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Researchers find link between cannabis use and fewer parasites

The more that hunter-gatherers in the Congo smoke cannabis, the less they are infected by parasitic intestinal worms, according to Washington State University (WSU) researchers who say that the tribe may unconsciously be, in effect, smoking medical marijuana. Ed Hagen, a WSU Vancouver anthropologist, explored cannabis use among the Aka foragers to see if people […]

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Marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain: do you want the good news or the bad news?

A study by University of Texas scientists has found that chronic marijuana users have a smaller orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), but increased brain connectivity. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers describe how they compared adult marijuana users and gender- and age-matched non-users, accounting for potential biases such as gender, age and ethnicity. […]

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The War on Drugs in 10,000 B.C.

New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory suggests that the use of alcohol and drugs by prehistoric Europeans was highly regulated and restricted to sacred burial rituals, where intoxication was believed to be an integral part of communication with the spirit world. Despite the fact that the consumption of mind-altering substances […]

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