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Marijuana Ingredient Blocks Opiate Dependence, Study Says
07-10-2009, 10:49 PM,
Marijuana Ingredient Blocks Opiate Dependence, Study Says
Quote:Marijuana Ingredient Blocks Opiate Dependence, Study Says

Paris, France: The administration of oral THC in rats suppresses sensitivity to opiate dependence, according to preclinical findings published in the June 24 issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

An international team of researchers from France and Canada assessed the impact oral THC (dronabinol) exposure in maternally deprived rats. (Rats that are deprived of their mothers immediately after birth are far more vulnerable to opiate dependence than non-deprived subjects.)

"[D]ronabinol treatment on maternally deprived rats normalized ... morphine consumption and suppressed sensitivity to morphine conditioning," researchers reported. "These findings point to the self-medication use of cannabis in subgroups of individuals subjected to adverse postnatal environment(s)."

Clinical data published this month in the July/August issue of the American Journal on Addictions reported that drug treatment subjects who used cannabis intermittently were more likely to adhere to treatment for opioid dependence.

Commenting on the studies, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said, "These findings undermine the notion that cannabis is a so-called 'gateway' to hard drug use. Rather, these results indicate that in certain populations marijuana may be a useful tool for deterring the initiation or continuation of hard drug abuse."

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: Full text of the study, "Adolescent exposure to delta-9-THC blocks opiate dependence in maternally deprived rats," appears in Psychopharmacology.

There goes another leg out from under the "gateway drug" horseshit.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
07-20-2009, 07:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-20-2009, 07:39 PM by ---.)
Marijuana Ingredient Blocks Opiate Dependence, Study Says
weird life for wee ratty...wonder if it's these ex junkie dyfunctional maternally deprived rats that brain slivers are sliced from for constructing theneural networks of Blue Brain TM

Would if affect the AI though?

So, smoking bud helps if you happen to be in withdrawing from heroin or generally trying to avoid a repeated temptation?
Wow, who would have thought it -- thank you scientists for discovering such a marvel!

All adds to the case for overgrowing the govt., though:)

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