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Posted: 12/14/2005 3:30:41 PM EDT
New Drug Acts as Marijuana in the Brain
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New Drug Acts as Marijuana in the Brain December 14, 2005 9:13AM

"This is the first time it has been shown a drug that increases endocannabinoids in the brain can improve your mood," said lead investigator Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, a researcher at Montreal and McGill Universities. The researchers were able to measure serotonin and noradrenaline activity as a result of the increased endocannabinoids.

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A McGill University study suggests a new anti-depressant drug works by raising levels of endocannabinoids -- similar to a substance found in marijuana.

The study suggests the new drug, called URB597, might represent a safer alternative to use of marijuana for treatment of pain and depression, and open the door to new and improved treatments for clinical depression.

In pre-clinical laboratory tests researchers found URB597 increased the production of endocannabinoids by blocking their degradation, resulting in measurable anti-depressant effects.

"This is the first time it has been shown a drug that increases endocannabinoids in the brain can improve your mood," said lead investigator Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, a researcher at Montreal and McGill Universities.

The researchers, including scientists from the University of California-Irvine, were able to measure serotonin and noradrenaline activity as a result of the increased endocannabinoids.

"The results were similar to the effect we might expect from the use of commonly prescribed anti-depressants, which are effective on only around 30 percent of the population," said Gobbi. "Our discovery strengthens the case for URB597 as a safer, non-addictive, non-psychotropic alternative to cannabis for the treatment of pain and depression."

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:32:56 PM EDT


"Our discovery strengthens the case for URB597 as a safer, non-addictive, non-psychotropic alternative to cannabis for the treatment of pain and depression."




Of course AIDS patients will just puke up this new med if it ever comes available. Must have buzzies!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:35:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:36:30 PM EDT
URB597, I wonder if it's a coincidence that it still sounds like "herb".

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:38:37 PM EDT
IBWM97
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:38:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:


"Our discovery strengthens the case for URB597 as a safer, non-addictive, non-psychotropic alternative to cannabis for the treatment of pain and depression."



Of course AIDS patients will just puke up this new med if it ever comes available. Must have buzzies!



How about those dirty bastards that go out and get themselves cancer just so they have an excuse to smoke weed? Damn dopers!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:42:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 3:43:20 PM EDT by jrzy]

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
IBWM97



[Corporal Radar O'Reilly] wait for it...[/ Corporal Radar O'Reilly]
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:49:17 PM EDT
How long before people figure out taking one of these pills and then smoking a joint will produce a longer high.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:52:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:05:29 PM EDT
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:07:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies outta my head now....You bastard.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:08:06 PM EDT
Wow man, can I go back to the 70's.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:09:31 PM EDT
Insane in the membrane
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:11:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 4:11:35 PM EDT by PlaymoreMinds]

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies all the while poised like Jonny bench at the end of a gurneyoutta my head now....You bastard.



I decorated it for ya, GT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:14:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies outta my head now....You bastard.




Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:15:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies outta my head now....You bastard.







Well, at least now I know where your reasoning comes from...
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:19:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies outta my head now....You bastard.



THat was my friend's dad..... He hated me, because he thought that I got his daughter high after she got back from rehab.
I didn't, but we did smoke together, so I got sick of it and walked into his house, said that I needed to talk to him, in private, and pulled out my baggie, and said that we had some things to talk about.

I've been like a son ever since.

He is a former Marine (vietnam vet) and was more proud of my going into the Marines than my own folks were....
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:47:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
So they're saying pot improves your mood?

Bwahahahahahahahah!
No shit!




disclaimer: drjarhead does not endorse the use of marijuana or other elicit drugs.





I just can't get the image of a large gruff man with a four foot bong, getting baked and raving about socialists and commies outta my head now....You bastard.







Well, at least now I know where your reasoning comes from...



From my cerebral cortex!

Don't get me wrong guys, I am as pure as the driven snow.
But the idea that people like drugs because they make them feel good? NO SHIT!

Now, I've got a baby to deliver.<bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, Ahhhhh> Cough, cough, hack, damnnnn!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:49:05 PM EDT
The problem with MJ is it makes one question authority. Can't have that happening.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:54:29 PM EDT
Leave it to a pharmaceuticalcompany to "create" a drug that grows in the wild. I bet they'll charge like $10 a pill too. Seems like spending a million dollars to develop an ice cube.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:01:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Leave it to a pharmaceuticalcompany to "create" a drug that grows in the wild. I bet they'll charge like $10 a pill too. Seems like spending a million dollars to develop an ice cube.



And people will flock to it like a moth to a flame.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:05:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 5:06:10 PM EDT by legalese77]

Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Leave it to a pharmaceuticalcompany to "create" a drug that grows in the wild. I bet they'll charge like $10 a pill too. Seems like spending a million dollars to develop an ice cube.



yea, but it's a really cold ice cube and it doesn't dilute your drink!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:05:39 PM EDT
Thank God for Medicaire.

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:08:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:

Originally Posted By Bhart89:
Leave it to a pharmaceuticalcompany to "create" a drug that grows in the wild. I bet they'll charge like $10 a pill too. Seems like spending a million dollars to develop an ice cube.



And people will flock to it like a moth to a flame flame to a roach.




Fixed it for you!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:09:28 PM EDT
Wolfman97 will be here soon...............
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:58:53 PM EDT
Why use a drug like it when you can just drive down the road and smoke it. Was walking back to my car from class and looked over to see a girl sitting at the stoplight smoking a big blunt. With $hit like that they dont need to hide it. Oh and then I get a muffler ticket a few min later.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 12:00:56 AM EDT
So when will the first dumbass try and cook it down then shoot it
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:48:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KogaShuko:
Why use a drug like it when you can just drive down the road and smoke it. Was walking back to my car from class and looked over to see a girl sitting at the stoplight smoking a big blunt. With $hit like that they dont need to hide it. Oh and then I get a muffler ticket a few min later.




Because it would be legal.

But even moreso because it is


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