quote: it also impairs using machinery and driving a car for 30 days or longer.
quote: While such articles try to imply marijuana to be the cause, I think they fail to see the more likely possibility that pot smokers who suffer from schizophrenia are easing their symptoms with the pot smoking.
quote: CPB, that's also found in the cannabis plant. and guess what, it's an anti-phsychotic . and a potent one at that.
quote: CBD alone is not intoxicating, but displayed sedative effects in animal tests. It may decrease the rate of THC clearance from the body, perhaps by interfering with the metabolism of THC in the liver. CBD does not appear to affect either the CB1 or CB2 receptors. Some research, however, indicates that CBD can increase alertness. Medically, it appears to relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety, and nausea, and to inhibit cancer cell growth. Recent studies have shown cannabidiol to be as effective as atypical antipsychotics in treating schizophrenia. In November 2007 it was reported that CBD reduces growth of aggressive human breast cancer cells in vitro and reduces their invasiveness. It thus represents the first non-toxic exogenous agent that can lead to down-regulation of tumor aggressiveness. It is also a neuroprotectiveantioxidant.
quote: studies have suggested pot smokers more likely to suffer from schizophrenia.
quote: Nicotine is a chemical that the human body does not have a natural receptor for, it merely bonds itself to a receptor for another chemical and effectively replaces it, your body soon becomes "dependent", which is part of the reason one gets addicted so easily.
quote: It's no more environmental than Cerebral Palsy.
quote: One possibility is to develop schizophrenia drugs derived from nicotine -- so called "nicotine antagonists" -- which would bind to the same brain receptors (and have the same effect), but would not be converted by the liver into carcinogens.