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New Study Proves That Marijuana Increases Brain Cell Formation

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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How many times have you been hit with the usual jargon about how bad marijuana is for the brain, and how stupid you are going to become if you smoke it.

Yet, some of the most creative minds of our time attribute their unconventional thinking to the effects of this beautiful herb. So does it make you stupid, or does it actually INCREASE innovation?

Well according to a study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, the effects of marijuana on the brain are everything but detrimental. Let me explain. 

Professor Xia Zhang and some of his colleagues at Saskatchewan University decided to test a synthetic form of THC (HU210) on a group of test rats to observe the effects the drug has on neurogenesis (brain cell formation and generation). They gave these rats HIGH DOSES of the THC-like compound twice a day, everyday for a period of ten days to get a good idea of THC’s effects on brain cells.

It turns out, this synthetic THC-like compound actually INCREASED the rate of brain cell formation in the hippocampus (neurogenesis) by a whopping FORTY PERCENT!

Not only did the rate of brain cell formation INCREASE, but the rats also appeared to be less susceptible to observable symptoms of anxiety and depression. The hippocampus is the area of a mammals brain that controls memory, learning, anxiety and depression. So it makes sense that increased brain cell formation in this area of the brain would prove to be beneficial for people suffering from problems associated with these brain functions.

Meanwhile, when you compare these POSITIVE neurological effects of marijuana with the neurological effects of other LEGAL recreational drugs such as nicotine and alcohol, you find that nicotine and alcohol actually DECREASE brain cell formation.

As an activist for legalizing marijuana, it is becoming a bit infuriating to see that such break-through discoveries are being ignored by the medical and legislative communities! Especially when you consider the countless detrimental effects of cigarettes and alcohol, which are sold freely in every store you can find.

This discovery actually explains why some of the most creative minds of our time have attributed their innovation to the effects of marijuana. With every new brain cell that is formed, comes the possibility of a new and interesting thought process, that can break the boundaries of what an individual was previously capable of.

The universities’ findings on the anti-anxiety qualities of THC also explain the peaceful nature of marijuana smokers, and now it is not so hard to understand why marijuana smokers have a “no worries” kind of outlook on life.

Now take a moment to think about how wonderful this plant really is! It is capable of providing clothing (hemp is the strongest fiber in the world), it provides nutrition (cannabis seeds contain the most concentrated nutrients found in any food)! It’s “main ingredient” THC has even been proven to be anti-carcinogenic, eliminating lymphatic tumors in test rats within two weeks.

On top of all of these wonderful benefits, it has now been SCIENTIFICALLY CONFIRMED that it indeed does increase creativity, reduce depression and anxiety, and promote peace.

No wonder half of the population smokes it even though it is still illegal.

http://budfacts.com/243/new-study-proves-that-marijuana-increases-brain-cell-formation/


by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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SarahLizyB
by Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM
That's great, but I definitely won't be smoking any
trippyhippy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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Explain my superior intellect. :-)

DropZoneMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I'm all for legalizing it (and then taxing it like cigarettes & alcohol) -- but I have a hard time with the results of the study.   A synthetic version, in rats, for TEN days does not scientific "proof" make.

Besides, I know quite a few long-time pot smokers, and have watched their IQs drop year after year after year.....

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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Quoting DropZoneMom:

I'm all for legalizing it (and then taxing it like cigarettes & alcohol) -- but I have a hard time with the results of the study.   A synthetic version, in rats, for TEN days does not scientific "proof" make.

Besides, I know quite a few long-time pot smokers, and have watched their IQs drop year after year after year.....


I agree more research needs to be done but this is a start.

Carl Sagan seemed pretty bright even after all his smoking. I know people, like my uncle, that smoke regularly for years and you would never know it unless they told you. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. Good jobs, nice homes and families, active in their church. The stereoytpe is bullshit. I know a couple of people who fti it as well but they aren't near the majority.


DropZoneMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:14 PM


Quoting Friday:


Quoting DropZoneMom:

I'm all for legalizing it (and then taxing it like cigarettes & alcohol) -- but I have a hard time with the results of the study.   A synthetic version, in rats, for TEN days does not scientific "proof" make.

Besides, I know quite a few long-time pot smokers, and have watched their IQs drop year after year after year.....


I agree more research needs to be done but this is a start.

Carl Sagan seemed pretty bright even after all his smoking. I know people, like my uncle, that smoke regularly for years and you would never know it unless they told you. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. Good jobs, nice homes and families, active in their church. The stereoytpe is bullshit. I know a couple of people who fti it as well but they aren't near the majority.

That last comment was meant to be facetious.   :)   I do know some long-term pot smokers who are morons -- but they were born that way!    I don't think smoking marijuana is any worse than using alcohol.

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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No wonder I'm so damn smart.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 10:06 PM
True or not, my career wold go the way of the willy mongoose if I used.
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Friday
by HRH of MJ on Feb. 8, 2012 at 10:08 PM


Quoting DropZoneMom:


Quoting Friday:


Quoting DropZoneMom:

I'm all for legalizing it (and then taxing it like cigarettes & alcohol) -- but I have a hard time with the results of the study.   A synthetic version, in rats, for TEN days does not scientific "proof" make.

Besides, I know quite a few long-time pot smokers, and have watched their IQs drop year after year after year.....


I agree more research needs to be done but this is a start.

Carl Sagan seemed pretty bright even after all his smoking. I know people, like my uncle, that smoke regularly for years and you would never know it unless they told you. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc. Good jobs, nice homes and families, active in their church. The stereoytpe is bullshit. I know a couple of people who fti it as well but they aren't near the majority.

That last comment was meant to be facetious.   :)   I do know some long-term pot smokers who are morons -- but they were born that way!    I don't think smoking marijuana is any worse than using alcohol.

Sorry = ). I'm a medical pt and advocate so can be a bit touchy considering all the flack I've gotten for it.


Friday
by HRH of MJ on Feb. 8, 2012 at 10:09 PM


Quoting LoveMyBoyK:

True or not, my career wold go the way of the willy mongoose if I used.

That sucks. What you do on your own time shouldn't be any of your employers business but I know how that goes.


jlo1313
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Thank goodness....there's hope I can get smarter :D

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