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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
11-09-2007, 03:07 AM,
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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
Here we are again with new published medical information from credible studies that says the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of the propaganda that the US and UK governments spew forth. That would only make sense when you think of the Orwellian society that we live in.

Quote:Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics

Sydney, New South Wales
: Cannabis use is associated with enhanced cognitive functioning in schizophrenic patients, according to clinical trial data published this month in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

Investigators at the University of Sydney assessed the impact of cannabis use on neuropsychological performance in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Sixty male schizophrenics and 17 healthy controls were recruited for the study. Among the schizophrenic group, 44 participants met the DSM-IV criteria for "lifetime cannabis abuse/dependence."

Investigators reported, "[W]ithin the schizophrenic group, a larger portion of participants with lifetime cannabis abuse/dependence demonstrated better performance than those without lifetime abuse/dependence. … Frequency and recency of cannabis use were also associated with better neuropsychological performance, predominantly in the domains of attention/processing speed and executive functions." (Executive functions are defined as a set of cognitive skills that are necessary to plan, monitor and execute a sequence of goal-directed complex actions.)

It has been estimated that cognitive dysfunctions are present in up to 80 percent of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.

The Sydney study is the second clinical trial this year to report an association between cannabis use and improved cognitive performance in schizophrenic patients. In May, German researchers reported in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry that subjects who reported using marijuana prior to their first psychotic episode showed improved cognitive performance on certain tests compared to non-users.

A 2005 study by investigators at Manchester Metropolitan University in Britain previously reported that schizophrenic patients who consumed cannabis prior to disease onset possessed greater cognitive skills after ten years than did non-users.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Senior Policy Analyst, at: paul@norml.org. Full text of the study, "The neuropsychological correlates of cannabis use in schizophrenia: Lifetime abuse/dependence, frequency of use, and recency of use," appears in Schizophrenia Research.
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11-17-2007, 08:57 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-18-2012, 01:19 AM by proteinspill.)
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11-17-2007, 09:09 PM,
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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
I read not long ago that CBD's were being found to have an actual ANTIpsychotic effect but because breeders sought higher and higher THC whilst minimalising CBD content this natural antipsychotic attribute to the plant was being lost in the process. I'll try and source that.
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11-17-2007, 09:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-18-2012, 01:19 AM by proteinspill.)
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11-17-2007, 09:35 PM,
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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
Quote:I believe gene subtype Ruderalis has abnormally high CBDs and is low in THC

the autoflower? yeah man, but I DO like THC though LOL That would just give you a headache. Crossed with santa maria I think it is excellent but...
I think a very tiny proportion of CBD balances everything perfect but the obsession over the last 1 and a half decades or so has been to get rid of all CBD's and boost boost boost THC. Perhaps the importance of CBD's was overlooked. Though too much CBD's and you get a bad headache...
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11-18-2007, 01:03 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-18-2012, 01:18 AM by proteinspill.)
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11-18-2007, 01:15 AM,
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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
Quote:If you are in need of CBDs higher than whats present in todays strains instead of using a hybrid like santa maria x ruderalis, consume both some ruderalis and one of todays strains. Or consume schwagg which is loaded with CBDs I think:)

:ouch:I am not in so much need of a high proportion of CBD's and will grow out some hardcore indica vareities that I know have 0.05% or something like that- if I want a higher natural percentage. I was just pointing out new studies which have a total relevance to the generally toted official line which keeps getting spun about marijuana affecting latent mental health disorders. Every grow forum I have ever been too is always about getting max thc min cbd's and sometimes people forget about the natural balances of the plant's chemistry in efforts to breed monster strength. I want my stash to be high in thc - way high and was just trying to disseminate info. I personally don't actually like smoking material with high cbd's as it goes :wink:


peace
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11-18-2007, 01:20 AM,
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Pot Use Associated With Enhanced Cognitive Performance In Schizophrenics
That's interesting stuff. I've been interested in trying to track down pure sativa strains that haven't had much cross-breeding exposure. I'd be interested to score some bud that hadn't had too much selective breeding in its heritage. A more "natural" variety, if you catch my drift.

Not that many of the designer breeds don't do the trick. I'm mostly curious.
&We grow to recognize form. We grow to label that form. In doing so, do we become more intelligent? Do we become more awakened?& - Siji Tzu 四季子
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