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Hey Ananda,
I dunno if you knew this (probably) but I was just reading an article about the Medical research in to cannabis- ( [www.alternet.org] ) and I came across this quote-


"What THC is doing is impacting on -- or hijacking, if you like -- a natural system that's there physiologically for some reason that we don't really understand," says Iversen. Opiate drugs like heroin likewise have been found to mimic naturally occurring equivalents. "It's an exactly parallel story," says Iversen. "We start by studying a psychoactive plant-derived drug and discover a whole regulatory system in the brain that we didn't know existed."


The first known of these natural cannabislike compounds is called "anandamide," from the Sanskrit word "ananda," meaning bliss. In animal studies, Iversen says, anandamide "has essentially all of the pharmacological and behavioral actions of THC."


You stoner.




Tim

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Subject Views Written By Posted
For Ananda 221 Timothy 28-Dec-01 21:51
Interesting, but... 106 ananda 28-Dec-01 23:56
Re: Interesting, but... 95 Adrian Straights 31-Dec-01 18:09
Re: Interesting, but... 49 ananda 31-Dec-01 19:31
Re: For Ananda 97 sean 29-Dec-01 01:32
Re: For Sean 109 Margaret 29-Dec-01 13:15
Re: For Ananda 71 Timothy 29-Dec-01 02:44
Dope sucks 95 Kees 29-Dec-01 18:24
Re: Dope sucks 86 Bent 30-Dec-01 02:55
What...like..... 79 Geoff 02-Jan-02 00:54
Re: Dope sucks 127 Timothy 29-Dec-01 19:47
Re: Dope sucks 71 Kees 29-Dec-01 23:49
Dope swings 108 Lee McGiffen 30-Dec-01 07:48
Re: Dope swings 86 Kees 30-Dec-01 13:02
Re: Interesting, but... 105 Timothy 31-Dec-01 19:53
Re: Interesting, but... 111 ananda 31-Dec-01 21:38
Tim, Tim , Tim party down, dude! 120 Bent 31-Dec-01 23:13
On the topic of names... 81 C. Schroeder 01-Jan-02 22:04
names... and cosmic reach 74 ananda 01-Jan-02 22:10
Re: On the topic of names... 71 Bent 01-Jan-02 22:51
Re: What...like..... 105 Timothy 02-Jan-02 01:09
Smoking VS having it in pill form 72 Sherman Peabody 02-Jan-02 03:56
Re: Smoking VS having it in pill form 69 Lee McGiffen 02-Jan-02 10:46
Tim...you might find this interesting 66 Geoff 04-Jan-02 23:50
Re: Tim...you might find this interesting 91 Timothy 05-Jan-02 00:25
your welcome.......:) n/t 57 Geoff 05-Jan-02 01:55


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