed, but learn about cannabidiol– CBD.  It is one of the main cannabinoids that is not psychoactive but has powerful medical properties.  It is a very good anti-inflammatory agent.  Many seniors use it in ointment for arthritic hands, elbows, shoulders, even backs.  CBD also has anti-cancer properties and while rumors and anecdotes abound, scientific research has shown it to be effective for gliomas– a specific type of brain cancer.  Now, it may be useful for eye and vision issues:

https://www.getholistichealth.com/77732/how-cbd-oil-can-improve-your-eyesight/

AuntieBS

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180830113004.htm

 

Cannabidiol (CBD) may be effective in treating depression.  Note that CBD is not intoxicating, suggesting that it may be used without interfering with normal activities.

 

AuntieBS

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180730160618.htm

Is it merely prolonging the agony or is it a glimmer of hope?

AuntieBS

Oh Well…..

Posted: July 29, 2018 in Cannabis, COPD, health, Marijuana
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728084133.htm

AuntieBS

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180723132251.htm

AuntieBS is not a neuroscientist, so to flat-out declare this to be bullshit is out of her league.  But, such “studies” should be viewed with a jaundiced eye, because there is so much negative pressure against cannabis from Big Pharma, so see its use as reducing their profits.

When you read reports of modern cannabis strains being more potent, be wary.  Instead of smoking entire joints, the modern cannabis user enjoys just a toke or two, akin to a shot or two of vodka vs a six pack of beer.  The cannabis ingestion level may be the same, but the tars and combustion byproducts is much less with stronger strains.  Having said that, there are no details as to the amount of cannabis given to the test mice, and how that would extrapolate to human use.  If a human got as wasted as they could possibly be and remain awake, there may not be much remembered.  But, the amount of intoxication under “normal” use, is much less and long-term memory is not affected.

So, I question the veracity of this assertion and remain unconvinced, though I cannot discount it 100%.  As with most things, moderation is a good concept.

AuntieBS

A pioneering study has found Australian parents who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as “effective.” Contrary to parental expectations, extracts generally contained low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) — commonly considered to be a key therapeutic element and that has been successfully used in recent clinical trials to treat epilepsy.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705115620.htm

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