Pot Smoking and Developing Brains

Interesting. Shared this on LinkedIn.

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Reefer Madness?

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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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One thought on “Pot Smoking and Developing Brains

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog. I responded in a comment under the notification on my own blog, but I wanted to leave it here as well – along with my appreciation.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    More to know and more to come (eventually!), so I really appreciate your help getting the word out.

    Especially now, when there’s talk about reducing the Classification. 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! 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!
    xx,
    mgh

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