Informative article on marijjuana

Posted by: MrB

Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 09:19 AM

Interesting link to CNN on medical compounds in marijjuana . The essence of which that several compounds in the plant contribute to its effectiveness as a medical product.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/11/health/gupta-marijuana-entourage/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Be sure to read the comments for some comic relief.

Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 10:02 AM

Yep, there are many beneficial THCs in it. For example, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, vasodilator, and of course the one that gives you a buzz.

When smoked or ingested one gets all of them, smoking burns many up though as compared to ingesting. The different THCs can be separated out, so for example it can take swelling down without stoning you.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 02:52 PM

Do you mean the movie Refer Madness was all bull????? 1930's propaganda gone...up in smoke
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 03:07 PM

I see what you did there.... laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 03:29 PM

In the 1970s-80s, I smoked and ate a lot of it. I guess that explains my tilted look at the way things are. I also tried cocaine and acid and mushrooms a few times and I've consumed my share of alcohol. Would I enjoy a good pot buzz now? You bet, but it just made me sleep the last couple of times I did any. Just not the fun it used to be (nor as affordable). These days it's very good craft beers/ales and, very rarely, a very good single malt scotch.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 04:07 PM

Not familiar with the film

Dave
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 04:22 PM

I'm sure it's available somewhere. Also, for some really campy fun, check out "Reefer Madness." grin

"Up in Smoke" is a Cheech and Chong movie. Both are hilarious!
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 04:32 PM

Originally Posted By: MrB
Not familiar with the film

Dave


Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 04:38 PM

It was soooo much fun to go see that while very stoned! laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I'm sure it's available somewhere. Also, for some really campy fun, check out "Reefer Madness." grin

"Up in Smoke" is a Cheech and Chong movie. Both are hilarious!


Both are hilarious
but for the exact opposite reasons;
Although BOTH are gross exaggerations
...one is ludicrously wide of the mark,
while the other is hilariously spot on.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 05:57 PM


I stopped smoking weed about 15 years ago
and didn't touch it again until last year
and in a very limited amount since all
it took to get me twisted was 2 puffs,
because it made me too stoopit to type, &
because I'm the designated driver. I found
myself too distracted to drive safely. crazy

I started again once I found out what an
effective pain reliever it was. Believe
it or not, doctors want me to take opiate
drugs or steroids but I don't want to.

My alternative was gobbling ALEVE (noproxin)
which put me at risk of heart attacks,
bleeding ulcers, or liver damage from
long term use.

WHY? when 2 pokes off my tiny long-stemmed
pipe has all of the positive effects & none
of the health risks associated with the rest.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 06:16 PM

Of course there was Jim Stafford and the Don Bowman song....

Posted by: MrB

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/11/14 09:54 PM

Had to stop watching. Too many teens saying "swell" and not a single "holy sh!!t mutha fuchher"

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/12/14 03:31 AM

Suffice to say it was a "scare" tactic.

Summation follows:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_madness
Posted by: MrB

Re: Informative article on marijjuana - 03/12/14 08:27 AM

Actually, now that I saw a bit of it, I do believe I have seen it many years ago. Like many other movies, it had an agenda and was obvious. Of course, I believe it was made for its propaganda effect anyway. Back then it probably worked.

I rather enjoyed it , what little I watched about 20 minutes, was the life styles shown. Language, clothes, family structures, teen environment, etc.

As for the Cheech and Chong movies. I've seen them several times back in the day. Marin became a very good character actor in later years, whereas, Tommy, let the lifestyle get the better of him, from what I've read and heard Cheech indicate. Tommy's daughter, though, was a fine actress.

Dave