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Medical Marijuana And Psychedelic Effects On The Mind And Brain

  1. Sep 30, 2006 #1
    Seriously, it seems like the cannabis plant is built for the intelligent, inquisitive, imaginative, ect. mind. Not only do my senses, reason, intuition, and imagination expand on marijuana, I also understand science so much more. There is something it does to your logical faculty that makes you understand things your reason couldn't before using your imagination while high. I have heard in addition of expanding the senses it also heightens the ability of the left and right side of the brain. And it makes science so much more transcendent (as well as the natural world) that so many people lack. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't really make you slow, stupid, and doesn't kill brain cells (although looks can be deceiving ;)).

    Of course marijuana is a mild psychedelic. According to wiki a psychedelic are;

    and are thought to;

    That really says a lot on why it has the ability to improve the brain and perhaps make it more powerful, especially in the face of tough physics problems. From the more powerful psychedelics LSD and psilocybin people have even reported seeing objects in 4+ spatial dimensions. This really says a lot about their power to perhaps help the top minds in physics solve the M-Theory problems (by at least finding some evidence) and apply it to the so called "Theory Of Everything".

    But the only scientist I have ever heard who at least takes in pot is Carl Sagan. I think he did do a good job in his career helping show the public the wonderful world of science. I think Einstein did some too, although I don't know for sure.

    So what do these substances really do to the mind and brain?
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  3. Sep 30, 2006 #2
    They seem to give the people who ingest them the illusory experience of having greater insights than they actually have.
  4. Sep 30, 2006 #3


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    Great. I always wanted to see how a sphere in R^n looks like. If I start taking drugs, you'll be the one guilty. :biggrin:
  5. Sep 30, 2006 #4
    Use your illusions ;)
  6. Sep 30, 2006 #5


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    Don't need cannabis for that. Booze will do it fine. In fact studies have shown that people don't need any artificial help with this enterprise at all.
  7. Sep 30, 2006 #6

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    :rofl: <snark>
  8. Oct 1, 2006 #7
    Nah, booze kill brain cells. Marijuana and psychedelics don't ;).
  9. Oct 1, 2006 #8
    Whooaaahh, DUDE!!!! That was so deep! I got the shivvers.
    Wow! That smilie says sooo much! Layers and layers of meaning!! You could write an awsome book, dudette!!! Seriously!
  10. Oct 1, 2006 #9
    Perhaps you can go more in-depth on what you mean :wink:.
  11. Oct 1, 2006 #10


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    mind-altering drugs do allow you a unique perspective. It's not always profound, though.
  12. Oct 1, 2006 #11
    Dude, ever taken a really close look at the quote button? I mean, just sit and stare at it for a while. Man the things it's taught me!
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    dude! I think he's making a mockery of stoners!
  14. Oct 2, 2006 #13
    hes probably just a smart kid who likes to smoke weed too. Ive tried to expand on my scientific understanding while high but ive found that id much rather watch aqua teen hunger force. I find it easier to do my homework drug free, with the exception of caffeine.
  15. Oct 2, 2006 #14
    That's me: a bright, 14 year old stoner.
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    I'm the only stoner in my e&m class and I got the highest score on our first test. Could be coincidence though, usually I'm in the average.
  17. Oct 3, 2006 #16


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    Most of the kids I went to school with were heavily into drugs, the ones that aren't dead, in prison, or suffering from an assortment of mental illnesses went on to achieve zero.

    The ones that stopped getting stoned and shaped up are now leading productive lives.

    Go figure.

    Anyway, nothing comes from threads on this topic.
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