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Scientists discover hormone that blocks marijuana buzz
Breitbart/afp ^ | 1/2/2014 8:51:35 PM

Posted on 01/03/2014 8:11:53 AM PST by gooblah

A naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the high caused by marijuana and could be useful in preventing addiction, researchers said Thursday.

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1 posted on 01/03/2014 8:11:53 AM PST by gooblah
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To: gooblah

Name the hormone ‘Buzzkill’.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:23 AM PST by AU72
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To: gooblah

Require all “medical marijuana” use to be taken concurrently with this hormone and the medical need will drop drastically.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:31 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: gooblah

Why do I suspect that the demand for this treatment will be low?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:40 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Yup.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 8:15:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: gooblah

Bummer, man...


6 posted on 01/03/2014 8:17:11 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: gooblah

Well that’s good news; I only smoke for the flavor. Now that I don’t have to worry about that nasty buzz, I can start smoking more.

/s/


7 posted on 01/03/2014 8:17:43 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: gooblah
whiie cannabis products can alleviate symptoms of depression, glaucoma, spasms, and nausea associated with cancer and AIDS, they are also known to impair brain development, "

This might help expain how barack hussein okwanzaa managed to capture the youth vote.

Thank you.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 8:20:16 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: gooblah

Marijuana is not physiologically addictive.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 8:22:54 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: gooblah
I do know the female hormone causes worship of Marxists and Arkansas rapists, but I'm not sure what would block it.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 8:25:03 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That is the face that destroyed America.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 8:26:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: gooblah

But ... but ... I thought one of the arguments in favor of legalizing marijuana was that it wasn’t addictive!


12 posted on 01/03/2014 8:27:15 AM PST by IronJack
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

NOTHING can cure magic thinking ... not even reality cracks the prison of worshipful obamaroids.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 8:28:19 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: gooblah

Pot is not addictive. Now if they could cure alcoholism,gambling addition,or drug addition that would be something.
Best I remember from the 70s all one needed was to see blue lights flashing behind you or other startling reality to kill the buzz immediately.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 8:28:51 AM PST by libbylu
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To: gooblah

But why? :)


15 posted on 01/03/2014 8:30:41 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
At another obama event:

Liberal womyn photo 74.jpg

16 posted on 01/03/2014 8:33:05 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: null and void

Yikes. Tough crowd.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 8:36:30 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA

I was never able to find a hi-rez version of that. Blondie second from the left would have been perfect for a “That which has been seen” meme...


18 posted on 01/03/2014 8:39:41 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: null and void

LOL! They look like Fem-Nazis. “We vill kill our babies! Unt if you are against that zen you are a participant in ze war against women!”


19 posted on 01/03/2014 8:53:42 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: null and void

Holy cow.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 8:55:44 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: libbylu

I have known folks who went to AA to kick pot addiction...so I guess some have a problem with it.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 8:58:26 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: 11th Commandment
Require all “medical marijuana” use to be taken concurrently with this hormone and the medical need will drop drastically.

lol...yeah it will be alike a mass healing as everyone soon discovers that their "medicine" is no longer needed...

22 posted on 01/03/2014 9:01:02 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: libbylu; All
marijuana-anonymous.org
23 posted on 01/03/2014 9:01:11 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: gooblah

Parents can now slip some Stone-A-Way to their kids each morning about time now they will know what thinking fells like.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 9:20:58 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: rarestia

Exactly.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 9:24:05 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: trisham; Chode

Don’t compare them to cows, cows are gentle, useful, beautiful creatures...


26 posted on 01/03/2014 9:29:12 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: andyk; rarestia
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 9% of people who use marijuana will become addicted to it.

In a recent review of 120 studies, researchers from the University of Montreal and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York found that about one in four teenage users of marijuana develops an abusive or dependent (i.e., addictive) relationship with the drug.

In fact, in 2009, approximately 18% of people ages 12 and older entering drug-abuse treatment programs reported marijuana as their primary drug of abuse, so you definitely don’t have to worry about being the only pot addict in a program. There are plenty of other people who share the same problem…and plenty of dedicated professionals who want to help you find a solution.

Source

27 posted on 01/03/2014 9:29:17 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

I can point to government funded studies that prove man-made global warming.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 9:34:09 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: RoosterRedux
From none other than today's Merck Manual. The official field manual of the US Army.

Marijuana is a euphoriant that can cause sedation or dysphoria in some users. Overdose does not occur. Psychologic dependence can develop with chronic use, but very little physical dependence is clinically apparent. Withdrawal is uncomfortable but requires only supportive treatment.
29 posted on 01/03/2014 9:39:25 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk
If you have known an addict, you know this isn't global warming. It can truly ruin a life...often because it is so easy to deny there is a problem.

It often involves concomitant depression either caused by the addiction or exacerbated by it.

Close friend from childhood was an addict. His addiction ruined his career, his marriage...and ultimately ended in his suicide.

Not everyone becomes an addict...but those that do just waste their lives away.

Believe me...this is one issue I have up close familiarity with.

It seems the biggest problem with pot is the denial that it is a problem.

30 posted on 01/03/2014 9:42:20 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: andyk
Whether addiction is psychological or physiological is irrelevant. Addiction means continual and abusive usage whatever the reason.

Sounds like you are in denial.

31 posted on 01/03/2014 9:45:21 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: gooblah

But...but...but, weed is not addictive...at least that’s what all the ‘heads say! So why need a remedy?


32 posted on 01/03/2014 9:50:56 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: gooblah

Now all they have to do is couple it to a monoclonal immune antibody, and you’ll never get high again. Didn’t that get tried with cocaine?

