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Medical New Antidepressant Drug Increases 'Brain's Own Cannabis' [article]

  1. Dec 16, 2005 #1

    hypnagogue

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051213172852.htm
     
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    "Endocannabinoids are chemicals released by the brain under certain conditions..."

    I had no idea.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2005 #3

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    I've read similar statements about cannabinoids and even specifically about marijuana in a number of scientific journals, including the Journal of Nature. This particular affect of pot seems to come up quite frequently.
    Another article about cannabinoids I saw recently regards UB-210. (Smart rats can buy a miligram for $35.)
    Ref: New Scientist
    But other research found no similar neuron growth for the active ingredient in pot:
    Personally, I'd be a lot happier with a doob from time to time. :tongue:
     
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