At 10/5/11 06:19 PM, Yert wrote:
At 10/5/11 06:17 PM, ValkyrieCommander wrote:
b) Marijuana is a relaxantUgh, you're fucking retarded. "Relaxant" is referring to muscle relaxation, not emotional relaxation.
You're both correct.
The active chemical in Marijuana is Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), which is considered a major constituent of the flower of the C. Sativa (Cannabis Sativa) crop. THC is a psychoactive depressant, meaning it leads to feelings of mental relaxation and very mild hallucinations (stoners please don't comment "OMG weed doesn't make you hallucinate, it does, you don't see things, but THC causes the brain to process senses slightly differently).
This being said, a second species of the Cannabis crop, C. Indica (Cannabis Indica) is a slightly "mutated" version of the original "Sativa" type. C. Indica contains both THC and another chemical in the cannabinol family called Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD has two effects on the body, it slows the metabolism of THC, leading to a longer, less intense reaction to the "high" effects associated with Marijuana, and it also interacts with the body on a physical level, producing a mild sedative effect which can reduce tension in muscular systems, and it has been shown in clinical research to fine-tune the ways in which nerves interact with muscles. This would explain why some Medical Marijuana patients who use Indica strains of Cannabis are able to control motor disorders, allowing them semi-normal motion patterns.
Therefore, Marijuana can be a muscular relaxant and a psychoactive drug/depressant.
(Btw, I have no real opinion on legalization, and I don't use, I know all this info because I'm an intern in a medical research facility)
As for calming the mods down, I've never really had any issue with any mod, so I can't offer up much, but maybe following the rules would work lol...