Killjoys, all.


33 posted on 01/03/2014 10:07:08 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: andyk
I apologize for saying "it sounds like you are in denial." That was a bit over the top.

I find this is an emotionally charged subject because of some negative experiences with pot addiction (my own addiction and that of many friends).

Most folks have no problems with pot. But when problems develop...they are a beatch.

34 posted on 01/03/2014 10:22:16 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sounds like you have an axe to grind. Whether addiction is physical or psychological is a huge distinction. One begins to wade into prior restraint waters, IMHO.

I have no problem if you want to use the deadly force of state or local governments to control people’s behavior in their private lives. If you think for one second that the fedguv has such power, then we disagree.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 10:24:12 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thank you. No worries :-)


36 posted on 01/03/2014 10:26:37 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk
I do have an axe to grind.

That said, nowhere have I said that government should control people's behaviors. I think pot should be legalized and the truth about it should be known.

The science of addiction (whether such is physical, psychological, or a mixture of the two) is irrelevant to an addict. Escape from the prison of addiction and indeed sobriety itself are wonderful things...but to an addict it is not science or theory or hypothesis but a life or death experience.

Believe me when I agree that such is an axe to grind.

37 posted on 01/03/2014 10:32:01 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

I believe you. I did say “if you think...”, because I had no information to assume one way or the other.

That being said, I like your attitude, and thanks for sharing about your own struggle.


38 posted on 01/03/2014 10:52:22 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Thx Andy!

Have a great weekend!


39 posted on 01/03/2014 10:54:57 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: JimRed

“But...but...but, weed is not addictive...at least that’s what all the ‘heads say! So why need a remedy?”

This pill would remove the pleasure of the activity, not remedy withdrawal symptoms. This isn’t like methadone for opiate addicts.

Pot is not chemically addictive since there are no physical withdrawal symptoms. It can be psychologically addictive like any other easily purchased pleasure: gambling, prostitutes, TV, shopping, video games, etc.

I’ve known people that smoked it constantly for a decade or more and simply stopped cold turkey with no physical issues. If you try that with alcohol, nicotine or narcotics you’ll end up dead or wish you were.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 12:13:46 PM PST by varyouga
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To: null and void
and tasty too...
41 posted on 01/03/2014 3:19:11 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RoosterRedux

Marijuana is not physiologically addictive. Look that up. Marijuana “addiction” is wholly psychological and affects those who are more susceptible to psychological or codependent addictive traits than those who are affected by physiological markers such as alcohol or opioids.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 3:39:49 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
Marijuana is not physiologically addictive. Look that up.

I don't need to look it up. I was an addict.

I eventually recovered to the point of not returning to it but it was a beotch. It took several years and a completely split with many of my friends.

As I have said, it doesn't matter how or why or in what ways it is addictive. It can be very addictive for certain people (though certainly not perhaps everyone).

BTW, there was a time in the 1980's when it was said that coke was not physiologically addictive. But I have seen men and women spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on their addictions and destroy their families and their lives. It doesn't matter what the basis for such addiction was...it was real!

All this said, should pot be legal...sure. Should parents and physicians and friends warn us all of the potential risks involved.

I'll let you answer that for yourself.

If you have ever been an addict, you will understand just how wonderful sobriety is.

It may be a joke to college kids and immature adults...but it is not a joke to addicts.

43 posted on 01/03/2014 3:52:54 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: varyouga
Google marijuana withdrawal symptoms. I think you'll find that there are plenty.
44 posted on 01/03/2014 3:55:29 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

I was psychologically addicted to it for 5 years, so I get what you are saying. You do not, however, have physical withdrawal symptoms from marijuana cessation. Alcoholics have the “DTs,” opioids dependents have pain receptor hypersensitivity. Pot is 100% psychological. There’s nothing physical going on in your body or brain except the purging of cannabinoids from your adipose tissues.

Alcohol abuse and opioid dependence have very specific, characteristically identifiable brain scan signatures that indicate the body is physically craving them. There’s literally no such thing for marijuana. It just doesn’t exist.

And I agree, while I would never use marijuana again after what it did to me and to my family, I have no problem with it’s legalization, ESPECIALLY for pharmaceutical and academic research.


45 posted on 01/03/2014 5:29:46 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
I appreciate your detailed response and respect your experience.

But THC is stored in fat in the body and released into the brain. My brain is part of my body...if not the most important part.

In fact, it might be argued that everything our bodies know about life is recorded in the brain and the body is reminded by corresponding chemical signals sent to the body by the brain.

A psychological addiction is not the same thing as a chemical addiction in the brain (I suggest for your consideration). A chemical addiction in the brain is a physical addiction.

I would admit, as a student of human behavior, I am not exactly sure what a psychological addiction would be since such might be/would be mirrored by a chemical reaction in the brain.

All this aside. It is a pleasure (almost chemically addictive) to have such a discussion.

I look forward to more later.

BTW, I had anxiety attacks galore and much insomnia. Was even put on meds for bipolar disorder but they were later deemed inappropriate because the symptoms of bi-polar (resulting from marijuana withdrawal) were only temporary.

Six months lost there.

46 posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:39 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: rarestia
BTW, I am in favor of its legalization.

Our families, our culture, and (at least in the past) our family physicians were more than capable of helping us deal with such temptations.

We don't need the government's help...here or elsewhere!;-)

But, as Sun Tzu has taught us..."know thy enemy."

47 posted on 01/03/2014 5:45:32 PM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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