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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 244 Timothy 28-Dec-01 21:51
Interesting, but... 117 ananda 28-Dec-01 23:56
Re: Interesting, but... 110 Adrian Straights 31-Dec-01 18:09
Re: Interesting, but... 60 ananda 31-Dec-01 19:31
Re: For Ananda 110 sean 29-Dec-01 01:32
Re: For Sean 120 Margaret 29-Dec-01 13:15
Re: For Ananda 82 Timothy 29-Dec-01 02:44
Dope sucks 106 Kees 29-Dec-01 18:24
Re: Dope sucks 98 Bent 30-Dec-01 02:55
What...like..... 90 Geoff 02-Jan-02 00:54
Re: Dope sucks 139 Timothy 29-Dec-01 19:47
Re: Dope sucks 85 Kees 29-Dec-01 23:49
Dope swings 120 Lee McGiffen 30-Dec-01 07:48
Re: Dope swings 99 Kees 30-Dec-01 13:02
Re: Interesting, but... 118 Timothy 31-Dec-01 19:53
Re: Interesting, but... 122 ananda 31-Dec-01 21:38
Tim, Tim , Tim party down, dude! 142 Bent 31-Dec-01 23:13
On the topic of names... 97 C. Schroeder 01-Jan-02 22:04
names... and cosmic reach 85 ananda 01-Jan-02 22:10
Re: On the topic of names... 82 Bent 01-Jan-02 22:51
Re: What...like..... 117 Timothy 02-Jan-02 01:09
Smoking VS having it in pill form 84 Sherman Peabody 02-Jan-02 03:56
Re: Smoking VS having it in pill form 82 Lee McGiffen 02-Jan-02 10:46
Tim...you might find this interesting 79 Geoff 04-Jan-02 23:50
Re: Tim...you might find this interesting 102 Timothy 05-Jan-02 00:25
your welcome.......:) n/t 69 Geoff 05-Jan-02 01:55


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