Study finds that pot can help you kick the needle | Buzz Blog
DONATE
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you.

Study finds that pot can help you kick the needle

by

comment

Marijuana legalization advocates rejoice--Another benefit of pot has been found: breaking morphine dependency.

A new study, carried out by researchers at the Laboratory for Physiopathology of Diseases of the Central Nervous System, finds that THC can eliminate morphine dependence in rats. 

potresize.jpg

Previously, these researchers showed that rats deprived of their mothers at birth become hypersensitive to the rewarding effect of morphine and heroin (substances belonging to the opiate family), and easily become dependent. Ergo, lack of motherly love makes one seek out nuturance through drugs.

On these rats, placed under stress from birth, the researchers administered increasingly high doses of THC during the period corresponding to their adolescence (around 35 and 48 days after birth). By measuring their morphine consumption in adulthood, they found that the rats no longer developed typical morphine-dependent behavior. Biochemical and molecular biological data also corroborated the findings.

So if you have a hard time when the smack begins to flow and you really don't care anymore, be like this guy to the right. The consequent long period of couch sitting sure beats needles.

Tags