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New Study: Marijuana May Treat Addiction To Hard Drugs

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cannabis marijuana addiction study addictionCourtesy of The Joint Blog

According to a new study published last week by the National Institute of Health, cannabis may be an effective treatment in curing people of addiction from hard drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines.

According to researchers, this study “presents an up-to-date review with deep insights into the pivotal role of the ECBS [endocannabinod system]in the neurobiology of stimulant addiction and the effects of its modulation on addictive behaviors. They state that; “A growing number of studies support a critical role of the ECBS and its modulation by synthetic or natural cannabinoids in various neurobiological and behavioral aspects of stimulants addiction.”

For the study, researchers found that “cannabinoids modulate brain reward systems closely involved in stimulants addiction, and provide further evidence that the cannabinoid system could be explored as a potential drug discovery target for treating addiction across different classes of stimulants.”

The study, which was conducted at the Psychiatry Research Unit at Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal in Canada, can be viewed by clicking here.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  1. Hi this is my first time here. I looked this up because I have been addicted to crack for most of my adult life. I was a homeless daily user. I came home to my family about 10 years ago when I was 35. Since then I have used periodically. I can go long periods of time clean but I am still tormented with drug dreams and cravings. I use to smoke pot when I was a kid and…I don’t know I am just looking for some peace. I don’t sleep well. I don’t like pills. I just need need some help. Please don’t tell me to go to meetings. LOL most of my relapes happened after them. My family and I are about to sell our home and travel around America. I plan on trying to get a medical card in Cali. I have a few other medical issues and I don’t think it will be a problem. The biggest problem is my parents judging me. All my kids smoke pot so I am sure they will be on my side. I’m just miserable and I don’t want to go back to the horrible life I use to live. I struggle everyday.

  2. Short-lived, like the strongest effect only lasts about 15 minutes, and then a weaker effect lingers for about an hour after that. Some say two hours. If it’s bunk, then you don’t even get your 15-minutes worth.

  3. I can say without any doubt, marijuana cured my alcoholism. I was dying from alcohol and pain till I tried Marijuana. It worked for me

  4. Yeah, I saw that story, not really much to it since an experiment with 6 people doesn’t say much. But cops giving research subjects “illegal” pot seemed rather… irresponsible. My experiment would include the whole cornucopia of drugs people use while driving. And all the different mixtures. I would also compare pain patients who drive without medication versus those who drive with some pain relief. Since drugged driving is such a concern, you would think all these studies would have already been done.

  5. A police department around the North side of Chicago did a little field experiment a few years back…It involved 6 people.
    1 male and female sober, 1 m&f tipsy, and 1 m&f high. They put them through a driving course, and on the road(in a closed course). Results: the Stoned drivers performed better than all the others, often driving slower and with more attention to conditions and others on the course. The purpose was to expose how dangerous drinking, or smoking weed while driving is. They weren’t prepared for the results they got. YES!! The department got in a LOT of trouble. But they had the opportunity to have the results aired on the local news with interviews of the leading officer.

  6. Perhaps you didn’t read the posts above mine. I was translating naro’s post, not giving my own opinion.

  7. Some aren’t just to get “high ” it’s called medicine u get a headache Tylenol break a bone vicodin norco I mean come on man my 60year old grandmother had to eat hand fulls of pain meds everyday now she smokes a dab and boom pains gone there are things called cbd’s it’s pain meds from marijuana

  8. Here, let me help, I’m good at translating… People shouldn’t get high. Addicts shouldn’t switch hard drugs for marijuana. Why don’t people just stop getting high?

  9. What you hear from your patients are not arguments, they are excuses. Almost all cannabis lovers know how to use it responsibly, especially while driving. And for those who over-imbibe of any substance and then get behind the wheel of a car, well you’re right, that’s wrong. But I would be more worried about the drivers hopped up on caffeine and in a hurry to get where they’re going, than anyone driving under the influence of marijuana.

  10. Nope never been anti-legalization. Alcohol is deadly and is legal. Pot should be legal I one hundred and ten percent agree. But like any mind altering substance, it should be regulated. No one should be driving under the influence like alcohol and other drugs. No one’s life should be placed in the path of a dangerous driver. And I saw you like the article I posted so I could see you just don’t have a pothead argument. If you support this new pot and if it pushes through…there won’t be any argument for I am all in on it. I work in the medical/psychiatric field where I have admitted literally thousands of patients in my career. But like I said…I hear “pothead arguments” every damn day.

  11. Aaron Kade Patterson on

    I haven’t Smoked for a year && a half… lmao. && Even when i do pick up another joint.. ill be able to stop whenever i want. I just dont want to stop haha. Only reason i have for this long was to prove a point to my wife. Point proved now im gonna start participating again.

  12. It isnt legal because of.the reasons it was first brought into the war on drugs-it.cured cancer and many other illnesses and is a threate to the governments corupt plan. Do you really think our government cares about us truely cares about us? Obvisously not. Without. The government making their brainwashing drugs they cant make money, keep America sick and make more money and they cant control unbrainwashed americans . I have seen first hand cannibis cure stage 4 cancer from death bed to best dad and husband and i have seen it turn a tweaker clean and an alcoholic to never drink another drop of alcohol. Beleive what you want but we’ll have the last laugh when you are under the governments controling body ravishing drugs on your death bed with a disease curable with cannabis

  13. That would be ideal to the hard drug user. The brain function off of being high. They are just subing for another highness. But could they stop get high in all thats the real question.

  14. But, do they actually stop for the week you suggest? You, or they, won’t know until they try. Actually get one of your pot smoking friends to quit for a week. I’ll bet they will be totally fine.

  15. Another anti-legalization argument. Another excuse to call cannabis lovers potheads. Why not kick the habit of assuming pot is bad for you?

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