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Human Brains Make Their Own 'Marijuana'

 
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Human Brains Make Their Own 'Marijuana'

ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2009) — U.S. and Brazilian scientists have discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain itself. This discovery may lead to new marijuana-like drugs for managing pain, stimulating appetite, and preventing marijuana abuse.

"Ideally, this development will lead to drugs that bind to and activate the THC receptor, but are devoid of the side effects that limit the usefulness of marijuana," said Lakshmi A. Devi of the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and one of the senior researchers involved in the study. "It would be helpful to have a drug that activated or blocked the THC receptor, and our findings raise the possibility that this will lead to effective drugs with fewer side effects."

Scientists made their discovery by first extracting several small proteins, called peptides, from the brains of mice and determining their amino acid sequence. The extracted proteins were then compared with another peptide previously known to bind to, but not activate, the receptor (THC) affected by marijuana. Out of the extracted proteins, several not only bound to the brain's THC receptors, but activated them as well.

"The War on Drugs has hit very close to home," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "Last year, scientists found that our skin makes its own marijuana-like substance. Now, we see that our brain has been making proteins that act directly on the marijuana receptors in our head. The next step is for scientists to come up with new medicines that eliminate the nasty side of pot—a better joint, so to speak."

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Myself i do not care about this new drug.

I am interested how to get the brain to make this stuff...on command.

Switch it of on command also.

Must be doable since it is an innate property of body.
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And what does this finding imply for the illegality of the weed?

Makes anti-herb laws sound pretty stupid considering the brain can make it itself under proper circumstances.
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04/21/2009 06:03 AM
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YOU ARE RIGHT! BAN HUMAN BRAINS!

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YOU ARE RIGHT! BAN HUMAN BRAINS!

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 659897

Lol are "they" not already doing that with the fluoride, ELF and stuff?

How many can think for themselves as it is?
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YOU ARE RIGHT! BAN HUMAN BRAINS!

zombies
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 659897

I am watching "Shaun of the dead" this morning, saw 13 minutes so far and it is pretty funny. I recognized lots of people already. :)
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The first one who gets this home-grown THC technique down, shapes it into a model, transfers this knowledge to the rest of humanity. This person will become world famous, in the history books everywhere.

I hope somebody beats me to it. lol
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04/21/2009 06:28 AM
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The fact that your brain makes these substances naturally means that you don't need a drug. You can induce the states in your brain yourself.

But what is the first thing the researchers want to do? Make artificial molecules they can patent that mimics how pot works, which mimics how the natural brain chemicals work! They just want to patent and profit off the ability to induce highs, when we can already do that (1) naturally and (2) with an abundant but inexplicably outlawed substance.
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The fact that your brain makes these substances naturally means that you don't need a drug. You can induce the states in your brain yourself.

But what is the first thing the researchers want to do? Make artificial molecules they can patent that mimics how pot works, which mimics how the natural brain chemicals work! They just want to patent and profit off the ability to induce highs, when we can already do that (1) naturally and (2) with an abundant but inexplicably outlawed substance.
 Quoting: AsperGirl

Agreed, but how to induce these states? Meditation, cleaning mind and body, sending and receiving energy, i do all that. What else is there? I can get into very peaceful states but still with a joint it is different, then much stronger feelings. With a joint i sometimes feel so much bliss i can no longer stand it and start up the thinker again just to stop it.

Maybe my brain is already making THC because of these practices but only in very small quantities?

I intent to command my brain to make the THC next time i meditate, see what happens. I am its boss so that should work.:)


I agree with you on the chemicals issue. These scientists/cooperations are so predictable. They are probably already thinking what nastiness to sneak in with the drug. They just follow programmed behavior. Maybe this research sneaked trough the net in place? I strongly doubt tptb want this to be common knowledge.

The cat is out the bag though, it is on the net. :)
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The fact that your brain makes these substances naturally means that you don't need a drug. You can induce the states in your brain yourself.

But what is the first thing the researchers want to do? Make artificial molecules they can patent that mimics how pot works, which mimics how the natural brain chemicals work! They just want to patent and profit off the ability to induce highs, when we can already do that (1) naturally and (2) with an abundant but inexplicably outlawed substance.

Agreed, but how to induce these states? Meditation, cleaning mind and body, sending and receiving energy, i do all that. What else is there? I can get into very peaceful states but still with a joint it is different, then much stronger feelings. With a joint i sometimes feel so much bliss i can no longer stand it and start up the thinker again just to stop it.

Maybe my brain is already making THC because of these practices but only in very small quantities?

I intent to command my brain to make the THC next time i meditate, see what happens. I am its boss so that should work.:)


I agree with you on the chemicals issue. These scientists/cooperations are so predictable. They are probably already thinking what nastiness to sneak in with the drug. They just follow programmed behavior. Maybe this research sneaked trough the net in place? I strongly doubt tptb want this to be common knowledge.

The cat is out the bag though, it is on the net. :)
 Quoting: Darza

Awesome find Darza!!!
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ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2009) — U.S. and Brazilian scientists have discovered that the brain manufactures proteins that act like marijuana at specific receptors in the brain itself. This discovery may lead to new marijuana-like drugs for managing pain, stimulating appetite, and preventing marijuana abuse.
 Quoting: Darza

So here's another thing science will fuck up. Medical marijuana. Pot is cheap so big pharma can't make money off it. But if they can whip up some voodoo they can.

The fake pot they have for glaucoma is a failure. So just leave marijuana alone you sick controlling fuckers. God made pot for a reason. That reason isn't for y'all to mess things up.





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