We’ve written about marijuana medicine?now it turns out that the party drug known as Ectasy may be a useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a major problem for our returning soldiers.

The party drug known as Ecstasy, which has been against the law for years, is now being considered as a serious medicine for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. In the March 4 edition of Military.com, Bryan Mitchell quotes a former Army Ranger who tried it as saying, “It’s an extremely positive thing. I feel so lucky that I got to take part in the project. It’s basically like years of therapy in two or three hours. You can’t understand it until you’ve experienced it?If it helps soldiers like me recover, they’re going to have to look at it seriously.”read more

A stash of marijuana almost 3,000 years old has been found in an ancient Chinese tomb, and it’s still just as potent as the day it was picked. In Salem-News.com, Tim King quotes neurologist Ethan B. Russo as saying, “To our knowledge, these investigations provide the oldest documentation of cannabis as a pharmacologically active agent” and that it was obviously “cultivated for psychoactive purposes.”

We guess the ancient Chinese appreciated its memory boosting properties too?and we all need to remember what really happened!

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It’s not as dangerous as scientiststhink it shouldbe, and it can even be consideredmedicine. Also,it may affect different people indifferent ways.

The more researchers study the effects of marijuana, themore evidence scientists find that specific elements in itcan be good for the aging brain by reducing inflammation andpossibly even stimulating the formation of new brain cells.Development of a legal drug that contains certain propertiessimilar to those in marijuana might help prevent or delaythe onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Though the exact cause ofAlzheimer?s remains unknown, chronic inflammation in thebrain is believed to contribute to memory impairment.
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New research finds that a national campaign’s anti-drug TV ads failed to convince young children and teenagers to stay away from marijuana and actually might have ENCOURAGED some of them to try smoking pot.

Researcher Robert Hornik says that the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign?s TV ads from 1999 to 2004 “either had no effects on kids or possibly had a boomerang effect.” The US Congress created the anti-drug campaign in the late 1990s and gave almost $1 billion to it through 2004. The taxpayer-funded campaign continues to create anti-drug advertising today.
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