Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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Marijuana and Your Brain

Good news, potheads: marijuana makes you happy (and hungry), but not stupid: "So here’s the very un-D.A.R.E. takeaway: heavy marijuana use doesn’t seem to cause any sort of lasting brain damage. All the negative side-effects are relatively temporary. (But those side-effects are real, so don’t try to study, drive or play chess while high. You really will perform much worse on most tasks.) Furthermore, the sort of anxiolytic giddiness triggered by THC comes with its own unexpected benefits, which is probably why humans have been self-medicating with cannabis for thousands of years."

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IBentMyWookie (#133)

So why does it give me palpitations, hmmm? (Seriously, why? I'd really smoke more pot if it didn't).

@IBentMyWookie Maybe a sativa or indica thing? Thank goodness for the Hairpin: http://thehairpin.com/2011/04/cannabis-101

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

I play chess while high, it usually causes a dip of 100 to 200 points in your rating. Not so bad.

mikemariano (#11,150)

Danny the Dealer! I loved that guy in Wayne's World II.

TheFang (#24,370)

This'll tend to make you very high…

freetzy (#7,018)

@TheFang Shove it up your arse for nothing and fuck off while you're doing it.

GailPink (#9,712)

Good news at last!

areaderwrites (#592)

Um, forgot what I was going to say…

El Muerte (#5,358)

Wait- where's the any key again?

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